Stuart Forster experiences the Kyathadevara Gudi Wilderness Camp located inside of the Biligiri Raganna Temple (BRT) Wildlife Sanctuary.
Even on normal days the palaces and colourful markets of Mysore, in southern India, tend to make a big impression on visiting travellers. During the ten-day Mysore Dasara festival caparisoned elephants, tribal dancers and traditional musicians are just a handful of the photogenic sights that make the city—which lies roughly 90 miles south-west of Bangalore, Karnataka’s capital—a must-visit destination for travellers interested in cultural heritage.
In India’s palm-rich south, where Karnataka and Kerala meet, kambala rather than cricket, is the most popular sport.Two pairs of buffaloes are raced head-to-head along specially prepared twin tracks in kambala, the sport of the people in the rural districts around Mangalore. This is Kambala Buffalo Racing in South India.
Anthony Lydekker gives us the second part of his journey on a Group Tour of India this time north to Shimla home to the ‘Indian Summers’ series following his last trip report on India’s Golden Triangle – New Delhi, Jaipur and Agra including the Taj Mahal . So is this Shimla Indian Summers revisited?
This is the first of a two-part story about Anthony’s first visit to India starting with a seven day coach tour in India’s Golden Triangle followed by four days in Shimla. India’s Golden Triangle refers to the three cities in the Northern third of India which have some of the most iconic sites and locations in the world including, of course, the Taj Mahal in Agra and others in New Delhi and Jaipur.
Walk into Jaipur’s Rambagh Palace and you immediately feel like an extra in a costume drama about the last days of the Raj. Turbanned bearers are everywhere, sentries on horseback stand to attention for a maharajah long departed and posh people take tea on the lawn, blissfully removed from the bustle of the Pink City and its bazaars.