Locations

Photographs grouped by location

GKVK, Bangalore, Karnataka

Agricultural university which is home to a mini-forest

GKVK, Bangalore, Karnataka,Agricultural university which is home to a mini-forest

MakaLidurga, Karnataka

Hill fort in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka

MakaLidurga, Karnataka,Hill fort in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka

Pangong Tso, Ladakh

A large freshwater lake on the border between India and China.

Pangong Tso, Ladakh,A large freshwater lake on the border between India and China.

Muriwai, New Zealand

Muriwai beach, an hours drive from Auckland, is famous for its large Gannet Colony.

Muriwai, New Zealand,Muriwai beach, an hours drive from Auckland, is famous for its large Gannet Colony.

Bushy Beach Rd, Otago, New Zealand

Bushy Beach Scenic Reserve near Oamaru, New Zealand, is famous for its colony of the endangered Yellow-eyed Penguin.

Bushy Beach Rd, Otago, New Zealand,Bushy Beach Scenic Reserve near Oamaru, New Zealand, is famous for its colony of the endangered Yellow-eyed Penguin.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai

Patch of green right in the middle of our most crowded metropolis

Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai,Patch of green right in the middle of our most crowded metropolis

Delhi

The capital of India.

Delhi,The capital of India.

Kanakapura, Karnataka

Town to the south of Bangalore

Kanakapura, Karnataka,Town to the south of Bangalore

Halebid, Karnataka

Home to a famous Hoysala temple in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka

Halebid, Karnataka,Home to a famous Hoysala temple in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka

Valiyaparamba, Kerala

Sandwiched between backwaters and the Arabian Sea, Valiyaparamba is an island that has one of the most beautiful beaches I've been to.

Valiyaparamba, Kerala,Sandwiched between backwaters and the Arabian Sea, Valiyaparamba is an island that has one of the most beautiful beaches I've been to.

Gurgaon, Haryana

One of the fastest growing cities in India has managed to set aside some greenery in the form of the Aravalli park

Gurgaon, Haryana,One of the fastest growing cities in India has managed to set aside some greenery in the form of the Aravalli park

Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Maharashtra

Beautiful sanctuary right outside of Navi Mumbai on the Mumbai-Goa highway

Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Maharashtra,Beautiful sanctuary right outside of Navi Mumbai on the Mumbai-Goa highway

Khangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim

On our trek to Goechala in Sikkim, we walked through the Khangchendzonga National Park

Khangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim,On our trek to Goechala in Sikkim, we walked through the Khangchendzonga National Park

Bang Lang, Vietnam

Is a hectare-wide nature preserve in South Vietnam that has an astonishing number of storks, egrets, herons and cormorants.

Bang Lang, Vietnam,Is a hectare-wide nature preserve in South Vietnam that has an astonishing number of storks, egrets, herons and cormorants.

National Chambal Sanctuary, UP

Protected area around possibly the most pristine river system in the plains of India, the Chambal. Is home to some critically endangered species such as the Gharial, Indian Skimmer and the Gangetic Dolphin.

National Chambal Sanctuary, UP,Protected area around possibly the most pristine river system in the plains of India, the Chambal. Is home to some critically endangered species such as the Gharial, Indian Skimmer and the Gangetic Dolphin.

Shark Valley, Florida

Marshes in the Florida state that teem with alligators

Shark Valley, Florida,Marshes in the Florida state that teem with alligators

Airoli, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Mangroves on the coasts of Mumbai which can surprise you with the variety and number of birds

Airoli, Mumbai, Maharashtra,Mangroves on the coasts of Mumbai which can surprise you with the variety and number of birds

Ulva Island, New Zealand

One of the islands near Stewart Island, boasting of a pristine untouched forest where some of New Zealand's marquee species find refuge in a sanctuary that's closely guarded against invasive species.

Ulva Island, New Zealand,One of the islands near Stewart Island, boasting of a pristine untouched forest where some of New Zealand's marquee species find refuge in a sanctuary that's closely guarded against invasive species.

