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Birds at Ranganathittu - A complete list with photographs

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Birds at Ranganathittu - A complete list with photographs

Goa in Monsoons

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Goa in Monsoons
Although Goa is famous for beach parties and casinos, we choose to go on a relaxing vacation. During monsoons Goa turns green over its entire length and breadth. There are many beach resorts in Goa to spend on a relaxing vacation time. We had no plans in mind, but was looking for a relaxing vacation. Even though Goa is a small state but due to the curvy and ghat roads, it takes longer than normal to drive. So it is advisable to plan over North Goa, old Goa & South Goa. Mostly only two of these parts should be planned for a relaxing holiday. So I would advice either choose north Goa or South Goa along with old Goa.

South Goa plan:
Agonda Beach or Palolem BeachAny of these beaches Cavelossim Beach, Varca Beach, Benaulim Beach, Utorda beachBamanbudo WaterfallEither Dudhsagar Falls or the Old Goa North Goa plan:
Mandrem Beach or Arambol BeachChapora Fort and Anjuna beach or Aguada Fort and Candolim beachHarvalem WaterfallOld GoaThere are hundreds of beaches across the co…

Road trip to Kemmangundi and Kudremukh hills

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Road trip to the hills of Kemmangundi and Kudremukh:

In our last visit to Chikmangalur we visited the Mullayanagiri and Bababudengiri hills, so this time we decided to visit the other two magnificient hills of Chickmagaluru Kemmangundi and Kudremukh hills. Kemmangundi was something which was planned in our previous trip, but due to its dry conditions in summer we had to skip it. This time we had planned in last weekend of July, Kemmangundi on day one and Kudremukh on the second.
On our way from Bengaluru we took the route through Arsikere to visit the 13th century Hoysala masterpiece, the Ishvara Temple. We reached the temple by 9am, and there were hardly any tourists but the temple is functional.
The Ishvara temple dates back to 1220 CE built by the Hoysala Empire using soapstone. The asymmetrical star shaped shrine hosts the sanctum with the shivalinga inside.
Although the main architectural significance of the temple is its open hall dome, with its 16-pointed star plan. The central…