Adalaj Step Well , Ahmedabad

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  It was my first visit to the state of Gujarat and also my first visit outside Maharastra, after I shifted my work location .Everything was new, right from language to the food .The bus travel from Pune to Ahmedabad took around 11 hours .I alighted at satellite bus stop ,meet my relatives and after freshening up I decided for…

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A Bike Trip to GMRT(Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope) Campus ,Kodad

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Today,I visited the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics at GMRT(Giant Meter Wave Radio Telescope) ,Kodad some 75kms from Pune and was able to witness ,first hand the Indian dexterity in the field of Radio Astronomy . It took me around 2hours to reach the center on Pune-Nashik NH60 highway .Submitted my pass and then was escorted by a designated guide…

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Rani Ki Vav,the Queen’s Stepwell of Patan

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Located on the banks of river Saraswati ,Rani ki vav is an intricately constructed stepwell situated in the town of Patan in Gujarat, India. The stepwell is said to have been constructed as a memorial by queen Udayamati around 1050 AD in the memory of her deceased king Bhimdev I of Solanki dynasty. Stepwells were a distinctive form of subterranean…

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The Holy City of Dwarka and Nageshwar Temple

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Gujarat, India’s westernmost state with its varied terrain and numerous sacred sites is sometimes called as the ‘Jewel of Western India’. Known for its ancient sites of the Indus valley civilization- like Lothal and Dholavira to name a few ,is also the birth place for our father of the nation – M.K Gandhi . I had a strong urge to visit…

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Hampi – Yes it is ! – Day 2 (A Video Blog)

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To read on my previous Day’s adventure at Hampi please click the link http://www.thetruewanderer.com/photography/hampi-yes-it-is/ Day 2 started with a high note and with the hangover from yesterday’s late night party  . Still writhing like a Anaconda snake on our respective beds I peeped out of my duvet .The Sun’s rays were piercing through the hotel room’s curtains and on to my…

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Bike Trip to Ellora Caves

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A plan for a solo bike trip to reach Ellora caves and then moving ahead to Omkareshwar temple and Mahakaleshwar temple,Ujjain was meticulously planned during the last october’s festival holidays . The idea was to cover a total of 1800 kms of return journey from Pune city on my dear bike .Since the plan was made in-a-go without any proper…

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Trek to Dudhsagar Waterfalls

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The plan for trekking to Dudhsagar waterfall during monsoon was a long due.Unfortunately every time ,I found myself with an excuse to postpone . This year monsoon was at its best and I could no more resist the lure to trek to the falls , which lies in the Goa-Karnataka border  in the Sanguem taluka. My journey started off from the Pune station .…

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Part – II : Badrinath Temple,Uttarakhand-My travel experience

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This is in continuation to blog on my travel experience to reach Badrinath Dham from Rudra Prayag in Uttarakhand. Please read the Part – I of the series here http://www.thetruewanderer.com/uncategorized/part-i-joshimathuttarakhand-my-travel-experience/ Day -II : Joshimath to Badrinath I woke to a news of landslide near Chamoli and then the shocker of possible unavailability of any shared taxi for Badrinath . Still optimistic I went to…

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