Ramanagara, Karnataka

Home to the last breeding populations of the Long-billed vulture in South India. This is where I end up doing most of my birding because we own a farm here that I visit often.

Ramanagara, Karnataka,Home to the last breeding populations of the Long-billed vulture in South India. This is where I end up doing most of my birding because we own a farm here that I visit often.

Muthodi, Karnataka

Used to be a settlement on the edge of the Bhadra Wildlife sanctuary. After the village was relocated, the forest has reclaimed the territory

Muthodi, Karnataka,Used to be a settlement on the edge of the Bhadra Wildlife sanctuary. After the village was relocated, the forest has reclaimed the territory

Ladakh, J&K, India

That magical land in the northern himalayas bordering China. The pictures in this album are from two separate trips I made to this region.

Ladakh, J&K, India,That magical land in the northern himalayas bordering China. The pictures in this album are from two separate trips I made to this region.

Dinard, France

Town on the Brittany coast in France

Dinard, France,Town on the Brittany coast in France

Ranganathittu, Mysore

Bird sanctuary on the edge of Mysore town

Ranganathittu, Mysore,Bird sanctuary on the edge of Mysore town

Riverton, New Zealand

One of the oldest towns in the South Island, Riverton was one of our stops on the way to Oban.

Riverton, New Zealand,One of the oldest towns in the South Island, Riverton was one of our stops on the way to Oban.

Les Sept-Îles, France

Islets near the Brittany coast that are home to some humungous numbers of birds

Les Sept-Îles, France,Islets near the Brittany coast that are home to some humungous numbers of birds

Corbett, Uttarakhand

One of the largest national parks in India

Corbett, Uttarakhand,One of the largest national parks in India

Tadoba, Maharashtra

National park near Nagpur, Maharashtra, that promises the best chance of spotting tigers in the wild in India

Tadoba, Maharashtra,National park near Nagpur, Maharashtra, that promises the best chance of spotting tigers in the wild in India

Thekkady, Kerala

Home to the Periyarr Wildlife Sanctuary, containing the artificial lake formed by the resorvoir of the Mullaperiyar dam

Thekkady, Kerala,Home to the Periyarr Wildlife Sanctuary, containing the artificial lake formed by the resorvoir of the Mullaperiyar dam

Akaroa, New Zealand

Akaroa, is a resort town on the east coast of the South Island, New Zealand.

Akaroa, New Zealand,Akaroa, is a resort town on the east coast of the South Island, New Zealand.

Paro, Bhutan

One of two main cities of Bhutan and the hub from which to visit its most iconic destination, Tiger's Nest.

Paro, Bhutan,One of two main cities of Bhutan and the hub from which to visit its most iconic destination, Tiger's Nest.

Chitradurga, Karnataka

About 200 km from Bangalore this district has the underrated Jogimatti protected forest

Chitradurga, Karnataka,About 200 km from Bangalore this district has the underrated Jogimatti protected forest

Bhandarwada, Maharashtra

Came across this untouched beach quite by chance when we were trying to get to Ganpatipule beach, on the Konkan coast.

Bhandarwada, Maharashtra,Came across this untouched beach quite by chance when we were trying to get to Ganpatipule beach, on the Konkan coast.

Karanji Lake, Mysore, Karnataka

Karanji lake, is an artificial lake in Mysore that attracts a lot of waders and water birds.

Karanji Lake, Mysore, Karnataka,Karanji lake, is an artificial lake in Mysore that attracts a lot of waders and water birds.

St. Malo, France

Walled city on the Brittany coast in France

St. Malo, France,Walled city on the Brittany coast in France

Bhindawas

Bhindawas is a lake near Jhajjar town in Haryana. On account of the roads to here not being great, and there not being any habitation nearby, the birdlife is spectacular here. Definitely one of my favourite destinations.

