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The source of a 100,000 Lumens !!!!

12 Jun

Sunrise, Sunset and Sunshine captured over places – A little more of Sunsets than Rises and a bit more of the ones in GOA






Sunset at Arombol Beach Goa, didn’t hear of the place till last years trip from office. A must visit if you seek to stay clear of the crowds of Baga and Calangute. The shacks these days offer Hookah’s too.








Arombol Beach Again









Orange Setting to a setting Sun







Crepuscular rays during sunrise at Fort Aguada GOA, a freshwater spring within the fort provided water supply to the ships that used to stop by. This is how the fort got its name: Aguada, meaning Water. Crews of passing ships would often visit to replenish their fresh water stores





Sun-rays at Bandhavgarh National Park,  the park derives its name from the most prominent hillock of the area, which is said to be given by Hindu Lord Rama to his brother Lakshmana to keep a watch on Lanka (Ceylon). Hence the name Bandhavgarh (Sanskrit: Brother’s Fort).








Sunset over Sealdah Calcutta, Kite season was on during the time f the picture






Sunset at Om Beach Gokarna Karnataka, the once almost inhabited beaches have now turned into major tourist destinations









Sunset at Pondicherry










Sun-rays at Whitefield Bangalore, outside office










Sunrise at Ranthambore Fort, built-in 10th-century it towers over the entire park area. It stands at a height of 700 feet above the surrounding plain.







Sunrise at End Point Manipal









No sun here but it the Sunshine on the Temple which made me put this photo too, during a clear day the temple literally GLOWS


Jaipur and Ranthambore

25 Dec

Project Tiger launched in 1973 after the first ever all India Tiger census showed the existence of only 1800 of them, since then for each tiger reserves in the country plans were drawn up based on

  • minimizing all forms of human exploitation and disturbance from the core areas
  • repair the damages done to the eco-system by human and other interferences so as to facilitate recovery of the eco-system.

The project since then has gained speed with various government and non government agencies coming forward to preserve the little of what is left of the “Big Cats”. But then as these projects have grown more successful and names such as Bandhavgarh (M.P),  Ranthambore (Rajasthan), Corbett (Uttaranchal) become more popular. Below are my memories from a recent trip to Ranthambore and Jaipur

Palace of the Breeze, Built of red and pink sandstone, the palace is situated on the main thoroughfare in the heart of Jaipur’s business centre. It forms part of the City Palace, and extends to the Zenana or women’s chambers, the chambers of the harem.




Nahagarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking city of Jaipur







Nahagarh served as a refuge for Europeans fleeing from the havoc created by mutineers in neighboring states.





View from Ranthambore Fort looking at the national park



It is surrounded within the famous Ranthambore National Park which was formerly the hunting grounds for the Maharajahs of Jaipur before Indian independence.


Sunrise at the Park







Sunrise again





Sunrise on Day 2, from Ranthambore Fort







The Indian Government started Project Tiger in 1973 with an allotted area of 60 mi2. It was later expanded to become what is now called, the Ranthambore National Park.


Saw him from a distance of 10 Feet, not the usual starved one’s we see in the zoo but a 8 feet male in prime condition.






Sambars are a common sight found around the water lakes.