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Beyond 4 Walls

Travelogues of 2 Wandering Souls

Lepakshi Temple

130 kms drive to see a temple? Not worth it, I had said. I stood corrected and humbled by the magnificent architecture.

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Haridwar: Gateway to God

Haridwar is one of the holiest places for Hindu religion. Situated beside Holy Ganges river, thousands of Hindus visit this place for praying and taking a holy dip in Ganges.

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Hampi: Natures’s Cradle

Hampi, in North Karnataka, around 350kms from Bangalore, presents an awesome cocktail of rivers, hills, heritage and awesome food which is irresistible to a traveller.

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Coorg: Scotland of India

There were 2 different venues we stayed in and one we passed by during our time in Coorg.

Route taken to Coorg: Bangalore>Mysore Road>Road towards Ranganathittu>Bylakuppe>Kushalnagar>Suntikoppa

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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Mysore

Located in the outskirts of Mysore, this is a nice getaway if you are in Mysore. Or if you are going somewhere via Mysore, it’s worth a stop for a couple of hours.

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Kozhikode: Kappad Beach

Bangalore to Kozhikode is about 380kms. The route was – Mysore>Gudlepet>Sultan Bathery>Kalpetta>Vythiri>Kozhikode.

We were to stay in a beachfront homestay called Liberty House in Kappad Beach, Kozhikode.

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Road Trip to Wayanad

Wayanad, a district in Kerala, has one of the least population and one of the most picturesque landscape. We had a long weekend during Diwali 2017 and were looking for someplace where we could relax, at the same time there would be enough to explore. Wayanad seemed an ideal choice.

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Weekend in Coonoor

Conoor: Another quaint hill station around 320 km from Bangalore. We were looking for a quick weekend getaway and chose Coonoor, a sort of not so touristy, yet beautiful hill station. Coonoor is hardly 20 km away from the more better known and hence commercial hill station, Ooty.

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Bandipur Forest – Karnataka, India

It was Feb 2017. My parents were here in Bangalore for a visit and I was looking for a venue for a weekend outing.

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Bali – Beaches and Temples

Bali has a bit of everything. On one hand you have beautiful beaches, on the other hand you have majestic mountains and beautiful temples! Here’s an account of

  1. The beaches we visited (other than Sanur, our base camp): Dreamland, Padang Padang, Uluwatu, Seminyak, Kuta.
  2. Temples: Tanha Lot, Pura Besakih, Uluwatu, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

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Sanur Beach – Bali

Bali has many awesome beaches. When it came to choosing our base location, from where we’ll travel to other places, we were faced with quite a conundrum. After considering all factors we chose Sanur Beach.

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Aswan & Abu Simbel

It was already evening, when we reached Aswan. We were booked at Hotel Helnan Aswan. The hotel was magnificently placed beside the River Nile, and we had a magnificent view from the room.

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