Bangalore lies at the centre of a fascinating region – where green mountains blend into the arid Deccan plateau – a land of lush forests and dramatic coastlines. There are many not-so-popular destinations, known locally but seldom mentioned in the traditional itinerary. With the easy availability of self drive cars , one can plan a weekend road trip to these unique destinations very quickly. Here are some top recommendations for the road trips from Bangalore.
“The landscapes that look as green as if they are painted freshly by a painter who brings life to its art; the cloudy sky and the dewy leaves, the terrifying sound of the Dhudhsagar waterfalls and the never-ending avenue stretching along the sandy beaches that are washed away with crazy monsoon sea waves… ” this is how the world’s favourite beach destination looks like in monsoon. And who wouldn’t wish to run away to enjoy such beauty!! Goa is unarguably much more beyond just its beaches.
It is one of the divine destinations of Karnataka. There are total five monoliths of Gomteshwara – the son of the first Jain tirthankar(Rishabhnath Swami) in the state, the tallest one(58 ft) of which is located in Shravanbelagola making it a tourist hot-spot. It is also considered to be the tallest monolith in the world. Chandragupta Maurya is said to have died here after he assumed the life of an ascetic. Fascinated by these facts and the craze for the fictional character of Bahubali, I planned a day trip from Mysore to this divine place that led to the creation of a blockbuster movie. Read more
Since childhood I always believed, in order to swim with the colourful tiny amusing fishes and other creatures of the sea, one has to be either Ariel, the little mermaid of the Disney cartoon series or one of the Discovery channel members like Steve Irvin until I was exposed to a real adventure water sport activity called scuba diving. It is easy to be mesmerized by the dramatic scuba diving experience shown in movies and TV Shows but trying it in real is not a cakewalk. I realised it during my first scuba diving experience at Havelock – Andaman and Nicobar Island. Read more
The island and its people’s courteous and generous behaviour would surely bring the thought of settling down permanently on the islands.
By the end of the trip it would become the land of your dreams where you are sure that you won’t be cheated, looted or deceived by anybody. If you have lost something the person would either come to return it or would simply submit it in the nearby police station. The female solo travelers can roam around anywhere without even 1% of fear. The moment you need help, everyone around would be there for you even leaving their business, guiding you what to do. The moment you go to a police station the duty bound lady officer who proudly handles the whole station alone would come out to ask what problem did you face. Read more
Modern India… Developed and Technologically Advanced India… The upcoming Powerful Economy of the World…. This is the current identity of our dearest Country everyone would be aware of…
But in the dense woods of the southernmost India, across the main peninsula there is another world, populated with differently civilized Humans, who might not even know what the word development means. But, they still surprise the sophisticatedly dressed educated men with their uncommon intelligence and mind-blowing skills and profound knowledge. And, so were we, when we first encountered a scarcely clothed ‘Jarawa’. Read more
India is blessed to be a Peninsula, and even more blessed to have variety of aquatic creatures with whom you can dive and enjoy the under water heaven. Here is the self-researched and experienced diving sites which I found the best in the country. Read on to get the contact details to book your dive at the best site. Read more
Plan a trip for your inquisitive mind to the historic city Aurangabad, famous for its vicinity to the famous World Heritage Sites of Ajanta Ellora Caves. This city has a lot to offer to History and Architecture lovers. It is quite hustle free especially during off seasons. It’s a favourite weekend destination for the people of Maharashtra (especially Mumbaikars), Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. People visiting India from other countries also include it in their exploration list. Read more
This Royal City of south is not all about its marvelous palace but it also bewilders its visitors with its variety of natural and cultural marvels. The city had once been the capital of the Wodeyar and now is a paradise for the explorers and architecture lovers. The city is also surrounded by some interesting places like Shravanbelagola, Gopalaswami Betta and even a famous tiger sanctuary of Bandipur is located just at a distance of a few kilometres. The best time to visit is in winter (September –February) that includes the extravagant state festival of Dussera.
Follow this guide and explore the astonishing wonders of this city: Read more