Bhindawas,Bhindawas is a lake near Jhajjar town in Haryana. On account of the roads to here not being great, and there not being any habitation nearby, the birdlife is spectacular here. Definitely one of my favourite destinations.

Atlanta, GA

Went to Atlanta in 2011 to attend my sister's graduation. Was impressed with the birds I spotted right there in the downtown

Atlanta, GA,Went to Atlanta in 2011 to attend my sister's graduation. Was impressed with the birds I spotted right there in the downtown

Serengeti, Tanzania

The land of the endless plain in Tanzania.

Serengeti, Tanzania,The land of the endless plain in Tanzania.

Mindo, Ecuador

Mindo is a town in Ecuador, famous for its cloud forests that host some maddeningly large variety of birds.

Mindo, Ecuador,Mindo is a town in Ecuador, famous for its cloud forests that host some maddeningly large variety of birds.

Nubra Valley, Ladakh

Nubra Valley, Ladakh,

Bhadra, Karnataka

Reserve forest in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka state.

Bhadra, Karnataka,Reserve forest in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka state.

Oban, Stewart Island, New Zealand

Oban is a settlement in the southern most part of New Zealand, Stewart Island.

Oban, Stewart Island, New Zealand,Oban is a settlement in the southern most part of New Zealand, Stewart Island.

Bangalore, Karnataka

My hometown.

Bangalore, Karnataka,My hometown.

Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha, Bhutan,

Pench, MP

The national park in central india that inspired Kipling's Jungle Book

Pench, MP,The national park in central india that inspired Kipling's Jungle Book

Kalasa, Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka

A small town in Chikkamaguluru district known for its temple.

Kalasa, Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka,A small town in Chikkamaguluru district known for its temple.

Te Anau, New Zealand

Small resort town by the second largest lake in New Zealand.

Te Anau, New Zealand,Small resort town by the second largest lake in New Zealand.

Lake Manyara, Tanzania

Lake on the rift valley in Tanzania

Lake Manyara, Tanzania,Lake on the rift valley in Tanzania

Miami, Florida

City on the south east peninsula of the US

Miami, Florida,City on the south east peninsula of the US

Bandhavgarh, MP

Tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh that has one of the highest densities of tigers in India. Another matter that we don't spot any

Bandhavgarh, MP,Tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh that has one of the highest densities of tigers in India. Another matter that we don't spot any

Miranda Shorebirds, New Zealand

Miranda Shorebirds centre, near Auckland, is a wintering ground for a lot of arctic shorebirds.

Miranda Shorebirds, New Zealand,Miranda Shorebirds centre, near Auckland, is a wintering ground for a lot of arctic shorebirds.

Chikmagalur, Karnataka

My place of birth and will always remain one of my favourite places for birding. The district of Chikmagalur straddles both the hills and the plains, and there are abundant birds in both regions.

Chikmagalur, Karnataka,My place of birth and will always remain one of my favourite places for birding. The district of Chikmagalur straddles both the hills and the plains, and there are abundant birds in both regions.

Amruthapura, Karnataka

Famous for a Hoysala temple. Happens to be my dad's birthplace too.

Amruthapura, Karnataka,Famous for a Hoysala temple. Happens to be my dad's birthplace too.

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Haryana

Sultanpur sanctuary and the nearby wetlands are fertile breeding grounds for winter migrants.

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Haryana,Sultanpur sanctuary and the nearby wetlands are fertile breeding grounds for winter migrants.

Galápagos, Ecuador

The iconic islands that is said to have inspired Darwin's theories on evolution

Galápagos, Ecuador,The iconic islands that is said to have inspired Darwin's theories on evolution

Yuksom

Yuksom, the erstwhile capital of Sikkim, is a small town at the base of the Khangchendzonga National Park.

Yuksom,Yuksom, the erstwhile capital of Sikkim, is a small town at the base of the Khangchendzonga National Park.

Sadashivgad

A historic fort, right by the mouth of the river Kali, now houses a jungle lodge.

