Belief – A trip to Kebre


Ò€œFor 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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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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Trainspotting at Dudhsagar.


A quick little travelogue πŸ™‚ – 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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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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The legend of the Golden Garland – Gandi Kshetram


Route map: " Sri Anjaneya at Gandi Kshetra … On the right bank is the temple of Veera Anjaneya situated in serine atmosphere presenting a picturesque scene. The legend of how the temple of Lord Anjaneya had come to being here is very interesting. During the Ramayana period Sri Vayudeva was on mediation here. Sri […]

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5 years with the Xing…


Our Santro ‘Xing’ completed 5 years and 1,00,000 kms in 2010. . . 5 really pleasurable years! I don’t think a very detailed ownership report is required since there are 100s of reports out there for the Xing. So just a small note on the experience so far. During all our trips, not once did […]

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A Tra’Village’ – Farmhouse visit.


This is not a full-fledged travelogue, but a small collection of photos from a weekend trip. Put up to capture some memories from a recent village visit. Last Sunday (24th Jan 2010) we visited a farm-house owned by a relative of one of Sangeetha’s colleagues. We were accompanied by another colleague of her’s from the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Hampi – The city of victory…


Over the past couple of decades, both Sangeetha & me have been to Hampi several times – as part of our school trips, during our college days, with family and friends… But given the fact that there is so much to see, you can go there on multiple occasions and each time you’ll see something […]

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


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