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Bannerghatta & Muthyal Madavu (Pearl Valley) - (November 2007)

Ever since there was news about a leopard on loose in the outskirts of Bannerghatta, I really wanted to visit this place...

The Butterfly Park in Bannerghatta
"The Butterfly Park in Bannerghatta"
The butterfly conservatory with a polycarbonate roof
"The butterfly conservatory with a polycarbonate roof facilitates a tropical environment"
Inside the humid circular enclosure
"Inside the humid circular enclosure which hosts plants that attract butterflies,
it's also got a small waterfall too"
Butterfly
"Butterfly"
Butterfly
"Butterfly"
Bannerghatta about 25 kms from South Bangalore
"Bannerghatta about 25 kms from South Bangalore"
A Zebra at the Bannerghatta Zoo
"A Zebra at the Bannerghatta Zoo"
Spot the parakeet
Spot the parakeet
Scenic open fields and plains
"Scenic open fields and plains"
Lost somewhere in the borders between Karnataka & Tamil Nadu
"Lost somewhere in the borders between Karnataka & Tamil Nadu"
Without knowing where we were going, we actually crossed into Tamil Nadu
Scenic open fields and plains
"Scenic open fields and plains"
Pearl Valley locally known as Muthyal Madavu (about 20 kms from Bannerghatta)
Pearl Valley locally known as Muthyal Madavu (about 20 kms from Bannerghatta)
Pearl Valley
Pearl Valley
Finally the waterfall that we came in search of
"Finally the waterfall that we came in search of"
The Waterfall ?
The Waterfall ?
Pearl Valley by late evening
Pearl Valley by late evening, time to get back home

Bannerghatta is about 25 kms from south Bangalore and 20 more kms from there would end you up in Pearl Valley.
Pearl Valley is about 5 kms from Anekal, when you reach a board announcing some Nature Club or Resort, turn right and take that road else you might have to go through non existent country roads.
More than the actual place that we got to see it was the weather, the ride through country roads and Aparna drooling at the sight of tamarind trees that really made the trip.