The hornbills are numerous along the banks of the Koneri river, a forest stream famous for its flash floods. White water lilies are blooming in the shallows.
The 'Evening Glory" had not yet opened for the night.
These are lightweight boats called coracles, made of bamboo and hide. They have been in use since thousands of years in these parts. The boatman had fixed tables in the centre for the tourists to sit. Four people can sit on it.The boatman sits with a staff.(oar) The coracle is ideal for fishing and bird watching as it makes no sound , nor creates ripples. In Kannada, it is called Harigolu, which means "God is the Staff"- self explanatory!