December 22, 2008

Images: December Travels

December 2008
Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala

Cricket time during low tide, Uttan, Mumbai

St. Aloysius Chapel with frescoes within, Mangalore

On the way to Madikeri, Coorg

Buddhist Monastery, Kodagu

Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Nagarahole, Karnataka

Kutta, Karnataka enroute Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala

T. Shettigiri Tea Estates, South Coorg

Coffee Plantations, South Coorg

On the way to Virajpet, Karnataka

Madikeri Sunset

I've picked out some of my favorite images of this trip to post here. Which one/ones do you like best?

If my visa is issued in the next few days, I shall be leaving on another small trip for a few days. More in next post. As my travels mean an 'internet-less' time, in case I do not get a chance to do so later, let me take this opportunity, my dear friends, to wish you greetings of this lovely season.

To those who celebrate, a very Merry Christmas.



Vamsee said...

That is a hard question to answer when all your pictures are great.
If I have to pick one, then I would pick the first one where the kids are playing cricket. That is quintessential India - folks playing cricket in all kinds of neighborhoods.

Tejas said...


Been a long long time. Still you continue to amaze me with your travels. Great snaps

Santa wishes you a merry Christmas. Stay happy. Keep traveling :)

Cuckoo said...

My pick is nos. 3, 8 & 10.

Great snaps and looking fwd to more.

Wish you also a Mary Christmas and a Happy New Year. Me too going out. :)

Lakshmi said...

welcome back and it was great talking to u..met priyank yesterday and was telling him that it would have been wonderful if we had met..:)

As for pics , I think my fav is the elephant followed by the goats..but I love all of them :)

indicaspecies said...


I agree to your remark about cricket being a quintessential part of India. Thank you for your compliments on the pictures.:)

indicaspecies said...


Hey there! This is a surprise indeed! You surfaced out of the blue! How are you sweet one? I'll email you.:)

Thank you for your visit, your nice words and good wishes.

indicaspecies said...


Thank you. Glad you liked these pictures. Someday shall write a bit on these places and that time will post more pictures.

Thanks for your good wishes and enjoy your travels.:)

indicaspecies said...


Thank you.:)

Priyank had informed me about his trip to Bangalore and now it's lovely to know that you both met. I shall meet up on my next visit.

Ananda Niyogi said...

Hey Celine - long time no see :-) How are you? All of them are very nice shots - I liked #1 & 7 the most...Keep Clicking!

indicaspecies said...


Thanks for dropping by and your appreciation of the images, and encouragement.

Good to hear from you..after ages! I shall presume it's a sign of all's well at your end. As for me, I'm fine, thanks. Start blogging Nanda.:)

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!
I wish you good luck in the coming New Year and many happy travels.

Fida said...

Beautiful pics. And you know, it's not fair - the Christmas star flower in pic 6 (I have to look up the English name, but that’s what we call that read flower) is growing as a tree in your neck of the woods and I had to pamper the darn thing (and sometimes holler at it) all year just so it wouldn’t die. The result: 2 tiny red flowers just showed up.

Do I wish you Merry Christmas or just a wonderful Holiday? In any case, have a relaxing time between the years!

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Lovely,serene shots!

Have a good trip!Merry Christmas,ho ho ho :)

GMG said...

Hi Celine! Sorry for the absence, but these last weeks were a nightmare. Just dropped by to wish you a great season! Hope to be back before 2009... ;)
Meanwhile Blogtrotter is starting its new adventure in India. Enjoy and have a great week!

~vagabond~ said...

All the photos are lovely but my favorites are the first and the last photo.

And a merry christmas to you too!

PS. Hope you wont mind me blogrolling you. :)

Anonymous said...

All of them are great, but the Cricket on the Beach is hands-down the best! That one is fantastic with the boats in the background.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

I like the coffee plantation pic and the second one :) Great blog you have :)

I'm blogrolling you :)

Ravi Kumar said...

dats a lot of places for one month! awesome!

