Showing posts from January, 2018

Lalbagh Flower Show Jan 2018

Lalbagh Flower Show Jan 2018 (Winter Edition): Bed of flowers at the foothills of the  of Indragiri Hill replica with a 15-ft statue of Bahubali Having visited almost every year since 2010, Lalbagh flower show has become more of a tradition for me. The 207th flower show at Lalbagh was dedicated to the legend of Lord Bahubali. This was in-vision with the upcoming 88th Mahamastakabhisheka at Shravanabelagola. The 10-day show from January 19-28 is a tribute to Lord Bahubali and his teachings. In total four Bahubali statues were in display inside the Glass house with floral decorations using Hypericum, Waxflower, Anthurium, Oriental lilies, Protea, Purple Dendrobium Orchid and Rose. At the center stage was the replica of Indragiri Hill with a 15-ft statue of Bahubali over it, behind this a statue of Bahubali made of Millets was on display, on either sides were the 18-foot tall replica of the logo of Mahamastakabhisheka 2018 and a Bahubali statue in standing pose. Replica of the

Bird watching at Karanji kere

Bird watching at Karanji kere Lake Mysuru: A raft of Spot-billed Ducks at the Karanji kere Having visited Mysuru (or Mysore) half a dozen times, never got Karanji lake on preference to visit over other popular attractions. All my love towards birds have pulled me to this beautiful lake two times in the past five weeks all the way from Bengaluru. This is a bird watchers paradise with many species of resident and migratory birds found around the lake and park. I have had sightings of over 25 species of birds from my two visits, including the water birds like Purple Swamphen, Spot-billed Duck, White-breasted Waterhen and Eurasian Coot bird, some of the small birds include the Ashy prinia and Purple Sunbird, along with Darter, Cormorants, Black Headed Ibis, Egrets, Red-wattled lapwing, Pond Heron, Grey Heron, Night Heron, Kingfisher, and some resident common birds Parakeet, Myna, Peacock, Crow, Pigeon, Eagle and Brahminy Kite. Ibises in flight Darter ready to take off Gre