1 day in Lucknow

Lucknow, is the capital and large city in Uttar Pradesh state of Northern India. The city is famous for its beautiful history and architecture. How to get there? There are frequent flights between any capital city and Lucknow. There are also trains and buses that run between the cities. Local transportation There are auto rickshaws, cabs and cycle rickshaws. So, …

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Scuba diving in Netrani Island

Netrani Island is a small island, off the coast of the main land from Murdeshwara. The island is about 20 kilometres, a short boat trip from the main land. It is home to coral reef and is a popular diving site in Karnataka state. It is said that the visibility is around 15 to 20 metres range. Murdeshwara is a …

Transportation to Bangalore airport

The cheapest way to get to Kempegowda International airport (Bangalore airport) is by the BMTC airport shuttles called the Vayu Vajra. They are the Volvo buses that run through 11 routes and are very frequent from various main bus stops across Bangalore. The latest and up-to-date information can be found on their website http://www.bengaluruairport.com/transport/buses.jspx?_afrLoop=4506657210112940&_afrWindowMode=0&_adf.ctrl-state=19tpwtjz6b_379 The timings from the Kempegowda bus …

Mandaragiri betta

The Basada or Mandaragiri betta (hill) is about 65 kilometres from Bangalore in Tumkur. It is a famous pilgrim temple for Jainism. The Mandaragiri is a small hill with 434 steps (~ 500 metres one way) to reach the peak. Supposedly, the peak has four Jain temples, which were closed when I visited. Nevertheless, the views of the lake from …

Yercaud – Things to do

While I was visiting Bangalore in June, I was planning for a travel with my cousins to any place closer to Bangalore. This was meant to be a quick getaway from Bangalore. After scanning all the places that were available to me on Club Mahindra membership, I selected Yercaud. Yercaud is a hill station in Tamil Nadu. It is in …

15 – Why do we judge so much?

This was not in the list of topics to write. But I wanted to write. I have been reading so many articles, posts and statuses about these and it made me wonder why do we judge others so much? Why do we have to come to conclusions all the time? Why can’t we accept that everyone have their own way …

13 – Ridiculous funny questions/comments

Yes, I have heard some ridiculous stuff about my travels and pictures. And surprisingly I have heard these by some of the people whom I had assumed to be my friends. This is the topic for today and these are some of the funny things I have heard: The most common question which every traveler gets asked ‘where do you …

11 – 3 lessons my younger self should have known

First of all, apologies for not writing this post in the morning. I have not had internet the whole day as I was travelling. Next on the topic is the 3 lessons that I would give my younger self. I have a huge list of things that I would like to give my younger me. But I will just write …

05 – 3 personality traits I am proud of

The next topic on the 30 days blog challenge is to list the three personality traits that I am extremely proud of. Before I start listing my personality traits, I would like to tell you a story of how I was and how I outgrew that to develop a trait that I am proud of now. When I was at …

Rani Durgavati Fort

One of the historical monuments and landmarks in Jabalpur is the Rani Durgavati Fort, also known as Madan Mahal. The Fort dates back to 11th century and was a small military outpost on a hilltop. How to reach the Fort? The Fort is inside the city and any taxi or auto rickshaw can drop the tourist off at the start …

Golconda Fort

Golconda Fort, which means Round shaped hill, is a fort in Hyderabad. It is one of the most prominent structures/landmarks in Hyderabad. The fort was the capital of medieval sultanate of Qutb Shahi dynasty. The region was famous for its mines and the mines have produced some of the World’s renounced diamonds – Koh-i-Noor, Hope diamond, Nassak Diamond and Noor-ul-Ain. …

Safaris in Madhya Pradesh

I must say I was super impressed with Madhya Pradesh’s tourism board. The booking is online and there is one website (absolutely one) to book any safaris at any national parks or tiger reserves. Booking website: https://forest.mponline.gov.in/# And the booking is quite easy: Just select the national park you wish to book Select the date and type of seat Search …

Delhi – My itinerary

It is that time of the year where everyone travels. It is a holiday season and it is Christmas. I travel too in December every year. Last year it was South America, a year before it was Dubai and this year I decided to travel to Delhi and Madhya Pradesh. Delhi because my family wanted to see Golden Temple and …

Bucket List – Karnataka & around!

I have been asked a lot of questions about the places I have visited and the places I wish to visit. My bucket list is huge, it can go up to many pages (like any other avid traveller). Hence, I have narrowed it down to a single state (as of now) – for my home state – Karnataka and its …

Almost an encounter!

The waterfall was extremely pretty. It was called “Harishina gundi” which means “The yellow waterfall” in Kannada. This was the waterfall we had found while hiking in the Kodachadri national park. The waterfall was flowing into a lake/pond. It was very picturesque and the water was very inviting and intriguing. All my friends wanted to swim. Since I was one …

Rafting on River Zanskar!

“Do you want to jump inside the water again?” asked my rafting instructor come guide come lead. My eyes lit up. I was excited. “What is the name of this river? The one we are rafting on?” I asked. “Zanskar”, he replied. “Let’s jump in Indus!” I screamed. He grinned and noded his head. We rafted for another 2 to …

Prayers at Thiksey monastery

One of the best opportunities that I got in Ladakh was to visit the Thiksey monastery during the morning prayers. The chanting and the sounds of drums and horns by the lamas was a different kind of an experience that I had never witnessed. The youngest lama was 3 years old and it was a delightful sight to see this …