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
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
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
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
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
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
There was no electricity, no internet connection, no TV cable connection because of heavy rainfall yesterday. Therefore, we decided to go for a day trip instead of simply sitting at time. Finding one day tourist destinations around Bangalore has become the tough task for us now, but after some research we found an ancient Virupaksha temple in Kolar district.
This was our second trip of this month. Lepakshi was in our to-go list from a long time. We planned well for this trip. My brother Rajath also joined us. Lepakshi is a place in Ananthpura district of Andhra Pradesh and is around 130 km from our home. The place is famous for its beautiful and very old temple (built during Vijyanagar empire).
This was our first day trip in the new year 2015. We wanted to go to a place nearby, but we found that we had covered almost all one day tourist destinations around Bangalore. That’s when I visited our favorite travelogue “Payana” and found an interesting place called Turuvekere, where the blogger had mentioned about the lost temples of Turuvekere.
This was a very quickly planned trip. Not exactly a trip, but a long ride. After many days, this weekend, we got some free time to spend alone. We did not go anywhere on Saturday, but on Sunday we were getting bored to sit at home. So, Thilak gave an idea to go on a long ride to Pyramid Valley in the evening. Pyramid valley is a famous meditation center in Bangalore. Both of us wanted to visit this place from a long time. In TripAdvisor, the place had got very good reviews. So, we finalized our plan to visit this place in the evening.
This weekend, my parents were at our home. Unfortunately, there are very few one day tourist destinations in Bangalore to take our relatives. Nandi Hills, Dodda alada mara, Koti Lingeshwara are the three important places among them. Thilak had taken my in-laws to all these three places. My parents are yet to visit Nandi Hills and Koti Lingeshwara. We had to leave early in the morning to go to Nandi Hills which we could not do it this time as we came home late yesterday night. Read the rest of this entry
Date: 28-Aug-14 and 31-Aug-14
Bangalore-Shimoga-Aroor – Malenadu at its best (28-Aug-14)
This Ganesha Chathurthy was our first festival after marriage. So, we had to celebrate it in my home. My home is in a small village called Aroor, which is near Brahmavar, Udupi district. When we checked the bus ticket price, we were shocked. The private bus operators literally had gone crazy this season. The one way ticket price was 1000 Rs/person in almost all buses. Travelling by our own vehicle was the better option. Read the rest of this entry
We wanted to go to Madhugiri fort from a long time. We had seen the glimpse of Madhugiri when we were returning from Siddarabetta long back. Finally, we decided to visit the place this saturday. Deepika and Priyanka (my cousins) were ready to join us for this trip. When I checked about this place on Google, I could find amazing images of the hill. So, I was all excited to go there. Read the rest of this entry
This was a suddenly planned trip. Rajath (my brother) was in our home this weekend. We wanted to go for a trip with him. Yelagiri, a hill station in Tamilnadu was the place which we thought easy to travel in a day. When checked in Google, we felt the place pretty good. As planned, we started from home at 6.00 AM. We had to take Hosur road to reach Yelagiri. The road was empty as we started early and as it was Sunday. Read the rest of this entry
It was about a month since we went for a trip. We were busy preparing for our wedding. We decided to have a break from all these wedding things and go for a small trip. Nandi Hills was the first place that came to our mind. I thought let’s end our pre-wedding trips by going to a place where we fell in love :-).