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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Ruins in the Jungle – IIMA MCC Trip.


“Tucked away in a forest, there are secrets to be revealed…An ancient city, a gateway to Rajasthan. A hiding place for rulers, concealed from enemies, citizens, angry wives, even from the sun, tucked between sacred hills on the east and west. And the mystery of abandonment, decay. Ancient temples, some still performing their pujas deep […]

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Havelis & Mosques – Ahmedabad old city


Sangeetha was in Ahmedabad during the weekend of 26th & 27th June 2010. That weekend, we took some time off to visit a couple of places in and around Ahmedabad. After covering Adalaj, Modhera, Patan and Sidhpur on the 26th (That is a seperate travelogue), we went around to see a few places in Ahmedabad […]

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Melkote and Srirangapatna, a day trip.


We made a quick trip to Melkote and Srirangapatna on the 31st of Jan 2009. My inlaws wanted to visit a Narasimha temple (Their ‘family god’) on the eve of their wedding anniversary and the only Narasimha temples we knew of outside Bangalore are in Sholingur (TN) and Melkote (KA). Having been to both these […]

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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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Chamundi hills, the big Nandi and Lalitha mahal palace


This is a trip from the 9th of Feb, 2008. It was just another lazy weekend when we decided to head out towards Lokaruchi for a leisurely lunch. During lunch we were discussing about Chamundi hills and the big Nandi… on a whim, we decided to drive up to Mysore post lunch. There wasn’t much […]

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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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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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Brahmagiri , Irpu falls – A trip and trek.


The trip/trek was done on the 8th Feb 09. Brahmagiri is a hill in the Western Ghats (1608 mts). It is situated in the Brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary on the border between Wayanad District of Kerala and Kodagu district of Karnataka. The Brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary is a restricted area, featuring a rich variety of wildlife including […]

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IIMA Campus – Nature Walk.


On Sunday I went to the old campus for some bird watching… and saw quite a few of em.. Birds of the feathered kind I mean. Honest! It started with a mail… ” Prakriti – The Nature Club of IIMA is organising a nature walk to observe and appreciate the beauty of flora and fauna […]

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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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A DIY (Damp It Yourself) story: DynaMat, FonoMat…Yoga-Mat ????


Normally I listen to music in my car with the volume set at ‘sane’ levels. But once in a while I get this urge to crank up the volume towards the ‘are you deaf?’ mark for a song or two. I don’t use a sub-woofer, but with a custom amp set-up and good speaker boxes, […]

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Weekend drive to Srikalahasti.


Looks like this is a season of weekend drives for me! Some pre-planned, some unexpected… On 8th & 9th Aug 09, we did a weekend trip to Srikalahasti near Tirupati. My in-laws had a pooja vow to complete there and had planned to go by train. But tickets were on the 3 digit WL even […]

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An incomplete guide to Hoysala temples ;-)


From the preface of the “Complete Guide to Hoysala temples” by Gerard Foekema: “For me, enjoying Later Calukya and Hoysala temples is one of the great pleasures of life. I love these temples because their plans are so logical and natural, because their architecture is so ingenious, and because their execution is so rich…" We […]

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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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Belief – A trip to Kebre


“For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible."-Stuart Chase. A very good friend of mine underwent a brain surgery late last year. Though the tumor was removed, he has not recovered his vision even after 9 months. Initially the doctors were somewhat positive, saying that though […]

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Kukke Subramanya & Kumara Parvatha; a drive and trek


We came back today (26th Jan 09) after an unforgettable trip spread over 3 days, drove 690kms from Bangalore to Kukke Subramanya and back… and trekked for a total distance of 26kms to the top of Kumara Parvatha. Kumara Parvatha (KP) is the second highest peak in Karnataka after Mullayanagiri and is considered to be […]

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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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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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The shore temples of Mahabalipuram


In early 2007, we had to go to Chennai over a weekend for a family function; this was the first time that me and Sangeetha were visiting Chennai together. After the function we had some time on hand and post lunch we headed out to Mahabalipuram, which is included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage […]

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


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