Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Crab Claws and the Cauvery!
Homestays open up people's inherited treasures to the world and thats a great new concept being encouraged by the govt of Karnataka. So we went down to see this beautiful homestay on the banks of the river Cauvery where PADDAMBAIL MUDDAPPA SHIVAPRASAD had opened out his 7 acre property for the us to enjoy.
It was a wonderful experience to see how this agriculturalist has grown acres of crab claws -- see photos- on a commercial basis on this farm and opened it out for the public to enjoy as well. For me and environment journo it was the ideal place to teach city dwellers what it means to go back into the arms of nature. If you are looking for resort like facilities forget it, but he does have a HUGE swimming pool which we throughly enjoyed.
Evenings were spent sitting on the banks of the river just lotus eating and listening to the strident 'Did-you-do-it'or the Lapwing fly by.