Kukkarahalli kere, with stone benches neatly placed all along the 1 km lake bund with a serene view to boot has been the ideal spot for budding lovers right from my college days. This may be because of the strategic location of this place, right next to the Mysore University campus. From the past few years this lake has undergone renovation, which has made it very popular among the health conscious population of the city. As a result, this lake is flocked with people sweating it out to cut down on that that extra inch on their waistline.
I came to this place mainly to view the sunset and also because my parents told me that the birds (the winged) over here are more in variety and number than that of Karanji Lake, this I had to check.
I reached this lake around 5 PM and started my circuit around the lake, which amounts to about 4 km’s, one thing nice is they have placed stones mentioning the distance covered all along; very useful for a jogger. The area covered by this lake is almost the same as that of Karanji lake but the birds are further away from the path; the nesting grounds are at a greater distance comparatively, hence even my 12x optical zoom camera couldn’t capture good quality images.
On the extreme right we can see a bird flying home with a twig in its beak, to build its nest. The people in the boat are fishermen, had talked to them earlier, they say that they catch not less than 100 kg’s of fish each time they cast their nets.
Silhouette of tall grass
Viewed the sunset to my hearts content and headed back home. One thing I have observed is we can tolerate to look at the sun only for around ten minutes before it sets, but how beautiful that ten minutes is!
All along my way back I could see flocks of birds returning back home in brilliant formations, such a fine sight, too bad I couldn’t capture those moments in my camera because of low light.
Quote for the day (maybe for life too): ” The purpose of LIFE is to transcend all other purposes ” – R.Ganesh
If anyone thinks that I have understood this quote, this one is beyond me. I’m putting my best efforts to understand it, may god bless me with the wisdom to decipher this quote!
Location: kukkarahalli kere, near Saraswathipuram (around 1 km from my house in Mysore)
Date: 3rd February 2006