Nilgiri Tahr

After a long time, we went on drive up the hills of the western ghat  mountains. Anaimalai wildlife sanctuary, near Pollachi, is the part of western ghats closest to home.

To our surprise, we found many Nilgiri Tahr right on the curvy mountain roads. We have previously seen a couple of goats along the hair pin bends close to Akkamalai… but this was the first time we saw them in many groups.


A few years back, when we spotted a Tahr, it was very shy and stepped down a deep mountain slope as soon as it spotted us. But with the increasing number of tourists, it looks like these shy goats have become used to humans and their cameras.


This one did not mind us as we approached closer trying to zoom in on its famous curved horns. It was busy munching away at peace.





Crumbling blues

A demolished house… with bright blue walls. Roof tiles were no where to be seen, along with the doors and windows. Bright colours disguise the age of this house.


Yet one more structure brought down, making way for a shiny multi storey concrete house. Old making way for the new.

Forest cover

Tall beautiful pine trees at the pine forest in Kodaikanal (Tamil nadu, India).  It is refreshing to take a walk through this forest, as monkeys chatter from the tree branches and cold mist floats by.


Bark of these trees is unique. It feels hard and rugged from the outside, but the inside is smooth and coloured in orange – red hues.


It is a good spot to stop by while visiting kodaikonal.

Meeting Monkeys

Kodaikanal is a famous hill station in Tamilnadu. We spent the weekend there. It was a scenic spot, with lots and lots of friendly monkeys.  A few monkeys came close enough to check if I had snacks or fruits with me. This was one such curious monkey…