We might have often heard the saying that “you go to a place when the place calls you!”, this was true for me in case of Tirupati. About two years ago, when I had planned the trip to Tirupati with family, viral-fever had appeared as Murphy’s Law and made me cancel my trip. Now after two years, I had got a chance again and my preparations had started well in advance. Continue reading “Ticket to Tirupati”
Though during my Chennapattana and Mysore visit I had seen Ramanagar on the way, I could never make up my mind to visit. All I could see was just the huge boulders. Recently when I was trying to look for places around, few articles showed that the Legend….. (wait for it) … dary, the legendary movie Sholay was shot in Ramanagara. The Ramgadh of the Sholay was today’s Ramanagara. I also came to know that the place where most of the movie was captured was called Ramadevara betta now a Vulture Sanctuary. It is the only vulture sanctuary in India. So the place was decided, but I had a little more time in hand. I planned to take a look at the SRS hill which can then connect me to Kanakapura road.Continue reading “Ticket to Ramanagara”
This trip was a quick pilgrimage in the places around Kolara. I had a crew this time of 6 people. Our prime location was Mulabagilu Anjaneya temple. The places around Kolar have their stories knotted to Ramayana, thanks to cousin Shubha for a timely update about all the places. We added Kotilingeshwara, Kurudumale, and Antaragange to the list and it was a perfect itinerary for the day.Continue reading
Lepakshi has been appearing as one of the frequent suggestions every time I look for places to visit around Bangalore. The unique naaga-linga structure had caught my attention easily. I wanted to see it for real. Also, as usual, I started to look for places on the way to plan my day better.Continue reading
It was a dream trip plan for a special day. I wanted to celebrate my birthday with a unique experience. Pondy + scuba-diving was a perfect combination.
With my experience from the Rajasthan trip, the hostel was the best accommodation for a solo trip. I got a good deal at Villa Olivia for my two-day stay. I was also in conversation with Amy who was helping me to plan my itinerary with all the do’s and don’ts. Now the wait was for the day to arrive.Continue reading
Mysore has been one of those places which I dreamt of visiting after hearing a lot about its weather and culture.
I had to force myself to go alone for this trip since most of my close circle had already visited Mysore. One fine day, I just sat with my laptop and started to list the places that I can look around.Continue reading
Every soul needs a trip, a solo trip. It’s just to find the endless possibilities. One such trip I had been was to Channapatna.
It was one of those days where I just had to stop my brain from its routine and explore something different. “How about a visit to a vineyard ?” said the inner me. Ok! I am a teetotaler, and this was a really unusual experience.Continue reading
When I heard about this 100+ year old tree ( some say it is more than 300), it reminded me of the ‘Three-eyed Ravan” from GOT!
It was Sunday morning when I packed my backpack to visit this giant tree.
Around a 30km journey from Bangalore and around 9km off Mysore road.
Despite not being a professional rider, I could keep up good speeds on the NICE road. Took around 60 minutes for me to reach there.
Once you exit from Mysore road, the road keeps your eyes busy with the nursery of colorful plants on both sides till the destination.
The place is well maintained and one can visit any time of the day. If you are a bird-watcher, early mornings are the best sights. Rest of the day, you can be happy watching the monkeys!! They are smart here, so beware.
Picked-up a plant on my way from the nursery as a souvenir.
Another place on the route ahead is Machanbele Dam. A must see place if you enjoy scenic views. Though one cannot go near water, you can enjoy views of the massive collection of water and ‘Savanadurga’ in the background!
Overall, a short getaway from Bengaluru with a fulfilling experience of nature!