Thursday, 1 February 2018

Logging My Travel Experiences With BongYatra

One of the most exciting thing for a traveller & blogger is that to share experiences and stories behind it. Recently BongYatra approached me for interview,(Interview is a big word) let's say it as to share my experiences with fellow travelers. I was asked few questions about the challenges which I had during planning or in the travel, also about memories which is for life time. I would like to thank BongYatra for the recognition and giving me a chance to open up and share travel related stories and Buzz. 

Now a question arises what and who is BongYatra, here it goes;

BongYatra : "Journey that never ends" , The mission of BongYatra is that if we see something and do not feel it means that you are just not caring so we want you to see and feel and be complete and Bongyatra is just the simple medium to fulfill what you see and feel. There all packages for different kind of people say it is for couples, adventurous people, religious people and may more, also international packages too. Based on needs BongYatra does customised packages for well being.So what are you waiting for ? Check your calender's and plan with BongYatra, definitely it will be memorable one. 

Happy Travel ....

Few snapshots of the interview are below.

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Friday, 19 January 2018

A new way of travel with Sterling

Nowadays World can be seen sitting at home with sip of coffee over internet and other digital media. As people taste and way of travel and holiday changed, the way of hospitality, ownership must change according to requirements. The experience and memories will cherish long time. Travel and tourism has changed the world drastically for well being. Initially tour were just a holiday but at present scenario it has become earning and learning both. This is were travel partners like Sterling make a positive impact on the travelers. The theme based travel has made new way of thinking towards a place, local cuisine, local herbs and tribe culture make a holiday more interesting and memorable. 
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There are lot of holiday destinations in India from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, say its hill station, beach holidays, archaeological sites or any other heritage sites,Sterling has existence in every corner. Packages and Offers varies time to time, but sterling believes in Holiday Differently manner. Many of us just visit few places around and take selfies and move. But if your with Sterling its different and unique. List of sterling resorts makes you feel home away home. With footprints over 30 years sterlings sets benchmark for the leisure industry. Well sterling not only offers leisure holidays but also the adventure part. India being mixed diversity and culture, the understanding of mindset makes a holiday unique, which sterling provides its customers.

Recently Sterling organised a bloggers meet, where many bloggers with different mindset met and interacted with sterling associates with the intention of understanding people mindset and grow the business. It was good to meet like minded travelers, bloggers, you-tubers who are known for their good work in their own space. It was informative and interactive sessions well managed with time and interest.

Well it was great to know they are investing a lot for experience and memories rather than just a itinerary. A full package of different culture in particular way. This opens up new way to cherish local arts and culture. Travel is not just a journey but its a passion. There are many packages sterling offer including of international package. So now what are waiting for ? ah  Long weekend coming soon!!!!  

Lets #Holiday differently with sterling.

Happy Travel

Monday, 20 November 2017

Book Review of "Kuch Woh Pal" by Subrat Saurabh

About the Author: Subrat Saurabh, an author, artist and blogger, is famously known by his pen name ChickenBiriyanii. His tweets and clever liners were broadcast and increased in value over TV stations and it oftentimes gets grabbed and distributed in driving daily papers or online news gateways. His tweets and clever liners are likewise extolled; and turn into a web sensation over WhatsApp. His verse and short stories have been distributed in different magazines.He studied from DAV JVM Shayamli, Ranchi, and completed Engineering from KLESCET, Belgaum. He is as of now functioning as a Senior Consultant in Wipro Ltd. also, lives in Bangalore

About the Book:Kuch Woh Pal” is a hindi collection of poems of 75 pages with catchy paperback, which can be read in one go. The writer takes you on an excursion mixed with delighted and agonizing encounters of a young man going up against the battles of life where he is far from his home for ponders, makes new companions, discovers love, say a final farewell to her lastly experiencing a tumult of feelings like outrage, sentiments, aloofness, despondency, disappointment, partition, relinquishment, and so forth. This book is justified regardless of everybody's chance since it doesn't request much time; the lyrics are moderately short and hitting, and the emotions will stay with you until the end of time.This is certainly a novel idea. I altogether delighted in understanding it. I wish there were more pages with more lyrics as it leaves u requesting more. 'Kuch woh Pal' makes for a delightful read and sets aside us back in opportunity to the moment that one leaves the home and encounters life all alone out of the blue. Every lyric is only a page long and the way that is anything but difficult to convey is another huge in addition to as we can read at whatever point and wherever we need to, regardless of whether while voyaging or from that most loved niche/corner in the house. The clear dialect makes the written work convincing and they never neglect to strike an emotive harmony. All the poems are well written with lot of emotions, thoughts and intensity, which shows the passion of writer.Of the part, Koi Unhe Ghazal Keh Raha Tha, was my most loved piece. Few times felt that some words and sentence echoed the other,but not the same. These are sonnets from the standard strolls of life, and the straightforward yet exact selection of words, influence you to feel they're close to home; like your own story. It’s a quick read, as a debutant Subrat has a very strong command over language as well as words. Anticipating few more books from the author. I would Rate 4/5.

Thanks to Blogadda for sending this awesome book for review.

Book is available online at Amazon with price of Rs.125. Grab your copy soon.

