The Elephant & the Tiger – Hathi Bhata & Ranthambore trip.


It was the 19th of December 2011. We had just come back from the big trip around Rajasthan. Vani & Aish had taken the flight back to Bangalore the previous evening. Sangeetha & me still had a few more days of vacations left and we scanned through our list of ‘must see places in Rajasthan’. […]

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Angsana Oasis Spa & resort.


A couple of weeks ago (Feb 2009) I had been to Angsana Spa, on Doddaballapur road. This was no pleasure trip though… it was for an offsite training and team meeting. Angsana is located in a residential gated community called ‘Northwest Country’, a Prestige group property. There are a couple of villas in some of […]

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Incredible Rajasthan ! – A 2320 kms road trip, without reservations.


  Normally most of our trips are planned in advance. We at least have info about the places to cover, a rough idea of the time required at each place, road conditions and the route to take… What made the Rajasthan road trip incredible for us is : We just had an arbitrary list of […]

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Temples of Tamilnadu – 2009 Big trip – Part II


This is Part II of the 2009 Big trip where we covered the Temples of Tamilnadu. >>>Part I of the 2009 Big trip – covering Andaman & Nicobar, Port Blair & the Havelock Island trip is at this link The long drive part of the trip started from the 24th of Sep 09. The route […]

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Chandragiri – Relics of the fallen empire.


In south India, tales of Vijayanagara – Hampi and Krishnadevaraya are part and parcel of our cultural initiation. Be it through stories narrated by our grandparents, through our history text books or through Chandamama & Amar Chitra Katha. What we normally get to hear or read about are just some glimpses from history, a high-level […]

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Chennai and Kanchipuram


There was a wedding in the family and plans were made for a trip to Chennai. Not being much of a crowd person, I did have second thoughts about joining in for the trip… but the temptation of a long drive on the GQ was too irresistible and I opted in. We left on the […]

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Kadapa, Pushpagiri, Gurramkonda & Horsley hills.


We had just come back to Bangalore late on the night of 30th September 2009 after driving around for over a week in Tamilnadu and this trip was from the morning of 2nd Oct to the evening of 4th Oct… So two back to back trips. The main high-lights of this trip were visiting Pushpagiri […]

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Little Rann of Kutch Wild Ass Sanctuary & Rann Riders resort – Dasada.


IIMA had organized a Leadership Development workshop for the PGPX students over the weekend of 3rd and 4th October 2010. The venue was the Rann Riders resort in Dasada village, Gujarat. The village of Dasada is a few minutes drive from the entrance of the Little Rann of Kutch Wild Ass Sanctuary. The Rann Riders […]

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Abhaneri, Rajasthan – A Sunday Drive from Jaipur…


Step wells (Baoris) are fascinating. In the days past, not only were they sources of water; they were also used as rest houses by weary travelers, as temples and as community centers. Gujarat and Rajasthan have some of the best step wells in India. We had seen some amazing ones at Adalaj, Patan and Modhera […]

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A Dream Trip to Disneyland


My little girl loves Disney characters! It’s not a surprise, since most kids seem to instantly fall in love with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Pluto – the adorable dog. Recently we had been to a local theme park and we came across two men dressed up as Mickey and Donald. The moment […]

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Belum Caves, 1 day , 700kms.


This is a trip from 2007, dug up from the archives. I lost quite a few pics and videos from this trip when my laptop hard-disk crashed and only a few pics could be retrieved. Going on to the travelogue: Ever since I moved to Bangalore in 2001, I have been doing the Bangalore-Hyderabad route […]

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Mysore, Byalukuppe, Madikeri, Bhagamandala, Talakaveri, Dubare.


It was our wedding anniversary over the weekend and another reason to head out somewhere for a long drive! Initial plans were to drive towards Kerala / Wayanad areas, but the news of all the recent forest fires led to us having second thoughts and we veered towards Kodagu. Route taken (in terms of the […]

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Hathi Singh Temple, Sidi Saiyyed Mosque & a Haveli in Ahmedabad.


Ever since I landed on the IIMA campus in April 2010, life has been mostly following a regular pattern. A normal day revolves around the classroom, dining hall, syndicate-room and the hostel-room… An occasional ‘highlight’ in the routine would be a visit to the Big Bazaar @ Himalaya mall. After stumbling through yet another hectic […]

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Masinagudi, Ooty and Coonoor.


Map Source: Google maps. Just Google around and you’ll find 1000s of travelogues about Ooty. If you are in the southern part of India, Ooty is considered as one of the ‘must see’ places on the tourist circuit. Now, is Ooty actually worth visiting? Does it live up to all the hype?? These are questions […]

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London Dreams ! – London, Warwick, Windsor, Stratford, Hampton, Cotswold, Oxford – Jan 2012


My Trip to London in Jan was a memorable one. Though I missed Sanjay, I planned to not miss any places in London. Since it was a Business Trip, I had to make the most of the 2 weekends in hand and made full justice to the time I could spare for sightseeing. The serviced […]

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A Long walk, Monsoon, Leeches, Wildlife & Railway History.


