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


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