Showing posts with label Travel tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Travel tips. Show all posts

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Forest Jump 2 in Bandipur - Believe it or not

We visited one of the forest called Bandipur, Karnataka, India. It was just less than a year ago. The resort what our senior people / friend booked was something strange and they had already visited in the same property couple of times. So, they had booked the same once again despite many luxury resorts are around with the same tariff.

Whatsoever, these guys booked the same one due to adventure, some spooky and shadow feeling. They used to talk about it in the office once in a while when I was even never been there. So, I too agree to go with them to know the realty. By completing this article, you will know the forest adventure, the best resort in Bandipur, adventure place in Bandipur, haunted place in Bandipur etc. etc.

Anyhow, we reached there in the early morning as we left our home on Friday night. It was Saturday morning and had to be there to enjoy the weekend with friends and the adventure too.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Forest Jump 2 - Adventure trip in Bandipur at Tiger Ranch Resort

I missed out to blog continuously on my earlier Forest jump stories series despite still getting good traffic to them. Thanks to visitors and readers. Anyhow, I got an opportunity for a short trip or tiny vacation to travel this year even though we (me, my friends and colleagues) were / are busy with work schedule compare to last year work schedule and holidays that we enjoyed more than two weeks during summer or post summer. One of my dream places to visiting is Bandipur and Mudumala forest. This was discussed with my friends who already been there.

So, I would like to share the latest one (short holiday and trip to Bandipur and Mudumalai) and will continue to write the old Forest Jump story series later. Yes, you can enjoy our adventure and thrilling trip in Bandipur, Masinagudi, Mudumalai, Karnataka, India on 22nd to 24th July 2016.


Friday, March 18, 2016

Bangalore to Birur Travel

I got an opportunity to travel with my friends to Birur from Bangalore, it was few weeks back. The distance from Bangalore to Birur is around 215kms. Since the travel journey was accompanying with well known friends so there was/is no doubt about fun trip on the way. We took our own time to reach there. This trip planning was since two months and finally got to go and reach over there. We traveled by a car toward Tumkur road and diverted to a different left direction to reach another well known place called Shravanbelagola and Hassan route. 

The road was toward Tiptur (famous for coconuts) by taking it right direction, and reached Birur after few hours. Since the journey was in the night time thus unable to take much scenery photos. Whatsoever, it was a night journey and nothing to enjoy beauty scenes around except the nature's darkness and a silent atmosphere. We had to stop the car on the way to enjoy the tea, some snacks and relax.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Sound sleeps while travel journey

I was once enjoying travel as I used to travel and roam often by bike, bus, car, train and flight etc. and later stopped to travel often due to a different job assignment and commitment. I had traveled in various transport mode as stated above for a short and long distance viz. Bike, Car, Bus, Train and even Flights etc. that some of them written on my blog posts.

If you are looking for information on how to travel, or travel tips, or the best way to travel, or tips for sleeping while travel etc. then read this post. I am just writing it as knowledge sharing. I had traveled in a Flight's first class seat couple of times where it has enough comfort to sleep like a bed-button type but it didn't worked well for me even sleeping for just one hour as well, while the journey was for more than four hours despite of tired of luggage and local travels to reach Airport etc. 

I tried in a luxurious and comfort AC buses for a long travel with semi-sleeper or seat with comfort like semi-bed type but it also doesn't worked well. The next one is the car, yes, the SUV also didn't worked it for me to get sound sleeping, so, no comment about a bike and sleeping upon travelling for either personal or holidays or vacation etc.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

How to enjoy Travel along

There are different heads with different thoughts while they travel at any place across globe with any sort of travel mode at any time whether it could be of day or night time. Some of them travel seriously, some of them travel casually and some of them travel with nervous mood and some of them travel with fun around till they reach the destination from the departure. It is all depend on one's personal emotion and mood. 

However, one of the incident occur with an Indian vs Foreigner which observed by others too, both of them (Indian and Foreigner) sitting beside in the same row. Since flight was for a long hour journey, crew then served the lunch based on the country's taste food. As usual, Foreigner got his country's lunch items and Indian got his regions' lunch. The foreigner specially surprised by seeing some of the different shape lunch items in Indian's tray. 

