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Bird watchers Summer treat at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Bird watchers Summer treat at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary It’s that time of the year when our feathered guests from far across lands fly hundreds and thousands of miles to Ranganathittu for breeding during summer and spring months, looking for warmer perches. The season from mid of December till beginning of May is the migratory bird season, and is one of the best time for bird-watching and photography in and around Ranganathittu. Since most of the plants flower during this time of the year, the birds have lot to feed on. Birds in Springtime at Rangannthittu Bird Sanctuary There are some bird species which let humans come near them like the Storks or Spoonbills and there are those that are shy and take wing at the slightest of disturbance like the Kingfishers or Darters. A Bowl of Spoonbills in the Summer hot sun at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Darter or Snake bird with long thin neck, which has a snake-like appearance Darter in flight Each bird has their own c

10 Ancient Temples in Karnataka you must visit

Top 10 Ancient Temples in Karnataka: The ageless monuments of Karnataka, with their unique architectural styles are a delight to the history and archaeology buffs. The iconic stone chariot to the intricate sculptures of Halebid or the cave temples of Badami, here is the ten most renowned Ancient temples in Karnataka State of India. All of these temples are built with stone, which is one of the main feature of ancient Indian temples. Temples of Karnataka 10. Brahma Jinalaya Temple, Lakkundi (1007 A.D) This Jain basadi is perhaps the largest and oldest temple at Lakkundi today. Temples at Lakkundi are best examples of Kalyani Chalukya Architecture. Location:Lakkundi, Gadag Accessibility: Nearest International Airport is Bangalore (422km), Nearest Railway station is Gadag (13km) Highlights: Chaturmukha Brahma, one of the most beautiful sculptures of Brahma Jinalaya Lakkundi  Brahma Jinalaya Temple, Lakkundi (1007AD- Kalyani Chalukya ) 9. Durga Temple, Aihole (7th c

Karnataka Travelogue - One State Many Worlds as said!!

Karnataka Travelogue - One State Many Worlds as said!! A land blessed with many fascinating worlds. Discover ageless monuments, world heritage sites, lush green forests, amazing wildlife, exotic bird sanctuaries, spectacular waterfalls, romantic hill stations, timeless temples, pristine beaches, exhilarating adventure sports and vibrant art & culture. As you traverse through the length and breadth of Karnataka, be spellbound by every facet of this amazing land. Karnataka - One State Many Worlds Get astonished by the geological wonders at Yana and St Mary's Island, which will make you ponder how amazing our planet is. Go on an educative tour over the largest and most popular Zoo in India, Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens or the Mysore Zoo. Crystalline limestone rock formations of Yana Rock Formations of Yana, Uttara Kannada St Marry's Island Experience the beautiful Beaches of Udupi Land of Waterfalls: Get thrilled by a long list of wa