“Travelogue”

Rann of Kutch where Land Kisses the Sky

  Rann Utsav is here and every one is heading to the Rann of Kutch. I never knew of this place until Amitabh bhachan said ‘Kutch nahin dekha tho kuch nahin dekha’ (if you have not seen Kutch, you have not seen anything worthy). The white salt that shimmers in the full moon as he…

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Bhutan Travel diaries – Travel by Road

One of the many pleasures of travelling is to watch the landscapes pass by while you are engrossed in deep conversations or listening to your favorite song while sitting by a window seat. Bhutan travel is all about being on the road. As such drive on the hills will take time and so travel by…

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Navratri Kolu – Dussehra of South India

Navratri Kolu – Dussehra of South India

Come Navratri and the festive season kick starts in the whole of India. There are different forms of Navratri celebrations and I was oblivious to most of them until I moved to Bangalore. Till then all I knew was one simple form of Navratri – to keep Kolu at house and end the festival with…

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Trail of Mahatma Gandhi – Porbandar to Ahmedabad

The streets of Porbandar were lined with savories and sweet shops that I had to stop multiple times to sample chikkis, doklas, rusks, teplas, pathrode.. But the evening was setting in and I had to rush to Kirti Mandir, the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi at Porbandar. I was at Gujarat and I cannot miss…

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Alleppey – Life at the Backwaters

The Kochuveli express from Bangalore chugged into the drenched platform of Alappuzha aka Alleppey. The pictures that google threw were dreamy and expectations were soaring high. We ruled out resorts as we are budget travelers and we even ruled out house boat for we did not went to spend our day only on the boat…

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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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