As the monsoon slowly fades and gives way to the winter, the land starts to get devoid of the green and the bountiful life that the rains brought along. The few pictures on this post celebrate the life giving rains and the life that it brings with it. All these pictures where made on my recent trip to Sakleshpur. This place is a short drive from Bangalore and is quick escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The places featured here are the Harley estate and the Manjarabad fort. The estate is a home stay with some great south Indian food and friendly staff. The fort is a quick trek from the Sakleshpur-Mangalore highway. It is a great place for people who love history and is definitely a trip back in time. This place also presents to you some great views which are even better if you make the trip in the monsoon season.