Jan 252010


The Valley School, established in 1978, A Krishnamurti Foundation India. The school is based on the teachings of the eminent philosopher and a great thinker Jiddu Krishnamurti. The school is located near Thatguni which is about 17 km to the south west of Bangalore, in a picturesque valley with undulating hills and farms with a reserve forest on the fringe. It has about 104 acres of dense vegetation, a semi wilderness haven with a lake on one side and a running stream. You can find species of Birds like- Barbets, Bush chats, Warblers, Bulbuls, Kites, Insect Eaters, Sun birds, Cormorants, Kingfishers, Wagtails, Crows, Sparrows, Mynas, Parrots, Bee eaters, Woodpeckers,Drongos, Shikras, Owlets, Swifts, Swallows, Tit & Robins, Bee Eaters & many more.

Approach: Driving from Bangalore towards kanakapura, reach Thalghattapura & from there about a Km you will find overhead Nice-road flyover, underpass the flyover & keep looking on the right side of the road for a sigh board of valley school, turn right & head about 2km to reach valley school security entrance. Also keep looking on the sides of the road to find many kinds of birds on that 2Km stretch.

Usually you will be greeted by this dog near the gate & follows your entire birding in valley school.


Tips:park vehicle on the right side of parking bay & enter your details in security & head down the tar road & followed by mud road cross the banyan tree, go till the end of the near old study centre fencing, take left again & join to mud road which branches out many pathways where you’ll find water stream, Lucky i found the Kingfisher near the stream. Many bird species are found here.

White Throated Kingfisher

Reach Valley school within 7:00am & you do birdwatching till noon, Also this place is best for Butterflies, many kinds of Insects & Spiders.

Common Silverline (Spindasis vulcanus)


Gloriosa superba - Shot at Valley School

Common Gull- Top

You can check more pictures from Valley school on this link

  2 Responses to “Valley School”

  1. Hi Sandip,

    I loved the pics and especially naming of each bird in Lalbagh album, may i know which Lens are u using with ur D60..i hav a D40 ?
    u can email me at deepaksaid@yahoo.co.in
    Thanks and ur doing a fine job.

  2. Nice photos Sandeep! Waiting for the Neelasandra pics..:-)

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