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Gate to Tirumala

July 2018 – Bangalore to Tirumala Tirupathi

July 2018 – Bangalore to Tirumala Tirupathi It was almost eight years since I last visited Tirupathi. I was fortunate to get a chance to witness the Kalyanotsavam at Tirumala which I never seen before. Thanks to our family friend…

Temple Elephant

Holy Bath Experience-Thirunallar Story 2018

The Holy Bath Experience – Thirunallar With only an inner-wear and a small towel tied to my waist, I am three steps down the holy pond of Thirunallar. The water is so dark and greenish, I keep my steps without…

Ambur Star Biryani Salem

Ambur Star Biryani Salem–Late Lunch

Ambur Star Biryani Salem Highway The Ambur Star Biryani Restaurant is on the Salem-Bangalore highway or the Srinagar-Kanyakumari highway as shown in the Google maps.  This restaurant specializes in Ambur style biryani and some delicious non-veg starters. The property is…

The Queens Inn, Velankanni

Queens Inn Velankanni – Great Food & Stay

The Queens Inn Hotel Velankanni The Queens Inn is a beautiful hotel in Velankanni that offers budget rooms and a lovely food at affordable prices. The rooms are clean, spacious and equipped with basic amenities. The washrooms disinfected as per…

Toy horse and wooden beeds

Mysore Trip May-18 – Mysore Palace Episode

It was a Friday evening when most of the Bangaloreans drove out of the city to make good use of their weekends. Surprisingly, I did not come across vehicular traffic that could spoil my road trip and drain the last…

Sara Regency Kumbakonam

Sara Regency Kumbakonam–the fire episode

While on our way from the Thingalur Chandran Temple to the Guru temple, we came across the Sara Regency Hotels & Resorts property in Kumbakonam. Since we did not book any rooms in advance for our Navagraha Temple Tour, we…

Saravana Bhavan

Breakfast at Sri Saravana Bhavan Krishnagiri

Whenever we travel from Bengaluru via Krishnagiri highway, we make it a point to have our food in Sri Saravana Bhavan restaurant. This restaurant dishes out authentic Tamil Nadu cuisine. Tasty Pongal Among the south Indian dishes like Idli, Dosa,…

Navagraha Temples

Navagraha Temple Tour 2018

The Navagraha Temples are the nine temples dedicated to the nine astronomical bodies and mythical deities. In Sanskrit “Nava” means 9 and “Graha” means “Planet”. Eight out of nine temples are in Tamil Nadu and one in Thirunallar, Pondicherry. We…

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