Monday, March 20, 2017

Short weekend trip to a beautiful place called Chikmagalur

My travelogue for the trip to Chikmagalur was long pending. It was one of my first trips after I moved to Bangalore. My colleague was coming with his wife to Bangalore so we decided to take a trip on one of the weekends. There are millions of options to go for 1 day trip near Bangalore. We zeroed in on Chikmagalur as seeing its photo mesmerised us completely. Chikmagalur is a beautiful town nestled in hills and greenery.  It's a part of Mullayanagiri range in the western ghats. Best time to visit this town is during the monsoons as the entire hill range drapes the green blanket.

While coming back from Chikmagalur

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.