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Tamil Nadu & Karnataka Travel Diary

As you scroll from the first image to the last, my travel journey is reflected, starting with the monumental Adiyogi in Coimbatore. From Coimbatore, I travelled to Ooty, roughly a three-hour drive. First, you'll see pictures of the gorgeous (also rumoured to be haunted) Fernhill Royal Palace, originally a summer retreat for the King of Mysore. Next, we took the toy train from Ooty to Coonoor. From Coonoor, we drove to the Wellington Gymkhana Club, where we had beer with a view of the golf course. From there, we headed to La Belle Vie for lunch!

The next day we left from Ooty to Kabini, the part of the trip I was most excited about. We stayed at the gorgeous Serai resort, took multiple road and river safaris and even a coracle ride! We had some beautiful sightings, and my favourite was with the elephant couple. The sheer joy of watching this couple walk towards the river and drink water. It felt magical! We also witnessed a pregnant tigress sunbathing, where I got lucky and got the shot of the peacock crossing by. The perfect frame shows the national animal and the national bird together. However, I think the most unexpected sighting was the leopard on our river safari. Firstly, it was so hard for me to spot him. He completely camouflaged; the sad part was that I was guided by saying, 'look next to the green plastic bottle.' Also, I photographed multiple deer, my never-ending fascination with them, but they are so cute!

Next, we headed from Kabini to Bangalore, and that part of the trip consisted of only two things, shopping and dining! Pictures are from the beautiful Bangalore Club and Bowring Institute. Finally, with a short stay in Bangalore, we returned to Delhi!


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