Date of Visit: January 2nd 2017.
About 20kms out of Bangalore. Map below for reference.
Sri Sri Ravishankar Art of Living Ashram is a quiet and wonderful place.
Inside of the Ashram, you have:
- Reception [ multiple places ]
- Food courts and tea points ( cafe ). [ Lunch is free for visitors at Annapurna. Khichdi is very good. ]
- Ayurvedic medicine stores and diagnostics center
- Saraswati hall
- Mahalakshmi Mandap
- Panchkarma Center
- Panchamrut Restaurant [ Try herbal tea here 🙂 at least ]
- and more….
Let’s go on a visual ride
Roads inside the ashram. There are also Buses and Omni Vans available inside to commute within the ashram
Once after entering ( from Gate – 5 for us ) there is wonderful and huge gathering place for various events.
Group Gatherings for events – 1
Group Gatherings for events – 2
Group Gatherings for events – 3
Group Gatherings for events – 4
Main Mandap in view
Mandap – 2
Beautiful Photo frame
Some place around
Mandap from Garden
A place to rest for a while
In the garden
And more places around — missed to photograph 😀
Chembra Peak is the highest peak on Wayanad. Also on the top of Chembra Peak is a heart shaped lake. To-fro Chembra Peak trek is a 3.5 – 4 hour trekking.
Here’s the complete album:
A wonderful dweep-like (island) protected delta on the Kabini River. Kuruvadweep is the only island sorrounded with naturally purified water source in Kerala.
This dense and evergreen forest is uninhabited and hence a home to rare kinds of flora and fauna: uncommon species of birds, orchids and herbs namely. Its unique geographical characteristics make it a place where not only the leaves but also silence is evergreen being away from cities and thus it has become a place of attraction.
Here are the pics
Phantom Rock, as name suggests, is a ghostly rock standing just on a cliff of a small hill. Not getting dismounted midst various earthquakes. A quite surprising place.
Here are snaps
Soojipara Waterfalls, one of the best waterfalls ever been to. At Soojipara WF it was: Full on masti – Very Cold water, Trekking, Viewpoint and Sightseeing. Also, there was too much of fog immediately after 4:30 PM. It’s a wonderful place, the cold water bath after a good trekking will give you complete exercise to drive away all the cold.
Here are the pics
Things to do at BanasuraSagar Dam:
- Sight seeing
- Jet ski
- Fish spa
- Place for budding photographers
This is a wonderful place to spend a day out once you’re in Wayanad. If you’re on a trip to Wayanad you can spend a half day or a complete day here.
Also a few meters ahead of the Dam is a Waterfall – Banasura Sagar, Meenmutty Falls. [ Do not confuse this with Meenmutty Falls ]
A few glimpse of the waterfalls:
Water is wonderful and you can play in water here. The falls + the Banasura Sagar Dam closes at 6:30PM Evening. Just after the waterfalls and little trekking, you’ll be able to get to a viewpoint.
Things to do here at Karanji Lake Mysore:
- Paddle Boating
- Sitting at Lake in peace
You can easily spend 4 hours here.
Here are the snaps
The Royal Mysore Palace – Day, Evening and Lighting at Night. We took it as a part of trip: Bangalore – Mysore – Wayanad.
Here are snaps
Shivasamundaram Falls were mostly a disappointment for us here. We took it on our way for our trip: Bangalore – Mysore – Wayanad.
There was almost negligible water in the falls. The place is also not much well maintained.
NOTE: If you want to play in water, this is not the place.
Some snaps of the Gaganchikki Barachukki Points at Shivasamundaram.