Shiradi Ghat

Shiradi Ghat

Abandoned bridge in Western Ghats. This is near the Shiradi Ghat near Sakleshpur on the way to Mangalore from Hassan.

Seen near the bridge is Kempu Hole river tributary to the Hemavathi River.

Abandoned Bridge

Abandoned bridge in Western Ghats.

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Sprenger Asparagus

Sprenger Asparagus

Sprengeri

The roots are so tightly grown, sand hold on to it. Also see the bulbs in the roots.

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Canon EF-S 15-85mm

Canon EF-S 15-85mm

New Canon EF-S 15-85mm lens added. Hope this will give the much needed respite from the lens swapping during those walk arounds...

Silhouette of Bonnet macaque @ Nandi Hills, near Bangalore

Bonnet Macaque

This monkey was siting on my car's roof, just against the evening sunlight. Typically this bright beaming evening sun light would not last for more than a few minutes. I was just luck for about 30-45 seconds, where this animal stayed still !

Water Lily

Water Lilly (Nymphaeaceae)

frangipani

Shot @ Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu

ChunChunKatte-Water-Fall

This rocky outcrop and the fall is a scenic spot.

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Orchid

Orchid

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Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

From its architectural point, if you thought it's symmetry was the most peculiar thing, you are wrong. If you thought it not, you are further wrong. Every piece in the Taj , including those trees, once lined its garden were done keeping in mind symmetry. There is even this massive structure built in the complex , called Jawab (literally means 'answer' to match the mosque in the garden next to Taj.

The tomb of Mumtaz Mahal is at the very center of this symmetry. It has to be. Mumtaz is the very reason for Taj.

So many years later, when Shah Jahan's tomb had to be built, and that too next to the tomb of Mumtaz , there was no choice but to break the symmetry for the first time in its design!

See also the Poor man's Taj!

Taj From Agra Fort

Probably the same view Shah Jahan had during his final days from the prison in the fort.

Taj Mahal seen From Agra Fort

Taj Mahal seen From Agra Fort

Non Touristy side of Taj

This was shot on a Friday. Friday is special , because Taj is closed on Fridays.

Taj from Yamuna side

Taj seen from the Yamuna Riverbed. Photograph taken from National Highway 44 (NH 44) near Agra Fort

The Other side of Taj

This is the rear side of Taj.

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Farming

Farming

The first one shot in Kumarokam, Kerala and the second one near Tirunelveli in Tamilnadu.

Rice Paddy field tilling

Rice Paddy field tilling

Rice Field near Thirunelveli

Rice Field near Tirunelveli

Kumarakom Rice Field

Plowing of paddy farm at Kumarakom

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Jackfruit

Jackfruit

One of the messiest  fruits to deal with, of late this has made it to the supermarkets too. Last week I've seen the it for sale at a Bangalore hypermarket. Oh yes. the following pic was shot at roadside, in front of a busy temple in Tenkasi in Tamilnadu.

And this from our backyard at Home!

Jackfruit for Sale

Jackfruit for Sale

Jackfruit tree

Jackfruit tree

Jackfruit for Sale

Shot in front of the Tenkasi Temple, Tamilnadu.

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