Travel & Bird Photography –  Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Location & History: Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary – located in Mandya District of the state of Karnataka in India. Its located just about 3 kilometers away from the historic town of Srirangapatna and 16 kilometres from Mysore. Day trip from Mysore is very much recommend along with Srirangapatna. Ranganathittu was built in 1648 by the then Mysore King, Kanteerava…

Travel: Shravanabelagola – India

Shravanabelagola is a town located in Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka. The statue of Gommaṭteshwara Bahubali dated 978-993AD is one of the highlights of this location. The great Chandragupta Maurya the founder of the Maurya Empire in ancient India is said to have died here in 298 BCE after he became a Jain…

Travel: Mysore Palace

The “City of Palaces” Mysore was established as Capital of Wadiyar Dynasty at 1799 after the death of Tippu Sulthan. Wodeyars the ruled Karnataka region from 1399 to 1950. The palace construction started in 1897 and completed in 1912. Mysore Palace considered to be one of the top destinations in India with more than 6 million annual…

Oyster Opera – Kerala – India

Well, we have our friends from childhood, but then modern lifestyle slowly pulled us apart, this distance grows even further away as the families grew, lot of new strings attached to everyone. Being with old friends and doing the old frolics once more becomes a mission impossible . But I must say that I am fortunate…

Black & White Sunday photo challenge: Window

Windows at Queen’s Bath at Humpi, looks like a pleasure place, pool below and kind of gallery windows! I am pretty sure these windows have lot of stories from the past. Built during Vijayanagara dynasty during the period AD 1343 to 1565. More info on one of the magnificent history of  Humpi here. Posting as part…

One Word Photo Challenge: Frame.

Photography Tip: Framing is one of the important composition aspects in photography. Framing is generally done to give more emphasis on subject. This is achieved by composing the picture such way that one or more edges are blocked by some objects in the scene. You can effectively frame your subject just by having one edge…