Author Archives: Steps Together

Mesmerizing Malenadu – Part 1

Date: 28-Aug-16 and 29-Aug-16

Few trips give such wonderful memories that the moments from which would never fade away from our minds. One such trip for us was to Malenadu. Though we did this trip almost a year back, the memories of this trip are still fresh. Read the rest of this entry

Kundadri

Date: 26-Jan-17

As travel enthusiasts, we keep finding opportunity to visit a tourist attraction during our journey. The long drive from Bengaluru to our native place Udupi helps us in fulfilling our desire and luckily the route covers few popular attractions as well. Read the rest of this entry

Kurudumale

Date: 20-Nov-16

On a fine cool weekend morning, we along with eight of Thilak’s friends, got ready for a bike ride to Kurudumale from Bengaluru. We started early in the morning at 6.30 AM. All of us met near Whitefield and started the ride towards Kolar at around 7.30 AM. Read the rest of this entry

A Mega Nano Trip to Kanyakumari

Date: 13-Aug-16 to 17-Aug-16

Finally, the day has come to seriously plan for our long pending mega trip. We had a dream of going to Kanyakumari from Bengaluru since the day Tata Nano became our travel companion. The large share of credit for our numerous trips goes to Nano. Read the rest of this entry

Mysore Dasara Exhibition

Date: 27-Nov-16

We all know how remarkably Dasara (Dusshera) is celebrated in Mysore. Also called as Nada Habba (State Festival) of Karnataka, this grand festival attracts huge crowd from different parts of the world. The city decorated with colorful lights, cultural programs showcasing the diverse art forms of India, and the disciplined celebration of rich royal customs make Mysore Dasara a must-watch event. Read the rest of this entry

Sringeri

Date: 29-Oct-16

We are from Brahmavar, a beautiful town in the coastal district of Karnataka, Udupi. So, we get to drive from Bengaluru to Udupi frequently.  Though Udupi is about 450 kms from our home in Bengaluru, we never got bored of the roads that lead to our hometown.  Read the rest of this entry

Basaralu

Date: 22-Oct-16

A sudden desire of visiting a historical place made us end up in planning for a day trip to the lesser known Mallikarjuna Temple located in Basaralu town of Mandya district. The choice is also because of the fact that the place is just around 130 km from our home in Bengaluru. While finalizing the route, one more popular temple called Saumyakeshava Temple in Nagamangala got included in our plan. Read the rest of this entry

Male Mahadeshwara Betta (M M Hills)

Date: 1-Oct-16

Thilak’s friends had planned for a bike ride to Male Mahadeshwara Betta on 1st Oct. Since I have also become part of their group now, I was also invited for this trip. Male Mahadeshwara Betta, popularly known as M M Hills is a famous pilgrimage destination in Chamaraja Nagar district of Karnataka which attracts large number of tourists from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. However, what made us interested in this place is the ride on the curvy roads amidst dense forests of MM Hills. Read the rest of this entry

Bilikal Hills

Date: 17-Sep-16

A sudden thought of going for a long ride made us decide on going offroad ride to Bilikal Rangaswamy Hills, commonly known as Bilikal Hills. This hills is just 70 km from our home. The challenging road of last 5 km stretch and the mesmerizing view from top of the hill motivated us for this trip. Read the rest of this entry

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