How it is wonderful to talk to you in this New Year 2014. With the eve celebrated in all gratitude, with few colleagues, and driving to Mysore, it was happiest occasion to get started with the crackers fillip up the skies of Malleshwaram. How amazing the paddy fields with the rising sun, breath-taking countrysides, threshing women, the drying fields far off, landscapes intermittent with the water flowing rivulets of Kaveri then and there. Stopping by at Balmuri water tank was nice, seeing few visitors on coracles rounding about in the water, and the slippery check dam brimming with the swimmers diving around. As I stepped onto the wall the overflowing waters retreated back on my legs with the droplets clutching on my feet, as if they are greeting me to drag me out!
As I entered the zoo, Giraffe stood motionless, and so was I, and my friends had problems that I am not catching up with them. When a heavily expectant Elephant stood before the visitors, ahh, that was awesome. Mysore Zoo is too good of all the zoos I have been to in South India with the heat scorching at noon. Informative guides and exotic species of animal friends -- and most attraction of the visit was Cape Buffaloes, Giraffes, and African Elephants. Seeing them seemed like, as though they parted from the continental drift and reached the Indian subcontinent, even as the feeling the African forest landscapes fill your mind, mainly the wildebeest migration phenomenon, heart-wrecking and heart-touching reunion stories. Well, here is the fotos.