Apr 252013
 
Cycling Vacations In India- What you need to Know before going on a cycling vacation

    Cycling Vacations In India – A Few Things to Know Are you planning  cycling vacations in India? Well I suggest you first read below before you book your tickets for  cycling vacations in India so that you are prepared for them and have a pleasant experience. There was a time when India was a nation of Bicycles, and bicycles are one item that India produces more than any other country in the world. So why is it that you rarely find bicycles in big cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Chennai etc? Well the reasons are not [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 252013
 
Family Fun in Coracle or Round Boats of Nagarjuna Sagar

  A Joy Ride in a Coracle  in Nagarjuna Sagar Coracles ( singular- Coracle) or the round boats have been around for millenniums, Julius Caesar found the English  using them during his invasion.  And while the indigenous shipbuilding industry in India was slowly decimated by the British, ( probably as an act of revenge to supply ships to American Navy for the British American war in 1812.  A little known fact: American national anthem was written on a ship made by the Wadia Family of India) still the art of making Coracles survived. Although one wonders what happened to shipbuilding in India [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 162013
 
Boat to Nagarjunakonda Island  Museum in Nagarjuna Sagar

 Taking A Boat  to Nagarjunakonda Island Museum in Nagarjuna Sagar   Boats have a special significance in Indian mythology, my earliest memory of a boat is watching Ramleela (Ramayana played as a stage play,  with a boatman taking Lord Ram across the river. For some reason, boats were not available to launch an attack on Lanka, so the Vanar Sena ( army of apes)  had to build a bridge over the sea. Or may be just may be Lord Ram did not want to take chances with all those Vanars on the boat. Please read my account of taking [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 192012
 
7 New Year Escapes from Hyderabad

7 New Year Escapes from Hyderabad With the New Year around the corner, I have compiled a list of beautiful places where you can reach overnight to celebrate your new year. I have not included Goa in this list as it features on every single list. I have compiled places where I have gone personally except for Tadoba, and Horsley Hill where I have taken inputs from my friends who have visited it some time back, but both are on my to visit list in near future. So here is my list of 7 new year escapes from Hyderabad. All [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 202012
 
Night Trekking In Ananthagiri Hills Vikarabad

  A Family Trip For Trekking in Ananthagiri Hills Vikarabad   We keep on going on vacations but most of the vacations with kids are sightseeing trips where you try to force fill 5 points on the local guide’s agenda into your day. More time is spent in posing for pictures than to soak the beauty around and then we buy things that are factory made but are peddled as either local handicraft or tribal art. This changed last December; we participated in a family night out with GHAC or Great Hyderabad Adventure Club for trekking in Ananthagiri hills Vikarabad. [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]