Ashraf said...

Loved "T. Shettigiri Tea Estates, South Coorg"

By looking at the picture I could feel the breezy ambiance, which may not be at all true. Was it ?

alok said...

A great collection of pictures, the sunset picture is just amazing.

You have a wonderful weekend.

Saibal Barman said...

Enjoyed to have traversed to those beautiful places through your words and lens ! Wish that you get another opportunity to experience the bliss of being in sweet homeland before the present year hands over its torch to the Newer !
Have nice moments of joy, dream and thought in life !
Take care, Celine !

AJEYA RAO said...

Though i liked the first photo on cricket for all the technical and timing aspects, i cannot stop from choosing the pciture of St. Aloysius Chapel, for the emotional attachment i have with these places around my college. :-)

utp said...

what beautiful colours I must say...vibrant is the word i think...

GMG said...

Hi Celine! Hope you had a great holiday season (you seem to have got the visa... ;)), and wish you a 2009 much better than we can anticipate and at least as better as if your dreams come true! Health, Peace, and… some money to spend… ;)
As for Blogtrotter, it’s visiting the Red Fort in Delhi, one of your tips, remember? Hope you enjoy and have a great week!

RandomThoughts said...

Hi Celine,

Your Virajpet & Madikeri sunset pictures were my favourites. Hope you got your visa. All the best for a great 2009!


indicaspecies said...


Thank you Dar. I particularly like your wishes for many happy travels.:)

indicaspecies said...


Not fair? Haha..I was admiring the Christmas plants (Poinsettia) lining the roadside and growing wild all around. At least you succeeded in growing two red flowers. I dunno if you are aware that I have buy every piece of plant here.

I did celebrate Christmas in my own peaceful way, and thank you for your good wishes. I send my compliments of the season over to you and a very happy New Year.:)

indicaspecies said...


Thank you, and I wish you a lovely 2009.:)

indicaspecies said...


A pleasure. Go ahead and blogroll.

Thank you for your kind words. I wish you a Happy New Year.:)

indicaspecies said...


Thanks. It seems the cricket on the beach is a fav of many.:)

indicaspecies said...


Thank you for dropping by and your compliments. Please go ahead and blogroll. My pleasure.:)

indicaspecies said...


Thanks. Now you see how active I can be when on holidays.;)

indicaspecies said...


It was a beautifully serene and ever slight breezy afternoon of 18 deg C that day. Coorg is a pleasant hill station with good weather through most of the year. It's miles and miles of such scenery as in the picture you liked, so can you imagine how pleasing it is to our eyes.:)

indicaspecies said...


Thank you.
You have a wonderful 2009.:)

indicaspecies said...


Thank you for the kind words.:)

I've already made 4 trips to India this year. Thought would get to travel again but it's postponed, so hopefully more in 2009. I wish you happy travels too.

indicaspecies said...


Thanks. The cricket game picture is a hit. I can understand your sentiments about St. Aloysius:)

indicaspecies said...


Thank you for dropping by.
India, the land of variety, is indeed a place of vibrant colours.:)

indicaspecies said...


I have been having such a good time during these holidays. Thank you for your warm wishes and I wish you all the best for 2009.:)

I'm going to check out the Red Fort as you presented right away, and yes, I do remember well.;)

indicaspecies said...


I got the visa but postponed my travels. Thanks for your kind wishes for 2009 and I reciprocate the same to you.:)

shooting star said...

nice pics...especially of coorg....
wish you happy new year....

indicaspecies said...


Thank you very much and I wish you the same.:)

Jan said...

What great photos of your travels. Wonderful. Have a Happy New Year.

Tabib said...

Beautiful travel pictures series.
Happy SW Friday!

indicaspecies said...


Thank you very much, and a happy 2009 to you too.:)

indicaspecies said...


Thank you and I wish you a great 2009.:)

indicaspecies said...


Thank you for the link and the mention on your blog. Appreciated.:)