We went on a trek in the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala, over the weekend of 6th & 7th June 09. We travelled in a Tempo Traveller, with a group of friends and friends of friends! Left Bangalore at around 8.30pm Friday evening and returned back at around 5.00am on Monday morning. The trek was along […]

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Flying High – Ballooning @ Jaipur.


26.10.2011,  Jaipur was celebrating Diwali… and we celebrated it in a different way. We went Ballooning ! There are very few places in India where Ballooning happens regularly; luckily Jaipur is one of them. Since Ballooning requires favorable wind conditions and relatively plain land to operate safely, it is a seasonal activity and is conducted […]

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Trekking in the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thoovanam Waterfalls.


One fine morning, opened my inbox to see our old friend Chandrashekar’s mail proposing a weekend trek for the 4th & 5th of July 09. This time the destination was the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS). Fired up the browser to check out what Chinnar was all about… I had heard about Chinnar sometime in the […]

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Adalaj, Modhera, Patan & Sidhpur – Vav, vav – Wow!


* Vav = ‘Step-well’ in Gujarati. Once upon a time, when Doordarshan was the only channel on TV, I had seen a Gujarati movie on a Sunday afternoon. It was Ketan Mehta’s "Bhavni Bhavai"- starring Naseeruddin Shah & Smita Patil. Based on a Gujarati folk tale, some significant scenes from the movie were shot in […]

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Pranlal Bhogilal Vintage Car Museum – Autoworld


Trrrrriiiinnngg… Trrrriiinnnggg… Doc: Hello SG: Hello Doc, I was thinking of visiting the Pranlal Bhogilal vintage car collection tomorrow morning (Saturday 10th July 2010)… Doc: Hmmm… I too was planning to go there sometime. I drove past this place a few days ago when I was going somewhere, it is around 30 – 40 minutes […]

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All Travelogs and Photologs...
Trekking in the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thoovanam Waterfalls. Chamundi hills, the big Nandi and Lalitha mahal palace A Tra’Village’ – Farmhouse visit.
Kadapa, Pushpagiri, Gurramkonda & Horsley hills. Hathi Singh Temple, Sidi Saiyyed Mosque & a Haveli in Ahmedabad. Chandragiri – Relics of the fallen empire.
Chembra Peak, Meenmutty waterfalls, Himavad Gopalaswamy betta. Belief – A trip to Kebre Kukke Subramanya & Kumara Parvatha; a drive and trek
Shivaganga, a sunday in the sun. Chennai and Kanchipuram Mysore, Byalukuppe, Madikeri, Bhagamandala, Talakaveri, Dubare.
5am to 5am – Uchangidurga, Santhebennur, Shantisagara, Koolahalli, Bagali Temples of Tamilnadu – 2009 Big trip – Part II Andaman & Nicobar, Port Blair & Havelock Island – 2009 Big trip – Part I
7 days of driving around Karnataka – Temples, Hills, Forests, Caves, Ruins, Forts and Highways Havelis & Mosques – Ahmedabad old city Masinagudi, Ooty and Coonoor.
A DIY (Damp It Yourself) story: DynaMat, FonoMat…Yoga-Mat ???? Brahmagiri , Irpu falls – A trip and trek. A weekend trek to Mukurthi Peak near Ooty.
HAL Aerospace Museum & Heritage Center. Bangalore. 5 years with the Xing… The MacLehose Trail – Hiking in Hong Kong
A Dream Trip to Disneyland Hampi – The city of victory… Search for the perfect sand dune – Osiyan, Khimsar and Nagaur trip.
Belum Caves, 1 day , 700kms. A DIY Story: Home Audio Speaker Boxes in a Car ??? Yes!!! London Dreams ! – London, Warwick, Windsor, Stratford, Hampton, Cotswold, Oxford – Jan 2012
Little Rann of Kutch Wild Ass Sanctuary & Rann Riders resort – Dasada. Melkote and Srirangapatna, a day trip. Tirumala, Tiruchanoor, Vellore and Sripuram.
Adalaj, Modhera, Patan & Sidhpur – Vav, vav – Wow! Angsana Oasis Spa & resort. A Long walk, Monsoon, Leeches, Wildlife & Railway History.
My brush with the ‘Yamdoot’ :-) An incomplete guide to Hoysala temples ;-) The Elephant & the Tiger – Hathi Bhata & Ranthambore trip.
Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highforce waterfalls. Pranlal Bhogilal Vintage Car Museum – Autoworld Kotilingeshwara – A quick little trip.
The legend of the Golden Garland – Gandi Kshetram The Bhoot bungalow trip – ACMCC Trip II Ruins in the Jungle – IIMA MCC Trip.
Abhaneri, Rajasthan – A Sunday Drive from Jaipur… The shore temples of Mahabalipuram Incredible Rajasthan ! – A 2320 kms road trip, without reservations.
Is this most haunted place in India ? – Bhangarh, Rajasthan. IIMA Campus – Nature Walk. Flying High – Ballooning @ Jaipur.
Trek from Mullayanagiri to Bababudangiri… after 13 years! Gurramkonda, Vontimitta, Siddhavatam, Brahmamgari matam. Weekend drive to Srikalahasti.
Trainspotting at Dudhsagar.


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