B R Hills and K Gudi

Date: 2-Jul-16

This weekend was booked for a day trip to Biligiri Rangana Hills, popularly known as BR Hills. This hill range is located in Chamaraja Nagar district of Karnataka and is famous for its wide variety of flora and fauna. Since we could cover Shivana Samudra falls (Gaganachukki and Bharachukki Falls) on the way, we decided to revisit this falls en route. Read the rest of this entry

Nagarhole

Date: 12-Jun-16

On a pleasant morning, when we were in Mysore, my sister-in-law’s family decided to go for a ride to Nagarhole National Park. Without any planning, we got ready for the ride through the forest which is not very far from their home. Read the rest of this entry

Avalabetta and Gudibande Fort

Date: 1-May-16

On a lazy day, when I was searching for a hill station near Bangalore, I came across a beautiful place called Avalabetta. Many bloggers have described Avalabetta as “Nandi hills with less crowd”. While collecting more information about this place, I came across few amazing pictures of the place and the surrounding.  Read the rest of this entry

Janapada Loka, Srirangapatna, and Melukote – Part 3

Date: 2-Apr-16
After visiting Janpada Loka and Srirangapatna, we proceeded towards our last destination of the day, Melukote. We were very happy to see our plan executing so smoothly. We had covered all the places in Srirangapatna as we planned and in addition, we had visited Janapada Loka also which was not in our initial plan. We hoped to successfully execute our plan in Melukote as well and started from Srirangapatna at around 4.45 PM. Read the rest of this entry

Janapada Loka, Srirangapatna, and Melukote – Part 2

Date: 2-Apr-16
After having a great time at Janapada Loka, we proceeded towards our next destination, Srirangapatna (Mandya ditrict, Karnataka) which was around 76 km from Janapada Loka. At around 12 o’clock we reached our destination. In Srirangapatna, on both sides of Bangalore-Mysore highway, there are tourist attractions. Read the rest of this entry

Janapada Loka, Srirangapatna, and Melukote – Part 1

Date: 2-Apr-16
We had planned a family trip to Srirangapatna and Melukote with my parents and my brother’s family. Since we were 6 of us, we had to book a Zoom car. We opted for Mahindra Scorpio. It arrived at our home exactly at 6.30 AM and all of us were ready by that time. Thilak took the driver seat and our trip started at 6.45 AM. Read the rest of this entry

Bettamugilalam

Date: 27-Feb-16
Our new travel partner “Avenger Street 220” had arrived in the first week of Feb and it was more than a month since we had our last road trip. Both the facts gelled together and made us plan for a bike ride to a nearby place called Bettamugilalam on  27th Feb 2016. Read the rest of this entry

Coorg and Slice of Wayanad

Date: 25-Dec-15 to 27-Dec-15
What a spectacular year 2015 was!! The year had given us numerous unforgettable memories and wonderful moments to cherish. We wanted to end this spectacular year with one more amazing trip. Both of us did not have a week long holiday. We just had three days long holidays (including weekend :-() and we decided on visiting Coorg this time. Coorg is another name for “Kodagu” which is a district in Karnataka and is one of the most traveled tourist destinations in Karnataka. Read the rest of this entry

Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram

Date: 25-Oct-15 and 26-Oct-15
We had to attend one of Thilak’s cousins’ wedding at Chennai on 26th October. I had stayed in Chennai for 1.5 years during the year 2009-2010. After 5 years, this was the first time I was visiting Chennai again. When we were searching for the hotels for our stay, I came across many familiar place names, which brought back old memories. I was excited to visit Chennai once again. Read the rest of this entry

Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal, and Bijapur

Date: 25-Sep-15 to 27-Sep-15

From 25th Sep onwards, we had continuous three days holidays. Sitting at home for three days has become almost an impossible task for us now. So, we thought of planning for a long trip. When we checked with my in-laws regarding this trip, they agreed to come with us. Deciding on the place was our immediate next task.

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Hogenakkal Falls

Date: 12-Sep-15
Hogenakkal Falls located in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu is often referred to as Niagara of India. At Hogenakkal, the river Kaveri creates numerous waterfalls which is treat to watch. I visited this water falls few years ago with my friends and I wanted to show the beauty to Thilak, but this trip was a major disappointment for us.  Read the rest of this entry

I have been nominated for Liebster Award

Date: 3-Sep-15
Getting noted for your work and being nominated for an award is an amazing feeling. Thanks a lot to Arun Rajamani (http://mytravelpedia.net/) for nominating my blog for Liebster award. It means a lot.

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The Liebster Award is given to recognize and/or discover new bloggers and welcome them to the world of blogging. This award exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. Read the rest of this entry

Ooty

Date: 22-August-15 to 23-August-15
Ooty, the queen of hill stations is the beautiful capital of Nilgiri district in Tamil Nadu. This was a special trip for me. I got eight new friends in this trip. They are all Thilak’s friends. They planned a trip to Ooty and included me as well. We were 10 of us (5 boys, 5 girls). Read the rest of this entry

Chitradurga

Date: 18-July-15
Both of us had great time with my in-laws this entire week and wanted to end their stay in our house by visiting the popular Chitragurga fort. My father-in-law is very much interested in history. The book he was reading recently was Durgastamana by a famous Kannada writer TaRaSu. This book tells the entire history of Chitradurga and we thought this is the best time that we actually visit the place when the memories of the book are still fresh in his mind. Read the rest of this entry

Shravanabelagola

Date: 14-June-15
This is my second visit to Shravanabelagola in 4 years and Thilak’s first visit. The Accuweather told us that it would be cloudy throughout the day at Shravanabelagola. It made us all happy. Thilak, Rajath, and I were ready for this trip at 6.30 AM on a beautiful Sunday morning. Read the rest of this entry