Indian started to have the lunch from Poori with thick gravy and foreigner asked him, what is this? Indian replied, this is Poori sagu - made in India. Indian observed the foreigners' food beside and he was habituated to that food (Sandwich, fillet, salad and soft drinks beside etc.), again Indian started with Chappathi with different gravy, foreigner again asked him, what is this? Indian replied this is called Chappathi and its suitable gravy - he stated again it is made in India. He then started yellow color rice with different mashed masala, foreigner again asked him, what is this? He replied, this is Biryani - made in India. He finally had different sweet, again foreigner asked him, what is this? Indian replied, this is sweet which we used to have at the end of the lunch but made in India.

All of them had their lunch together but our man started to release carbon dioxide with little sound, foreigner observed and asked him, what is this? He replied, this is Air India.

This story/fun is just to entertain and there is no any direct or indirect hint with anyone. This is written for IndiBlogger contest to participate in more Indian than you think topic for Lufthansa.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Far to come close to someone We Love

To "Go further to come closer", A man asked God, why girls are cute and sweet but wife is an angry personality?

God simply replied as;


I created cute Girls and you made one of them as Wife, that is your problem. That much closer we can :) 

This short article is written for Indiblogger's contest on How far would you go to get closer to someone you love?



Please visit official website of British Airways for more detail.

Wish you all the best for other participants.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Knowledge is Great? Why? Explain it?

Knowledge is Great? Really? How? We have to blindly go with, yes, we have to agree on this. If we have no knowledge then we wouldn't have known about the past. Knowledge helps to know the present and the future, also we wouldn't have known about what is natural and what is artificial and their differences. I also agree that Knowledge is Great or I would rather say Knowledge is Greater than Seven Skies. I have Twitted at #KNOWLEDGEISGREAT as Knowledge is Greater than Seven Skies too.

There is no value for anything if we have no knowledge about those objects / things and we would value it only if we know or have knowledge about it.

Simple story as an example for Knowledge is Great:
There was a group of birds few hundred years back and its name called as Murghabi or Teal duck or nearest to Eurasian Teal in a particular place at particular time. They used to roam here and there as a season birds. They used to lay an egg (looks like shining small stone) on the earth itself in a very remote or deep forest area. Only very few forest visitors used to see it as rare scenario and even very less fortunate visitors among them used to take that egg out, keep it at their home due to its look different than normal egg and pretty nice for decoration at lobby as well.

One fine day, a person took an egg from the same forest, brought and kept it in his room as a decoration. His friend came to home who was working in a Diamond factory in other nearest country, his friend asked him what is this (egg / stone shape)? He replied, it is an egg of Teal duck and got it from the forest. The friend who came from a Diamond factory told him, this is neither egg nor attractive stone but Diamond. When he 'knew' it as a Diamond then he got shocked and now its value become more than earlier - knowledge helps of course.

Later, the Government of that country came to know about it from his friend, those forest area controlled by the authority to get and use those Diamonds. After that, this country become a richest in a shorter period from this source by exporting it. More than fifty percentages of the economy growth of the county were based on this Diamonds only.

This is the difference between 'before knowing or lack of knowledge and after known or knowledge'. So, definitely Knowledge is Great.

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If I could study / specialize in any subject of my choice in the UK, what would it be, where and why? My answer simply is as follows;

What Study: Spirituality
Where: University of Hull (or) London College of Spirituality (or) British Association for the Study of Spirituality.
Why?: It may be funny but have to say it. Almost all studies of Graduation or Master Graduation related to Physical needs of human only, except Spiritual needs. This Spiritual study can help to know the real differences between Physical and Spiritual to enrich both to attain even more knowledge. The simple query/answer is, when human dead, their physical exist on the earth as dead body but it doesn't work. Why? It means, spiritual of the dead body gone away which helped that man / woman to act for everything till dead, so who among them is more powerful for knowledge? Physical or Spiritual? Study and knowledge on these topic will help to know even better in our life. 

This article is written for IndiBlogger to participate in the contest of Knowledge is Great.

Would you like to know about Eurasian Teal? Then read it.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Landing safely - My Temporary Destination by Bus, Train, Car, Airlines

When you started a journey then obviously it should be ended with safe landing or journey, this is what will pleases everybody. Read this article to know a different journey for a different person.

