Sringeri situated on the banks of the River Tunga was the chosen place by Sri Adi Shankaracharya to set up the first matha (monastery) in the 8th Century. Sringeri is located amidst the Sahyadri … [Read More...]

Vegetarian Recipes


Guava Raitha

A yogurt dish prepared using ripe Guava. Cuisine: North Karnataka Time Required: 10 Minutes Serves: 2 Ingredients 2 Ripe Guavas 1½ Cups Curds/Yoghurt 1 – 2 Green Chilies, Chopped … [Read More...]


Tomato Juice

Tomorrow is Rama Navami and here is a recipe to bring in some change in the celebrations of the festival. Time Required: 10 Minutes … [Read More...]



This is a pepper curry with Milk. This is a typical dish from the region of Shimoga, Karnataka. Time Required: 10 Minutes Ingredients: 2tbsp Menasina Saarina Pudi / Pepper Masala Powder 1 … [Read More...]


Zafrani Pulao

Zafrani Pulao is part of Awadhi cuisine. Basmati rice is cooked with Saffron, Clarified Butter, and Nuts. The aroma that arises from this dish is heady and the taste is delicious. Time Required: 30 … [Read More...]



Chik peas in tomato gravy and spices also known as Channa.  It is a common side dish in the state of Punjab and it is usually served with Batura, which is a deep fried bread.  It also tastes good with … [Read More...]


Carrot Paratha

Indian bread stuffed with Carrot. Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 1½ Cup Grated Carrot 2 Cups Wheat Flour Oil for roasting ¼ tsp Hing / Asafoetida 1tsp Black Salt 1tsp Chili … [Read More...]

Chapparada Avarekayi Rasa

Chapparada Avarekayi Rasa

Chapparada Avarekayi Rasa is a simple to make side dish. Cuisine: Karnataka Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 2 Cups, Chopped Chapparada Avarekayi (Indian Flat Beans) 2 Small … [Read More...]


Rice Idli

Steamed Rice cakes.  South Indian breakfast is incomplete with this nutritious and healthy dish. Time Required: 10 Minutes + Soaking Time + Fermentation Time Ingredients: 1 Cup Urad Dal / … [Read More...]




Devanahalli was also known as Yusufabad and is situated in Bangalore rural district. The history of Devanahalli dates back to the 15th century. Rana Byre Gowda was the leader of a group of … [Read More...]


Rashtrapathi Bhavan – New Delhi

One of the most majestic residences of India is the Rashtrapathi Bhavan, New Delhi. It is the residence of India’s honorable President. Rashtrapathi Bhavan took 17 years to build and was inaugurated … [Read More...]



I have a hazy memory of me standing at one of the  view points in Chikkamagalur holding my sister’s hand and the elders identifying a faraway hill as Kudremukh from the shape of the hill. When … [Read More...]

Pookod Lake - Pookot Lake

Pookode – Pookot Lake

Pookot Lake is a perennial freshwater lake in Wayanad district of Kerala. Forests around the lake enhance the beauty of the lake making it the most popular destination in Wayanad. Panamaram stream, … [Read More...]


Raja Seat – Coorg

Raja Seat means King’s Seat. It is view point in Coorg, which used to be a favorite place for the royals of Kodagu to hang out and watch the sun setting in the horizon. A small structure is built with … [Read More...]



The birth place of Cauvery / Kaveri River is Talacauvery. It is nestled in the hills of Brahmagiri range near Bhagamandala, Kodagu district, Karnataka at 1,276 meters (4,187 feet) above sea level. A … [Read More...]

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We read in text books in school without giving much thought that a good king apart from providing food, water and shelter to the citizens also planted trees to give shade to the weary traveler passing … [Read More...]

White Gulmohar Tree

White Gulmohar Tree

Again our car screeched to a halt while coming back from Hogenakkal waterfalls hearing me exclaim over something that I spotted. The others in the car expected a wild animal or an exotic bird, … [Read More...]



Brihati grows wild throughout India. Brihati is a prickly shrub that grows to a height of 1.5 mtrs and belongs to Solanaceae (potato) family. Botanical name is Solanum Anguivi. English common name is … [Read More...]


Baby Sun Rose

Baby Sun Rose is also known as Ice Plant, Heartleaf Iceplant, and Dew Plant . Botanical name is Aptenia cordifolia and belongs to family Aizoaceae (ice plant family). Baby Sun Rose is popular … [Read More...]

Mushrooms in Kukkarahalli Kere

Mushrooms in Kukkarahalli Kere

When I was walking in Kukkarahalli Kere last Sunday, I got to see many varieties of Mushrooms growing in the thicket.  Not a surprise as Mysore has received copious rains this … [Read More...]


Red Passion Flower

I came across this vine in Lalbagh, Bangalore climbing up the nursery mesh with Red flowers. Red Passion Flower is very similar to the Purple Passion flower and belongs to the same family … [Read More...]


White Popinac Tree

This tree with its white flowers is planted for ornamental purposes as well as for firewood and livestock feed.   White Popinac Tree are part of the flora in Kukkarahalli Lake in Mysore and also found … [Read More...]

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