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In February 2016 my girlfriend Heleen and I travelled 3,5 weeks through south India. We began our a journey with birdwatching and a houseboat tour on the tropical backwaters of Kerala. Afterwards we went to the Western Ghats mountains with beautiful and rolling tea plantations and the 'hill stations' of Munnar, Valparai and Ooty. We spotted the endangered and rare lion-tailed macaque monkeys and the cute giant squirrel. During birdwatching tours we saw around 120 species of birds, including hornbills, bee-eaters, kingfishers, owls, eagles, sunbirds, bulbuls ... We also went three days on safari in the Kabini region of Nagarhole national park and we saw lots of monkeys, deer, elephants, gaurs, wild boars, crocodiles, flying foxes, serpent eagles, rollers and woodpeckers. Finally we also saw a tigress coming down to a waterhole. A fantastic moment to see this majestic but endangered animal in the wild! We could also spot 4 sloth bears in Doroji, a small national park in the state of Karnataka.

Then we had a week of culture with a visit of the megalomaniac palace to the Maharaja in Mysore, the largest monolic statue in the world in Shravanabelagola and the beautifully refined temples of the Hoysala dynasty in Halebidu en Belur. We also visited the wonderful site of Hampi, once the capital of the mighty Vijayanagara empire. There you can explore many old Hindu temples and palaces with large sculptures and exquisite carvings. All located in a landscape with hills, impressive boulders and palm trees.

In Dandeli national park we spotted many hornbills and we ended our trip at the beach in Goa at the Indian Ocean. Of course we also met a lot of colorful and friendly people and we got to know the varied but 'spicy' Indian cuisine.

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Kumarakom - White-throated kingfishers
Kumarakom - Purple heron
Kumarakom - Great egret
Kumarakom - Brahminy kite
Backwaters Kerala - Houseboat
Backwaters Kerala - Houseboat
Thattekad - Chestnut-headed bee-eater
Thattekad - Streak-throated woodpecker
Thattekad - Malabar grey hornbill
Thattekad - Indian giant squirrel
Thattekad - Indian giant squirrel
Thattekad - Sri Lanka frogmouth
Thattekad - White-cheeked barbet
Munnar - Red-whiskered bulbul
Munnar - Nilgiri palm squirrel
Munnar - Theevelden
Munnar - Temple
Valparai - Monkey Falls - Bonnet macaque
Valparai - Tea fields - Pickers
Valparai - Tea fields - Picker
Valparai - Tea fields
Valparai - Sunrise tea fields
Valparai - Sunrise tea fields
Valparai - Great Indian hornbill
Valparai - Great Indian hornbill
Valparai - Great Indian hornbill
Valparai - Lion-tailed macaque
Valparai - Lion-tailed macaque
Valparai - Lion-tailed macaque
Valparai - Lion-tailed macaque
Valparai - Lion-tailed macaque with baby
Valparai - Lion-tailed macaque
Valparai - Gaur
Valparai - Nilgiri tahr
Ooty - Toda temple
Ooty - Toda temple
Ooty - Toda
Ooty - Indian palm squirrel
Kabini - Indian roller
Kabini - Gray langur
Kabini - Gray langur with baby
Kabini - Spotted deer
Kabini - Spotted deers
Kabini - Juvenile spotted deer
Kabini - Indian flying fox
Kabini - Indian flying fox
Kabini - Crocodile
Kabini - Crocodile
Kabini - Gaurs
Kabini - Gaur
Kabini - Sambar deer
Kabini - Crested serpent eagle
Kabini - Indian boar
Kabini - Elephant
Kabini - Elephant
Kabini - Crested serpent eagle
Kabini - Mist
Kabini - Black-rumped flameback
Kabini - White-bellied woodpecker
Kabini - Streak-throated woodpecker
Kabini - Fighting Jungle mynas
Kabini - Mating Indian Rollers
Kabini - Tigress
Kabini - 'Tiger tank female'
Kabini - Bonnet macaque baby
Kabini - Bonnet macaque baby
Mysore - Palace
Mysore - Chumanudi hill - Chamundeshwari temple
Mysore - Chumanudi hill - Nandi
Mysore - Devaraja market
Mysore - Devaraja market
Shravanabelagola
Shravanabelagola - Bahubali
Halebidu
Halebidu
Halebidu
Halebidu
Belur
Belur
Hampi - Hemakuda hill - Virupaksha temple
Hampi - Hemakuda hill - Hanuman shrine
Hampi - Virupaksha temple
Hampi - Virupaksha temple
Hampi - Virupaksha temple
Hampi - Lakshmi Narasimha
Hampi - Ganesha temple
Hampi - Zana enclosure - Lotus Mahal
Hampi - Royal palace
Hampi - Royal enclosre - Stepped tank
Hampi - Vittala temple
Hampi - Vittala tempel - Stefan
Hampi - Vittala watertank
Hampi - Gejjala Mantapa
Hampi - Malyavanta hill
Hampi - Malyavanta temple
Hampi - Malyavanta hill - Hanuman
Hampi - Sadhu
Hampi - Sadhu
Hampi - Sadhu
Hampi - Sadhu
Hampi - Rose-ringed parakeet
Daroji - Sloth bears
Daroji - Sloth bear
Banjara woman
Banjara woman with child
Banjara woman
Dandeli - Brown wood owl
Dandeli - Indian giant squirrel
Dandeli - Malabar pied hornbill
Dandeli - Flying Malabar pied hornbill
Varca - White-throated kingfisher
Varca - Green bee-eater
Varca - Palm trees under starry sky