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Hike to Devi temple in the midst of pine forest

From the time we reached IIT Mandi campus, I was eager to explore these surrounding mountains. We decided to explore the surrounding area around this Devi temple which is located in the midst of Pine forest. View from local bridge My kiddo hiking up This temple is located bit away from village and is only… Continue reading Hike to Devi temple in the midst of pine forest

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Few Blissful Hours near Quaint Kabini Dam

On a lazy Sunday morning, after our breakfast, we suddenly decided to go for half a day outing. Mysore is home for several variety of beauties, it was easy for us to choose. “Serenity of Water will always bring tranquillity to my chaotic mind” With this we choose to spend some time near Kabini dam/reservoir.… Continue reading Few Blissful Hours near Quaint Kabini Dam

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On the Banks of Serene Kapila/Kabini

After exploring the banks of Cauvery, Me and husband were eager to spend some much needed family time in the banks of Kapila/Kabini. We had no particular destination for the day as our idea was to spend a day in the banks of Kapila/Kabini. Nearest banks was near Nanjangudu. Nanjangudu is close to 20 Kms… Continue reading On the Banks of Serene Kapila/Kabini

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Majestic BR Hills – A day Trip from Mysore

B R Hills or Biligiriranga Hills is one of the many beautiful hill ranges. When my cousins visited my home in Mysore and were planning for BR Hills. It had been a long time I visited BR hills, so I decided to join them for this day trip. Its a perfect getaway to spend a day out… Continue reading Majestic BR Hills – A day Trip from Mysore

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Mysuru/Mysore – Aramane Nagari – Balamuri Yedamuri falls

As the popular local saying says, you can take a girl out of Mysore, not Mysore out of girl. Me being born and brought up in this city, it’s more a home than a tourist/travellers place. Several people told me on various occasions to write about the places in and around Mysore. So here I’m… Continue reading Mysuru/Mysore – Aramane Nagari – Balamuri Yedamuri falls

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River crossing & Back to NIMAS Campus -Part 6

I left the Meerathang campsite with heavy heart. By the time I started my trek back, I was used to weight and walking. I enjoyed the scenic view around me more. We directly reached back Mago on the same day we started from Meerathang. Post that we reached New Melling next day.  We had Rock climbing test next day. You… Continue reading River crossing & Back to NIMAS Campus -Part 6

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Meerathang to Ice wall trek, practice and back to New Melling – Part 5 

I suggest reading other parts before reading this.  The most exciting and strenuous part of our course start now. Early morning snow covered view of Gorichen was so energizing. Trek from Meerathang campsite to ice wall is exhausting, yet I was excited for snow wall climbing practice. Backpack was not heavy as we only carried equipment's. I… Continue reading Meerathang to Ice wall trek, practice and back to New Melling – Part 5 

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Trek to Mago –Jithang – Meerathang — Part 4

I suggest reading first three parts before reading this. By now you would have got used to carrying weight a bit. But it's not over. Now endurance plays a role. If you feel your bag weighs heavy, New Melling is your last option to dump all extra luggage. Be prepared, it's one of the longest… Continue reading Trek to Mago –Jithang – Meerathang — Part 4

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Campus to New Melling trek and details on rock climbing practices – NIMAS – PART 3

Suggest reading part1 and 2 of it before reading this part. This part will shed more light on rock-climbing practice, trek and stay in New Melling. Read Part 1 here :Basic Mountaineering Course – NIMAS Part 2: BMC- NIMAS – 1st week in NIMAS Campus I'm stressing on the point here, PACK SENSIBALLY.  Don’t pack with… Continue reading Campus to New Melling trek and details on rock climbing practices – NIMAS – PART 3

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BMC- NIMAS – 1st week in NIMAS Campus

I suggest reading Part1 of this, before reading more about this. Read Part 1 Here - https://meander23.com/2020/09/08/basic-mountaineering-course-nimas/ I was excited and scared about this course at the same time. I had my own doubts on completing the course. I prepared myself for 10 months, yet, I knew my preparations weren't enough. I had mentally made… Continue reading BMC- NIMAS – 1st week in NIMAS Campus

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Basic Mountaineering Course – NIMAS

Are you a Trekker/hiker? Planning to upscale that to Mountaineering? Planning for a Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC) in India? This post is about my experience in NIMAS. I finished my course in Aug – Sept 2018. As several people asked me to write down the details, I'm jotting down my experience here.  Topics Covered  Institutes… Continue reading Basic Mountaineering Course – NIMAS

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A day in BMC – Basic Mountaineering Course – NIMAS- Arunachal

Hiking through the remote terrains - My Hike to Mago  – Arunachal   I visited few districts of Arunachal for the first time in 2016 and fell in love with the forests, mountains and water to the core. The trek I did in Arunachal for the first time became the most memorable part of my life. … Continue reading A day in BMC – Basic Mountaineering Course – NIMAS- Arunachal

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Kabini Jungle Lodges & Resorts – Wilderness Love – Paradise for Birds and Animal Lovers

Kabini jungle lodges and resorts is ~4.5 hours’ drive from Bangalore. It’s around 200 kms from Bangalore. Kabini is located in Karapura village on the back waters of the Kabini Dam. The sprawling premises are very aesthetically set with a plethora of interesting wildlife & photographs that delights the eyes. Besides the many species of… Continue reading Kabini Jungle Lodges & Resorts – Wilderness Love – Paradise for Birds and Animal Lovers

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MM Hills- Nagamalai- Palar Trek

As it had been a long time since we trekked in western Ghats, me and my husband decided that it was time to go again. Since the season for trek was almost over and forests were becoming dry, we didn’t get the permits to the treks we desired initially. That didn’t waver us. It had… Continue reading MM Hills- Nagamalai- Palar Trek

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Kodachadri – Amazing off-road drive &Astounding Agumbe

Kodachadri – Amazing off-road drive Nestled deep in the Western Ghats in the district of Shimoga,Kodachadri is home to lush green jungle trails through dense tropical forests, picturesque waterfalls and mesmerizing landscapes. Located in the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary, it also forms the perfect backdrop to the Moola Mookambika Temple, believed to be the place of origin of Goddess Mookambika.… Continue reading Kodachadri – Amazing off-road drive &Astounding Agumbe

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Dirt Path – Hiking with my Kiddo

“Come forth into the light of things. Let nature be your teacher.” - William Wordsworth The beauty about hiking is that it's truly an activity for everyone. Whether you're young or old, an expert or an amateur, there's a trail out there that will be perfect for you. One of the great advantages of being out… Continue reading Dirt Path – Hiking with my Kiddo

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Babe Bunch – Relaxed & unwind – in the midst of Himalaya – Dalhousie

Once a year go someplace where you have never been – Dalai Lama I keep quoting this to everyone, me and my friends have brainstormed a lot to decide on the place. At last we finalized on Dalhousie. We four of us decided to visit this and we planned everything on our own. It was… Continue reading Babe Bunch – Relaxed & unwind – in the midst of Himalaya – Dalhousie

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My experience in Sri Dharmastala Manjunatha Yoga and Nature Cure Hospital – Shantivana – Dharmastala

My experience in Sri Dharmastala Manjunatha Yoga and Nature Cure Hospital – Shantivana – Dharmastala My Rating: **** Website: https://www.naturecure.org.in/ Shantivana – This place is 5kms from Dharmastala and 300 kms from Bangalore. Its located in peaceful and serene surroundings close to River Netravati. I had heard of this place several times for naturopathy treatment mainly… Continue reading My experience in Sri Dharmastala Manjunatha Yoga and Nature Cure Hospital – Shantivana – Dharmastala