Driving through the hills is an exhilarating experience. Enroute Manali, looking at the serpentine Beas river weaving through deep gorges amidst the hills gives a natural high. The turquoise of the river is so rich, one can go on staring continuously without feeling bored. Sharing a set of five photographs from the drive to Manali.
Agumbe is a tiny village in Shimoga district, and part of the eco-sensitive zone of the Western Ghats, the lifeline of the coast. The region receives very heavy rainfall, and is also referred to as the Cherrapunji of the South. The region has lush beautiful rain forests, and is also home to a number of unique flora and fauna, indigenous to the zone. The enigmatic King Cobra also resides in the in the thick rainforests.