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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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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Andaman & Nicobar, Port Blair & Havelock Island – 2009 Big trip – Part I


This is Part I of the 2009 Big trip – covering Andaman & Nicobar, Port Blair & the Havelock Island trip Part II of the 2009 Big trip where we covered the Temples of Tamilnadu is at this link It was time for one of our annual holidays and the planning started from the first […]

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Is this most haunted place in India ? – Bhangarh, Rajasthan.


Just Google for ‘the most haunted places in India’ and Bhangarh features on almost all the pages and lists that pop-up. There are all sorts of stories on the net about ghostly encounters, visitors who disappeared and other paranormal activity at Bhangarh. Bhangarh had been on our list of places to see from quite some […]

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HAL Aerospace Museum & Heritage Center. Bangalore.


Gave the Xing for service. After a ‘not so good’ experience with my regular service center last time, I decided to head over to the Advaith service center in Whitefield for this service. Left home post breakfast and reached Whitefield by around 10.00am. Gave the service rep a list of stuff that needed to be […]

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Shivaganga, a sunday in the sun.


First the basics: [1] This is a good one-day weekend trip from Bangalore. Total distance from Airport road to Shivaganga and back was 142kms on the odo. [2] Only equipment needed will be a pair of sneakers for a comfortable walk [people even climb up barefoot or in normal footwear], caps, sun-glasses and a liter […]

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Trainspotting at Dudhsagar.


A quick little travelogue 🙂 – This was not a ‘Xing’ drive, but a TT-trip & a weekend trek. We started from Bangalore at around 8.30pm on the evening of 6th Nov 09 and came back into Bangalore at around 5.30am on the morning of Monday the 9th Nov 09. Trip outline: Trek to Dudhsagar […]

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Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highforce waterfalls.


These are a few photos from a trip to the UK in 2004. I was in Newcastle for a couple of months with my team, working on a P&G project. We did manage to get some time off from our hectic schedule to do some sightseeing in and around Newcastle. Unfortunately this was a trip […]

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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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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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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 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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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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Search for the perfect sand dune – Osiyan, Khimsar and Nagaur trip.


  Till we actually moved to Jaipur and explored Rajasthan, any thoughts of Rajasthan would evoke visions of Camels, Sand dunes, Forts and Palaces. While finding Camels, Forts and Palaces is quite easy, finding a Sand dune is not so easy. Especially dunes that look like the ‘perfect’ ones shown in movies… While researching on […]

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


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