Sadashivgad,A historic fort, right by the mouth of the river Kali, now houses a jungle lodge.

Saifai, UP

On our trip to Chambal Sanctuary we spent one morning roaming the fields near a village called Saifai in UP, mostly on the lookout for Sarus Cranes.

Saifai, UP,On our trip to Chambal Sanctuary we spent one morning roaming the fields near a village called Saifai in UP, mostly on the lookout for Sarus Cranes.

Pulicat, Tamil Nadu

Salt water lake/lagoon that separates India's satellite launch site, Sriharikota from the mainland

Pulicat, Tamil Nadu,Salt water lake/lagoon that separates India's satellite launch site, Sriharikota from the mainland

Thattekad

Thattekad and the forests around are home to a stunning variety of birds including iconic endemics such as the Frogmouth and Bay Owl.

Thattekad,Thattekad and the forests around are home to a stunning variety of birds including iconic endemics such as the Frogmouth and Bay Owl.

Ranthambore, Rajasthan

Famous for its tiger, Ranthambore also happens to be a birding hotspot

Ranthambore, Rajasthan,Famous for its tiger, Ranthambore also happens to be a birding hotspot

Kamakura, Japan

Defacto capital of Japan in the 12-14th centuries

Kamakura, Japan,Defacto capital of Japan in the 12-14th centuries

Lake Ellesmere, New Zealand

Lake Ellesmere, also called Te Waihora, is a lagoon that you see on the drive from Akaroa to Christchurch.

Lake Ellesmere, New Zealand,Lake Ellesmere, also called Te Waihora, is a lagoon that you see on the drive from Akaroa to Christchurch.

Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh

Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh,

Oamaru, New Zealand

Oamaru is famous for the Blue Penguin colony.

Oamaru, New Zealand,Oamaru is famous for the Blue Penguin colony.

Seattle, WA, USA

City on the northwest of the US

Seattle, WA, USA,City on the northwest of the US

Melghat

Melghat was among the first nine reserves to be notified under the Project Tiger, and is part of the vitally important Satpuda landscape.

Melghat,Melghat was among the first nine reserves to be notified under the Project Tiger, and is part of the vitally important Satpuda landscape.

Tezpur, Assam

Considered the cultural capital of Assam state in northeast India

Tezpur, Assam,Considered the cultural capital of Assam state in northeast India

Olympic National Park, WA

National park in the north western edge of continental US in the state of Seattle

Olympic National Park, WA,National park in the north western edge of continental US in the state of Seattle

Bannerughatta, Karnataka

The nearest national park from where I live.

Bannerughatta, Karnataka,The nearest national park from where I live.

Kashid, Maharashtra

Beach on the konkan coast in Maharashtra.

Kashid, Maharashtra,Beach on the konkan coast in Maharashtra.

Dana biosphere reserve, Jordan

A biosphere reserve in Central Jordan.

Dana biosphere reserve, Jordan,A biosphere reserve in Central Jordan.

Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Volcanic crater on the edge of the serengeti plains

Ngorongoro, Tanzania,Volcanic crater on the edge of the serengeti plains

Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

Located in the Fiordland area in New Zealand, Doubtful Sound is a fiord (and not a Sound), and home to the Fiordland Crested Penguins, among other charismatic species.

Doubtful Sound, New Zealand,Located in the Fiordland area in New Zealand, Doubtful Sound is a fiord (and not a Sound), and home to the Fiordland Crested Penguins, among other charismatic species.

Chilika Lake, Odisha

India's largest lagoon is home to a rich variety of birds, especially winter migrants, while also harboring a sizeable population of Irrawaddy Dolphins.

Chilika Lake, Odisha,India's largest lagoon is home to a rich variety of birds, especially winter migrants, while also harboring a sizeable population of Irrawaddy Dolphins.

Agumbe, Karnataka

One of the wettest places in country, if not the world, is a home to a bewildering array of bird species.

Agumbe, Karnataka,One of the wettest places in country, if not the world, is a home to a bewildering array of bird species.

