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Ooty – Queen of Hill Stations, Tamil Nadu

Do you know how wonderful it feels when you finally travel to one of the destinations from your bucket list? Ooty, I have seen in many movies, romantic songs and in fact in some of the horror movies as well.  I still remember from my childhood, how fascinated I was about this place. It was a cold freezing night; when we reached Ooty after almost of 7 hours of long driving from Bangalore. In my previous post, I had shared the story how I ended up road tripping in Ooty. I was really excited; finally I was in the one of the places in India that I always wanted to visit. See Unplanned Road Trip to Ooty Udhagamandalam, popularly known as” Ooty”, “Queen of Hill Stations” is a one of the highest hill stations of India. It is a capital of the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu State. Nilgiri mountain is a part of Western Ghats. The place is visited by many worldwide tourists. Nilgiri Mountain Train or Toy Train is a stream engine train is one of …

Bangalore -> Mysore -> Ooty -> Bangalore –   A Perfectly Unplanned Road Trip

Unplanned things can bring real excitements in your travels. Have you ever got chance to go on any unplanned road trip? Sometimes, Journey is far better than the destination and if it is unplanned then we get to know how well we can manage all unexpected things. Recently, I was in Bangalore for my Wildcraft Alpha League Race event. Wildcraft Alpha League Race event was an adventure race in which we contestants had run 5 kms of muddy track along with crossing 20 different obstacles. Unexpectedly, there was a huge crowd of around 5000 people. It was the one of the best adventure experiences I had after Waterfall Rappelling. But at the end of the race my friends and I were totally tired and our bodies were aching badly. It was our reunion time, we four friends decided to go on a road trip and explore the Bangalore city and nearby places.  With some basic trip planning of a few hours we came up with the plan and we hired a car for one day .We thought …

Chennai: My First Impressions

Chennai is one of the India’s largest cities and the capital of Tamil Nadu state. It is the cultural capital of India and one of most the most visited cities by tourists. Recently, I was in Chennai and really had an awesome time. My experience in Chennai mostly involves around traditional wedding, Chennai special food, long street drives and walks, some hopping in Pondy bazaar and visiting Marina Beach, the most crowded and longest beach of India. Chennai trip is a really special for me because it gave me one of the exciting experiences of my life.The First Flight Journey.  My first flight journey was so comfortable and enjoyable. I am so thankful to Jet Airways for such pleasant first flight experience.Though, I was very nervous and feared about the all of the incidents that could happen in the way.  But once I was in the air, I was quite brave and all the fear was gone. I was enjoying the view of earth and I was surrounded by the most beautiful thing, the clouds. It took us …

Marina Beach, Chennai

No Doubt, the sea view was splendid. As I soaked my feet in seawater of Marina Beach, the first time in my life I felt the part of the Bay of Bengal. Nothing can give me a better feeling than spending a few days in another state,a far far away from work. So I was in Chennai with my best buddies for a wedding of my friend’s sister. On the wedding day, we witnessed a wedding ceremony in Tamil style and then we ate various Chennai special food items. In the evening, we were having plenty of time to roam around, so we decided to visit Marina Beach. Marina Beach, one of the famous tourist attractions in Chennai. As mentioned on the wiki, Marina Beach is not a just beach. It holds a few records like the longest beach in India (13 kms) as well the world’s eleventh longest beach. Travelling on public transport is a bit challenging, language is a barrier. It was not easy to convince rickshaw drivers.All the rickshaw drivers were asking …