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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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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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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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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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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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 weekend trek to Mukurthi Peak near Ooty.


Ooty seems to be the flavor of the season and this was a trek through the Mukurthi national park which is very close to Ooty. This was done over the weekend of 28th & 29th Nov 09. The park is named after the distinctive looking Mukurthi peak, which at 8,379ft is the fourth highest peak […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kotilingeshwara – A quick little trip.


On the 30th of March 2008, we were returning back to Bangalore from a family trip to Chittoor. Since we had started our return journey quite early in the morning, we were quite ahead of schedule and were driving back at a very liesurely pace. On a couple of earlier trips along this route, we […]

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


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