Tag: india

Exploring Kanchipuram , in the land of 1000 temples

Most of my travel posts have been of the land to the North , of places nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas but as life meanders its course and I found myself in the state of Tamil Nadu on matters related to work . there was no better opportunity than this to visit some

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Yelkot Yelkot Jaya Malhara – Khandoba

There are many shrines devoted to Lord Shiva across the length and breadth of this country and they worship him in many forms in accordance with the various legends that he is associated with. One such unique shrine is Martanda Bhairva temple at Jejuri Maharashtra. Jejuri is 38 km from Pune and is one of

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The step to see all the 12 Jyotirlingas – Bheemashankar Jyotirlinga

Karpoor Gauram Karunnaavataram Sansaar Saaram Bhugendra Haaram Sadaa Vasantam Hridyaarvinde Bhavam Bhavaani Sahitam Namaami   // I bow to Lord Shiva, the omnipresent // Jyotirlingas are special shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva since ancient times. Out here Lord Shiva is worshiped in the form of a Jyotirlinga (Lingam of light). There are 12 Jyotirlingas in

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Reaching Mumbai by Road …

Last week I had the opportunity to cross over from the state of Karnataka into the Maharashtra , two states that are so critical and important to India in their own way and  intricately connected by National Highway 48. Maharashtra , the second most populas state in India and home to #Mumbai , the financial

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Thoughts on RavPower 24W solar panel for the backpack traveler

One of the most critical aspects of a trek or a road trip is availability of power in order to charge various critical components like the smart phone, GPS device, power banks as well as a wide variety of batteries for sundry gadgets whose availability is critical ( Read here how to extact more from a

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The review of the Gregory Baltoro 75 Lts Backpack : a game-changer in backpacks

So the other day I was told to undertake a preliminary review of the Gregory Baltoro backpack (75 L) . By now I have had my share of experience with the Symbian 70 from Quechua, Exposure 5000 series from Seek Outside. So, the opportunity to review the Gregory Baltoro backpack was welcome indeed. History. The

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My review of Sony’s NW-WS413 walkman

Running is one of the most pleasurable and motivating aspects these days. For me as an individual running has been an activity that I have indulged in since childhood but as years have flown by I realized that the spark in running had diminished and I was finding it more n more daunting. Then I

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My preliminary thoughts on Mountaineering Glasses – The Julbo Sherpa

When we talk about the concept of trekking in deep snow or winter trips to deep snow covered places, there are many preparations that we pay attention to and one aspect of these is the glasses. As soon an enthusiasts and serious individuals started foraying into the world of mountains, the one thing that they

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A strand of Tibet in Karnataka – Mundgod

There is a small town in Uttara Kannada, lying in the midst of the Western Ghats which has gained prominence amongst Indian travelers of late however from a alternate perspective it is of great importance. The town of Mundgod on the Hubli -Sirsi route ( NH 52 ) would not have gained recognition nationally if 

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A little talk about lenses and their strong points

It was the end of 2013 that I first ventured into the realm of DSLRs with the purchase of the Canon 70D. Why Canon?? Why not Nikon or Sony?? Well honestly, my awareness was more with regard to the name Canon compared to Nikon, hence I opted for Canon and it was largely good fortune

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