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.

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 car. We reached Nandi hills at 5 pm.

Nandi Hills at evening: I was surprised to see there was…

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

Place: Makalidurga betta / Makalidurga Hills, Doddaballapur, Karnataka

Distance: 64 km from Bangalore
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.

Sunday morning: I got up at 4 in the morning, got ready and left the home by 4.30. I picked up Smitha on the way and headed to the meetup point. Riding on…

Pondicherry - Auroville, Beaches and French Colony

Place:Puducherry / Pondicherry / PondyDistance: 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.

Friday Night: After struggling through usual traffic I reached Yeshwanthpur at 8 pm, the train was scheduled for departure at 8:50 pm. All 6 of us boarded the train on time. We had dinner along with casual talks and dozed …