Badass Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh gave us more drama than we’d envisaged- what with its stubborn fort standing majestically on a high ridge with a 15 km long wall running through the surrounding cliffs of the Aravalis and a panoramic view of the countryside from the top. The countryside soon divulging it’s own drama in the dark- when the leopards come out..

Seeking Shravanabelagola

‘We must see Shravanabelagola’, said the General. And so we went for another detour, off the highway, meandering through the country roads, sleepy villages and riotous fields till we caught a glimpse of the colossal monolithic statue of Gommateshvara on Vindyagiri Hill.

On the plantation trail – Woshully & Cottabetta

“They’re different species of coffee, sir. Arabica has round beans and bigger leaves and came to Coorg way before Robusta (also known as Canephora)!..The Cottabetta estate  (which literally means ‘Cold Mountain’) grew Arabica and was later transformed into a Robusta plantation…Now we’re in the Woshully estate.” And thus began my foray into coffee-estate jargon on a cool, rainy day. Robusta is easier… Read More On the plantation trail – Woshully & Cottabetta

The Misty Sahyadri

“The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.”Early morning drive through the plateaus of Western Ghats or the Sahyadri. Like lost veiled memories echoing in the mist. And then slowly, reluctantly they reveal their faulted, eroded, edgy selves. Enchanting!