Category Archives: India

K&K’s Visit to Kondapochamma Sagar Reservoir, Sangareddy, Telangana

It’s quite unbelievable to even comprehend how all our lives have changed. Staying indoors in a concrete neighborhood with absolutely no greenery or quiet outdoors is not quite easy. I have never been more excited to go grocery shopping as that’s the only time I step outside our home. In fact, Vijay and I compete as to who gets to go to a supermarket! Kids do not even have the chance for that!

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K&K’s Trip to Mandapam Camp & Danushkodi Island

Vj rarely gets a long leave. When he does we try our best to make the most of it – meeting as many relatives and friends as possible and exploring a place or two simultaneously! We spent Christmas at my mom’s childhood home along with her six siblings and their families at Karaikudi. On our drive back to my parents’ house in Thanjavur, we took a detour to Danushkodi Island via Mandapam Camp! Continue reading K&K’s Trip to Mandapam Camp & Danushkodi Island

K&K Explore the Queen of the Southern India’s Hills, Ooty – A Quick Guide to the Less Crowded, Scenic Parts of Udhagamandalam: Part 2 – Pykara Lake, Pine Forest & Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point

Exploring the poetic woods and lakes of the Avalanche, Emerald Village & the Arboretum on Day 1, shattered every misconception we had about Ooty! Yes! The heart of Ooty city IS crowded and polluted especially in summer because of the massive inflow of tourists. BUT the city is just a fraction of the massive mountain range of Udhagamandalam! We often let the opinion of that not-so-appealing fraction influence our belief about what the rest of the place would be like. In this case, the outskirts of Ooty was BEYOND all that we had ever imagined!

Our goal for Day 2 was pretty much the same – explore the less explored places as slowly and as relaxed as possible! Continue reading K&K Explore the Queen of the Southern India’s Hills, Ooty – A Quick Guide to the Less Crowded, Scenic Parts of Udhagamandalam: Part 2 – Pykara Lake, Pine Forest & Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point