BangaloreDiaries · homestay · Travel

Home away from home

I came to Ooty for vacation and landed up in my dream home. Wonder how? Well, I am not talking about Ooty which is oozing with hotels, restaurants and most ill-mannered constructed houses on the hills. I am talking about a villa, handsomely standing on a hill looking at Nilgiris. I could never recollect all… Continue reading Home away from home

BangaloreDiaries · hike · Travel

Trekking our way to 2018

What do you need to successfully complete a trek? or to make it sound fancy, “to summit the mountain”? Well, I would say, Firstly –Courage Yes! It starts with this, agree or not. Courage to join a trekking group when you are completely aware that you have zero fitness level. You might have been avid… Continue reading Trekking our way to 2018

Travel · travel hacks

Why homestays?

Recently, I came across a post by Shivya Nath, a well known travel blogger wherein she talks about power of travel to change us. We keep saying how travelling to new places changes us, it widens our horizons, helps us to become broad minded etc etc. Does it really happen? I have seen so many… Continue reading Why homestays?

Monsoon · Travel

Goa in monsoon

Goa is not a vacation spot but an emotion, a  feeling and it is “to each his own”.  People get sentimental thinking about the first  college trip or first gang trip (secret) or a couple trip (again secret) to the beach paradise. It is one place where people of any age don’t mind going again… Continue reading Goa in monsoon

PhotoBlog · Travel · Uttarakhand

For the exclusive traveler

For the first time since I started writing travelogues publicly, I was hesitant to share about one of my trips. First, because the places I had been to were so beautiful mainly because they are untouched. Untouched by commercialization,by chain of roadside  restaurants or cafes or shops and then the crowd and of course the garbage which… Continue reading For the exclusive traveler

BangaloreDiaries · Travel

Badami

It’s the sandstone which fascinated me to plan a trip to Badami. The ‘Badami’ (almondish) color of the sandstone led to its name- Badami. I am not a history fanatic or bear a keen interest in carvings etc but the overall landscape of the destination looked promising. Plus, it was just 139km  from Hampi so we… Continue reading Badami

BangaloreDiaries · RoadTrip · Travel

Hampi

Since the day we started the trip till today- when it’s been 4 days that we are back- I kept thinking about the start of this post. I wanted it to be interesting or a little funny, basically something different than my usual style. I am afraid, I couldn’t come with anything intriguing. So, I… Continue reading Hampi

Chennai · Travel

Why do I keep going to Pondicherry?

You must have come across my views about Pondicherry in Pichavaram post. So, you already know that I am not so amazed by the place. But, you know what? In spite of not finding it very impressive, I keep landing to this tiny territory again and again! Why?? When I read posts about Pondicherry or see instapics… Continue reading Why do I keep going to Pondicherry?

hike · PhotoBlog · Travel

Triund

I was sitting next to him,resting by a big rock tightly holding his hand. No, it was not a romantic gesture,I was feeling  too cold, temperature dropping to around 12-15 degrees. I was adamant on staying in a camp while we were planning trek but we didn’t get it due to weekend rush. They say everything happens… Continue reading Triund

PhotoBlog · Travel

Land of Lama

‘Land of lama’, ‘Mini Tibet’,’Little Lhasa’,’Mc Lo’is how  Mc Leod Ganj is known to people. Mc Lo is hardly 5 kms from Dharmshala, a hill station in kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh. It’s totally evident why the place gives the feel of Tibet. The shopkeepers, hotel staff, restaurant owners, street stuff sellers, cab drivers,monks everybody around… Continue reading Land of Lama