Do Join Us for the run for Cancer Kids.
Registration Page :
Donations will go to KIDWAI cancer institute and from KAAA :
Lalbagh running track is one of the best track available in the middle of Bangalore for the joggers / marathon practitioners. Looping of around 4.5K (that’s a good size) can be done. Track is quite bigger is size and lot of people can run in parallel. Road, brick road, and mud – all kinds of tracks are available.
Entry ticket – No, till 9.30 AM and after 6 PM. Rs. 10 in between (not a time for runners :P)
At the time of Rain : Fairly good. This track can be used even after a rainy day.
Hopcoms (Vegetable/Fruit Seller) is also available inside the lalbagh which can be used for buying fruits after the run. Here is a typical track route.
My this 10K run is without shoes, which clearly depicts that its a clean place to run.
Endomondo Run : https://www.endomondo.com/users/23961627/workouts/604664048
If you are living around Jayanagar, J P Nagar, Bannerghatta road, BTM – Its one of the best place to run. Its a mud trace with following :
Here is my endomondo half marathon run track in madiwala :
Millions dollar questions for the runners around Bangalore where to run, which is good track and many more. I do run across many places in Bangalore and from my blog, I will try to cover some of the good running place in and around Bangalore. I will add some of the snaps which will show the track condition.
First goes, J P Nagar – Miniforest – This is one of the long stretch in J P Nagar.
One complete round comes around 1.5 Km.
Opening and Closing time: 5 AM to 8 PM.
Ticket: No Ticket.
Do drop a comment or a feedback if you are a J P Nagar Runner.
Here is my endomondo run :
I have more than 100 visits of Valley School, Kanakapura Road, Bangalore but never get bored off with the place. It still have a lot to offer. Its one of the best places when you want to rest yourself.
Initial days, I used to rush at this place to cover maximum ground. But now, I just visit the place to have some birding and lot of calmness. Here are some of the snaps of the place and some of the birds, some of the butterflies around.
Lalbagh being in the center of the City, it is quite accessible and always crowded. Even Government is trying to increase the ticket costs and the current cost is:
1. Person Entry : 10 Rs.
2. Camera Entry: 50 Rs.
No fees, before 9 AM and after 6 PM. Camera case is quite ambiguous before 9 AM and after 6 PM.
Now, what to do in Lalbagh. First of all, its a botanical garden and if you are not interested in plants, trees, lakes, birds, flowers, its merely a place to sit and talk.
1. Enjoy Flowers. It has a rose garden and other flowers like Dahlia, Cosmos will be available in the summers.
You can enjoy some of the blogs on flowers day.
2. Enjoy Hunting – Its a very rich place with lot of fishes. So, you can often see a good killing/hunting scene around it. Snakes, Pelicans, Kites, Cormorants are often can be seen in action.
3. Enjoy Birding:
4. Enjoy Nature/Photo shoot – Its a great place to witness sunrise, sunset and the transformed clouds. Provides all kind of background for good photo shoot.
5. Butterflies – If you are interested in shooting butterflies or gaining knowledge about it. Great place again !!
Have Fun, Do Visit. Highest no. of people use it for running/jogging/walking and worth a place to do exercise. It provide one of the coolest stretch to do so.
Do, drop us your comments and anytime you want to join us for Lalbagh trail.
Bangalore… a city that outshines others Indian cities
Is Bangalore just an IT city? For many of us it’s just a city with many job opportunities for everyone. I came to Bangalore with the same perception. But gradually, as time passed, I realised what this city offers to one and all. This city is a mix of cultures and traditions. Bangalore has not lost its charm even after the development of IT sector. People like us, with hectic weekdays, find peace in some of the places that are within the vicinity of Bangalore.
Bird watching and photography is our passion. Many of us are aware about the famous birding spots in Bangalore. It is difficult to find such nice birding areas in other commercial cities. Thus people staying in Bangalore are keen to spend their weekend in the lap of nature. The birding spots found here can be marshy grasslands, mountains, dense forests, lakes etc. So, most of the birds can be spotted here. I leave my home at dawn with the hope of finding birds in their natural habitat. But still it seems to be a very small list of places where I have been and there is much more to see and enjoy. One of my favourite birding area is Hoskote lake. Hoskote is near to where I stay. Hoskote has different habitats for different birds. That is why it is an amazing place for all bird fanatics.
The wet grasslands in Hoskote are suitable for a variety of birds like Munia. Many winter migrants can be seen here. A large variety of Kingfishers are near the lakeside to catch a prey.
I have given one of many reasons to love Bangalore. There are many such things that I wish to write. I am still trying to unravel the other side of Bangalore that is picturesque. My upcoming journeys would cover more of Bangalore city and places near to it. Stay tuned!
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Though the weather has heated up, our enthusiasm for birding still remains warm enough that 16 of us went to Valley School.
We had only seven members for the MCS;
many others met us directly at the School
We went down to the dry pond, and then also visited the dry (the operative word these days!) stream.
However…the Valley never disappoints us, if we look for the residents like these:
Purple Sunbird on Jacaranda
rather than for visitors, who’ve probably all gone back to more pleasant climes by now.
Many kinds of Flycatchers (Asian Paradise, Tickell’s Blue,and the White-browed Fantail) delighted us,
as did this Koel lady:
So did the raptors we observed, wheeling high up in the sky…and sometimes sitting with other birds, like this Black-winged Kite with a Large Cuckoo-shrike.
We did seem to start with a lot of Pain-In-The-Neck birding, as Ioras, White-eyes, and other tiny beauties showed that they were, truly, top-of-the-trees! But soon enough, we got Magpie Robins and Barbets that serenaded us from “lower down” in the boughs, and we walked happily along, disappointing the usual accompaniments…the dogs that always follow birders in the hope of snacks…and the occasional unwary bird on the ground!
As far as birding is concerned, having fuzzy eyes due to eye-drops is not a great thing at all! Neither is it good for bird photography, because one aims and clicks more in hope and perseverance than in real ability…and one cannot even see for sure whether the shot is in
focus or not. But frankly, even being able to discern the birds was good enough for me, and I enjoyed the morning as much as the keen-eyed Kites and Buzzards soaring overhead..or my sharp-eyed friends!
Several flowering and fruiting trees,
Even common trees are so majestic when allowed to grow freely, like this Peepal:
butterflies like the
(sorry to include disgusting pics but this is also a reality of life…an ex-rat)
and insects like the Solitary Hunter Wasp,
also gave us a lot of Good Stuff to observe and remark upon. I’m trying to get names for the many flowers and seeds that I do not know.
Even the algae and the marks of the leaves in the bottom of the water trough were very artistic:
The sun quickly got too hot for comfort, and by 10am, many of us belonged to the Reddy commuity…Reddy to go and have breakfast, that is! Alas, Adigas was jam-packed because of the combination of weekend and school holidays, and some of us came to Woody’s in J P Nagar while others, having shared some delicious snacks, proceeded home directly.
I’ve put up my i-drop shots on my FB album; to see them,
and Soham has put up the eBird list, to see it,
Cheers, and hoping everyone had a great weekend, too…!
Bowed down with worries, some people go home
As the sun sinks to rest.
Cares fill some minds and hearts,
As they look at the sun in the west.
But when the sun rises,
The slate is clean
A fresh shining disc, in golden hues,
In the mental spaces between
Yesterday’s woes, or troubles
And what may be, today.
Hope..the shining sun through the clouds:
That’s what we live with, each day.