Travel

A Week in Chennai

A Week in Chennai

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Year ending is usually the time to visit my family back in Chennai. It’s generally a time of pure relaxation, fun, chilling out, pigging out – pure bliss in fact. The whole extended family is around, and it’s great to catch up with cousins, uncles, aunts, and so on.

2017 Christmas was going to be yet another such time. We all drove down to Chennai and had a pleasant couple of days before my father-in-law suddenly turned dangerously ill. His sugar levels dropped drastically (he’s diabetic), and the rest of the holiday was spent with him in hospital, and all of us under a lot of stress.

Thankfully, once hospitalized, he recovered fast and was back on his feet within the week. However, it was generally a bit of a rough time for all of us. And for the most part, we didn’t do anything beyond the first couple of days.

Travel plans for 2018

Travel plans for 2018

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My rejuvenating trip to Assam and Meghalaya last November made me realize that just a week’s travel can do wonders to the mind and soul.

And unlike previous years where I always planned travel at the last minute, this year one of my resolutions is to be a little more smart about it. The idea is to decide in advance on travel plans so that I am not caught napping when vacation time comes and prices are sky-high.

Assam, Meghalaya. And Lonavala?

Assam, Meghalaya. And Lonavala?

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To get over the mid-week slump, I thought I’d share some photos of my happy trip to Assam and Meghalaya.

These are simply random images that somehow did not make it into my regular travel blog posts – because I hadn’t got around to editing, or I was wary of dumping too many photos in one post, or some other random reason.

However, these pics are too good not to share, and they bring back some happy memories, so I am reliving the fun I had while traveling through this photo post.

So, here comes the photo dump (photos in no particular order).

The Best Locations in North America for a Deer Hunting Trip

The Best Locations in North America for a Deer Hunting Trip

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Deer hunting is one of the most popular kinds of hunting done nationwide, as most states have a decent supply of different deer varieties, as well as permissible hunting areas and seasons. However, there’s no denying that some regions are just better for deer hunting in general, not only because of the number of specimen and the chances of a successful hunt, but also because of other factors like weather, scenery, and permits. To help you make sure your next deer hunting trip is one of the best you’ve ever had, we’ve compiled the following list of the top five places in North America for hunting deer.

Meghalaya – Dawki, Umngot River, and Mawlynnong

Meghalaya – Dawki, Umngot River, and Mawlynnong

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In an earlier post, I described the Cherrapunji and Nongriat section of Meghalaya that I visited. In this post, I”ll talk about the rest of the places that I saw in Meghalaya.

For your reference, here is the map of Meghalaya again. It outlines perfectly the routes we took and the places we saw.

In the previous post, I covered the left side of the fork. In this post, I chat about the right-side.

Bangalore to Mysore – A Fun Road Trip

Bangalore to Mysore – A Fun Road Trip

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For the curious traveller, the road trip to Mysore is a fun route full of cultural and natural experiences. Many travellers are negotiating the Bangalore to Mysore taxi fare by choosing rented cars, so they can freely explore the countryside while heading to the main destination – the city of Palaces.