Though we had/have enough treasure and sources in our county to live well, but some used to feel that our country has no future, poverty concern, less employment opportunity (during 1990-2000), we are young, bachelor, educated reasonably, energetic, adventures, interested to see outside India / World, time to explore, make future and looking for a big jump in abroad to earn better Salary than in local. So, one is Mr. X in among some, this Mr. X try to take some step to go abroad, Passport process, looking for an opportunity through relevant source of title post ads in newspaper in local, applying for it, attending interviews here and there upon call for, inquiring with friends and experienced workers in abroad about their real life experience, Visa process, Local and Foreign company agents detail, Medical check up detail, Embassy related info and pre-travel preparation and journey etc.

Each step has some interesting factor mixed up with some excitement and new experience on the way for, eager to know what will happen when each step to be taken and done. How to reach Airport to reach abroad and then real life experience in abroad with new day with new life ahead. Mr. X try to face the same as above stated, he attended few abroad interviews, some agent asked money for abroad assignment which was rejected by him. Few got free recruitment with reasonable salary from reputed organization, thus he selected it. He was happy since he is about to see overseas life with job opportunity that was getting from job ads followed by sending application to the reputed organization and waiting patiently for few months to get call for, attended interviews and better outcome for the same purpose. 



Though he was attended few interviews while time taken to arrive Visa and confirmation from overseas employer for earlier interviews, he got more than two jobs in abroad, at the same time and one in local with reputed Star Hotels but confused started like which one to choose among? He finally selected average salary offer from reputed organization at abroad as it was a free recruitment which also assured that Free Air Ticket, Free Visa, Free Accommodation, Free Food, Free Uniform and other luxury benefit and Free Air Ticket once in a year to home for a vacation with paid leave. Now excitement begun when he chosen this option and attended for formal medical check up, everything is OK per health report. He is about to get Visa stamp within a week along with confirmed Air Ticket to abroad. The country is, Saudi Arabia, and the location is Riyadh (Capital city of Saudi Arabia), Company location is International Airport Riyadh. Hmm...

He got a call and confirmation from Local office about Visa confirmation, Ticket confirmed and Departure timing and the place from he supposed to Depart - Bombay (at that time, few years back name changed to Mumbai). It was Friday night in June, he supposed to depart from Bombay International Airport as he reached on time a day before on Thursday from Chennai to Mumbai. He collected his Passport with Visa stamp and Confirmed Ticket from local office, carried Baggage to travel, since it is the first time he is about to leave the country - his elder brother was coming with him by train and assisting him till Mumbai Airport for flight departure at 11:30pm. He reached Airport few hours before to departure of the flight though there was heavy thunderstorm with huge disturbance of heavily Mumbai's usual historical June month rain. 



Safely reached till Airport by Car / Bombay taxi with little hurdle, Bombay Airport to be seen live first time, one of the busiest Airport in India with many International flights and passengers across. Now the story about the send off, he hugged his brother and sent off inside the airport mixed with sentiment and some sadness for leaving beloved one and his country for unknown duration. The sentiment forgot after couple of minutes due to Airport formality, Ticket and Baggage process. People are there to assist for this or contact enquiry center, everything done smoothly and now except hand bag, his luggage too separated from him but replaced with its tag from counter. He was alone over there just with tag and hand luggage. New scenario everywhere, luckily two of them got as his company for the same company for the same flight - New bro/friends met in the Airport. What a new journey begun with excitement filled to explore the future.


Courtesy: Saudia Airlines

He had a chances of relaxing at Mumbai airport due to flight jet way counter was not opened yet to reach till the flight seat, almost one hour introduced each other as he got this much time in the Airport lounge. Announcement started for his flight and jet way was opened to reach till the flight seat, though he have already heard Saudi Arabia strictness but seen from here itself. Air crew started to screw everyone for hand luggage checking with very strict in Mumbai Airport flight jet way itself before entering into flight, he just coordinated with them as they prefer and it is everyone's responsible to coordinate too. Some other Passengers' some of the baggage objected and enquired for excess hand luggage weight and other reason, he observed that a passenger's magazines thrown out due to censorship per their country rule. Finally, he reached his seat with warm welcomed by the Crew, luckily all three friends got one another seats in a row, a senior passenger nearby asked us about who and where etc. senior wished them with a few good word and one of the comment is that he is seeing the first time with very younger team to reach that company in his overall 10+ years abroad experience.

