Home is Where the Heart is: Onboard Gandhidham Express

Onboard Gandhidham Express

This trip report is an account of my journey onboard 16506 Bangalore – Gandhidham Express undertaken in January 2015. Being a native of Kachchh, Guj, it was my long cherished dream to attend the Rann Utsav made largely popular by Amitabh’s “Kutch nahi dekha toh kuch nahi dekha” ads for Gujarat tourism. The Rann Utsav is held every year at Dhorodo near the Indo-Pak border and is an aura you can’t afford to miss. With authentic Kutchi cuisine, folk dances and handicrafts on display, a visit to the white desert especially on a moonlit night is sure enough to mesmerize

A Thunderous Welcome by the Rain Gods

Welcome by the Rain Gods

This trip report is an account of my journey onboard 02698/06590 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai – Yeshwantpur One Trip Special undertaken in April 2014. Ever since the Rajdhani’s, the Shatabdi’s and other premier trains crisscrossing the country were LHBised, I had a long pending dream – To travel in these swanky looking coaches just once be it SL, 3A or 2A. Little did I knew that I will be given a thunderous welcome by the rain Gods and my dream will be fulfilled by the almighty in such a special manner? Tuesday, 29th April – I was happily working in

Plane Spotting Between Chennai & Singapore

Plane Spotting at Changi Airport, Singapore

While on my return trip from Singapore to Chennai, I had a chance to indulge in a bit of plane spotting at Changi Airport Terminal T2 (Read about my visit to Changi Airport and the Sats Premier Lounge). Here’re some of the pictures I managed to click during my flight back home. Plane Spotting at Changi Airport, T2 – Boarding had just been announced and I managed to click this while walking towards the aircraft on the aerobridge. Plane Spotting at Changi Airport, T2 – While we wait to taxi to the runway, a Singapore Airlines Boeing awaits further instructions while

A Mesmerizing Sunday Ride to Makalidurga Hills

Makalidurga Hills

Makalidurga hills or Makalidurga is located 60 kms north of Bangalore and 10 kms after Doddaballapura. You can easily reach this place within 2 hrs as the traffic is not that heavy on this side of the city. There is a hill fort situated near the village of the same name. There also an old temple of Lord Shiva at the summit and it is believed that Markandeya Rishi performed penance here. Of late, Makalidurga hills has become one of the most preferred trekking destination for adventurers from Bangalore and other nearby places. Although the place is not commercialized, yet

Living My Dream: A Visit to Universal Studios, Singapore

Universal Studios, Singapore

Day 3 in Singapore and today it was my turn to visit Universal Studios, Singapore – a theme park located on Sentosa Island. A brief history of Universal Studios – USS or Universal Studios, Singapore is a theme park located within Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island. The park opened on 18th February 2010 and is a one-of-its-kind theme park in Asia. It is open from 10 AM – 7 PM on all days. It is roughly 25 kms from Changi Airport, Singapore. The theme park is divided into 7 sections or themed zones as they are commonly called surrounding

A Visit to Changi Airport, Singapore

Changi Airport, Singapore

Back in April 2017, I had a chance to visit the world renowned and world’s best Changi Airport, Singapore. Though I could not click many pictures since I was not sure if photography is really allowed at the airport, I did manage to take a few shots before I boarded my flight back to India. Here’re some shots of my Indigo flight 6E-52 from Singapore to Chennai. Since I checked in almost 2 hrs prior to my flight, I also managed to visit the Sats Premier Lounge located at Changi Airport, Terminal 2. I have a priority pass membership and thought