Pindari Trek Day 2

Day 2:

After staying a night at Kathkodam, we started out early in the morning to a place called Bageshwar.

A journey of 182KM which would take close to 7 hours by road due to hilly region and tough terrains.

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We stopped somewhere in between for rest and found a nice huge tree. I clicked this with higher aperture to get better depth of field.
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After sometime when we stopped for lunch we spotted a birds nest where these birds were feeding the little ones. Both Roopa and I got very busy clicking this wonderful sight.

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Even with such long journey spirit of the group was very high as we were all eager to reach our final destination and get on to the trails trekking.

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That evening we  roamed around the streets of Baheswar looking for. We knew that the closer we got to the himalayan range the landscape was getting prettier.

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Road trip to Mackinac Island!

Place: Mackinac Island, Michigan

Date: 28th June 2008

Team: Monika, Varun, Roopesh, Shefali and Vikram.

Duration: One day.

Staying in Michigan for over two years I had never visited one of the best part of Michigan – The “Mackinac Island” – Place where no motor vehicles are allowed!

We did a one day trip to this place. Started from Troy and drove all the way for next 4 Hours. For more info please visit : hispersonalbest.com

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Monika had made very nice poori and bhaji which we ate somewhere mid way in a picnic spot.

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After food we reached the place. We have to buy a ferry ticket to get to the Island.

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The boat ride to the Island is very beautiful. It was a perfect day, the sun was out.

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Road trip to Rome

Trip Statistics:

Number of days : 4 (17th to 20th November 2006)
The Machine : Alfa Romeo 159
Distance Traveled : 2700KMS
Max Speed : 220 Kmph
Route :

Onward Journey: Stuttgart -> Switzerland -> Milano -> Rome
Return Journey: Rome -> Pisa -> Milano -> Switzerland -> Stuttgart

Team : Ajay Shetty, Chidananda Nagaraj, Jaffar Mohammed Shiraj, Mahesh Nagaraja and Vikram Chadaga 🙂

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Five of us had decided to go to Rome by car. I was the only driver with a valid driver’s license. Our initial plan was to cover Naples, Rome, Pisa, may be Venice. With only 4 days in hand I think this was being too optimistic. I hadn’t driven a car since I had come to Germany and I was waiting to drive a car, should I also add the “Autobahn’s” of Germany was another factor! 😉

Day 1: 17th November 2006

We had booked a compact car from Sixt car rentals, and a compact car included something like a Mercedes A-class or a VW Golf. 5 people in this compact car would have been a little to tough. We decided to upgrade the car the next segment. To our luck we got a free upgrade to an Alfa Romeo 159, it’s a diesel car and I think it has all the features one can think about, Navigation, Parking assist, Cruise control, 6 gears, almost everything! I was surprised it didn’t come with an auto pilot 😀

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We guys were totally thrilled with the car! So “She” was my babe for the next 4 days! 😉

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The Crazy Night Drive & Shivagange

May 21st 2006:

Gang: Ajay, Ashish, Razik, Swaroop, & Vikram 😉


We guys meet at Ajay’s place pick up karnataka map and choose a route to travel. Decide to see the sunrise at Shivagange.


Route: Ajay’s House -> Mysore road -> Srirangapatanam ->Pandavpura -> Nagamangala -> Yediur -> Kunigal -> Nelemangala -> Shivagange -> Back to Ajay’s House.

Roads: Mysore Road -> Road connecting Mysore road & NH48 -> NH48 -> NH4

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