Thursday, March 31, 2016

Birding and Nature Diary @Horsley Hills


Life feels like blessing,when you wake up to the chirping of birds(not alram clocks)and sensation of fresh air which clear all your worries of mind & heart.


I’m yet to overcome from the chirping of birds which enjoyed for two days.Although I was late to bed(say by 4am partying under moonlight has its own charm) during vacation ,still it was so much excitement to get up by 6am.And delighted to share my pictures ,I was really lucky  to get good clicks in the morning of BIRDS.So here I comes with my clicks and bird list.

I feel proud and overjoyed to add three new additions to my current birding list-

StarFirst one is Indian Treepie,initially I had impression that there is Coucal around because of her coop coop sound …later I could figure it out ,when I saw and luckily could click it too.I hope to get better zooming lens for closer shots.


Indian Treepie

StarSecond ofcourse is reward of the trip(because Treepie I have seen earlier,but failed to click it)- Indian Pitta which is vibrant colorful bird,I got to see in the early hours of day.It was very smooth click without any struggle.


Indian Pitta


StarThird one is…


Verdict Flycatcher-Again far away shot…guess some big zooming lens required.


 Rest of Birds


Red vented Bulbul


Plain Prinia



Bushchat Male



Jungle Babbler-Lots of babblers were around.



Red whiskered Bulbul





Oriental White Eye



Magpie Robin

In total saw three Hoopoe but not a single shot..Sad smile


For me travel is now synonyms with birding.


Sunset Beauty


There is no doubt that hill stations are one best places to witness Sunset and sunrise,wrapped with those

special vibes of day.



Magic of Spring Collection-




Hope you had great time enjoying nature’s beauty.

Thank you.





Wednesday, March 30, 2016

HORSLEY HILLS-Memories for Life.


Blog number 101….Special Travel Story of Andhra Pradesh.

For long time my blogging stories are full of birding adventures with family near the close location.So this time fortunately I have change on my board.

Bringing travel memoires of hill station with family and friends.

After a gap of one year after Andaman memorable trip, another addition to my memory cloud is HORSLEY HILLS. The best part of trip was,we hardly have any checklist of places to visit, things to do and still at the end we got soul satisfying journey and experience ,credit goes to place and of course the company.

Scenic beauty on the way

Scenic beauty on the way




Journey details-

Distance between Horsley hills and Bangalore-157kms

Time taken to reach place-(three breaks in between one for the breakfast and two to capture scenic beauty on the way)-four hour and back journey in just two and half hour without any breaks.

We chose to stay at Hotel Haritha which is at excellent location in terms of proximity to visit and enjoy nature especially when you have kids along with you. The Haritha hotel  itself abundantly blessed with dense green belt which is maintained excellently, Kudos to Andhra tourism for same, maintaining such a huge premises effortlessly.


Nearby Delights

Mini Zoo which is just opposite to Hotel premises.Again kids had wonderful time watching Emu,deer,peacock,ducks,crocodile,parrots,rabbits.For my younger one this was kind of first zoo visit which he enjoyed to the core.



View point which is actually gazebo where some last hour of day, watching sun go down gives u peace,calming and soul satisfying experience.It is so delightful to see sun hiding behind mountains ,taking break for the day,connecting with yourself in fast and stressed life and getting ultimate peaceful time.



Trekking and watching sunset –A confession to make here,although I love nature but trekking on steep mountains is something I will think twice to do…but when u have company of adventurous people, height does not matters.So it was core of trip ,trekking and reaching on top of mountains,rewarding ourselves with heavenly sunset view .I will surely cherish it .Pat on my back!!Thanks to my friend Sujata Smile for motivating pulling me out of my comfort zone,doing something which is surprising for me.



Relaxing Sunset moments.


Some more clicks of trips


Fun @Cave


Kids play area comprising of different swings for kids ,perfect to match up their energy. Walking on peaceful path where we witness different colours of spring blossoms…fortunately went in spring season.The Hotel also had swimming pool which again enjoyed and cooled themselves in sunny afternoon.



Adventure activities for kids and elders-Rope walking ,trampoline, Archery and some adventure activities.




Some more raw fun for kids and getting bonded with nature.

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To sum up whole journey a refreshing and rejuvenating experience, cherished memories for life.And special mention of location of Hotel and whole premises .





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