One of the best ways to pick up insights about the local history, art, architecture and culture of a place is by visiting musuems located there. Being a big fan of museums, I decided to visit the Srimanthi Bhai Memorial Government Museum in Mangalore during my recent visit. Located in Bejai this one was started… Continue reading Srimanthi Bhai Memorial Government Museum: an engaging visit
Just about 35 km from the bustling town of Mangaluru, lies the quaint town of Moodabidri that is known for its Jain temples or basadis as it is also called. A town that exudes plenty of rustic, old world charm, its streets are lined with ochre hued houses with sloping brick tiled roofs. With the coastal… Continue reading Photoessay: Moodabidri Musings – Saavira Kambada Basadi and more
Flowers are an integral part of Indian culture and occupy a very significant place whether during daily worship, festivals or any special occasions or celebrations. Visiting flower markets in any Indian city can be quite an experience. It is, according to me, a great place to soak in the local culture, customs and craft as… Continue reading Color, creativity and craftsmanship: Mangalore Flower Market
The coastal city of Mangalore is home to a number of beautiful beaches apart from other tourist attractions. Having visited the city earlier and seen the Panambur and nearby Surathkal beaches, we were on the lookout for something new when the helpful receptionist of our hotel suggested Someshawar beach. Located just about 9 km from… Continue reading Someshwara Beach: serenity in the coastal city of Mangalore.
Also known as “Cherrapunji of the South”, Agumbe is an utterly beautiful village in the Thirthahalli taluk of Shimoga district in Karnataka. Nestled in the Malnad region, Agumbe is well-known for its bio diversity and rain forests. One of the most scenic places in India, Agumbe is most famous for its spectacular sunset which can… Continue reading Agumbe: ‘Dodda Mane’ aka Big House
As I child, learning the cryptic definitions of terms like estuary, bay, inlet, creek and cove in geography always made me wonder if such phenomena really exist in nature and if yes, how they would actually look. Many an hour would be spent trying to visualize these ‘water bodies’. Therefore, my joy knew no bounds… Continue reading Of Estuaries, Confluences and meeting your ultimate ‘Destination’