• Western Ghats
  • Goodbye Sahyadris

    Background: Drive to the Sahyadris The Drive 14 Feb 2017: Day 45 (Coimbatore – Ooty – Masinagudi – Thirunelly, 293 km, 10 Hrs) Since we were now returning back home, we decided to try our luck spotting some of the birds that we had missed out earlier. The first one on the list was the […]

  • Western Ghats
  • Anaimalai Hills

    Background: Drive to the Sahyadris The Drive 12 Feb 2017: Day 43 (Kumily – Marayoor, 150 km, 4 Hrs) After a delicious breakfast of Idiyappam, we finally commenced our long journey back home and stopped at Marayoor for the night. We reached Marayoor by 1330 Hrs and settled in at the Marayoor Holidays Guest House. […]

  • Western Ghats
  • Periyar

    Background: Drive to the Sahyadris The Drive 10 Feb 2017: Day 41 (Munnar – Kumily, 90 km, 3 Hrs) After some amazing roast dosas at Saravana Bhavan, we commenced our drive to Kumily at 0850 Hrs reaching Panthalam homestay by noon. Our very affable host, Mr. Shukkoor guided us on the various things we could […]

  • Western Ghats
  • Munnar

    Background: Drive to the Sahyadris The Drive 8 Feb 2017: Day 39 (Thattekad – Munnar, 83 km, 2 Hrs) We picked up Vinod from the sanctuary gate and commenced our drive at 0350 Hrs, reaching Munnar by 0600 Hrs. Upon reaching Munnar, we crossed the main market and parked our car near the Ganesan Temple […]

  • Western Ghats
  • Thattekad

    Background: Drive to the Sahyadris The Drive 6 Feb 2017: Day 37 (Thattekad and around) We met Vinod at 0600 Hrs at the tea stall next to the Sanctuary gate, had a quick cup of tea and drove down to the Urulanthanni forest. From here on, we hiked and Vinod led us up a massive […]

  • Western Ghats
  • Thirunelly

    Background: Drive to the Sahyadris The Drive 30 Jan 2017: Day 30 (Thirunelly and around) After a quick breakfast, we set out to explore the area and hiked across the hilly terrain, but the hills were engulfed in the early morning fog making birding a little tricky. To add to this, a wild tusker came […]

  • Western Ghats
  • Kali Tiger Reserve – Anshi

    Background: Drive to the Sahyadris The Drive 25 Jan 2017: Day 25 (Cotigao – Anshi, 82 km, 2 Hrs) After a delicious breakfast, we commenced our drive reaching Anshi Nature Camp by 1000 Hrs. Within the camp grounds, we spotted several birds including Brown-breasted Flycatcher, Orange-headed Thrush and a Nilgiri Flowerpecker. After lunch, we explored […]