Showing posts from February, 2018

Nandi Hills - A visit at Evening 20/11/2016

Place:  Nandi Hills, Chikkaballapur, Karnataka Distance:    62 km from Bangalore Type:           Sightseeing, Hill Ideal for:     Friends and Family I had been to Nandi hills an infinite number of times. But had never visited in the evening especially to witness the sunset. One fine day we were relaxing in the room that's when my friend Chanda said his car is available and we can go someplace. Even my PU friend Akash was with us, so decided to visit Nandi hills. For the first time, my brother Vasant also joined the trip. We were 7 on the confirmed list, Mahindra TUV300 is a perfect car for 7 people. Best of the beast: View from Nandi hills after sunset Sunday Evening: We started from home at 3.30 in the afternoon. The traffic was more than usual. Chandu's driving skills were good enough to get out of the Bangalore traffic in no time. Riding on Nandi hills road is always fun on the bike than in the car. I had no other task than humming to the songs played in the ca

Makalidurga Hills Trek - With Decathlon Anubhava 28/01/2018

Place: Makalidurga betta / Makalidurga Hills, Doddaballapur, Karnataka Distance: 64 km from Bangalore Type: Trekking Ideal for: Friends Trek Difficulty: Easy Trek Length: 3 kilometres one way Trek Duration: 1 hour one way My friend Smitha, a talented blogger invited me for the trek to Makalidurga on Sunday. The trek was sponsored by Decathlon - Anubhava hence the trek cost was just Rs. 100. I immediately confirmed my participation and also invited few of my colleagues.  My colleague Vijay registered for the event along with his 2 friends. I had been to Makalidurga hills twice before, one was a night trek and other was a day trek . The main intention to join this time was to vlog, I have uploaded a video to YouTube. Don't forget to watch the vlog at the end of this post. The meeting point was Decathlon Anubhava located on Airport road at 5 am. Best of the beast: View of Gundamagere Lake Sunday morning: I got up at 4 in the morning, got ready and left the home

Pondicherry - Auroville, Beaches and French Colony

Place: Puducherry / Pondicherry / Pondy Distance: 300 km from Bangalore Type: Beach Ideal for: Friends and couples Budget: 2500/head It was the time for back to back trips this month. I received a call from RV friends who were planning a trip to Pondicherry. Having named Sagar (translates to the ocean :P) I never visited an ocean before. Our budget Seena wasn't in town so following his marks we booked a budget hotel and train. If you stay in Bangalore then the best way to reach Pondicherry is by the train. The train timings are synced for the perfect weekend getaway from Bangalore. I managed to get tickets confirmed from one of my friend who works in railway department. If you have planned at last moment then don't worry, its easier to get tickets in tatkal as well. Best of the beast: Matrimandir meditation centre, Auroville. Friday Night: After struggling through usual traffic I reached Yeshwanthpur at 8 pm, the train was scheduled for departure at 8:50 pm.