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Sterling Wayanad - The Jungle destination resort of Kerala

Waking up the views of fog draped Muthunga forest range right from my balcony, with the gentle raindrops pattering on the window pane adding lives into me, strolling beside the sprawling lush green paddy fields of Wayanad, the offbeat trails of Paniya tribe, the night safaris to hover on the jungle music and spot those reflecting eyes, gave chills in my spines on spotting a wild tusker, the Kerala sadhya to savour the ethnic cuisine, the freshly brewed coffee with banana chips. That's a brief story on experiential stay at Sterling Wayanad. Excited how the journey went ? Read on!! Sterling Holidays need no introduction. It is one of the best experiential holiday companies of India. With the evolving travel trend of 2018, the travelers seek for offbeat experiences and bizarre discoveries. Sterling holidays - the leading experiential holiday company has got this trend adapted ensuring the exceptional vacations to cherish a lifetime. Sterling Wayanad Kerala Sterling Wayanad is their n

Syntheri rock Dandeli - Monolithic miracle

Dandeli is a hidden gem in Karnataka enfolding the pristine nature and wildlife to behold.  I stayed in Dandeli Jungle camp - an essence of raw jungle sojourn. Mr Dharmesh, owner of Dandeli Jungle camp had already arranged a car for my local travel. The scorching sun calmed down by 3 pm when I began my journey towards Syntheri rock Dandeli. A 35kms drive through the  Dandeli wildlife sanctuary  from DJC through the rustling woods. This stretch of Dandeli is home for wild cats. The driver Vijay told me that he had sighted black panthers and leopards on his previous drives here. Yes, Dandeli is declared as the tiger reserve and conserving the wildlife is the utmost preference here. Throughout this reserve forest, I constantly kept my eye focussed to sight any wild animals. Alas! Maybe the wild cats were deep inside the forest and I wasn't lucky that day to sight them. Brief on Syntheri rock A  monolithic single granite boulder with a height of 300ft with the river Kaneri flowing at

Timber depot and Natural Jacuzzi at Dandeli

Early morning I got up to the tunes of the jungle. At 6:30 am, we started to drive towards Timber Depot for bird watching - especially for the Hornbills . Dandeli is known to be rich in timber, especially for teak and rosewood. The Dandeli teak auction is believed to be biggest in Asia. The timber trail has been transformed as conservation of the rare species of Hornbills. India has 10 species of Hornbills and Dandeli forests alone has four species residing in Timberyard - Malabar Pied Hornbill, Great Pied Hornbill, Indian grey hornbill and Malabar grey hornbill . Hornbill festival was organised at Dandeli by Karnataka forest department in 2018, in order to create awareness and conserving the hornbills. [caption id="attachment_6858" align="aligncenter" width="640"] As the timber depot welcomed me[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6861" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Rajani & I as we walked in the quest of birds[/ca