Saturday, October 07, 2006
Londa to Madagao Train journey:
As mentioned in earlier post, we went to Madagao from Londa by Pune-Ernakulam express. The journey is completely through western ghats and the scenic beauty is unmatchable. One has to just take this stretch to enjoy the nature. This is part of Konkan railways.
There is a huge, beautiful, mindblowing waterfall called Dhud Sagar just beside railway track in this route. We had got this information through net. It was amazing experience to see the falls through moving train.
The falls look as if milk is flowing down from heaven. "Dudh" in Hindi means Milk. There is a train station called Dudh sagar station. One can get down there and have a small trek towards the falls. It would be life time experience.
Amazing journey, Superb scenic beauty, Excellent greenery.
This boy must be appreciated a lot. He is dumb boy. He was the one who alerted us just before the falls was reached. We could have missed the view of falls if this guy was not there. Thank s a lot boy..
Rest in next post ..
It was all decided in the September monthly meet. We all wanted to go somewhere out of Bangalore. Proposals came in for Kanyakumari and it was almost decided. We were 16 and could not get train reservation, as the we did not have much lead time. Then plan was changed to go to Goa. The plan was to have the trip during Dussera holidays. As some of them had to attend office Ayudha pooja on 30th Sep Sat, we had leave Bangalore on Saturday evening and come back on 4th Oct, Wednesday. Monday was public holiday for Vijayadashami and we had to apply leave only for 3rd Oct.
We did not get through train till Panaji. The itinerary was something like this:
Bangalore to Londa - Rani chennamma Express
Londa to Madagao - Pune-Ernakulam Express
Madagao to Panaji - Cabs
We all had home made dinner in the train. Everyone had prepared delicious food items. Once train took off with full speed towards Londa we placed ourselves in berths and had peaceful sleep.
We did not any booking from Londa to Madagao/ Panaji.
It was too tiresome when we reached Londa at around 7 AM. Had home made breakfast while we waited for Next train Pune-Ernakulam express. It was sceduled to depart Londa at 9:30 AM towards Ernakulam. It reached Madgao at around 2PM. From there we went to Panaji. We had our accomodation booked in Hotel called Nova Goa.
Nova Goa is in mid of Panaji City and its a 3 start hotel with facilities like Swimming pool, pickup and drop from Bus / Train station, Airports. They also provide complementary breakfast and a free half a day sight seeying tour. It was pleasant staying there.
I will continue the post tomorrow..
Thursday, August 24, 2006
One best things.. on my Mother's birthday (7th Aug) she wanted to donate some amount of money to my primary school, National Higher Primary School, in Basavanagudi. Which was one of the best schools in my primary days. Its teaches only in Kannada medium. Now a days not many students are joining the school because of English fantasy. Now a days very poor students are studying in the school. We went there at around 10 AM and donated some amount which would be used as fees for 2 children every year. Head Mistress Venkatamma ( aka VV) was very happy and intrduced us to National Eduation Society (NES) secretary. He was also very happy and gave us thankful send off. We felt very happy and satisfied.
I dont know what happens to me when I am in India. I dont find time to many basic things. Life tunrs to be very very busy and hectic when I am here. I used to blog every day when I was in US and also read many blogs. And this is the problem faced by many others too. So why do you think people get so busy when they are here ?
PS: I drove to Mysore with timmi last to last weekend. Would explain about it in next blog..
Friday, July 14, 2006
ಕನ್ನಡದ ಯೂನಿಕೋಡ್ ಬಳಸಲು ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಸುಲಭ ವಿಧಾನವೆಂದರೆ ಬರಹ ಡೈರೆಕ್ಟ್
ಬನ್ನಿ .. ನೀವೂ ಸಹ ಸಹಕರಿಸಿ ..
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
I had been to Syracuse with Manoj's family on this weekend. It was really nice place. .. I took some shots... Have a look at it and place your comments
This is the County Convention center. I am standing just below the discoverer of America, Christopher Columbus
The city looked like deserted. Not many people could be seen in streets eventhough it was a weekend.
This was very attractive while walking on the roadside.. The green plant hugging the wall and car was too nice to be clicked :)
This building was very attractive and looking like a toy and sky was attractive..
Green was really attractive to be captured.. This is where we had our lunch.. Actually we wanted to visit a temple over there, but it was closed. This is just beside temple.. Amazing place
She is Maitry, Manoj's daughter. She was jumping with joy.
This is my favourite shot of the trip .. :) ..
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
On 28th May, Manoj and I had planned to visit Corning Glass museum.
We started in the morning at around 8:30 AM and drove towards Corning via 17W.
It was fist time Manoj was driving long. He wanted me to accompany him so that he is confident. haha :)
Anyway I was with the map and helping him driving..
By 10AM we had reached the glass city, Corning. It was a brigh sunny day. There was a shuttle bus which leaves the visitor parking to Museum. We get on to the bus and reached the place..
Few pictures inside Museum .. --> You can get more here
1. Amazing Art .. You can see two layers of glass.
2. Human Face Glass mould
Glass Fruits ??
Maithri, Manoj's elder daughter
This State of Art glass art is from India.. Amazing art work.. Currently this is my wall paper. Corning has spent lot of money to buy this from Royal Family from India.
