Category: One day outing

Blackbucks of Maidanahalli 7

Blackbucks of Maidanahalli

From my long list of places-to-visit list, I managed to tick one more place. The blackbucks reserve in Maidanahalli in Tumkur district (official name: Jayamangali Blackbucks Reserve) was in my list for a long...

I Was Here: Achchalu Betta 4

I Was Here: Achchalu Betta

When you travel south of Bangalore on Kanakapura road for 40 odd kilometers, you get to see plenty of small hillocks scattered all over. I went on a day trip way back in 2007...

Flying Citizens of Kokkare Bellur 6

Flying Citizens of Kokkare Bellur

Kokkare Bellur – I visited the place again, third time. Last to visits were in the months of January and April. This time it was mid of March. There were plenty of Painted Storks...

A Visit to Avani Betta 13

A Visit to Avani Betta

One peculiarity of being in Bangalore is each road going out of the city leads you to a different countryside after a journey of an hour or two (assuming you are not stuck in...

Mandharagiri (Basadi Betta) 6

Mandharagiri (Basadi Betta)

Ask anyone in Tumkur for directions to Mandharagiri, it’s most unlikely that you will get proper details. But wait, now ask for directions to Basadi Betta (or Basti betta), almost everyone knows how to...