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.

Birding Around Udupi

April 01, 2015

As you descend down the high altitudes of the Western Ghats and reach the coastal belt, habitats change along with the climatic conditions – you can see a lot of […]

My Devarayanadurga

February 16, 2015

We all have a wilderness area which we hold close to our heart – an area that, for the first time, helped us fall in love with the open skies, […]

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 […]

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