With sustainability and ecological impact coming into focus, eco-travel and visits to natural areas is no longer a niche domain, but the choice of many families. Read first-person experiences, as writers who enjoy travelling or travellers who enjoy writing visit one of the many forests of Karnataka, to bring you ‘Guest Articles’.

Bandipur: a surprise at every turn

May 01, 2016

The jeep ground to a halt and the engine was killed, abruptly leaving us with the lush silence of the forest. An unseen flame-back called. And then we heard it […]

Sharavathi – Where life’s gifts come in small packages

February 01, 2016

“This is the off-season.” “Jog Falls would be a trickle.” “There are hardly any birds in the reservoir.” “There is no wildlife movement there.” “There is no cellular network.” Except […]

Sun, Sand and Spirit – Gokarna

November 15, 2015

My journey from Bangalore to Gokarna turned out to be longer than expected. I departed before an extended weekend, so every highway leading away from Bangalore was choked. The sleeper […]

Lazing by the River Kali

October 01, 2015

“No, I’m not going white water rafting!”. I’d repeated that so many times at work, that I could have instead worn a t-shirt with that as a slogan. It’d been […]

The Monsoon and a Hundred Stories

September 01, 2015

 “Can you hear that, madam?” Basavanna, our naturalist, turned around in his front seat and whispered. I strained my ears, not unlike the spotted deer we had seen some time […]

Rooted in Nature: A Day at Bannerghatta

July 15, 2015

I’m rocking gently to and fro, toes barely grazing the ground. The breeze is ruffling through my hair and butterflies are nectaring on the yellow Copper Pod blossoms above me. […]

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