Things have been pretty quiet around here for the past two weeks since I was traveling on work and often had to maintain an 18 x 5 schedule. But travel to me also means “a whole lot of expenses” and this time was no different. But thankfully, I didn’t have the usual cartload of expenses […]
A weekend break from the morbid life insurance posts! Shot in the Shiradi Ghat on the way to Bekal — details and more photos in an upcoming post. Have a great weekend.
Every kilometer traveled in the Swift increases happiness and satisfaction with life. Looking back, mine has grown exponentially.
Somewhere on the Siddapura — Madikeri Ghat Road. An incredible machine.
Posting will be slow this week and next since I’ve had to make an unexpected trip to New Jersey on official work. How I wish I had an “Unplanned Purchases on Amazon.com” fund.
@ Shishila — On the banks of the stream flowing past the Shishileshwara Temple. Another milestone for the Swift. 40,000 kilometers. 705 Days. Nomadic! There’s only one way you can make a Swift fall truly, madly, and deeply in love with you (so that it’ll do everything you ask it to do!). Here’s how. Buy […]
Iâ€™d promised to write about our US visa interview experience. So here goes. In general, two human traits standout with respect to the topic of a US Visa: The amount of advice you receive on what to do and what not to do. The way people transform themselves on the day of the interview. But […]
Things are now back to how they were a month and a half back. Finally! We came back to Bangalore in the 2nd week of December and it took us a full week to set our house back in order. Amidst all this chaos, blogging took a backseat and I honestly apologize for such a […]
Don’t just travel. Travel well. Lonely Planet Magazine, India. Amen! That’s what I believe. That’s why I avoid “package” tours.
Indians receive a different treatment. Foreigners receive a different treatment. You can guess who out of the two gets the second-hand treatment. D had only one thing to say: “The Taj Fake Palace, Udaipur.” I agree. The second-hand treatment cost us approximately INR 35,000 for a night for a Palace Room — the personal butler, […]
Thought it would be a good idea to take a break from those morbid What’s Your Fallback Tuesday posts. And what better a way to do that than to write about travel. And what better a destination to write about than Wayanad. Wayanad was our second trip post marriage. The first was to Rajasthan — […]
Click on the album for a full-size view. Shot with my Canon PowerShot SD850IS on the way back from Sunrise Valley, Wayanad, Kerala.
A friend and I recently ascended Chembra Peak. A few photos from our trek. A view of Chembra Peak (the one in the distance) from the banks of the heart-shaped lake, half-way up the mountain. This view is deceiving because there are three mini-peaks (can’t be seen from this viewpoint) to climb up before you […]
Avinash, Anoop, and I recently trekked up Tadiyandamol. It’s an easy to moderate climb with breathtaking landscape all around. Pictures follow. Where to stay near Tadiyandamol? Kavery Estate Stay Kolakeri Village and P.O. Napoklu — 571214 www.kaveryestatestay.com; www.homestaykodagu.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 08272 237270 The hospitality and warmth shown by the owners of Kavery Estate Stay is […]
On a recent trip to Wayanad, we stayed at: Hotel Haritagiri Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kerala Tel: +91 4936 203145/46/47/48 We checked-in at 04:30 AM on Day 1 and checked-out at 09:00 AM on Day 2 (pretty odd hours and we did cross the 24-hour mark). We asked to be billed for a single day. The person […]
It really wasn’t an easy task to get these beauties to pose for a picture! Shot with my Canon PowerShot SD850IS half-way up the Shravanabelagola hillock.
Mouth watering! Shot with my Canon PowerShot SD850IS @ the foothills of Shravanabelagola.
Previously, you saw me jumping around Coonoor here. That was a very self-centred post featuring me, me, and only me. The real beauty of Ooty and Coonoor follows! The last photograph is ample evidence of The Notary’s perseverance when faced with a challenge. The challenge in this case was to take a clear photograph of […]
Source: Uluru and the Olgas Live observations from the author: The Lonely Planet guide asks punters not to climb Uluru, as it’s a sensitive site for aboriginals, there’s even a sign from the local aboriginal people asking that tourists respect their wishes and keep off. But oh no, try and stop Mr. Johhny Foreigner with […]
This is the Nandi Bull at Chamundi Hills, Mysore. Quite a picnic spot, some would say. Commonly seen at temples of Lord Shiva across India, it is a custom to seek Nandi’s blessings when you visit the temple. Delightful photography @ Shruthi Geographic – My only complaint is that she doesn’t post frequently enough.