Kerala, Photography

When It Rains …

It is monsoon time here in Kerala, the land, blessed with stunning natural beauty. Where ever you look at, you could see thousands shades of green.

One more monsoon in the age of Covid, restricted movements and limited options to liberate yourselves.

When I got an opportunity to travel last week, I didn’t think twice and it was a much needed break indeed. Out in the wilderness, the feel was in-explainable, even with two layers of masking.

Let me share a mix of images and have a great weekend (or a week ahead) 🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’ , An Evening at Nandi Hills

Summer means out doors, I think this holds good where ever in the world you are 🙂

When we were kids, summer vacation was the most sought after time of the year, with longer and sunny days, it was perfect for any out door activity.

I always try to use this time for my travels as it provides great opportunities for photography.

Let me share an image taken on a beautiful summer evening at Nandi hills near Bangalore.


Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top (Ponmudi hills)

One of the most scenic and easily accessible hill stations of south Kerala is Ponmudi.

Once we reached “On Top” it was such a refreshing feel to the body and soul that we just stood there for minutes on end just listening to the sounds of wind and the jungle.




In and Around Bangalore: Nandi Hills

Another Saturday, another short trip… this time to Nandi Hills.

The idea popped up during lunch and in half an hour we were on our way.

Nandi Hills is a popular hill station near Bangalore, which used to be a summer retreat of Tipu Sultan and the British.

There are plenty of useful information on this place in web

There are clear sign boards once you hit NH-7 and navigating to this place is not at all problem.

Take care not to miss the left diversion at “Rani Cross(Nandi Cross)” while cruising through the High Way, this place is around 10km from the International airport diversion.

From Rani cross, Nandi Hills is 22 km away and the road was in very good condition.


There was hardly any traffic and the route was pretty scenic. Image


We reached there by 6 and wasting no time we moved towards Nehru Nilaya.

The horticultural department has maintained a very good garden around the historic bungalow.




Sun was about to set by the time we reached the temple premises and we were treated with an extravaganza of colors.



Behind the temple, we can have the best panoramic view of the valley, especially the airport and NH with thousands of electric lights.

Here, we felt like the sky is upside down.


As always, I felt, I should have started early and we could have spent some more time exploring the place.

Okey, let’s go to Nandi Hills again when an opportunity comes, it’s worth it.