Shettihalli Church: The Spooky, Floating Church of Karnataka

We were just wrapping up with the most scrumptious breakfast that we’ve ever had here in our homestay in Sakleshpur. This getaway was way too good, and our hearts didn’t want to leave this place surrounded by coffee plantations. However, all good things must come to an end, and we had to reach Bengaluru by…

Karwar: Where Life Deserves to Take a Step Back

We were on the lookout for our next destination to spend our weekend in Feb ’20. Karwar was on my mind, and was unanimously agreed upon proposing the same to the group. Karwar is where the 300 kms of Karnataka coastline draws to an end, and is right on the border to Goa. As such…

Namma Mysuru: Things to Do and Places to Visit

Mysuru (or Mysore, as it’s still called) was my home for 2 years while I was deputed there. Well, it was more than my home, it was a place which I fell in love with and miss a lot till date. I have been to numerous places across the country and Mysuru is one place…

Karnataka: The Joy of 52 Adventures to Choose for Every Weekend

Note: This article has been written in collaboration with Summiters Adventures. Ask any layman about Bengaluru and chances are the probable responses that may evoke is that its the Silicon Valley of the nation. Being home to some leading MNC IT firms along with being the budding ground for startups people from not only across…

Preparing For a High Altitude Trek

Its 9 pm and Anoop has just woken me up for the summit push. We are here at 16,000 ft at Stok Base Camp, undoubtedly the highest I’ve ever perched in my life. For others these are familiar territory owing to their past Himalayan traipses. My head was feeling heavy and the moment I got…

Weekend Escapade to Masinagudi and Shivanasamudra

Monsoon is a time when Karnataka just livens up. You just can’t afford to be a couch potato and not breathe in the lush green hues outside, with every leaf glittering with pearly water droplets. And as all friends do we decided to hit the road and a road trip to Masinagudi was in place….

Magic of the Charmadi Ghats: My Monsoon Trek to Eri Kallu

Yesterday’s attempt of trekking to Kode Kallu was disappointing for all after the Forest officials denied us the permits. We returned half-hearted and instead did some small hikes under a pouring sky. The team was still in a jolly mood though, with a promise to a better day tomorrow. Back in July 2019 World Trekking…

Trekking in the Annapurna Region (Part 2): Khopra Danda (Ridge)

You can read our adventures of Mardi Himal (Part 1) of this series here in this link. Day 6: A Relentless Yet A Picturesque Day: Landruk-Ghandruk-Tadapani Total Distance: 11 kms Time taken: 8 hours Max Altitude: 2630 m (Tadapani) Min Altitude: 1565 m (Landruk) Total Expenses: NPR 3150 (includes snacks at Ghandruk (550) and snacks,…