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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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Flying High – Ballooning @ Jaipur.


26.10.2011,  Jaipur was celebrating Diwali… and we celebrated it in a different way. We went Ballooning ! There are very few places in India where Ballooning happens regularly; luckily Jaipur is one of them. Since Ballooning requires favorable wind conditions and relatively plain land to operate safely, it is a seasonal activity and is conducted […]

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


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