Chikmagalur and Belur

Inspired by the pictures of striking green hills from my friends' trips, I decided to take my brothers to Chikmagalur during the first week of January. Apparently, that wasn't the right time for lush greenery. So all we got was sun-dried grasses and flaring sun, both en-route and on the hills. Nevertheless there were some …

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One day trip to Shivanasamudra falls and Talakadu

7:30 P.M, Friday night. We were debating over the numerous one day trips from Bangalore when we finally settled on Shivanasamudra, the fourth largest delta formed by the Kaveri river. Shivanasamudra, literally translating to 'Sea of Shiva', is an island town where the Kaveri river bifurcates to form the Gaganachukki and Bharachukki falls. While the first …

Intersection of two cultures- Dharamshala and McLeodganj

Seven of us set out to Dharamshala for a final trip of our college days, the so-called 'psenti trip'. Located in the shadow of the Dhauladhar range, Dharamshala is a visual treat for any traveller. Snow-capped mountains, valleys, deodar and pine trees, monasteries and more. In short, religion, nature, serenity and adventure all packed in …