Every November angling enthusiasts journey to three fishing camps on the banks of the Cauvery river near the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka. The trip for them is an annual pilgrimage. The anglers come to pit their wits against India's mighty fish, the mahseer. This tiger fish is angled on a ‘catch-and-release' basis.

The only sound you can hear from the Rainforest Resort overlooking the Athirampilly Falls is of water plummeting down the mountains and joining gurgling streams. It was a heady experience to watch the Chalakudy river crashing down on hard granite rocks and breaking into a cloud of foamy spray in the lush landscape of the Sholayar range.

The picturesque hamlet of Anegundi, perched on the banks of the Tungabhadra, has many claims to fame. Anegundi is a pioneer in the Endogenous Tourism Projects programme. Started 2004 in 36 destinations across India, the programme is being carried out by the United Nations Development Programme in partnership with the Union Ministry of Tourism.

The Taj West End hotel in Bangalore implements practices which have won it the prestigious National Tourism Award for being the best eco-friendly hotel in India. The award recognises the hotel's efforts to promote eco-friendly initiatives and its commitment to protect, conserve, and restore the natural environment.