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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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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The MacLehose Trail – Hiking in Hong Kong


We were in Hong Kong & Macau during November – December 2011 as part of my IIMA PGPX exchange program with the China University of Hong Kong. While Googling around for interesting places to visit in and around Hong Kong, I came across the MacLehose Trail. Though the complete trail was out of question due […]

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Chembra Peak, Meenmutty waterfalls, Himavad Gopalaswamy betta.


This is a trip from March 1st & 2nd 2008, which I dug up from the archives. Infact the main reason why I started to write these travelogues is that within a few months of a trip, the memories slowly begin to fade and the story behind each pic gets fuzzier and fuzzier. I also […]

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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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7 days of driving around Karnataka – Temples, Hills, Forests, Caves, Ruins, Forts and Highways


The three of us returned on 2nd Jan after another wonderful road trip! [Sanjay, Sangeetha & Santro ;-)] We started out at around 7.00am on the 27th of December and parked back at 10.30pm on 2nd Jan 09, making it a 7 day trip around Karnataka.. 7 days of sheer driving pleasure. Day 1 – […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gurramkonda, Vontimitta, Siddhavatam, Brahmamgari matam.


Another ‘Blast from the past’ from my archives. This trip is quite recent though, from November 08. The main purpose of the trip was to attend my relative’s wedding in AP. Since we were driving into the interiors, we thought of visiting some lesser known places which are somewhat off the beaten track. Route taken: […]

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


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