Wodeyar statue near Mysore Palace

Tipu Sultan statue

I simply loved this statue in Mysore in front of the palace. Palace, temple, this statue , the mosque, the church and the wide circles with different leader’s statue.. I enjoyed every sec of my stay at Mysore. The other most thing I liked there was the filter coffee.. Delicious. ūüėÄ


Mysore Palace

Night view of the palace.


For more pics about my travel clicks, click here.

Hoysala Architecture..

I have been seeing lots of photos of the Hoysala architecture through other photographers’ eyes. But never had an opportunity to admire the wonder through my eyes till few days back.It was a great pleasure watching and capturing these lovely sculptures lively.


Had one of the most amazing time as a nature admirer. Love our country’s history. For more pictures click here.

The watch has just begun

This is my first trip to  Bannerghatta national park. I really wanted to go to the safari ride and see what is in store for me.

Yes, my wishes came true. Was really really excited and happy to see every now and then, I was being said so and so animal is there to your left, right , center.  The clicking started and the day has finally started getting its actual meaning. My camera felt so happy, it gave me some amazing shots in return.

Among all the animals I happen to see, the laziest was the lion. Wanna see how he was actually lying down!!

Following the lazy fellow, double gates, we entered the white tigers’ section. The driver was really unfair with me this time. Every stop he made, the trees blocked and I couldn’t take good pictures. Finally I screamed to stop at my perfect location with loads of please and stops. My voice finally reached him and loads of thanks now. He stopped at the perfect spot and the clicks continued. This time, it was literally a stunner show for our eyes. We spotted two tigers and they¬† gave a complete show for us.

The tiger first saw his/her partner ( I start with his) and started walking towards her.  The tigress was hiding behind and watching him. Slowly there was a roar which kept on increasing and commanding at him for entering her territory.  When he tried to move further, she gave him a tight slap for entering into her territory. Later when I asked my hubby ( a veterinarian) for that rude behavior,  hubby told me that the tiger is either trying to mate with her or its sign of not to invade its territory  (so truly wild).  The hitting and rolling started and like every old Indian film, the remaining scenes were censored ( for here the driver drove the van from that place).

For sure, the pictures that were captured will remain as a great memory for me.

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Channapatna- My small toy story

I have always missed my childhood choppusaamaan (wooden cookery set toys).. It almost got registered in my mind that I am not going to see it again.

Every summer vacation of mine, I go to my grandpa’s house at Triplicane, Chennai. There will be some kind of festival happening at the temple and for sure there will be one theer utsavam (ratha yatra utsav). That one week, every evening, the streets will be filled with loads of toys and as a kid, I made sure I get my share of toys purchased.

As years went, we moved out of Triplicane and went I visited a few days back, I saw a lot of changes and of course shops filled with modern day plastic toys..

After moving back to India, one of the memorable trips we made was to Dodamallur Temple, approximately 63kms from Bangalore, Karnataka.  The first thing that came to my notice was the toys shop near the temple. To add my happiness, I see choppusaaman (cookery set toys). They are still there and the same wonderful colors. My joy multiplied as I noticed the entire shop was filled with my favorite childhood toys.  Slowly, developed my knowledge and came to know about Channapatna.. (How ignorant I was).

On our return trip we stopped at Channapatna and my family started purchasing few things. But for me, I wanted to fill my camera with these wonderful toys and keep safe for my memory. I bet, I will still have the same feel and joy as I had seeing them at the shop, even after several years or when  I read this post few years down the lane.

Hubby promised a second trip exclusively for toy purchasing and we are ¬†making it sure all my favorite little ones in our family and friends circle are going to get one gift from us. I simply can’t wait to do this.

with loads of love for toys..