“India”

Cycling across India – Meet Izhaar

While travelling with one of the travel groups I got to know about the Facebbok page ” Cycling across India ” and the man behind the wheels err handle bar. I quickly ran through the FB page and got hooked to stories of Izhaar who has been riding around India on his bicycle. Izhaar’s love…

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Naida Caves – Diu Tourism

Among the beaches, forts and churches of Diu tourism was the hidden gem called Naida Caves. Diu is a popular tourist destination from Gujarat. A road connects the main land of Gujarat and the island of Diu. Diu being an island has plenty of beaches to lazy around and Diu fort is the most crowded…

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Chikmagalur – Two beautiful Sunsets and some Rain

Chikmagalur- Mullayanagiri

Come summer we want to pack our bags to hill stations and this time it was Chikmagalur. I came across that few folks from meetup.com were leaving to Chikmagalur and I readily joined them. Our cars left from Bangalore and zoomed through Channarayapatna, Hassan, Belur and it was nearly past 2pm when we reached Chikmagalur….

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Tiger tales from Tadoba Andhari National Park

The jeep passed through the well tarred roads of Tadoba Andhari National Park while one side of the forest had slightly caught on fire. It was the beginning of March and the temperature was already at a high of 40 degrees. The smoke from the forest fire drove out the langur, sambar deer and some…

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Earth Day – 10 Travel Destinations that brought Environmental Awareness in me

Earth Day – 10 Travel Destinations that brought Environmental Awareness in me

Today, April 22nd is celebrated as Earth Day. The day when saplings get distributed, lights are used minimally and try to car pool to reduce carbon foot print. But is it just one day of keeping watch on ourselves enough to save our planet? As you travel, a lot of realization happens over time. You…

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Pattadakal – UNESCO World Heritage Site

  Some of the best trips are those which you go with no expectation. Pattadakal was one such place where I had not done any research and did it as a one day trip from Hampi. Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal is a well known travel circuit done together as they are pretty close by. Pattadakal…

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Govindanahalli – Kikkeri – Hosaholalu – Day trip from Bangalore

Govindanahalli – Kikkeri – Hosaholalu – Day trip from Bangalore

Come weekend and the dilemma every Bangalorean has is where to escape to from the city crowd. And here are few quaint places close to Bangalore, hardly any crowd, after a wonderful drive and for the people interested in architecture. Govindanahalli, Kikkeri and Hosaholalu are close to each other and are Hoysala temples, an ideal…

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The Asiatic Lions of Sasan Gir Forest

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  A trip to Gujarat is incomplete if you have not caught a glimpse of the Asiatic Lions, for it is only in Gir and no where else you can find them. Having had wonderful luck in trying to catch glimpse of Tiger, we were not so sure if we need to halt at Gir…

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10 must try food from Gujarat

chikki

Gujaratis are big time snack eaters. Anytime you pop into a stall and ask for food their immediate reply will be, “Naastha hai par breakfast nahi”. Naastha meaning their snacks. Everything is either deep fried or drenched in ghee or usually some variant of gram flour. Here are my favorite pick from the gastronomical delight…

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Weavers of Bhujodi – Bhuj Travelogue

  Bhuj! As we got down from the rickety GSRTC bus, the Bhujjiya fort wall appeared as though it was welcoming us with it’s hands wide open, circling around the entire place. It took us half a day to grasp the wonder of Aina Mahal and work through a sweet corn by the Hamirsar lake…

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