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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Andaman & Nicobar, Port Blair & Havelock Island – 2009 Big trip – Part I


This is Part I of the 2009 Big trip – covering Andaman & Nicobar, Port Blair & the Havelock Island trip Part II of the 2009 Big trip where we covered the Temples of Tamilnadu is at this link It was time for one of our annual holidays and the planning started from the first […]

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


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