Roadtrip to BR Hills and Shivanasamudra

Weekend trips are good. But most of the tourist places will be overcrowded. So if you want to have peaceful drive sometimes then it’s good idea to get behind the wheels on a weekday! That is exactly what I ended up doing with my friends. Location? A hill station and couple of gorgeous waterfalls en route.

Biligirirangana Hills standing at 1290 meters above sea level located in Chamarajanagar District of Karnataka offers a great place to relax and enjoy the beautiful nature. It is around 170 KM from Bengaluru. BR hills joins Western ghats to the eastern ghats of India, thus playing significant role in maintaining biodiversity.Read More »

Weekend road trip to Lepakshi Temple

Beauty about Bengaluru is that there are so many places around to escape from the bustling city life. One such single day excursion was to a historic place called Lepakshi which is situated in Andhra Pradesh. From Bangalore it is about 130 km and about 480 km from Hyderabad.

We were fortunate to have Flat 50% offer from Zoomcar ! We had booked Ford Figo and were searching for a day’s trip within 150 km radius of Bengaluru. Then we came across Lepakshi.Read More »

Road trip to Dandeli and Karwar

The city life can get so monotonous at times that you wait for those long weekends to escape from it! One such chance I got was April end, 28th and 29th is weekend holiday and May 1st being mandatory holiday. My cousins group thought about visiting Dandeli which is approximately 500 kms from Bengaluru.

Dandeli is known for White water rafting, picturesque landscape, variety of birds especially the elusive Hornbills. You might wonder if it is famous for rafting why go there during summer? It is because during monsoon rafting is not allowed in Kali river and in Summer they release dam water which is enough for adrenaline pumping rafting experience! Read More »

Ugadi festival cooking session

Today Ugadi, according to Hindu calendar 1st day of the new year. My wife had plan to invite cousins to home and cook together festival food.

Our cooking team consisted of myself, wife and 2 of my cousins. We set the menu as,

Corn cucumber salad

Beans palya

Bitter gourd hasi ( based on yoghurt)

Tender mango chitranna

Okra Sambar

Carrot halwa

Papad

The fun in cooking socially is you speed up the entire cooking process also it’s less boring and you learn new dishes!

After offering to God we started binge eating, have a look at the images below Read More »

Kamath lokaruchi, South Indian food paradise

While heading back from Kokkare bellur to Bengaluru, we were searching for nice place to have evening snacks in Mysore Road. And one hotel caught our eyes with plenty of people around, Kamath lokaruchi, a vegetarian restaurant near Ramanagara.

Being on the side of national highway NH-275 there is no shortage of parking space. Once we got inside we were welcomed by the rustic setup and traditionally dressed waiters. Menu had almost all famous South Indian snacks like dosa, idli, obbattu, vada, mirchi bajji etc. This place is quite famous and taste is worth every penny.Read More »

Kokkare Bellur Trip

Type: Bird Sanctuary

Place: Kokkare Bellur Village, near Maddur, Mandya, Karnataka, India

Distance from Bengaluru: ~100KM

Famous for: painted storks , spotbilled pelicans

Best Time to visit: February as per villagers

On a lazy saturday morning, still slumbering due to friday hangover, myself and my friend decided to go for a drive somewhere near Bengaluru. Thats when we thought we should go out and do some bird watching! aargh..the real one’s 😉 My friend suggested Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, which is little far. Hence we decided to head to a village near Maddur which is famous for the bonding between villagers and these angels flying high in the skies.

For those coming from Bengaluru, the route is pretty simple. You need to drive in Bengaluru- Mysore road and take deviation near Maddur.Read More »