Author can be contacted via
1. Twitter Id - @ChickenBiryanii
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                                                                 Happy Reading

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Channagiri Hill Trek

Channagiri Hills is in channapura village which is located near nandi hills, Around 60kms from Bengaluru.Its around 1300 to 1400 mts above sea level. The nandi hills range has many hiking opportunities around. Most of th times its always green an covered with mist. The Channagiri trek trail is almost covered with shrubs, has many boulders around and water bodies flowing all the way from the top of the hill.Heard there are 2 ways to the hill. We started from Channapura village, there is a one more way from sultanpet as well, comparitively sultanpet trail is easy.The mesmerizing views of Nandi hills range, the chirruping of birds, chilling breeze, slippery rocks, mindblowing waterfalls made trekking more interesting and restless. There are few small falls on the way to the peak as it was a rainy season. Weekend usually crowded with local village and town people. Better to be in the group trek. The huge waterfalls is on the middle way of the peak which quite scary and majestic. There are few hidden small waterfalls which can be explored if interested. Suitable care to be taken incase trekking during rainy season as the rocks are slippery , also terrain is very diverse ,it could be very dangerous. From the lake to trek base is almost 20 mins walk inside the grapeyards and paddy lands. From Greenery to waterfalls, Ruins to rocky lands, It was a package of everything in one!!.

Look For : Cave temple well before the top, Hanuman temple at the peak, Kalyani at the top, Few ruins around, Blue pond near the start of actual trek.

How to Reach : Bangalore-- Ranicroos-- Kuduvathi- Channapura Village

Near by places: Horagina Betta, Kaurava Kunda,Skandagiri

Permission : As of now Not required

Steps : No

Climbing time : Ascend-3 hrs(8-9 kms both ways)

Parking: Near the channapura village river

Level: Moderate to Difficult

Things to Carry: Water, Food and all necessary things.

There are many trekking organisation which could plan a weekend trek or somemore adventure activities. Few of them to name are Nomadify, Madventures. Look out their space for more details and packages.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Akkayamma Betta(Hill)

Akkayamma Betta is a small hillock near chikkajala, very much visible from airport highway. There Lot of temples and small caves and cave temple at the top of the hill like Bhimeshwara swami,Gavimaheshwari amma temple(Cave Temple) etc. 2 wheelers and 4 Wheelers will go directly up the Hill top temples. The hill has many boulders and good city views which grabs travelers ,religious and photo enthusiastic people. Its 06km from yelahanka. In all the temples daily rituals is being conducted.

How to Reach : Bangalore-- Chikkajala-- Akkayamma Betta

Near by places: Chikkajala Fort, Kundana Fort,Avati

Permission : Not required

Steps : Yes-Base to temple,

Climbing time : 15 mins

Base & also at the temple at the top

Level: Easy

Things to Carry: Water, Food and all necessary things

"There are lot of so called literate people, who are jobless, they have exhibited few wording below,Probably we can nominate for Nobel Prize in the field of Literature!! "

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Gummanayaka Fort Trek

Gummanayaka Fort is located 135 kms from Bengaluru in chintamani. Gummanayaka Fort is believed to have been founded around 1350 by a feudal chieftain of the Vijayanagara kingdom, Byregowda or palyagara. As many as 26 palegars  (chieftains) ruled from this fort. They built temples dedicated to Sita, Rama, Lakshman and Hanuman.It's layered fort with many stages of entrance. Intially stage is 1st entry towards the fort hill where we find Maruthi(Hanuman Temple) and Ganapathi temple. Still all rituals are performed to both temples by priest. Next stage is ruined fortess where villagers are cultivating few daily need vegetables inside fort. Later part there are steps (covered with bushes) to hill and temple.Right side of Steps leads to Temple and left to the Granary and Straight leads to the hill top. There are few ruins and vast un even open space. Since it was a long weekend and we had time to spend we stayed in bagepalli overnight and started our trek in the morning. This time we had planned not to take our own vehicles, we took bus journey from bengaluru to bagepalli. GummanayakanaPalya village very small with countable huts. There are rain harvesting ponds which existed way back in centuries.There are lot of many ruins around the village as well. Look for pushkarni which is 100mts before the village starts. In around look for few newly constructed temples of 21st century and Nisargadhama which has been maintained by forest department. There is a choultry in the newly constructed temple and a forest guest house where you need permission to stay.At last Wonderful fort with ruins of palace, Lesser known to people as its far way from bengaluru. Day well spent !Peace,Greenery!!.  Look for Natural Elephant Formation on the hill

How to Reach : Bangalore-- Bagepalli-- Pathapalya-- Nagarllu -- GummanayakanaPalya

Near by places: GudiBanda Fort Trek, Lepakshi,Avalabetta

Permission : As of now Not required

Steps : There are steps in the middle of trek

Climbing time : 1.5 hrs Max

Parking: Inside village & outside fort Entrance

Level: Easy

Things to Carry: Water, Food and all necessary things(From Bagepalli or Pathapalya).

Stay: Manjunatha Deluxe lodge near to bustand, Decent and clean, Rs 800. Please Bargain if necessary.

Public Transport: Direct bus from bengaluru to Bagepalli. There is a civil bus/local bus/private which goes to chelur,Get down in pathapalya. Take a auto to gummanayakana palya which costs Rs.150 one way. Get down in village.. Start the trek. While coming back there will a be shared auto or any auto which takes back to pathapalya. There is a KSRTC bus which goes to gummanayaka fort but only once or twice.

Elephant Head Formation