Monday, July 29, 2013

Malnad Monsoon and Magic - IV

   Malnad (Malenadu) more commonly known as the Western-Ghats or the Sahyadris is the air, water and food of South India, including Maharashtra. The Western Ghats cover an area of about 160000 sqkm, spreading across the five states viz, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.  Malnad forms the right lung of India and is one amongst the last few remaining pristine tropical rain forests in the world. The Western Ghats is recognized as one of the top ten hottest biodiversity hotspots in the world and was recently recognized by the UNESCO as a world heritage site. A few areas spread across the Western Ghats have been given the world heritage site tag, which include mostly national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. The region of Malnad receives the highest rainfall in the country, second only to North-Eastern India.  The Ghats are richly forested having a rich and wide variety of flora and fauna. The place has a lot to offer to a traveler, being a treasure trove of wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, cascading waterfalls, unexplored forests, hidden forts, historic temples, winding roads, chilly hill stations, pilgrim centers, cultural centers and a never to forget tasty cuisine and ever hospitable people.  The warmth and generosity of the people of Malnad is truly unmatched and so is its beauty, magical and magnificent. Malnad surely possesses a mysterious power that makes it so magical especially during the monsoons.

Leaf Diamonds
Satellite Image
Birth of a River
Can you Spot Me ?
Pyramids of Nature
Misty Noon
Colorful Nature Bands


  1. First of all, I love your new header!! What great detail!! And what a fantastic place the Western Ghats is!!! So much beauty and color and your captures are superb as always!! And, thanks as always, for sharing the beauty and history of your wonderful country! Hope you have a great week! Enjoy!

  2. Truly awesome post and photos, Super Like.

  3. Thanks for sharing your marvelous photos of this beautiful area. Thanks, too, for the information.

  4. Beautiful captures wonderfully captioned!

  5. Nice informative... and beautiful shots!
    Oh yes the header is scary :-))

  6. These are superb shots, all so detailed.

  7. Brilliant shots!!

  8. Beautiful images1 I love you new header the image is so sharp!

  9. WOW! An absolute marvel - the place, the pictures, the narration, the captions, the post - everything! The header image is amazing as well!

  10. The -birth of river- beckons me to visit the place..Beautiful..