NH 22: One of the deadliest roads in the world

"NH 22 " reads a road sign standing aloof on the edge of a bumpy road. I roll down the car window and inhale the crisp, chilly mountain air. Breathe…
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Spotting Om Over the Kinner Kailash mountain range

Chocolate mousse with scoops of vanilla. Yes. Now I will add to it a dash of orange. Perfect. Oh you don't like orange? Never mind. After some time , I…
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The Himachal prelude

It wasn't my first visit to Himachal. [caption id="attachment_4078" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Magical sun rays[/caption] The state had been privy to my childhood vacations and there was always a sense of…
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The Beauty of Tirumala Hills in Andhra Pradesh

The journey from Bangalore to Tirumala is smooth and uneventful, punctuated once with a highly satiating breakfast at Woody's. [caption width="1564" id="attachment_4043" align="alignleft"] En route Tirupati[/caption]It has been just a…
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Experiences in Mysore and beyond

After a long day of scenic drives and exploring the Hoysala marvels of Belur, I woke up to stunning views of the hills with mist hovering over the green. A…
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Belur Chennakesava Temple and Stories etched in stone

One cloudy afternoon in Belur, as I explore the 11th century Hoysala temple of Chenna Keshava, a dancing lady carved in stone welcomes me with a smile. My eyes dart…
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A Grand Road trip of 3400 Kms and Scenic Drives of Karnataka

I love road trips. The changing contours of the sky, with cotton-like clouds leading the way. Fields acting like stoic companions throughout, though the vegetation keeps changing every few miles.…
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