A Tribute to my beloved garden city: Bangalore

I had to kill time, that too a full day, right in the middle of the city.

Luckily I had my camera in my backpack and the city here is Bangalore, the Garden City of India.

It was a calm and beautiful neighborhood and I kept walking.

Let me share some random images in no particular order.

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Travel Theme: Work

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Flowers and flower garlands are part of the daily life of most of the south Indians, especially ladies.

If you go near any temple in south India, you could see ladies making flower garlands and selling them.

They start their work so early in the morning and almost follows the temple timings.

Here I found this lady making a garland just outside one temple complex in Bangalore last weekend.

I thought of posting it as part of the “Travel Theme: Work” here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

Last weekend, I was lucky to get stuck at a beautiful neighborhood, where I had to spent a whole day.

Walking through the streets I was greeted by this great wall painted in yellow color.

Let me post here a few images here for the “weekly photo challenge: Threes”

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Beaches of North Kerala: Ettikulam Beach

I just applied sudden break, pulled the hand break, turned off the engine and got down from car and just stood breathless for a few moments.

My wife and cousins were not shocked by my reaction after negotiating a sharp bend, they just followed suit and stood beside me.

We all had, one of our best scenic view ever, right there in front of us.

It was my fourth trip to this beautiful beach but first time I was driving through the “top road” of Ezhimala Hills.

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It was a pleasant weekend day and there was a lot of activity around.

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All stars eleven playing on beach 🙂 and Messi scores…

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There was a lot of action in sea as well, local fisher folks were busy with their work and it looked something adventurous for us.

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We were lucky to witness one incredible sunset and started pack up.

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Talking to the locals, I came to know that, we could have explored the other beaches with a short trek through the hillock.

Let’s do it next time 🙂

How to reach:

Nearest airports are in Mangalore and Kozhikkode (just over 100 km away).

Nearest Railway station is in Payyanur, which is around 12 km from the beach.

Ettikulam beach could be reached either from Payyanur town or from Kannur city through road.

From Kannur, you can follow the route below,

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Where to stay:

Pazhayangadi and Payyanur are the nearest towns and there are some good options available in Payyanur for accommodation.

Kannur is the nearest city and you could find a wide range of options there.

Note: Most of the images are taken with my old point and shoot and resulted in poor quality as the lights faded.