Little Rann of Kutch Wild Ass Sanctuary & Rann Riders resort – Dasada.


IIMA had organized a Leadership Development workshop for the PGPX students over the weekend of 3rd and 4th October 2010. The venue was the Rann Riders resort in Dasada village, Gujarat. The village of Dasada is a few minutes drive from the entrance of the Little Rann of Kutch Wild Ass Sanctuary. The Rann Riders […]

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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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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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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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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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Is this most haunted place in India ? – Bhangarh, Rajasthan.


Just Google for ‘the most haunted places in India’ and Bhangarh features on almost all the pages and lists that pop-up. There are all sorts of stories on the net about ghostly encounters, visitors who disappeared and other paranormal activity at Bhangarh. Bhangarh had been on our list of places to see from quite some […]

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


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