Bannerghatta, Quarry area, 071110
I’ve often spoken of the quarry area of Bannerghatta Forest; this is an area beyond the settlements of Nisarga, Nandanavana, and Pride Vatika Layout. A road, pretty horrible in patches, snakes along the hillside, through areas that have been quarried for the granite that Bangalore is famous for. The motorable road sort of peters out before a small village, and there’s a mango orchard there, and a little running rivulet. It’s a great place for birding, and on Sunday morning, Chandu, Krupakar, and I went there again.
We saw a fair amount of birds, but right now, I want to show how beautiful the scenery was….. here’s the stream that gurgles through the area:
and right next to them was this old, disused temple, with old palm thatch shading its front, and moss and greenery sprouting over its top:
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I sometimes feel I won’t mind I don’t see a single bird…the beauty of Bannerghatta forest is enough to make me feel at peace for quite a while!