A beach so unspoiled and simply beautiful

Simply Beautiful! I wouldn’t want to call it anything else. Decorative adjectives might steal Ottinene Beach off its pure, natural beauty. Ottinene Beach — I must say — turned out to be the best part of our beach-hopping trip along the Karnataka Coast. When I looked up this place, I … Read>>

One really Faithful Geyser, this

Napa is almost synonymous with wine. Step into Napa Valley and you’ll lose count of the number of vineyards and wineries you will see. It had been a while since I had been to California’s wine country and it was beckoning to me but as I was going through a … Read>>

Karwar: Karnataka’s picturesque northwest

Karwar is the northernmost of port cities of Karnataka and is known for serving as a Naval base too. It lies on the north western corner of Karnataka, a few kilometres south of where the state shares a border with Goa. As such, it seemed like a good idea to … Read>>

Road tripping along the Karnataka Coast

Just before the curtains fell on 2014, we went on our last trip for the year, to make sure the year ended on a ‘high’ note ( read tipsy note). Still in ‘Discover Karnataka mode’ and in  road-trip mood, this time the plan was to drive along Karnataka’s coast. Our … Read>>

Utah’s rocky deserts – II

The Lights and Shades-of-Grey edition: As I went through my travel albums I found that I had more photographs from that morning’s (read post- Utah’s Rocky Deserts -I) Amtrak journey through Utah. It was interesting to see how light played on the rocks and bushes and created shadows as it … Read>>

Utah’s rocky deserts – I

One morning in Utah’s rocky desert-land. The dry land watching the sun on its way up. And catching some early morning light. And my lens was busy catching the landscape catching the light. These pictures are from a moving train. Utah’s dry side, its canyons and rock forms and all, … Read>>

Oh my! Jog?

This rock face up here is a showcase of one of the showiest of waterfalls in Karnataka. What you see is obviously not its best show. It is such a pity that its not in its full glory all year through. This is Jog Falls or Gerosoppa Falls. The Jog … Read>>

Showcasing ‘The Elements’

Exploring the elements at volcanic sites: Earth| Water| Fire| Air Earth It is amazing what volcanoes can do to the earth. It can change the lay of the land. It can create vast stretches of ‘devastated’ areas and it can give rise to really handsome looking landforms. It can petrify … Read>>