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Asia » India » Karnataka » Bangalore August 16th 2018

Well !!! Weekend was approaching and it was Friday. So i decided to take rest from regular work and go some places which is not so far from Bangalore city. "Nandi Hills" the first thought came to every Bangalorian mind if they planning some random trip, so i called two of my friends decided to visit Nandi Hills, although i visited there in summer but this the first time i planned to go in monsoon. we get up and got ready early morning, the best thing in Bangalore is, it has many agencies renting all kind of cars/bikes on hourly and daily basis. Although we decided to go by ola outstation cab, we started journey at 4:30AM from Mahadevapura Bangalore. At early morning, you can reach your destination pretty fast with minimalist traffic. it takes 1.5 ... read more

Asia » India » Karnataka » Bangalore January 23rd 2018

Woolly says – Having someone hammering on your door at 6am in the morning doesn’t make for a great start to the day, I opened one eye and tried to ignore the disturbance and left Zoe to get up and see what the problem was. I heard the words ‘check out’ and thought I might need to open the second eye, as I rolled over both women vanished from the room and I could hear their voices in the reception area, this didn’t seem good. We were being told that we had to check out, having shown them our booking which clearly said we could leave anywhere up to 8pm that day as well as the advert on Booking dot com that we had used, which said the same, the man on reception kept telling us ... read more
Tipu Sultans Summer Palace
Beautiful arches
Fishes

Asia » India » Karnataka » Bangalore January 22nd 2018

Woolly says – We awoke feeling slightly better and after a lazy morning and late chapatti breakfast we set off to continue with obtaining our ongoing travel tickets. Tickets for trains and busses seems to make vey tiring work, having found a travel company we managed to sort out bus tickets for one of our journeys and then set off, back to the central train station to see if we could complete our transaction from yesterday, which had been so rudely interrupted by our lack of cash and working ATM’s. Holding the tickets in my paws I felt a sense of jubilation and having had a celebratory lime soda (our current drink of choice for being refreshing and cheap) we argued the price of a rickshaw and sat back as the lunch time traffic seethed around ... read more
First of the flowers
Making new friends
One of the fountains

Asia » India » Karnataka » Bangalore » Banashankari December 12th 2017

Something must be for next visit Beautiful thoughts , build a beautiful soul - Dr. Wayne Dyer . we meet so many wonderful people or I would say beautiful souls on the way of our journey toward any of our destinations .I think we can learn something new from everyone we meet. I believe everyone has a unique story to share . Learning is just as continuous process as living our lives. What we really learn ? we learn how to digest our lives . Sounds funny I guess. Well my stories are really not at all serious collection of travel experiences but yes it is collection of life changing tales that I must share with you. In traveling, first you spread yourself partly all over the places you visit and then gradually a little different ... read more

Asia » India » Karnataka » Bangalore » Koramangala October 27th 2017

Deviating from the yearly ritual of bursting crackers, we decided to celebrate Deepavali in a different fashion this year, in a forest with nature. Our admiration to the Indian wildlife gradually became an expensive and unavoidable addiction. More we experience it, the urge to return once again increases. This time we decided to spend Deepavali vacation at Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu. A brief about Madhumalai Tiger Reserve Mudumalai (Tamil Nadu) – Bandipur (Karnataka) –Nagarhole (Karnataka) -Wayanad (Kerala) taken together is the largest forest complex in India. Although located in three Indian states, they are part of the same forest and connected with each other. Leave alone other species of wild life, this area boasts the highest no. of tiger population in the world (around 550 tigers). Mudumalai Tiger Reserve was around 270 Kms from Bangalo ... read more
Mudumalai, the tuskar
A lazy bath at Moyar River
An amazing view of love & care between the giant and his Mahout

