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True Blue: the Blue-winged Parakeet  
August 14th, 2014 by Deepti Michelle John

True Blue: the Blue-winged Parakeet

The Blue-winged Parakeet, also called the Malabar Parakeet is a species of parakeet endemic to the Western Ghats of Southern India. They can be spotted in small flocks in Coorg. These birds fly rapidly in forest clearings, making screeching sounds that differ from those of other parakeet species within their distribution range. Read more

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The Elephants are a Big Hit!  
July 21st, 2014 by Clayton Menezes

The Elephants are a Big Hit!

Elephants are a big attraction, and quite literally at that. Getting close to these majestic beasts tamed by human beings who are probably 20 times less than their body mass (or lower) is thrilling and awe inspiring. Coorg has its own special spot to delight in watching these biggies. Read more

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Tweets from Coorg!  
October 12th, 2013 by Clayton Menezes

Tweets from Coorg!

Coorg, called the ‘Scotland of India’ as well as the ‘Kashmir of the south’, is among the most enchanting places to go on a vacation. Its mesmerizing mountains and luscious greenery is the reason it’s attractive. Read more

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Let the Good Times Roll!  
September 14th, 2013 by Deepti Michelle John

Let the Good Times Roll!

The Indian Roller is the state bird of Karnataka. The largest populations of the species are found within India. In agricultural habitats in Southern India, the species has been found at densities of about 50 birds per km! Read more

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The ‘Walking Sticks’ of Coorg!  
June 22nd, 2013 by Deepti Michelle John

The ‘Walking Sticks’ of Coorg!

The Stick Insects found in Coorg are also known as walking sticks or stick-bugs. The name is derived from the Ancient Greek name phasma, meaning an apparition or phantom, on account of the resemblance of the species to sticks or leaves. Read more

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The Multi-hued Avian!  
May 31st, 2013 by Deepti Michelle John

The Multi-hued Avian!

The Plum-headed Parakeet is a parakeet species that calls the Indian Subcontinent home. This Parakeet is spotted in flocks, with the males sporting a pinkish purple head and the females, a grey one. Read more

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Dubare- the Elephant Haven  
May 17th, 2013 by Meena G. Iyer

Dubare- the Elephant Haven

The word ‘Dubare’ brings to mind adjectives such as alluring and magnificent. A must visit destination, it is located on the banks of the river Kaveri in the Kodugu district. Dubare is synonymous with its Elephant camp, where wild elephants are trained with the help of the local tribe known as Kurubas. Read more

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Coorg: the Weekend Getaway  
April 30th, 2013 by Poornima Dasharathi

Coorg: the Weekend Getaway

Summer has been really harsh on the city, and we had decided on a holiday. Though the hills were the convenient escape, we were looking at the choices – Kerala, Ooty, and Coorg. We settled on Coorg as usual. Read more

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Blowing Its Horn?  
April 19th, 2013 by Deepti Michelle John

Blowing Its Horn?

The Malabar Grey Hornbill is a hornbill species endemic to the Western Ghats and associated hills of Southern India. It is distinguished by its large prominent beak. Read more

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Nagarahole National Park  
February 11th, 2013 by Meena G. Iyer

Nagarahole National Park

One of the major attractions for a tourist or local is the national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and zoos. Everyone is always fascinated by these 3 places, starting from children to older adults. Read more

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