Posts by: Makrand

There is a beautiful scene in front of our eyes. What we do next ? Enjoy the moment ? No. We take out our smart phone and capture it. When I recently visited Brindavan Gardens in Mysore and saw the musical fountains, that was my instant reaction as well. But then I resisted my  reflexes and put my phone back in my...

While planning for Coorg, the road journey from Bangalore airport seemed a bit longer by bus.  I had two options either to head to Bangalore to get a bus to Coorg or proceed directly to Mysore and change bus there. Finally I decided to break the journey in Mysore and spend some time to explore the city as well. The...

Stop. Don’t judge the post by the title and assume this post as a philosophical one. This was just my answer to myself when I got a bit concerned about my reduced travel activities. Flash back to two years and I was rolling on a roller coaster of travel plans. On any particular day I would already have bookings for...

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when I ask-“how to explore a new city?” For most of the people, visiting the top 10 spots of the city will be an obvious response. There is nothing wrong with it and in fact most of us follow that. However, if you have some additional time in hand or want to get away...

Have you seen the cover picture of this post before? If yes then you have read earlier something about Bhutan  somewhere. Every other article on Bhutan will have Tiger’s Nest in its cover picture. The place has become a symbol of Bhutan and is considered the highlight of the trip. I wanted to find out the reason behind...

I started looking at the map once again to find my next destination. I had lot of parameters to balance this time. Since I hadn’t planned much in advance, I was looking for a place which is affordable, has good weather to escape from heat of Hyderabad, doesn’t have complex entry formalities and is also unique in some...

There are few trips which are special for specific reasons. It can be due to the fact that, it was your first ever trip on your own or you had an awesome group with you or you had some interesting experiences there. Whatever may be the reason, when you look back at the trip in retrospect, it brings a smile to you...

Tuljapur is a small town in Maharashtra and is known for the Tulja Bhavani temple. The temple holds a significant importance in Hinduism and is visited by thousands of worshipers every day. You can read in detail at this WikiLink. The temple is located around 50 km from Solapur town. If you plan to visit from...

Lets Bring Reading Into Fashion : This is what I said to myself last year. I had set up a goal about reading books regularly again. Unfortunately, I failed miserably in achieving that. I even couldn’t reach halfway mark but I had a start at least. I was able to read 8 books against the set target of 20 books. I was...

Krabi might be popular destination of Thailand but it’s still unheard by lot of people in India. Every year thousands of Indians travel to Phuket but I guess only handful visit Krabi. I may be wrong but that is the perception I got when I spoke to people around me. As my traveling dates were coinciding with New Year, I...