Hosanagara, Shimoga

A small town in Shimoga adjoining the Sharavathy backwaters

Hosanagara, Shimoga,A small town in Shimoga adjoining the Sharavathy backwaters

Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary

Home to the critically endangered Bugun Liocichla in northern Arunachal Pradesh.

Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary,Home to the critically endangered Bugun Liocichla in northern Arunachal Pradesh.

K.Gudi

K. Gudi, at the edge of the BR Hills tiger reserve, is a great destination for birding.

K.Gudi,K. Gudi, at the edge of the BR Hills tiger reserve, is a great destination for birding.

Kokkare Bellur, Bannahalli, Karnataka

A village near Mysore where, for some mysterious reasons, Pelicans and storks have decided to roost right in the middle of the village.

Kokkare Bellur, Bannahalli, Karnataka,A village near Mysore where, for some mysterious reasons, Pelicans and storks have decided to roost right in the middle of the village.

Pilerne, Goa

Town in the north of Goa. Stayed at a villa with a patch of forest right behind it

Pilerne, Goa,Town in the north of Goa. Stayed at a villa with a patch of forest right behind it

Kavanapura, Karnataka

The location of our little mango orchard which is turning out to be one of my favorite places for lazy balcony birding.

Kavanapura, Karnataka,The location of our little mango orchard which is turning out to be one of my favorite places for lazy balcony birding.

Hampi, Karnataka

The scrub jungles around Hampi, especially Daroji sanctuary, offer a rich variety of dryland birds.

Hampi, Karnataka,The scrub jungles around Hampi, especially Daroji sanctuary, offer a rich variety of dryland birds.

Hanle, Ladakh

Hanle, Ladakh,

Dochula, Bhutan

Dochula is itself not a birding location. Many of the birds tagged here were either shot on the road near the Dochula pass or at the botanical garden in Lamperi.

Dochula, Bhutan,Dochula is itself not a birding location. Many of the birds tagged here were either shot on the road near the Dochula pass or at the botanical garden in Lamperi.

Anejhari, Kollur, Karnataka

A little known protected forest near Kollur in Shimoga district.

Anejhari, Kollur, Karnataka,A little known protected forest near Kollur in Shimoga district.

Shimoga, Karnataka

District in the western ghats of Karnataka state

Shimoga, Karnataka,District in the western ghats of Karnataka state

Bharatpur, Rajasthan

Houses the Keoldeo national park, one of India's most famous bird sanctuaries

Bharatpur, Rajasthan,Houses the Keoldeo national park, one of India's most famous bird sanctuaries

Mont St. Michel, France

An island off the normandyy coast famous for a 10th century monastery

Mont St. Michel, France,An island off the normandyy coast famous for a 10th century monastery

Channapatna, Karnataka

Town midway between Bangalore and Mysore. Famous for its toys

Channapatna, Karnataka,Town midway between Bangalore and Mysore. Famous for its toys

Kanha, MP

One of the famous tiger parks in Madhya Pradesh

Kanha, MP,One of the famous tiger parks in Madhya Pradesh

Swaraj Dweep/Havelock Island, Andaman

Home to some of the most untouched beaches in our country.

Swaraj Dweep/Havelock Island, Andaman,Home to some of the most untouched beaches in our country.

Aqaba, Jordan

Port city in the South of Jordan at the mouth of the Red Sea.

Aqaba, Jordan,Port city in the South of Jordan at the mouth of the Red Sea.

Sharavathi Adventure Camp

Jungle lodge located on the banks of the Talakalale reservoir in Shimoga district.

Sharavathi Adventure Camp,Jungle lodge located on the banks of the Talakalale reservoir in Shimoga district.

