Sunday, 2 February 2020

Dallas ZOO

Dallas Zoo is a 106-acre zoo located 3 miles south of downtown Dallas, Texas in Marsalis Park. Established in 1888, it is the oldest and largest zoological park in Texas and is managed by the non-profit Dallas Zoological Society. Zoo has a wide range of animals which attracts visitors on a daily basis. It can be easily accessed by a Dart and personal vehicle. Attractions include safari Monorail, Mini Train, etc. Very well maintained and organized system which eases visitors. Wild cats, tortoise, elephant, birds, Giraffe, Lion, Monkey, Hippo exhibit, African exhibit, children play area are few attractions to name.

How to Reach: 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway (I-35E), Dallas, TX 75203
Nearby Places: Dallas Aquarium, Arboretum, John F Kennedy Memorial Plaza, Reunion Tower
Permission: Yes, $17 for adults 
Timings: 9AM-5PM
Time Required: 3-4hrs
Parking: Available at the entrance
Restaurant: Available inside the Zoo


                   Map and Information Courtesy:

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center-Texas

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is a not-for-profit entity, specializing in captive breeding programs for indigenous and exotic endangered and threatened species. There are guided and group tours, lodging, overlook cafe, nature store, children animal center. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is where Africa comes to Texas. Our 1,800-acre facility offers a 7.2-mile scenic drive where you can interact with approximately 1,100 exotic and endangered animals roaming free in herds. Drive through in your car, reserve your spot on a guided tour, or even spend a night at our Foothills Safari Camp or The Lodge to see 50-plus species of wild animals including cheetahs, wolves, giraffes, rhinos and more. The delicious food at The Overlook Cafe is paired with an incredible view overlooking the park and our Nature Store offers an array of souvenirs to take home to family and friends. While Fossil Rim is sure to provide a unique experience and exciting adventure, we are dedicated to the conservation of species in peril. Fossil Rim conducts scientific research, trains professionals, responsibly manages our natural resources, and is committed to public education.

Location: 2299 Co Rd 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043

Price: Yes, depends on holiday, weekday and weekend

Timings: Depends on the season

Time Required: 3-4hrs

Parking: Available at the entrance

Restaurant: Available inside the wildlife center

Attractions: Feeding of animals/Birds allowed provided you to buy food while buying tickets.

Note: There is a discount for AAA insurance.

Courtesy and for more details visit:

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Urby Personalized Men's Wallet Review

Nowadays, every man prefer slim wallet which provide all need without sacrificing looks and also perfectly fit their front or back pocket. The one which resembled these features was trifold wallet which was bought from .

This slim wallet designed in such a way that looks very small when it's folded and large when it is open (24 cm x 11.3 cm) which is vogue nowadays.

Suites older and younger:

This product is equipped with a wide main interior currency pocket of width and breadth which can hold bunch of notes and also coins in 3 covered slots which is suitable for previous generation. Tri-fold wallet also has a 9 credit card holder slots which is very much blends with cashless era which attracts new buyers.

In a Nutshell, its exclusive high quality soft leather will make it very handy and charming which accustomes recent trend. Furthermore, it's Handmade stitching finish tempts each and everyone and also a trifold wallet irresistible. I was able to keep all my important cards 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. Interestingly Urby not only has men's wallet, recently it has launched women wallets and has an interesting collection of wristlets, slim wallets, mini purses and many more.

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Saturday, 3 February 2018

Nidagal Betta Trek

Nidagal Betta is located almost 180km away from Bengaluru and 20km from Pavagada. Nidagal is hilly region with lots of old Temples some even belong to Hoysala tenure. It was ruled by Paleyagaras. It has rich vegetation We can find wild animals like Bear and Peacocks. We can find lot of temples belong to all the religions. It is good trekking place. Reaching the top of the hill is very adventurous. It can be developed as good tourism place. I personally never heard of this place till our last trek to pavagada fort. We heard about this place by vijaya lodge manager. He has a sound knowledge of nearby historical places. Interestingly its royal treat to the tired eyes :) Watch out at the top (summit) small Nandi statue.

Places to checkout in the trek: Ruined & existing temples in the base, A tunnel from Peak to the base(May be its old time drainage), small caves on the way, ruined temple half way, Storage space.

