Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary: The people, and the scenery

I was given a sudden, late-night query: Would I like to visit the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary?

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My companions were Apoorva Managoli, her dad Dr Sanjeev Managoli,and Vaibhav Chowdhary…that was like Black Forest with 3 different flavours of ice-cream! No, Sanjeev is not a car-diologist, but it was his new vehicle!

He also had a new toy:

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I’m making a separate post about the birds, and the six-footers.

The road passed through beautiful land:

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We indulged in some mammal photography, little knowing that our mammal sightings in the evenig were going to be very good!

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Temples were being decorated:

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The goddess,Kaveri, revealed herself in all her beauty:

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The endangered

GRIZZLED GIANT SQUIRREL

was around:

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and here’s the large nest:

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the majesty of the trees at the JLR campus was staggering:

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Apoorva posed with Harish, who was our guide for the Squirrel, the Jungle Owlet, and other delights on the JLR campus:

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The forest often gives us gifts to disperse:

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Several wild plants and flowers delighted me:

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A carpet dotted with red:

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Our final destination became Galibore JLR:

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The rain clouds lovingly wrapped themselves around the hills:

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Rustic living on the banks of a lake looks picturesque, but may not be comfortable!

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Houses were decorated beautifully:

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Sericulture was in progress:

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How can I forget the food? Here’s brefus at Kanakapura:

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And here are elevenses:

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Gaily decorated vehicles (I don’t know how the drivers could see anything of the road!) were all around:

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