Velavadar, Gujarat

Famous for a blackbuck sanctuary. Also home to the last few striped hyenas in India

Velavadar, Gujarat,Famous for a blackbuck sanctuary. Also home to the last few striped hyenas in India

Oldupai Gorge, Tanzania

Home to some of the oldest fossils of hominids ever found

Oldupai Gorge, Tanzania,Home to some of the oldest fossils of hominids ever found

Bekal Fort, Kerala

Site of a 17th century fort made famous by a song in the Maniratnam movie 'Bombay'.

Bekal Fort, Kerala,Site of a 17th century fort made famous by a song in the Maniratnam movie 'Bombay'.

Tsomoriri, Ladakh

Tsomoriri, Ladakh,

Otago Peninsula, New Zealand

Otago Peninsula near the town of Dunedin is famous for the Royal Albatross Colony, the only mainland breeding ground of the Royal Albatross.

Otago Peninsula, New Zealand,Otago Peninsula near the town of Dunedin is famous for the Royal Albatross Colony, the only mainland breeding ground of the Royal Albatross.

Kudremukh, Karnataka

This used to Karnataka's largest iron mine, until a people's movement got it shut, allowing the Western ghats to slowly reclaim back the wilderness.

Kudremukh, Karnataka,This used to Karnataka's largest iron mine, until a people's movement got it shut, allowing the Western ghats to slowly reclaim back the wilderness.

Zainabad, Gujarat

Town on the edge of the salt marshes in the little Rann of Kutch

Zainabad, Gujarat,Town on the edge of the salt marshes in the little Rann of Kutch

Bandipur, Karnataka

One of the largest tiger reserves in the country, Bandipur is a convenient 6 hr drive from Bangalore.

Bandipur, Karnataka,One of the largest tiger reserves in the country, Bandipur is a convenient 6 hr drive from Bangalore.

Phobjikha, Bhutan

Phobjikha, a postcard-ready grassland/wetland, serves as a crucial winter breeding ground for the endangered Black-necked Crane.

Phobjikha, Bhutan,Phobjikha, a postcard-ready grassland/wetland, serves as a crucial winter breeding ground for the endangered Black-necked Crane.

Bundala National Park, Sri Lanka

Wildlife sanctuary on the southern coast of Sri Lanka

Bundala National Park, Sri Lanka,Wildlife sanctuary on the southern coast of Sri Lanka

Tawang

The northernmost district in Arunachal Pradesh, bordering China. Home to one of Buddhism's holiest monasteries.

Tawang,The northernmost district in Arunachal Pradesh, bordering China. Home to one of Buddhism's holiest monasteries.

Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

Was the power center of the mighty Chola empire that ruled the South of India in the 10th century

Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu,Was the power center of the mighty Chola empire that ruled the South of India in the 10th century

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Tourist destination in South Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida,Tourist destination in South Florida

Moshi, Tanzania

Town which has the closest airport to Mount Kilimanjaro

Moshi, Tanzania,Town which has the closest airport to Mount Kilimanjaro

Cát Tiên National Park, Vietnam

Cát Tiên National Park is a nature reserve in South Vietnam famous for the Javan Rhinoceros (now thought extinct) and the Yellow cheeked Gibbon.

Cát Tiên National Park, Vietnam,Cát Tiên National Park is a nature reserve in South Vietnam famous for the Javan Rhinoceros (now thought extinct) and the Yellow cheeked Gibbon.

Kabini, Karnataka

Kabini is a tributary of river Cauvery

Kabini, Karnataka,Kabini is a tributary of river Cauvery

Cuyabeno, Ecuador

Cuyabeno is a river in Ecuador that is one of the tributaries in the Amazon river system.

Cuyabeno, Ecuador,Cuyabeno is a river in Ecuador that is one of the tributaries in the Amazon river system.

San Juan Islands, San Juan County, WA

Islands to the east of Seattle famous for whale watching

San Juan Islands, San Juan County, WA,Islands to the east of Seattle famous for whale watching

Mt. Harriet National Park, Andaman

Andaman's second highest peak

Mt. Harriet National Park, Andaman,Andaman's second highest peak

Thol, Gujarat

Lake near Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat

Thol, Gujarat,Lake near Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Highest free-standing mountain in the world

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania,Highest free-standing mountain in the world

Stuart, Florida

Small town in south of Florida state

Stuart, Florida,Small town in south of Florida state

Mysore, Karnataka

Cultural capital of Karnataka State.

