Thursday, 21 September 2017

URBY-Passport Holder Product Review

I am a travel blogger and hence I travel a lot recently, on my first travel to USA, I had felt quite an embarrassment to search in my bag for my passport and travel documents.  that's when i wished I had a good Passport Holder which not only holds my passport but also my cards , other ID proofs and documents and I no longer have a fear of losing them.

Often during travel we tend to misplace important things like credit/debit card,or a passport or identity cards. Since all are of different sizes it may not be possible to keep in our regular wallet.  there are lots of stylish passport holders in the market now. URBY has come up with a beautiful holder which not only catches your eye but also solves these problems.

Look and Feel:

The passport holder comes in different colors according to taste of individual. it looks like a smart brown book which has a croc  embossed leather exterior and rich soft suede interior.The Passport holder is Very compact, stylish which makes our life effortless while travelling. the color though plain brown was the highlight because of the embossed design. it was soft to touch and is of good quality.

Serves the purpose right :
The compact Passport Holder not only holds your passport but also travel documents and multiple has an easy slide in pouch for your passport. left side has slots for your cards and a sleeve pocket to hold emergency cash or bills.
it also has an open section to hold your travel documents. even after filling it with all my documents, card and passport,it did not feel bulky

My Verdict:
I like the product. I was able to keep all my important things in one place which makes it easier to locate and keep it safe. this will definitely make my travel easy .
moreover you can personalize it with your initials. URBY has easy shipping and returns and they give a guarantee of 12 months for material and craftsmanship the will  repair your product for free within the first 12 months.

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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Avani Ride and Trek

Avani is famous for the Sita temple situated on a hill. This temple is one of the few temples dedicated to Sitadevi in India. It is also known as the Gaya of the south and has ancient temples known as the Ramalingeshwara, Lakshmaneshwara, Bharateshwara and Shatrugneshwara, dating back to the period of the Nolamba Dynasty. It has been told that Sitadevi gave birth to her twin children Lava-Kusha here. Even today the room where Sita gave birth to her children exists.The war between Sri Rama and his sons Lava & Kusha was happened in this village. The place is very near (About 9 km) to Mulabaagilu  in Kolar District.

How to Reach : Bangalore-- Hosakote-- Kolar-- Avani Hill

Near by places: Anthargange, Kotilingeshwara

Permission : Not required

Steps : There are steps in the middle of trek

Climbing time : 2 hrs

Parking: At the base , Near the temple

Level: Easy

Things to Carry: Water, Food and all necessary things

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Medigeshi Fort Trek

Medigeshi is a historical place having a well built rocky fort on top of the hill, and has seen many battles during its peak of your success, Its named after local tribal chief of yore, Nagga Reddi, because his wife’s hair touched her ankles (Medi – ankle, Kesha – hair). Most of the fort walls remain even today, though its ruins. Medigeshi is a part of Madhugiri Taluk, in Tumkur District. This trek could be done along with Madhugiri trek in a separate day. There are 4 stages marked in trek as there the 4 wall entries.

How to Reach : Bangalore-- Dabaspete-- Madhugiri-- Medigeshi

Near by places: Madhugiri Fort, Channarayanadurga Fort, DD Hills

Permission : Not required

Steps : There are steps in the middle of trek

Climbing time : 2 hrs

Parking: At the base , Near the temple

Level: Moderate to Difficult

Things to Carry: Water, Food and all necessary things

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Channarayanadurga Trek

Channarayana Durga is a fortress close Madhugiri around 100km from Bengaluru. Fort is constructed by local king(Paalegaara) Chikkappa Gowda, who was ruling the Madhugiri and surrounding places. it later fell under the control of Marathas. Be that as it may, in consequent years control of the post changed a few times amongst Marathas and Mysore Wodeyers. The British assumed control over the stronghold amid third Mysore war and after that relinquished it.

How to Reach :
Bangalore-Dabaspete-Urdigere-Koratagere-Channarayana Durga

Near by Places: Medigeshi Fort, Madhugiri Fort, Siddarbetta Trek

Permission : Not required

Steps : No

Climbing time : 2 hrs

Parking: In the village

Level: Moderate

Things to Carry: Water, Snacks available at the village shop.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Madhugiri Fort Trekking

Madhugiri is a single stone hill. It is the second biggest Monolith in Asia. Settled on its precarious slants is a stronghold. Antaralada Bagilu, Diddibagilu, and Mysuru Gate are the three entryways of the fortification. A progression of entryways prompts the slope. The demolished temple of Gopalakrishna is situated at the top of hill. The construction of the first mudfort was attempted by Raja Hira Gowda in the seventeenth century around 1670 AD. An intriguing episode provoked the Gowda family to considering building a fortification. A stray sheep disappeared around the Madhugiri hillock just to return late in the night trickling with water. This was music to the ears since a spring would be welcome sign for rain lacking range. A choice to build a stronghold was arrived and the assignment was finished. The Gowdas began administering this district based at Madhugiri Fort. 

The name Madhugiri is gotten from the Honeybee states which were predominant in those days towards the northern parts of the Madhugiri fortification. There are two expansive sanctuaries situated in Madhugiri one is Venkatramana and other is Malleswara. There is likewise a Jaina sanctuary on the regions of the Madhugiri fortification.

How to Reach :
Bangalore-- Dabaspete-- Madhugiri

Night Trek/Camp: Is strictly phohibited

Permission : Not required, Gates open at

Steps : Yes

Climbing time : 2+ hrs

Parking: At the base , Near the temple 

Level: Difficult

Things to Carry: Water, Food and all necessary things

Lodges: Annapoorna And Bhaghyalaxmi. Annapoorna is pretty new and good. Bhaghyalaxmi is also decent stay. Both lodges charges Rs 500 for double rooms.

Madhugiri, or otherwise called Maddagiri, is situated around 43 km north of Tumkuru town, and 107 km north-west of Bengaluru city. The stone monument and the encompassing greenery of Madhugiri are the fundamental attractions. The place has old sanctuaries of Venkataramanaswami and Malleshwara worked by the Vijayanagara feudatories in the Dravidian style.

One can easily come by direct bus from bangalore and reach madhugiri on a weekend and can stay near by hotel as mentioned above. There is a black buck reserve and Goravanhalli Mahalaxmi temple and many nearby attractions.