Scotland of India: Uddappana Motte trek

2016 kick started with a trek and as the year progressed, it became more of travel and less of mountains. Also after being forced to rest for months, I was elevated when I found myself at Coorg not only back on my feet but ready to trek. It was even more wonderful as I was…

Glory of the past:Badami Caves

Mad.Annoyed.Irritated. Precisely was my mood when I boarded the bus after long painful wait of 5 hrs.It was not any different when I woke up later in the morning and looked outside to see the dusty dry countryside which seemed to reflect my mood. My dim mood changed as the small bustling town of Badami made its…

The Spirited Temples of Mahakuta

This place was not a part of the itinerary until last-minute nor I had any fixed plans of visiting since all I knew about the place was its name. But on reaching Badami I saw road signs of this and decided to visit as it is on the way to Pattadkal. Huge prop roots welcome…

The awestruck Bhutanath Temple

The sole reason behind my yearning to visit Badami was to see this temple.I had seen countless photos of this beautiful temple for over a year now and I knew I had to be there someday. I had the first glance of it from the rock-cut caves of Badami and was awestruck at first glance….

A camel affair: JAISALMER

A popular adage among the Rajasthani locals is – Registaan nahi dekha toh kuch nahi dekha (If you haven’t seen the desert, you haven’t seen anything). Just kidding! A must to do on my Rajasthan tour was to visit the desert. The enchanting Jaisalmer comes under Great Indian Desert – Thar Desert and the local travel companies offer a variety of…

Palace of winds: Jaipur

From losing the boarding pass to incessant flight delays,we arrived in Jaipur with growling tummies.The Pink City is not just famous for enthralling history but also for satisfying your taste buds. After indulging in the local delicacies, we set out to visit Hawa Mahal which is one the celebrated architectural spaces within the city. One can see people flocking to click…

City of scenic views: Udaipur

Palaces.Forts.Repeat After what seemed like a never-ending tour of endless forts and palaces on a 9 day trip across Rajasthan,I arrived in Udaipur expecting the expected – MORE PALACES! And it lived up to the expectations. A tour to city palace starting with the  royal gate, Sheesh Mahal (Palace of glass and mirrors),  Moti Mahal (Palace of…

Easy&Pleasing:Maribetta Trek

First trek of the year! Hola 2016 🙂 I wanted to tick off at least one trek before I left to Rajasthan and when opportunity came knocking, I uttered – I’M IN!!! We started as early as 5:00 am to Kanakpura and were greeted by beautiful sunrise on the way. We arrived at the place and I did…

Weekend at Malenadu: Kodachadri Trek

My penchant for mountains have continued for quite a while now and it’s amusing that I have not explored much around Karnataka which hosts some of the beautiful views. So when I heard about Kodachadri trek I knew I had to go. A night of disrupted sleep left me half angry and irritated but one glance of the…

Stupendous Views of Gandikota

This place was on the list ever since we saw the stunning images on the views it offered.Finally on a quiet early morning we headed towards our destination. It was a pleasant change to have been greeted by clouds all the way. A smooth 5-6 hour drive alongside mountains and towering windmills bought us to Gandikota.It is a small…

Kudremukh

Wanna join for a trek ? And with that weekend plans were made to trek Kudremukh with Madventures (a new travel group of a friend,now that I know him.They are good – check them out). There was a teeny weeny doubt on back of my mind if I would enjoy the company of strangers.It was laid to rest as…