Sunday, March 12, 2017

Summary of my sabbatical trip

I still can't believe that my sabbatical trip is over and I'm home already. 30 days went so quickly. It feels as if I was in Kutch just yesterday. My car shows that I travelled 8936 KM total, which went way past my initial calculation of 6000 KM. I travelled across 5 states and numerous cities. I came across several well-known towns and some whose name I haven't ever heard of.

My Alto K10, en route to Rann festival.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

My most awaited Roadtrip. 30 Days, 6000KM+, 3 States, 1 Car

Admit it. Road trips are the best way of travelling as it gives you time to enjoy the route throughout the journey, stop wherever you want, without any limitation on time to be spent there. Bangalore is blessed with hundreds of places around it which can be covered on a road trip.

The MNC which I work in gives its employees an amazing opportunity to take a month long sabbatical every 5 years. We have to take it within 2 years after we get eligible else it expires. My sabbatical is due and hence I planned my longest road trip for 1 whole month during this time.

Sabbatical plan
My sabbatical plan with my partner in crime.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Top 3 places to visit near Bangalore for the upcoming long weekend

The year 2017 started with ruining a long weekend plan as 31st December and 1st January fell on a weekend. Had it fallen on weekdays would have doubled the fun and we could have stayed longer in Kodaikanal (where I went for spending New Year's). But let's not lose our hope as January has a long weekend to offer. Republic Day, 26th January is falling on Thursday so we just need to ask for 1-day leave and combine it with the weekend to get a long weekend.

I've made a list of top 3 places near Bangalore where you can visit with family and friends.