Musings of the Bemused

Alien Lands

Alien Lands - River Kali, Dandeli, Karnataka

Alien Lands – River Kali, Dandeli, Karnataka
f/9, 1/800, ISO 800, 175mm

Strolling through the Jungle Lodges and Resorts grounds early morning we came across this view of rocks jutting out of fast flowing river water. The stark landscape reminds one of being on an alien planet. This is the river Kali known probably for its sheer black rocks that give it the name – literally (Kali – black). The river is host to a wide variety of wildlife including crocodiles and river snakes. Local people revere the crocs for over 200 of them exist in this river and thus far there has never been a single fatality or major incident. This is one place where truly man and animal live together. The ‘collaboration’ might just be to keep the inflow of visitors coming in but nevertheless is fruitful.

This place is also the home of the Malabar Hornbill – seen almost everywhere along the river banks.

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