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Karkala Travel Guide

Karkala a small town is one of the best kept secrets of the Western Ghats and a commendable symbol of religious tolerance. One of the primary attractions of the town is the gigantic statue of Bahubali or Gomateshwara which is the second largest statue in the world (the first being at Shravanabelagola). A 25 feet… Read More Karkala Travel Guide

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Kinnal Toys

A small village in Koppal District in Karnataka is home to a few craftsmen (called chitragara) who continue to make wooden dolls. On a recent trip to Hampi I decided to go off the beaten track and explore some of the surrounding villages instead. I had researched on Kinnala and had set my mind to… Read More Kinnal Toys

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Yakshagana workshop by Shwetha Shrinivas

Did you know that Yakshagana is a 400 year old folk theatrical dance form? Well this Karnataka folk dance marries music, costumes, dance styles, gestures, acting and extemporaneous dialogues and is a vibrant, living form of folk theatre art. And this weekend is when you have a chance to come up close and personal with… Read More Yakshagana workshop by Shwetha Shrinivas

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Best Places to Experience Monsoons in India

The romance of rains is like no other. And India with its tropical climate has several destinations that can help you make the most of your tryst with the monsoon. As the sun makes way for clouds it is that time of the year once again when the monsoon comes calling. And India is slowly… Read More Best Places to Experience Monsoons in India

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Heritage Resort Hampi

Hues of Hampi Heritage Resort Hampi is located in Hospet close to the famed ruins of Hampi that makes it the perfect place to explore the surroundings. A close to six hour drive from Bengaluru brings me to Heritage Resort Hampi and the green environs of the resort ensure that any travel stress evapourates quite… Read More Heritage Resort Hampi

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Karnataka Sights

The IT Hub of India, Bengaluru is a city that is an ideal gateway to Karnataka. This is also a city that has several sites old and new that make it a sought after destination by itself. With a history that blends a colonial past with royal heritage, the city has much to see and… Read More Karnataka Sights

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Kabini Travel Guide

Get away into the wild at pristine and beautiful jungles of Kabini for a break like no other. “Ladies & Gentlemen, welcome to Kabini Wildlife Forest. And the forest is on fire.” This is how the naturalist on board the boat on the Kabini Wildlife Safari addressed the group on the safari. Well before you… Read More Kabini Travel Guide

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Wildlife in Karnataka

The flora and fauna of Karnataka is diverse and with forests making up for close to 20 percent of the state’s geographic area, there are many secrets to uncover. Do you know that Karnataka has one of the highest populations of tigers in the country? Well it is not just tigers but a variety of… Read More Wildlife in Karnataka

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Mangalore Getaways

The coastal town of Mangalore serves as a wonderful base to explore many spiritual and cultural locations in the vicinity. Here are some important places that are easily accessible by road from Mangalore. Karkala Nestled in the backdrop of the Western Ghats and being a famed Jain pilgrim centre, Karkala is home to about 18… Read More Mangalore Getaways

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Mysore Travel Guide

A trip to the royal city of Mysore will not just get you up close with its royal history but also delight you with its mélange of culture, food, art and more. Being located a mere 130 km from Bengaluru, the city of Mysore is under a 3 hour drive from the city on a… Read More Mysore Travel Guide