January 10, 2011

Birds of a feather

Had a wonderful trip to Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. We went with my SIL and family- in itself guaranteed fun all the way.

Saw a lot of birds- pied kingfishers, egrets, painted storks, spoonbills, cormorants, herons, ibis, some others that I do not recall, a few mean looking but sleepy crocs and countless bats. Anush was in wonder though a bit tired. She also wanted to see a croc with its mouth open wide!!

We were told more birds visit in March- April including the flamingos which evaded us at Pulicat a few years ago but which are fresh in my memory from Nallasarovar ten years ago!

Will possibly do another trip in April.

We passed by sugar city Mandya, the Maddur vada town, Ramnagar- the Sholay location and of course the obligatory stop at Chennapatna. Photos were taken by my able nephew and will come in later.

Also visited the temple at Srirangapatna and was dazed by the crowds. Way too much to feel comfortable with a baby and a by now tired kid. Did a quick darshan and stepped out to enjoy the architecture and air.

Ate at Adigas- very good and Kamats- not so good. Missed thatte idlis in Bidadi. That too maybe for next time.

10 comments:

Monika said...

sounds like a great trip :)

Choxbox said...

Ah, so thats’s where you were.

Been meaning to do a trip to Ranganathittu for while. Will ping you for gyaan, good.

So you did a day trip? Whoa.

VJ said...

Was wondering where u were !!!
Sounds like a great trip. Chennapatna is on my list ... Specially for the dolls. Don't know when it would happen.

artnavy said...

Indeed a good trip

Just that since it was a day trip all of us are a bit tired today...

VJ
thanks!! was in chennai , then drowning in office work, then the weekend...

on chennapatna- cauvery in blore has all the stuff i must say...not too much diff in rates- or maybe I was in a rush...chox what is your opinion?

RGB said...

Sounds like you had a great trip, looking forward to those pictures :)

Choxbox said...

See my older kid’s toys have been passed down pretty in tact to the lil one so am not usually into toys-buying, so I’ve picked up just that India map puzzle that i’d told you from Chennapatna. Other than that, some bangles and such like and a train or two. Other than that stuff for friends when visitng London, and maybe keychains. So haven’t explored Chennapatna that much, and as you said Cauvery has quite a bit anyway - the stuff they don’t have I don’t want anyway sinec as I said I don’t by toys that much any more.

MindfulMeanderer said...

I should try it too sometime.

Patricia Torres said...

oh my!! that does sound like a fabulous trip!! :-)

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

Next time, try to visit "Nimishaamba" temple. It used to less crowded (5 years back) and they have those boat rides (the round basket ones) ... much fun for the kids.

Choxbox said...

C’s A: The round boats or coracles as they are called have been banned by the state govt for being unsafe. Thats the law at least not sure how much its been implemented.