Exploring Western Ghats : Part 12 : Ooty – Hyderabad

Hyderabad / May 28 – May 29 It was time to get back. I wanted to drive all the way back to Hyderabad but we started late around 10:30 AM from Ooty. In addition to that we have this soft rule which prevents us from driving after dark. We have driven enough in the dark and it’s just not enjoyable. […]

Exploring Western Ghats : Part 10 : Masinagudi

Masinagudi / May 21 – May 22 Another weekend and we are off to the wild side. We decided to stay at Masinagudi. It was highly recommended by a friend. Route Recap Hyderabad – Chennai – Kodaikanal – Marayoor – Munnar – Kochi – Vagamon – Thekkady – Munnar – Palakkad – Kalpetta (Wayanad) – Masinagudi – Ooty – Ananthpur […]

Yana Caves : The Small Wonder of Western Ghats

Yana  is a village located in forests of Northern Karnataka, India which is known for the unusual Karst (Asteroid) rock formations. Proximity : 175 km from Goa & 53 km from Gokarna. If you ever happen to visit any of these famous tourist places, Yana Caves is perfect for a day trip with your family. How to reach there : If you are […]

Exploring Western Ghats – Let’s get started – Part 1

It all started with Hyderabad weather turning crazy hot and the water crisis becoming a daily issue. I just wanted to get away to a colder place. The choices were either Himalayas or Western Ghats down south. Himalayas were ruled out because of a huge head-start requirement and poor internet connectivity. So, the only choice was western ghats. Right around […]

When I ate Bamboo Chicken for the First Time.

For every traveler there is a checklist that they follow while visiting any place. Top Sights — Check. Day Tours & Activities — Check. Festivals & Events — Check. Shopping — Check. Sunrise and Sunset Points — Check. Food — Hmmmmm not so sure !!!!! Well, this department is an issue with travelers like my spouse. They have this big apprehension about endearing new culinary experiences. And so people like us, for whom […]