Man and Machine trip -day 2 Mananthavady-Mandya
|Elephant in Waynad Forest: courtesy: Jipin|
Before Bavali Check post there is a constant presence of lone elephant too. We met him in several occasions. On last October, on a return journey our long family trip to Tirupathy, in two cars, we met him closely. He is not harmful but not friendly to bike riders. . He usually stays and stands like a statue in nights under teak trees near the road about the three kilometers from Bavali. Everybody knows him and generally he is quite.
|Tiger killed a man here in Mysore road (red cross)|
|Anderson Stayed in this Inspection bungalow during his visit at this town. now under PWD, it maintains well and neatly|
Lets look in detail of the places refered in KA Story The killer of the Waynaad with relation to maps. Read the story if you have a copy. I have taken some parts of the story here to encourage your reading. Click the pic for large images.
|First page of the story|
|Kabani river at Byrakppe. Perikalloor of Kerala can be seen at the other bank.|
|Byrakuppe/DB Kuppe town|
|First victim taken from this point.|
|IB in post office junction|
|Villagers in Kerala Karnataka Border|
|The village at further bank of Kabini, Chekadi|
|approximate position of bamboo cutters hamlet in red circle.|
|The two roads to Mysore. The red is closed after 6 pm, while blue is the one open 24 hrs and only exit in night|
|Position of the incident occurred. 10 miles, as per Google earth.|
|Possible camp site. There in no other hamlets nearby|
|Keddah operation,of 1960s. Photos Courtesy to Ms. Lakshmi Sharath. A detailed description given at the end of post|
History and art have shown evidences of this practice from Chandragupta Maurya’s period in the records of the Greek Ambassador, Megasthenes. He writes about how female elephants were used as decoys to lure male elephants into enclosures or deep trenches.
|Newly constructed deviated road on left leading to Kakankote. This is to avoid Core area of the forest.|
|Photo from last khedda, drummers drove all the wild elephants into the water as the domestic elephants surrounded them. They were subsequently driven into an enclosure, and were caught|
|From kankanakote forest|
|Roping Operation - Kabini Khedda.|
I wanted to go through Mysore city to take a look at mt Yezdi bike which is given for restoration.
I couldn't find the shop owner and I continued to sreerangapatnam and then to Mandya.
|Wanted to see a Kannada movie. But show already started.|