Bheema Bakasura betta/Kailashgiri betta

My best friend Akshata and I had a spontaneous call one evening, at almost midnight, and we decided to do a one day hike the following morning. After going through a list of places, we decided to head to Kaiwara to hike the Bheema Bakasura Betta. The betta is in the town of Kaiwara. Kaiwara is in Chikkabalapura district of …

Hike to Vattakanal (Canopy Hills)

The Kotagiri trek that I had planned to do over the weekend was cancelled due to not having the minimum required participants. Supposedly, the cancellation of hikes or treks due to not having many participants is quite common in Bangalore. So, I decided to call the Bangalore Mountaineering Club just a day before the hike to inquire if there was …

Porto: Historical Walking Tour

I absolutely loved Porto in Portugal. It was a treat to take pictures of this spectacular city. The colourful buildings and the amazing display of the tiles were something to look for. I took a 3 hours walking tour to cover most of the important landmarks within the city centre. The walking tour was with ‘Living tours Viagens e Turisma …

Kudremukh trek

Kudremukh, which means the ‘head of a horse‘ in Kannada, is one of the mountains in the Western Ghats. It is in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka and is about 284 kilometres from Bangalore. The peak is the third highest peak in Western Ghats and is at a height of 6207 feet. The hike goes through the lush valley and …

Old Town city walking tour in Bucharest

Old Town is definitely a gem with so many monuments and landmarks. It is a great place to discover the most exciting monuments dating back to even 17th century. I loved this walk around the various points of interest. Total distance: 6.5 kilometres Time taken: 2 hours Grade: Easy Landmarks covered:Antique Market. Templul Coral (built in 1857 and an entry …

Communist walking tour in Bucharest

The coolest walking tour in Bucharest is the Communist Walking tour. There are free tours that run at 3 PM everyday Monday to Friday. But I did this walk on my own as I couldn’t get to the meeting place on time. The walk starts off at Romanian Athenaeum and ends at the Parliament Palace. Total distance: 6 kilometres Time …

Walk around Swan River (Perth)

One of the must do activities in Perth CBD is to walk along the Swan River. It is a beautiful walk just along the water and is very refreshing. This walk provides spectacular views of the skylines of Perth city. Logistics: Total distance: 12 kilometres (but this can be extended to further or reduced) Total time taken: 2.5 hours Cost: …

Art City Walking Trail (Perth)

I think this was the most amazing walk that I did in Perth. The path of the art city walking trail was provided to me by the Perth Information Centre and I am really glad that I inquired about this walk. The Art City Walking Trail takes one through the public artworks that are displayed across the Perth CBD and …

Hulukadi Betta

From the time I have planned for my career break, I have been browsing through different hikes and treks that I can do around Bangalore. I stumbled upon Hulukadi Betta and would like to confess that I had never heard of Hulukadi Betta before. It is one of those bettas (hills) around Bangalore that have been less explored. The place …

Bangalore photo walk

As part of our routine Globetrotting Girls India Bangalore meetup, we decided to do a Bangalore photo walk this time. We wanted something easy and a route which provides plenty of photography opportunities. Thanks to my friends Rashmi and Divya who planned out this route for us. Logistics Starting point: Trinity Church, Trinity Circle Finishing point: St Andrews Church. Distance: …

La Perouse to Maroubra walking track

Extension of Henry’s Head and Cape Banks walks is to walk till the Maroubra beach. It is a good long coastal walk and offers good views of the coastline. It is also a good walk to spot some whales. A easy good walk on a chilled out warm weekend is what this walk is about. Logistics: Starting point: Anzac Parade …

Henry Head & Cape Banks Walk

A spectacular coastal walk in the suburb of La Perouse in Sydney is the Henry’s Head and the Cape Banks Walks. La Perouse is around 14 kilometres from Sydney CBD. The Cape Banks walk is an extension to the Henry’s Head walk. The walk is an easy walk offering great views of the ocean and is a good spot for …

Why do I hike?

‘Why do I hike?‘ is one of the common questions I get asked. Some of them around me is so inquisitive to understand why I love hiking and why do I do it so often. I have never mentioned this ever on my posts as I have always been scared to talk about my personal life and fears. It is …

Darling Harbour to Wynyard station

Sydney is one place where you can create your own walking path. You can walk between the buildings in the city and feel amazed by the beautiful concrete buildings. As I was bored of walking the same path, I decided to walk in the city from Darling Harbour to Wynyard via many other Sydney CBD landmarks. Logistics Total distance: 3.9 …

Rouse Hill to Norwest

This is a walk between the suburbs of Rouse Hill and Norwest. They are the new suburbs and there are plenty of construction of houses happening. I did not like this walk much as it was walking in the suburban parks and roads. The walk do not provide any spectacular views or beautiful landscapes. There was just one man made …

The Bloody Long Walk!

Yes, I am participating in the Bloody long walk this year. It is 35 kilometres at a stretch walk on the 8 September 2019. The walk is owned and operated by the Mito Foundation. The purpose of this walk is to raise funds to help find cures for the mitochondrial disease (mito). Mito is a debilitating and potentially fatal genetic …

Deerubbin Lookover Walk

The third walk that I did in the Muogamara Nature Reserve was the Deerubbin Lookover Walk. This is a short and a quick walk to view the wild flowers such as boronias and pink wax flowers. The walk also provides great views of Bar Island and Peats Crater. Supposedly, the name is derived from an aboriginal word  called ‘Djerubbin’, which …

Manly to Mona Vale (via Long Reef)

A long and beautiful walk along the coast is the walk between Manly and Mona Vale. The walk surely provides beautiful beaches and spectacular views on the way. It also goes through some headlands. The walk passes through the below amazing beaches: Manly Beach Freshwater Beach Curl Curl Beach Dee Why Beach Collaroy Beach Logistics: Distance: 23 kilometres Time: 6 …

Point Loop Walk

The second walk that I did in the Muogamara Nature Reserve was the Point Loop Walk. This is a short and a quick walk to view the wild flowers such as boronias and pink wax flowers. The walk also provides great views of Bar Island and Peats Crater. Logistics Starting and ending point: Visitor centre Type of walk: Return Distance: …

MacMohans Goldfield Circuit or Upper Yarra Goldfields

One of the initial walks I did when in Melbourne was the MacMohans Goldfield Circuit walk. It was hard for me as I was not hiking too much back in those days. Nevertheless, it was a beautiful walk with a group of people I had met during a meetup. Logistics: Starting point: Little peninsula tunnel carpark Ending point: Little peninsula …