Mudigere homestay, a homely space

As the year pushed itself to the finishing line of the journey, I decided to end it in the shoes of the traveler, alongwith kith and kin. With the intention of covering an unexplored place and something not very far from Bangalore, the fingers placed themselves on Mudigere. Browsing through google, I landed up at…

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer, situated in the State of Rajasthan, well known as the Golden City owing to its yellow sandstone architecture attracted our attention to set foot in this city, more than anything but for the desire of experiencing a desert atmosphere. After setting out a detailed research of the city and particularly concentrating on the desert…

Araku valley & Vizag

Back in 2012, I had set my foot in the hills of Araku valley – a hill station in the eastern ghats of Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. As I had frequently visited various parts of western ghats across the south belt in Karnataka and Kerala, we instead wanted to experience how the brother on the eastern side…

A walk the path to the coastal belt of Karnataka

Finding myself alone at home one Saturday, the mind made a wish to break from the lonely prison walls and embrace nature instead. With no second thoughts, I ringed Vasu to check if he could accompany me on an extemporary trip without any specific destination. As soon as the other side too placed himself in…

Anantagiri Hills, Vikarabad

Anantagiri – a hill spot located in the Ranga Reddy district, is around 70-80 kms from Hyderabad and is found resting itself in Vikarabad. We discovered this place as part of my visit to my in-laws in Hyderabad and the family group had chosen this place for a get together. Hiring a cab from Hyderabad we began our…

The Malnad belt

My close friend at office Guruprasad, induced me to hit the road to the Malnad belt and wow!, what a wonderful trip it was. As he belonged to that region, he had good knowledge of the places around. We first set out to Shringeri to pay our respect to Goddess Saraswati (wisdom and learning) in the Sri Sharada Temple,…

Chikmagalur – Town of the younger daughter

Chikmagalur, situated in Karnataka at a distance of 250-280 kms from Bangalore is famous for its scenic locations driven from the majestic western ghat mountains that stand proudly clad in their beautiful green color clad clothes – Mullayangiri, Baba Budan Giri, Kemmangundi and Kudremukh. Chikmagalur which in the local kannada language represents the town of…

New York Times

As the Emirates pushed itself into the skies, I bid goodbye to India for two weeks to travel to the other part of the globe and after twenty four hours I was greeted by a city – happily chilling itself away. The climate was extremely cold and I realized why my Seniors had asked me…

Desert safari and Dhow cruise – Dubai

The Desert safari and the Dhow cruise are among the top places for tourists to make note of sightseeing, apart from the other ones in Dubai. The desert safari almost takes half a day starting from evening and ending into the night. On the other hand, the Dhow cruise also takes almost a whole evening…