Nikon Photo Walk: Pilikula Heritage Village

Nikon Photo Walk: Pilikula Heritage Village



June 22, Sunday: I wake up earlier than usual, excited at the prospect of meeting fellow photographers at the Photo Walk organized by Nikon in Mangalore. I get dressed and drive to Pilikula, an interesting area located about 15 KMs off Mangalore city that contains a fabulous zoo, a biological park and an artisan village.

I reach on time (9. 15 AM), and notice that a group had already formed at the entrance. I join them, and get introduced to the group. The organizers inform us that we would all drive to the artisan village, a.k.a, the Heritage Village and spend some time there shooting pictures.

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The place is quiet and beautiful. The typical rural atmosphere of Dakshina Kannada has been recreated in Heritage Village. The dwellings of the various types of artisans reflect their work. Visitors could interact with the artisans, and could also try their hand at some of the stuff the artisans do.
Below are some photos from my Photo Walk.
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At the Sculptor's:Buddha carved in stone

At the Sculptor’s:Buddha carved in stone

The weaver: creating magic using thread

The weaver: creating magic using thread

A loom at the handloom house

A loom at the handloom house

At the handloom house: Loved those colours!

At the handloom house: Loved those colours!

Clay figurines

Clay figurines

At the carpenters place

At the carpenters place

The carpenter's creations

The carpenter’s creations

This is how they grind medicinal seeds to extract oil.

This is how they grind medicinal seeds to extract oil.

Bulls at work.

Bulls at work.

The potter gets his workplace ready

The potter gets his workplace ready

The potter's hands doing some magic!

The potter’s hands doing some magic!

The potter's products displayed for sale

The potter’s products displayed for sale

The Guthu House - a traditional house of the coastal landlords

The Guthu House – a traditional house of the coastal landlords

The front portion of Guthu house

The front portion of Guthu house

Products of the artisans displayed for sale at Pilikula entrance

Products of the artisans displayed for sale at Pilikula entrance

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Have you been to Pilikula? Did you try your hand at pottery?
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