India’s natural areas are gaining increasing appreciation for their beauty and also their inherent value of being ‘natural capital’. Most protection efforts are however focused only on designated wildlife sanctuaries and tiger reserves, while lesser-known natural areas face a high degree of pressure for development. We bring these ‘Unexplored Areas’ into focus, so that their intrinsic value and need for protection are highlighted.

Chikmagalur: A Disguised Blessing

January 01, 2015

Chikmagalur is also known as the ‘land of coffee’.  Summers can be unforgivingly hot, monsoons unrelenting, and winters, bone-chilling. When we planned our trip during the beginning of November, it […]

The Mighty Kumara Parvatha

November 01, 2014

Kumara Parvatha or Pushpagiri, standing tall at 1712 m, is the 6th highest peak in Karnataka, and a trekker’s delight; in fact, a trek only for hardcore trekkers. The fascinating […]

Medigeshi: A Fort Guards Nature

September 15, 2014

I was welcomed by a strong gush of wind. The cold air gave my limbs some much-needed energy; with one last dash, I made it to the top. As I […]

Monsoon Days in Badami

August 15, 2014

A fifteen hundred year old temple on the steps leading to a lake, sandstone cliffs surrounding the lake’s waters in three directions, ornate carvings inside the rock-cut temples on the […]

Birding in Coorg

July 15, 2014

As the mist clears, I’m standing amidst coffee shrubs and the air comes alive with birdsong. I am under a strangler fig,watching a multitude of birds flying in to feed […]

Nandi Hills – Escape the City

June 01, 2014

As Bangalore’s air chokes up with the disappearance of its trees and the appearance of more concrete and vehicles, a city dweller can’t help but ask for a breath of […]

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