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


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