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  • Drive to Horsley Hills, AP

    It's often the easier and nearest places that you never get time to visit. Horsley hill visit, since it doesn't require any detailed planning was always pushed for a later convenient day. Finally,…
  • Vitara Brezza: Statue of Unity

    After 9 yrs and exactly 100,000 kms of loyal unwavering service it was time to retire the XYLO. With a heavy heart we entered the market looking for a worthy replacement. The XYLO was always a big…
  • Drive to Adiyogi Shiva Statue

    I came across a site which spoke about this beautiful Shiva statue somewhere near Coimbatore constructed last year, known as the ‘Adiyogi Shiva Statue’. The statue was very different from all…
  • A maiden trip to Ooty

    The only hill station that fit this plan was the Queen of the Hills - Ooty. The last time I went to Ooty was in 2001 as part of a college trip. As a couple, we had never been there. I quickly booked…
  • Ramgarh Bungalows: Fruit Belt

    It's a laidback location. It is convenient to reach, yet away from mainstream (chaotic) locations like Nainital. Carry a book along, have some tea in scenic locations, and just unwind with nature.…
  • Drive to Sangti Valley, AP

    The weekend prior to the trip, I made a trip till the Arunachal border, Balemu with a friend just to be sure about the route. At Bhairabkunda, we filled up cheap diesel from the nearby Bhutan town.…
  • A Melded Tale of Sandakphu

    I was manoeuvering with utmost caution as I always feel going downhill is more serious work than going uphill. I faced the first switchback which needed the Thar in front of me to negotiate by a 2pt…
  • Europe: Planes, Trains & Cars

    We spent five weeks away from home. The vacation was kind of “sandwiched” between two periods of working from our office in London. This blog will mainly focus on the 18 days and nearly 5000…
  • To the Simlipal Tiger Reserve

    I am sure Samba, Papabravo or Shomeshree would have managed it. But thanks to my superior organisational skills and convincing power, it ended up with 3 of us, bhpians Avrendu, himadrimondal and me,…
  • Drive to Kanchenjunga, Sikkim

    While it was to be a Himalayan roadtrip, I did not have a specific destination in mind. Being a Bengali, Darjeeling was one of the usual suspects, more so since the wife is yet to visit. I was not…
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