It might be over-enthusiasm speaking when I say, that the best way to admire the wild is amidst the wilderness. I say so from having had the opportunity to discern these free-spirited whales, mirthfully criss crossing their territory. There’s something ever so magnetising to watch feral creatures endowed with all the brawn and vigor without an inkling of baneful intent.
Navarathri, in its essence, celebrates the triumph of good over evil, a theme so universal to all societies, it ought to resonate with anyone who wishes to imbrue the experience. Durga Pujo is one such festival, that is justifiably eulogised in the Indian states of West Bengal, Bihar and Assam.
This natural art gallery makes one wonder, how far we’ve come from being hunter gatherers, to the modern complex beings we now are. There’s nothing like getting a glimpse into our ancient past, not only because it is astounding to, but also because we simply can!
The way I saw it, the site prodded us at our wilful obliviousness to the eventuality of war, burying not only hopes and happiness of souls but also their corpses.
Mangaluru, despite being a part of Karnataka, feels like a distinct place in itself thanks to the multiple cultures prevalent here. The cuisine, language, architecture, customs, and traditions are so markedly different from the surrounding regions, a visit to South Canara (now divided into Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kasargod districts) is imperative to catch the drift.
“The sky is an infinite movie to me. I never get tired of looking at what’s happening up there.” -K. D. Lang
The easiest way to get to here is a boat ride from Om beach but I don’t recommend it as the boat usually won’t stop here for more than 15 mins. Moreover, the place feels a lot more sweeter after you break a sweat to get here. The trek is easy and takes between 30-40 mins.
The itinerary of the 1770 LARC Paradise Tour I opted for, included a day-long drive on a unique vehicle from the Vietnam war era- basically a groovy pink ‘ship on wheels’, along the discovery coast, to the Bustard Head lighthouse and back.