Flight filled up with strange passengers, instruction received from the flight Captain, flights doors were closed by cabin crew, flight become silent, flight pushed up back, later moving ahead slowly on the run way of Bombay airport, Saudia flight prayer words in Arabic able to hear, he could see few flights parking in the busiest airport near other jet ways and few of them about to land, few of them ready in queue to take off one by one. Now his flight turn and taken off from Bombay - bye bye to his motherland, he was excited on that day as it was first flight journey, followed by that, he got some welcome drink aboard, later panic instruction started from Air hostesses on how to use under-seat Parachute when emergency landing situation arises - here everyone will upset for a while, don't worry and keep continue your journey.

Soft Drink (No Alcohol given in Saudia flights) served, Dinner / Supper (quality but no tasty) served from crew, chilled atmosphere inside the flight and very recent local journey tired helped all to relax/sleep for few minutes, around four hours journey to reach Riyadh from Bombay helped him to face some new experiences recently and decently. Announcement from Captain let him knew that flight will land within half an hour and prepare for safe landing in Riyadh Airport, few crew member cross checked every passengers about their fasten seat belt condition and instruction received from them to those who didn't fasten seat belt. Finally, he landed safely in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia international airport. Airport was quite beautiful architect structure though nearby location is desert, again the opposite story begun for them, instruction received from Captain, took the hand luggage, opened the door, said bye bye by the crew, jet way usage, reaching Passport entry / embarkation stamping queue, sleepless night, approached baggage conveyor belt, collected the baggage, reached custom counter and checked the luggage and baggage to ensure that nothing illegal objects with us.


Courtesy: Saudia Airlines

He could start to explore and came out to the new world in the sleepy midnight at 2:30pm Saudi Time, able to see very unusual atmosphere and different faces of the world, waited outside for the company bus to take us to Accommodation (small villa) area where around 1500 staff accommodated with 20+ different nationalities, reached Villa and Security collected our Passport and directed us for a new temporary room to spend night to relax and report at 7am to Accommodation office in the camp to begin new era in new land.  Very interesting journey to remember a long time, the new life started as such including chances for riding Toyota Land Cruiser over there. 

I have to say many but will write in other occasion. This journey becomes normal after couple of years, Mr. X or He is no one except me.

This article is written for India's Land Cruiser called by me for Tata Safari, from Indiblogger contest.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

One of the best place to visit in India - Munnar, Kerala

Do you love to travel across globe? If so, this time you can visit one of the best places in India. Yes, you can reach from any parts of the world to India to reach Munnar, Kerala. It doesn't matter, whether if you are residing in the USA or UK or Europe or Middle east countries or Asian countries or Australia or New Zealand. You will get lots of transit and direct flight to India's one of the major destination or Kerala's Kochi airport to reach beautiful location called Munnar.

One of the best time to visit Munnar is during March to May month of the year, since these months will have warm weather plus humidity which Munnar can help you to let cool temperamental with lush green areas beside the hill station. You can get lots of Hotels and Resorts across Munnar, you also can get some of the best cottages in Munnar. You will be surrounding the natures and lush green area and possible to see various types of fruits and different climate often over there.

You can find spreaded tea estate and coffee plantation with lush green environment across Munnar which makes us re-freshness during stay, nice place to relax and one of the unique spot to enjoy with family and friends. 

Foreigners can enjoy the Munnar trip by staying for a week or two, traveler can reach to Kochi airport in Kerala state where they can get cab to reach Munnar hill station which is around 120 kms from the airport. Advance booking hotels or resort or cottage is the best option. If you try to visit Munnar during July onward then you will hardly reach the tourist hot spot in Munnar since you can experience heavy rain only. For more detail on how to reach Munnar and other guidance, you can visit the following link given earlier. The perfect Road Trip from facebook.com/AmbiPurIndia, prepare yourself for next visit to Munnar, India.

This is written for Indiblogger contest on Perfect Road trip from Ambi PurIndia.