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 to Pilikula Heritage Village. 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.
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.
I hope you enjoyed this story about Pilikula Heritage Village. Have you been to Pilikula? Did you try your hand at pottery?