Road trip to Dandeli and Karwar

The city life can get so monotonous at times that you wait for those long weekends to escape from it! One such chance I got was April end, 28th and 29th is weekend holiday and May 1st being mandatory holiday. My cousins group thought about visiting Dandeli which is approximately 500 kms from Bengaluru.

Dandeli is known for White water rafting, picturesque landscape, variety of birds especially the elusive Hornbills. You might wonder if it is famous for rafting why go there during summer? It is because during monsoon rafting is not allowed in Kali river and in Summer they release dam water which is enough for adrenaline pumping rafting experience! Read More »

Kokkare Bellur Trip

Type: Bird Sanctuary

Place: Kokkare Bellur Village, near Maddur, Mandya, Karnataka, India

Distance from Bengaluru: ~100KM

Famous for: painted storks , spotbilled pelicans

Best Time to visit: February as per villagers

On a lazy saturday morning, still slumbering due to friday hangover, myself and my friend decided to go for a drive somewhere near Bengaluru. Thats when we thought we should go out and do some bird watching! aargh..the real one’s 😉 My friend suggested Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, which is little far. Hence we decided to head to a village near Maddur which is famous for the bonding between villagers and these angels flying high in the skies.

For those coming from Bengaluru, the route is pretty simple. You need to drive in Bengaluru- Mysore road and take deviation near Maddur.Read More »