Mysore, Karnataka,Cultural capital of Karnataka State.

Pakhiralay, Sundarbans

Sunderbans is a large mangrove forest stretching across India and Bangladesh at the delta of the rivers Ganga and Brahmaputra

Pakhiralay, Sundarbans,Sunderbans is a large mangrove forest stretching across India and Bangladesh at the delta of the rivers Ganga and Brahmaputra

Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Beach town near the southern tip of Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka,Beach town near the southern tip of Sri Lanka

Ratnagiri, Maharashtra

District in the west coast of Maharashtra where untouched beaches abut the Sahyadris.

Ratnagiri, Maharashtra,District in the west coast of Maharashtra where untouched beaches abut the Sahyadris.

River Tern Lodge, Chickmagaluru, Karnataka

Nestled on the banks of the massive Bhadra Reservoir in Chikmagalur, its named after the scores of River terns that breed in the islands of the reservoir in the summer.

River Tern Lodge, Chickmagaluru, Karnataka,Nestled on the banks of the massive Bhadra Reservoir in Chikmagalur, its named after the scores of River terns that breed in the islands of the reservoir in the summer.

Masinagudi, Tamil Nadu

Town of resorts on the edge of Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary

Masinagudi, Tamil Nadu,Town of resorts on the edge of Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary

Queenstown, New Zealand

A cycle trip along the shores of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown yielded a rich set of birds.

Queenstown, New Zealand,A cycle trip along the shores of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown yielded a rich set of birds.

Etretat, France

Place on the Normandy coast in France, famous for its limestone cliffs

Etretat, France,Place on the Normandy coast in France, famous for its limestone cliffs

Hạ Long Bay, Vietnam

An archipelago of limestone karsts in the South China sea close to Hạ Long City

Hạ Long Bay, Vietnam,An archipelago of limestone karsts in the South China sea close to Hạ Long City

Kaziranga National Park

The last bastion of the magnificent Asian One-horned Rhino.

Kaziranga National Park,The last bastion of the magnificent Asian One-horned Rhino.

Gulakmale, Karnataka

Small village on the way to Kanakapura

Gulakmale, Karnataka,Small village on the way to Kanakapura

Yala, Sri Lanka

National park in Sri Lanka that is reputed to have the highest concentration of leopards

Yala, Sri Lanka,National park in Sri Lanka that is reputed to have the highest concentration of leopards

Jung Falls, Arunachal

Pictures from around Jung falls and Chagzam in Arunachal Pradesh.

Jung Falls, Arunachal,Pictures from around Jung falls and Chagzam in Arunachal Pradesh.

Galibore Fishing Camp, Karnataka

On the bank of river Kaveri, near Sangama, that sadly might submerge under the backwaters of a proposed dam.

Galibore Fishing Camp, Karnataka,On the bank of river Kaveri, near Sangama, that sadly might submerge under the backwaters of a proposed dam.

Hesaraghatta Lake

The reservoir of a dam built in 1894 to serve as a source of water for the city of Bangalore, this lake, which is dry most of the year, still serves as an important grassland and is home to a lot of birds.

Hesaraghatta Lake,The reservoir of a dam built in 1894 to serve as a source of water for the city of Bangalore, this lake, which is dry most of the year, still serves as an important grassland and is home to a lot of birds.

Pt. Calimere

Pt. Calimere, or Kodiakarai, is a coastal wetland at the tip of the Palk Strait, and one of the most important stopover points for birds flying on the Central Asian Flyway.

Pt. Calimere,Pt. Calimere, or Kodiakarai, is a coastal wetland at the tip of the Palk Strait, and one of the most important stopover points for birds flying on the Central Asian Flyway.