Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Lakes of Mysore - photographs - continued

The previous post had snaps from Kukkarahalli Kere. Here are snaps of Karanji Kere.



The main pathway at the entrance, leading to Karanji Kere.












Karanji Kere as seen from the watch-tower. And if you are wondering why the tree is white - those are bird droppings.











I find myself wishing that I were this duck - floating blissfully in the cool waters of Karanji Kere.











A butterfly in the butterfly park, Karanji Kere.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice photos, Shruthi! Missed going there... but, there is always next time :)

Here is one snap of Lingambudhi lake that I took.

Vani said...

Beautiful....visited Kukkarahalli kere last time when it was twilight...since it was getting dark we could not spend much time there...hope to visit again soon.

Anonymous said...

Good photos, well taken!..a lone tree standing in the centre of the placid karanji kere is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Someone is really making good use of the camera here! ;)

Great pics!! Especially the one with the white solitary tree....somehow it reminds me of the solitary white tree in the Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King (the tree right on top of the city of Minas Tirith)!

Shruthi, check my blog...have written about my routine experiences in a Mumbai local.

Shruthi said...

Prashanth, that is a great snap! The sunset we witnessed was almost that way!

Vani, next time, lets hope that I am your host and get to take you around that place ;)

Sharath, thank you! :)

Sachin, thank you! :) Haven't watched LOTR :O
I have already been to your blog and commented on that cool account of the locals :D [I have a bloglines subscription on your blog - still had it in spite of your inactivity ;)]

Anonymous said...

Hey thanks!!! Btw, if you haven't you most definitely should watch LOTR - its a must watch!!

And hey, forgive my ignorance but whats a bloglines subscription?? Another technical question, how do I get that "blogs i visit" along the side of your blog? Sorry to take up your comment space regarding this!

Anonymous said...

Hey thanks!!! Btw, if you haven't you most definitely should watch LOTR - its a must watch!!

And hey, forgive my ignorance but whats a bloglines subscription?? Another technical question, how do I get that "blogs i visit" along the side of your blog? Sorry to take up your comment space regarding this!

Mridula said...

Lovely pictures Shruthi.

Shruthi said...

Sachin, yeah... I know.. I somehow missed it.. it is on my wishlist, though.. will watch it soon!
I think I have your mail id from a previous correspondence. Will mail you with the answers to your queries.

Mridula, thank you :)

Anonymous said...

i confess that this comment has no connection to your post.

but reading about you imagining yourself as a duck, reminded me of "my cousin vinny" and the dialogue about his fiancee asking vinny to imagine himself as a deer.

listen to the deer dialogue here (these are adult-rated dialogues, so excuse me - and don't sue me if you roll off your chair laughing!)

- s.b.

Anonymous said...

The Lakes are beautiful , how nice it would be to do a moonlight boating there....Prof .Vee see (V Seetaramiah) has mentioned a lot about karanji kere, though i have heard most from authors is Kukkralli kere. I am sure every mysorean is inspired by these wonderful gifts of nature to them :) look forward to visit these lakes soon

-Usha

praneshachar said...

nice pictures shruthi. yes when we will visit is a ? but now you have taken us around these places by nice pictures. going round these places with knowldegeble people on birds and with sufficient time at your disposal will be a great experience
very good snaps

Anonymous said...

Cool! A bit of photo blogging aye...

;)

Shruthi said...

S.B., couldn't listen to it... some probs at this end. Will listen to it and get back!

Usha, moonlight boating! Wah! Hadn't thought of that :D

Praneshachar, yes that's true :) Better still if you have a guide book and binoculars!

Harsha, when words fail.... ;)

Mysorean said...

Awesome! :)

Anonymous said...

how to reach Karanji ?

Viky said...

Fantastic pics...!!!

Shruthi said...

Mysorean, Viky, thanks!

Pegasus, oops! Maybe a Mysorean can explain better - all I can say is that it is near the zoo :p

Anonymous said...

A first-time visitor to your blog, this entry brings back so many pleasant memories. I spent the first sixteen years of my life in Mysore, but strangely enough have never re-visited since.

Prabhuswamy said...

Loved mysore

veena shivanna said...

Prof, linked this post to today's photo at my blog.. hope this is fine.
Also do chk out for one more such photo there.

Kishen said...

I have written an article on these lakes. Check it out at-

http://malabartreenymph.blogspot.com/

P.S.: I can give you a CD full of photos of Indian butterflies( that I have shot) which your child can enjoy, provided you sponsor my link as well :-) [Just like the way you have done for Peevee's !!! ]

- Kishen

Rohini Kamath said...

I visited Karanji lake too nearly a year ago for bird watching:
http://ifornature.blogspot.com/2007/12/karanji-lake.html

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