The only similar glass article is in India
Glass Manufacturing Demo.. This glass artist is blowing since 25 years.. this is the first stage .. The glass will be at 1200 deg centigrade. he keeps rotating until certain time and strats blowing ..
This is the second stage where he is making the shape and opening the top portion..
This is the final shape.. Amazingly the shape turned into this one when he rotates the blowing pipe in a weired manner..
Cool art .. I was amazed..
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Map of Watkins Glen State park and different trails
Originally uploaded by Karthik C S.
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
ಸ್ಮರಣೆ ಮಾತ್ರದಿ ಬಾಳ ಶಿಖರಕೆ ದಾರಿದೀಪವದಾಗುವ
ನೆನಪಿನಾಗರದಿಣುಕು ನೋಟವ ಮೆಲುಕು ಹಾಕುತ ನಲಿಯುವ ||
ಶೈಶವದ ಮುಗ್ಧತೆಯ ಮಡಿಲಲಿ ಉಣಲು ಮಾಡಿದೆ ರಗಳೆಯ
ಸಹನೆಯಿಂದಲಿ ಚಂದಮಾಮನ ತೋರುತಲಿ ನನಗುಣಿಸುತ
ಅಮ್ಮನಾ ಅಕ್ಕರೆಯ ಹಾಡುಗಳಿಂದು ಕಿವಿ ಗುಯ್ ಗುಟ್ಟುತಾ
ಸ್ಮರಣೆ ಮಾತ್ರದಿ ಮುಗ್ಧನಾಗುವೆ ಪ್ರೀತಿ ಕಡಲಲಿ ಈಜುತ || ೧ ||
ಪುಟ್ಟ ಬಾಲಕನಾಗಿ ಬೀದಿಯ ಮಕ್ಕಳೊಂದಿಗೆ ಆಡುತ
ಆಟದಲಿ ಅಪಜಯವ ಕಂಡರೂ ಮಮತೆಯಿಂ ತಲೆ ಸವರುತ
ಮಾತೃ ಸ್ಪರ್ಶದ ಮಾತ್ರದಿಂದಲಿ ಸೋಲನೆಲ್ಲವ ಮರೆಯುತ
ಸ್ಮರಣೆ ಮಾತ್ರದಿ ನಲಿದು ಪುಟಿಯುವೆ ಸ್ಫೂರ್ತಿಯಿಂದಲಿ ಕುಣಿಯುತ || ೨ ||
ಚಿಗುರು ಮೀಸೆಯ ತರುಣನಾಗಲು ಮನವದಾಯಿದು ಚಂಚಲ
ಅಮ್ಮ ಜಾಗೃತಳಾಗಿ ನನ್ನಯ ಮನದ ಹುಳುಕನು ತೋರುತ
ಕಠೋರ ಮಾತುಗಳಿಂದ ತಿದ್ದುತ ನೊಂದುಕೊಂಡಳು ಮನದಲಿ
ಸ್ಮರಣೆ ಮಾತ್ರದಿ ಸೂಕ್ತ ಮಾರ್ಗದಿ ಬಾಳ ಪಯಣವ ಬೆಳೆಸುತ || ೩ ||
ಅಮ್ಮ ನಿನ್ನಯ ಬಾಳ ಕ್ಷಣ ಕ್ಷಣ ಸುರಿದೆ ನನ್ನಯ ಏಳ್ಗೆಗೆ
ಅನಂತ ಋಣವದನಂತ ಪ್ರೀತಿಯದೆಂತು ನಾ ಅದ ಭರಿಸಲಿ
ಇನಿತು ಸಾಧನೆಯಾದರೂ ಅದು ನಿನ್ನ ಚರಣ ಸಮರ್ಪಿತ
ಸ್ಮರಣೆ ಮಾತ್ರದಿ ಬಾಳ ಕಣ ಕಣ ಸಾರ್ಥಕತೆಯಿಂ ನಲಿಯುತ || ೪ ||
Monday, May 29, 2006
Sangama is around 100 KM from Bangalore.. and amazing place to be visited. 2 Rivers meet there.. Not sure about the rivers though.. Actually we wanted to goto Chunchi falls which is near to Sangama, infact 10 KM before Sangama itself we get a deviation to reach Chunchi.. At last moment people decided that we will go to Sangama - Mekedhatu instead of Chunchi, as most of us had seen Chunchi.
It was bright sunny day and we reached Sangama by 11AM.. We had not packed any food, but had taken some cool drinks and stuffs to eat.. :-)
We played a lot in water and experience in the dakota bus from Sangama to Mekedhatu is unforgettable.. Here are some snaps..
On the way ... My car and rest of the Team
We are Best Frieds ...
Srinand and Pallu .. They are engaged and getting Married on July 6th :)
Is this called Stamping Therapy ?
Some treking to reach Meke Dhatu valley
Timmi and I
Thats all folks
Monday, May 22, 2006
It was around long time back .. We strated on 10th Feb and back on 12th Feb .. 2006
See some pics of the trip...
Timmi and me in Kamat restaurant
Resort - Swimming pool
Night Camp Fire
Undisturbed and Unexplored lake