Asia » India » Karnataka » Bangalore September 24th 2017

Day 7: Chennai – Bangalore 24 September This morning, we were met at our hotel at 4.45am and transferred to the railway station (with a Packed Breakfast) for our train to Bangalore. Departed Chennai at: 0600 hrs Train Shatabdi Express-12007 Arrival Bangalore At: 1050 hrs CLASS: AC Chair Car Class Upon arrival in to Bangalore, we wer met at the railway station and transferred to our hotel before we headed out on a tour of the garden city. We met our new guide Mr Shacker who was fantastic. His accent wasn’t as strong and he spoke clearly. He also explained to cities history systematically and with the right level of detail. We started with a visit to the Bangalore Bazaar. That was so interesting and we had so much interaction with the locals, enjoying taking their ... read more
Bangalore Bazaar (20)
Bangalore Botanical Gardens
Bangalore Botanical Gardens (14)

Asia » India » Karnataka » Bangalore » Koramangala August 20th 2017

Agumbe, a small village in North-west Karnataka is famous due to many reasons. Highest rainfall in South India and second highest in India are recorded here. It is located in Malnad region amidst thick forests stretching hundreds of kilometers on the way. This is the abode of King Cobra, the most venomous snake in the world. But Agumbe came to limelight from the house of “Kasturi Akka” where the legendary TV Serial “Malgudi Days” was born. Monsoon has a special place in Karnataka and this is the ideal place to enjoy monsoon, of course with its inherent risks and inconvenience. I was inclined to visit this place for many years, but somehow it did not click. Last week, an advertisement of Karnataka Tourism in Times Of India ignited my passion. Somehow the hesitation still persisted. 29th ... read more
Valley view - Sunset point
The Black Beauty
Tunga river taking a beautiful turn

Asia » India » Karnataka » Bangalore » Banashankari June 22nd 2017

When in India it wont take long to realize that power outages occur frequently regardless of the standard of City living or small life towns. Throughout my stay in India I've learned to deal with the power outages in various places. In my first apartment in Delhi I learned very quickly to take the stairs the three stories rather than the convenience of the elevator. In Himachal Pradesh I spent a chilly night without a heater or candle in my flat and instead relied on my fading laptop battery to keep the cold and darkness out of my mind as I sat alone in my room. And in Bangalore the daily power outages were so common to me that my ability to shower in complete black became an odd skill set of mine. Electricity is something ... read more

Asia » India » Karnataka » Bangalore » Koramangala April 30th 2017

Sighting tiger in a forest is a rare opportunity. In fact, a tiger needs a vast area to rule and does not tolerate his own species in his kingdom except for mating or to protect his offspring. Our state Karnataka boasts the highest no of tigers among all Indian states. There are no. of tiger reserves in and around Bangalore (within a radius of 250 to 300 Kilometers) like Bandipur, Madhumalai and Nagarhole. But my present blog is not related to them but to our visits to three well-known Tiger Reserves of Central India. We were regular visitors to the tiger reserves near Bangalore but never had the luck to meet the king of the forests. Main reasons might be the size and wide area coverage of those parks due to which concentration of tiger were ... read more
Pondering about the next meal ? Bandhavgarh National Park
Not happy with something disturbing  - Bandhavgarh National Park
Kingfisher - Pench National Park

Asia » India » Karnataka » Bangalore February 2nd 2017

Our three week tour of Southern India started in Chennai (formerly known as Madras). Having not been to India for nearly seven years it was good to be back in this energetic, crazy country. Chennai lies on the Bay of Bengal and supposedly has the second longest urban beach in the world. However, that's a bit wasted for the locals as swimming is not allowed due to treacherous currents. As Chennai was just a meeting point, we immediately headed off to Kanchipuram - known as the city of a thousand temples, apparently there are only about 180 (but who's counting?). We arrived during the festival of Pongal, when everyone was dressed up in all their finery and visiting the temples. The ladies in particular were stunning in beautiful, multi-coloured sarees. Another feature of Pongal were the ... read more
Temple ceiling - Pondicherry
Locals in their colourful sarees
Kerala Backwaters




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