Coorg, a beautiful hill station in Karnataka, south India. Misty mountains. Myriad streams and waterfalls. Thick tropical forests. Miles of spice, paddy and coffee plantations. An abundance of rare flora and fauna. And a wonderfully-hospitable people with a mysterious past. A very few places will be blessed with such natural beauty and fetrility.
This old well covered in moss was in a place called Kutta, in South Coorg (Kodagu). The constant drizzles and moisture in the atmosphere makes most of the places in this area like this.
Kutta is strategically located. 10 kms north is the Nagarhole National park, and about 8 kms south is the Wyanad wildlife sanctuary.
Irpu falls is 8 kms away, and is inside the Bhrahmagiri wild life sanctuary. The falls is about 58 feet high, the river is called Lakshman Thirtha. Lakshman thirtha flows and joins Cauvery in Mysore. This wild life sanctuary is supposed to be home for the world’s most beautiful butterflies and a unique variety of peacocks.
Bhrahmagiri mountain is about 8 kms from Kutta and is a haven for all the adventurous people, who love to trek.
Pookot lake is about 70 kms from Kutta.
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dareco (17134) 2007-11-06 19:22
This is such an interesting and beautiful picture. I love the moss!!! Fabulous color! Very nice detail. TFS
avene (12675) 2007-11-30 8:50
love the lush greens in this shot, and the many shades and tones you've managed to capture. the texture of the moss is fantastic, nice detail there. the phot feels a bit overexposed, though, and I'd love to see the top of that stone pillar in it's entirety. but those are minor points :) great shot, very well seen.
azaf1 (15929) 2007-12-05 1:45
Vikram good morning
A very beautiful capture. I like the green color range and the way you have framed it. Together with your detailed note it is complete.
danos (88391) 2007-12-06 3:28
very nice your composition and the old well to be covered all over in moss.I like the greenish as the vivid light that floodlight the shot.Informative your note too about the region.
sacimar (26057) 2009-07-29 9:35
a green well, beautiful composition, I like the green color in all over the picture, good details, nice job,
- Copyright: Vikram Prakash (postvikram) (1199)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-12
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Fuji FinePix A330
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My favorite photos (3) (Gatti Matti) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-06 19:18