Memoirs of a World Traveller...

We are all but travellers in this world...!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

SunFlowers in Hassan...

Friday, December 29, 2006

Tea Estates Again...

Loads and Loads of Tea Estates

More Tea Estates

Malabar Tea Estates

Flower Flower!

Flowers on a tree near Pookote Lake

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Greenery on the way back from Soochipara

Drive back through the greenery - full of tea farming..

Closer shot of Soochipara Waterfalls

Closer shot of Soochipara waterfalls

Soochipara Waterfalls

Soochipara Waterfalls - This waterfall is located about 20 km from Kalpetta. The walk to the falls is about 3 km. However, there is a well made road almost till the waterfalls.

Wayanad Greenery

Wayanad Greenery

Pookote Lake

Pookote Lake is a freshwater lake surrounded by evergreen forests and hills. Boating is one of the attractions at Pookote Lake.

Sunset Picture

Sunset at Kozhikode...

Sunset at Kozhikode

Another angle of the sunset at Kozhikode with a boat also in the foreground...

Kerala: Kozhikode Beach

Kozhikode Beach...a picture of the sun about to set at Kozhikode beach...

Another View of Lakkidi Ghat Pass

Another View of Lakkidi Ghat Pass

Lakkidi Ghat

Lakkidi Ghat - This ghat section is about 55 km from Kozhikode and is at an altitude of 700m above sea level.

Kerala - God's Own Country

Kerala is called God's Own Country...Wayanad Disctrcy of Kerala is full of terraced tea farming which looks beautiful...

Muthanga Range

As I drove more towards Kerala, the Bandipur WildLife Sanctuary transforms into the Muthanga Range leading to the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala.

Wild Elephant Passing

I did get lucky and stopped to see a wild elephant. The photo is zoomed in and I had maintained a little more distance than what can be seen from the photograph...

Enroute to Kerala...

Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary...Had to drive past the Bandipur Sanctuary on my way to Kerala... if people are lucky they may cross paths with a wild animal...

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Mist generated from the Waterfalls

More info on Shivanasamudra can be found from the following URL

Long Range Shot

Long Range Shot

Close up Shot on Barachukki

Close up Shot on Barachukki


Barachukki - this has a steep downhill climb and people can go very near to the actual waterfall.


This one is called Gaganchukki and there is yet another waterfall just 15 minutes away called Barachkki.

Shivanasamudra - The Waterfalls

The largest waterfalls in the Karnataka after Jog I guess.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

More From Bangkok...

More from Bangkok

The Demon Guard?

Interesting looking creation - The Demon Guard?

Yet another Buddha statue

Yet another Buddha statue - this one was real giant size

Artwork from the temple

Artwork from the temple

Temple Surroundings

Temple Surroundings looked beautiful...

Buddha Temple in Bangkok

Buddha Temple in Bangkok. Explored a bit more of Bangkok on the way back from Shanghai as I had a 8 hour stop over in between flights

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Pearl Shopping?

Went to a Pearl shop to take a look and found Buddha in the Pearl Shop

More Flowers

More Flowers - just outside the water village... In fact there is a website which provides more details to this spot:

Tourist Spot

An old construction in the SuZhou Style. The water village area accounts more than 40 million USD in tourism in a year.

SuZhou Architecture

Another key thing to observe here is the SuZhou Architecture. Most of the buildings here were built during the Ming Dynasty. In fact, the bridges built during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties ranging from 1200AD to 1900 AD

Chinese Dancers

Chinese Dancers - not sure what the dance is called. I could be wrong but it could be the "Xuanjuan"!

The Gondolas

The Boats in Venice were called Gondolas and so its appropriate to call boats here the same. A Gondola is a rowing boat. I went on a boat ride as well here and they take you through the whole watervillage on boat.

Zhouzhuang WaterVillage!

Zhouzhuang is also known as the WaterVillage and the tour itself is called the WaterVillage Tour. Now most of the area in the water village is occupied by shops since tourism is the main attraction in this place. The picture shows some of the shops bordering the Water Village

Zhouzhuang - Venice of China

Zhouzhuang - Venice of China. On my last day in China went on a tour to see the interiors of China outside of Shanghai and ended up taking a private tour of Zhouzhuang. The tour costed $65. The place is about 100 km distance from Shanghai.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Giant Coca-Cola

OK OK...I havent sold this site to Coca Cola...thats a huge Coca Cola advertisement on Nanjing Street in Shanghai... the light keeps going up and down giving the bottle an appearance of being filled and empty!

Some Beautiful Flowers!

Lovely Flowers near the Shopping Mall area in Xu Jia Hu...

Grand Gateway - Shanghai

Not sure what that building is all about - looked nice and I clicked it :)

Twin Towers of Shanghai ;-)

Twin Towers? He He - its just some more skyscrapers in the Xu Jia Hu area.

Lotus Shopping Center

Lotus Center - Found this cool shopping place. Its the 'Target' of China.

Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

Shanghai Science & Technology Museum Area

Shanghai Technology Museum Area. Just outside the subway station in front of a tall building. On the opposite side is the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum.