-Sreedevi Rajesh The streets of Bylakuppe is said to have two facets. The day and night gives the place two different attires. The very normal sight of a South Indian street- Streets with shops on either sides, houses within compound walls, junctions with large shady trees, vagrant cows etc. - makes the place during nights. The place wakes up from sleep as a surprising land with some other culture, language, rituals which is absolutely a variant face. Dawn turns Bylakuppe into a small 'Tibetan' town. Bylakuppe, also known as the 'Indian Tibet' is located in the Mysore district of Karnataka state. It also shares the Eastern borders of Coorg. It is a dusty place with a fairly pleasant climate. Near to half century back, a group of Buddhist monks, under the leadership and gu
- Padmavati Manoharan The Murudeshwar Temple in Karnataka is a must visit for nature lovers and of course, the devotees of Lord Shiva, who would love to look at the magnificence of the Shiva statue there. The huge Shiva statue made me stand awestruck and mouth shut, looking at the grandeur of the Statue. The Murudeshwar temple is built on the Kandukla Hill in the quaint town of Murudeshwar, which lies in the Bhatkal Taluk of the north Kannada district. Yes! This is the best part. Since the temple is located here, the temple and the statue are surrounded by beautiful views of the Arabian Sea which falls on three sides of the temple. Basically, Murudeshwar is one of the forms of the great Lord Shiva who is being praised by devotees throughout the world. The most famous and breathta
-Sreedevi Rajesh About 850 ft above sea level in the cradle of Western Ghat valleys lies this wonder. Hills with lush of green all around. Above these hills through the air routes was once in Threthayuga the famous epic vehicle, ‘ The Pushpakavimana’ flew through. It was here an abused lady's wail surged. It was here the giant noble bird fell down with broken wings who, despite thinking about his own life flew around to save the besmirched lady; says the myth. The mythical noble bird who fell down by the attack of the weapon of Adharma is having a rebirth in this Kaliyuga, getting ready to be showcased as one of the world wonders. The mythical story is familiar to every resident of Chadayamangalam, a village of Kollam district in Kerala. In the epic tale Ramayana, the noble bi
-Priyanka Pandey Nainital is a popular hill station in Uttarakhand and it is the headquarters of Nainital district. It is located in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas. Nainital is in a valley containing a mango-shaped lake and surrounded by mountains. From the top of the higher peaks, magnificent views can be obtained, bounded by the great snowy range which forms the central axis of the Himalayas. This place is perfect for romantic outings. For every couple in their relationship, a short trip which planned alternatively is significant opportunity to spend time together. Ultimately, the most romantic places will be those that make you and your partner the happiest, the different experience at all. The real romance is that you both are enjoying yourselves together. In ...
-Padmavathy Manoharan It’s no joke that people call Kerala as God's own country. Every nook and corner of Kerala is filled with beauty. But, the place very close to my heart is Wayanad. Visit Wayanad once and you'll witness yourself. It is a place full of surprises which is a hill station in the plain Malabar region of Kerala. There are a whole lot of places in Wayanad to make you go crazy about the place. Some of the places to make you stand in awe-stricken silence are Edakkal Caves, Soochipara Falls, Pookode lake, Banasura Sagar Dam, Kuruva Island and so on. Edakkal Caves This is the best place for trekking in Wayanad and mostly not suitable for the elderly people. But I made all my family members except my grandmother to go on with the trekking. Though everyone grouched abou
-Vikram Mn It was a long hauled plan. It was even more important because last time the plan was cancelled at last minute and I had to waste a four day holiday at home. So to make it happen and make it happening was amazing. Day 0– Special One 12/22/2017 I’ve never taken leave on the day of travel. Because I would feel like it’s a waste of leave. If I take leave I plan to leave the previous working day. So this was special one. I had some work in the morning so the guilty pleasure was filled to the brim. In fact the whole trip was a guilty pleasure one. As one of my trips had got cancelled I had lot of leaves remaining, plus it was the year end so I let go everything and start afresh in the New Year. So Friday leave was the first of it. Wasted the day in a lovely manner by
-Padmavathy Manoharan The place ‘Masinagudi’ has set a trend among the youngsters who love adventures. For those who don’t know much about this place, this is for you. Are you a person who like to go on adventures? You love traveling amidst dense dark forests? Don’t wait anymore. Pack your bags and post “Enroute Masinagudi”. It is a place packed with joyous adventures and you should be open to accept any suspense at anytime. Of course there are many places as adventurous as this. But the advantage of choosing Masinagudi is that you can plan today and leave tomorrow. Ooty, Kodaikanal, Kunnur and cliched places like these are outdated. Many people don’t know such a place called ‘Masinagudi’ exists. Let’s take a look at that place which is no less than heaven!!! This beauty is locat
-Anderson S. V. Chikmagalur is a tourist place located on Western Ghats in Chikmagalur district in Karnataka. It is a great tourist spot to experience wildlife, flora, fauna and night life stay. As a most loved weekend gateway for people with interest in Trekking, Chikmagalur comprises lot of mountains, Hills with waterfalls and Lakes. There are lot of places to see in Chikmagalur. Mullayanagiri hill is located 12kms far from Chikmagalur and it is the highest peak in Karnataka as it is close to 2000 meters. The hill is famous for Trekking experience with most breathtaking sights. There is a small Shiva temple on top of hill and so hundreds of devotes travel to offer their prayers every year. The hill has a favourable climate and so it suits for many coffee estates the...
- Sreedevi Rajesh This is a continuation from the article Trekking through the Himalayas - Story VIII While we started from our camp for Himalayan adventure trip, we were provided with a list of items to be carried out for high level trekking- a pair of goggles and an UV polarized glass to escape from 'White Out” phenomenon where the surroundings will be sprinkling silvery. If observed with naked eyes, it would be stinging. Sun blazed gloriously above, making everything shine under it. Our guide told us that we had reached our dream destination. The winning for which we had struggled for; 'The Chanderkhani Pass’. We were at the peaks of excitement and pride that we had conquered one of the highest spot of Himalayan ranges adventurously. We had 1 hour of amusement there. The click
This is a continuation from the article Trekking through the Himalayas - Story VII Pepped up with perkiness, we rested on the mountain peak. But the guide hurried up to get on with our journey ahead despite of waiting for the others to reach. We already were briefed that in case if we were unable to cross 'Chander Ghani’ pass by evening for any reason, we were asked to return back to the camp and resume our journey the next day. Keeping those words in mind, we undoubtedly took our belongings and followed him. We were then, at an altitude of 12000ft above the sea level where temperature was close to 0 degrees with pinching cold. It was, for us, simply trivial as we got in habitude with the environment. Sweaters and boots too played their roles pretty well. An array of mountains