How to Reach : Bangalore-- Yelahanka-- Penukonda- Pavagada- Nidagal - Heavy Toll road
                           Bangalore-- Nelamangala-- Madhugiri- Pavagada- Nidagal - Less Toll road

Near by places: Pavagada fort, Lepakshi, Penukonda Empire

Permission : As of now Not required

Steps : Yes

Climbing time : More than 2 and half hrs, Lengthiest trek in day time around Bangalore

Parking: Near temple at the base

Level: Moderate

Things to Carry: Water, Food and all necessary

Lodge: Hotel Deepa Comforts in Pavagada has neat and decent room, Has very big rooms were 3 people can share double room with attached bathroom. Rs. 600 for double room, non AC. AC room also available. Regarding Vijaya Deluxe lodge check in Pavagada fort logs.

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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Saturday, 27 January 2018

Gagan Mahal -Penukonda - A Forgotten Empire

Gagan Mahal: Located in the historical town penukonda, it was second capital of vijayangara empire. An old Hindu palace i.e. Gagan Mahal is located to the south of Ramaswamy and Eshwara temples. It was the summer palace and harem of Vijayanagara rulers. The building is facing east and composes of two stories of arcade chambers, square on plan with corner tower on the northern side. In front of the building there are steps leading into the building also staircases on either sides leads to the first floor. The ground floor consisting with recessed and forty five foliated arches in the pavilion reminiscent of the Lodi type of arches in the buildings of Delhi. The middle of the ground floor and first floor made a provision of rooms. The first floor has twelve arches and eight windows. The surface of the walls of building is coated with stucco. The pyramidal roof built-up in tiers is obviously adopted from Sikhara of the Dravidan style. The tower has six projecting windows supported by brackets. It was built by a combination of Indo-Persian architectural style known as Indo-Sarcanic adopted by Vijayanagara kings. The palace was built without a single rafter, a unique specimen architecture. Due to time constraint, we couldn't check out penukonda fort, hopefully in the second visit.
- Archaeology and Museums Department.

Places to checkout : Penakonda fort, Thimmarusu Jail, Basavanna Well, Temples

How to Reach : Bangalore-- Yelahanka-- Penukonda
Near by places: Pavagada fort, Lepakshi, Nidagal Betta

Permission : As of now Not required

Time to cover : 2hrs

Things to Carry: Water, Food and all necessary

Friday, 26 January 2018

Pavagada Fort- Hidden Gem

Pavagada Fort is one of the forgotten fort around Bangalore, most of the trek and travel enthusiast people don't go here probably because its far from Bangalore (180km) and less direct connectivity to the place. The fort is architectural marvel that needs high attention to preserve. It is a photographer’s muse, an architect’s inspiration, a trekker’s delight and a rock climber’s Mecca. The Shanimahatma Temple in Pavagada town is famous and attracts devotees from far-off places. Tiny lanes next to the Temple lead to the foothills of Pavagada Fort. These streets are not well maintained. The stink of human waste, piles of plastic, destroyed interiors of the enclosures, and broken fort walls indicate the lack of maintenance and human apathy towards it. If one ignores all that, a two-hour-long trek will take you to the two large towers situated at the top of the Fort. With seven levels of fortification and a secret tunnel for the king to escape, it only contributes to the fact that the Fort was fully war-ready. The complex also houses a mosque, a pond and a massive bunker that gets ample sunlight. The architectural marvels are visible as you trek up to the top of the Fort. The sturdy Fort is in a better condition holding evidence to the indigenous engineering skills of the period. The Fort is said to have witnessed many royal battles. The trail to the top goes through large entrances, stairs and rocky patches with enough resting places. This makes the trek tolerable even when the temperature soars in summer. Halfway through, there is a small Hanuman Temple. Offerings at the Temple suggest that the locals visit the Temple regularly. Once at the top of the hill the cool breeze will only help you to explore around. Courtesy: Deccan Herald

How to Reach : Bangalore-- Yelahanka-- Penukonda- Pavagada

Near by places: Madhugiri Fort, Nidagal Fort, Penukonda

Permission : As of now Not required

Steps : Yes

Climbing time : 1.30 Hrs

Parking: Near temple at the base

Level: Easy to Moderate

Things to Carry: Water, Food and all necessary

Lodge: Vijaya Deluxe Lodge, which is located heart of the city, Rs.400 for 2 bedroom non ac and non TV and Rs.600 for 2 bedroom non-ac and TV. The front office of the lodge is very good and also rooms are neat and clean.
Ph: 9964103484,08136-245317
There are couple of lodges around like Hotel Gayathri Comforts and one more. Vijaya deluxe is cheap and best.