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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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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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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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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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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My brush with the ‘Yamdoot’ :-)


There are bikes that I love, there are bikes that I hate… and then there is a bike that I respect – The Yamaha RD350 aka the Rajdoot RD350; or the ‘Yamdoot’ as it was nicknamed in India. The RD350 is not something that you can buy off the shelf, it is a part 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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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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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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Tirumala, Tiruchanoor, Vellore and Sripuram.


Parkinson’s Law goes something like "Work expands to fill up all available time" and so it had been for the last couple of months. With work often spilling over into the weekends, we had not gone out for any serious long drive after our Hoysala Temple trip in March 09. It was also around two […]

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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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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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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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The Bhoot bungalow trip – ACMCC Trip II


The last time around I had a Bhoot Bungalow experience was in June 2009 when Sangeetha and I went for a trek into the core area of the Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary in Tamilnadu. Since it was right in the middle of the monsoons, camping in the open was ruled out and we had to spend […]

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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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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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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 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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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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5am to 5am – Uchangidurga, Santhebennur, Shantisagara, Koolahalli, Bagali


Synopsis of the trip: Started from BLR at 5am on 2nd Aug 09. Returned to BLR at around 5am on 3rd Aug 09. Total distance covered on the Odo: 823kms Main places visited: Huchangidurga, Santhebennur, Shantisagara, Hallimallapura, Davanagere, Kulahalli & Bagali. With Sangeetha off to Chennai for a couple of days, I had planned to […]

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


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