5 Reasons Why Chikmagalur is Karnataka’s Hidden Treasure

Well there are reasons why this place is truly a hidden treasure in Karnataka. Below are 5 of my favourite ones why this destination has the capacity to be the most sought after Romantic Destinatio…

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My Barefoot Holiday- Day 3&4

Kalapathar beach. With the name introduced to me by Karthik (My nature and Havelock Guru) my imagination ran wild with all the things that I could possibly get to see there. Was this beach a reminiscent of a volcanic eruption a long time ago. Was this the only Black Sand beaches in the World! Thoughts could run faster and faster with every new second that passed by. The rest of my days at the Andamans saw me see new things, eat absolutely new types of cuisines that would be there in the ROM of my memory for a very kong time to come. What I saw in the next few days were trees uprooted by the devastating Tsunami that struck the islands. They lie on the beaches a grim reminder of what the island had witnessed that day. I decided to call this a “museum of trees”. These last 2 days of my trip to the Andamans saw me trekking down to the Elephant Beach, a visit to the Neils Cove, eat some very authentic  cuisine.

Each one of them had a different story to tell and a different dimension to it. They shocked  the first timer like me. Trees with their roots above the ground still alive. Life finding a new home on trees that seemed dead. All of them stood there or lying down as though bowing in respect to the forces of nature that once took their lives away.



Life Finding a new Home



Tree Museums- Kalapathar Beach, Andamans


How are they still growing there? I wondered


The Sheer Size of the remains! Roots of a tree. A victim to the forces of nature

My trip also included a trek to the Elephant Beach through the tropical forests that  found here. Rains the previous day ensured that my trek was as adventurous as it got. Slippery slopes, dampness in the air, walking through elephant foot steps and my sweat trickling down my face was what I experienced in this trek.

This being a regular itinerary for all those who visit Havelock, this trek really gets one to do those climbs and a hell of a practice in balancing oneself on those precarious tree roots. I did not get to see any wildlife, there is no wildlife in the Andamans. But, yes I was told that there is an abundance of reptiles in the area. Snakes being the dominant of them all. It was exciting to be on your guard all the time and look out for anything unusual. But as my luck would have it nothing really popped out of the woods to share my excitement.



The Trek to Elephant Beach


Trekking down to the Elephant Beach


Final Leg of my Trek to The Elephant Beach


Elephant Beach-Havelock, Andamans


Snorkelling and Scuba diving- Elephant Beach, Andamans

My Barefoot Holiday ended with a whole lot of First Time experiences and a lot of stories and memories that I would treasure. This destination is India’s Hawaii. There is something very special about the Andamans, only a visit there would establish this. So, what are you waiting for? Pack Your bags and head out to the Andamans! Today.


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The Andamans: Deeper into the woods

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Well, hello again folks! Apologies for such a delay! Reason being I was on a vacation up there in the north. And I honestly plan to finish writing about Andamans in a couple of more Blogs. :-D.

In the previous of my scribbles, I tried to cover the places one can visit in Port Blair. You must be wondering (and so am I) where on earth are the Beaches in this blog! We’re talking about Andamans, come on! ;-). Show me some water! Exactly, therefore coming up blogs are going to be very watery and salty. :-D. But, but, but please hold your horses before we dive into the grand waters of Bay of Bengal, I really wish to write about the Jarawa safari I mentioned in the previous write-up.

The Great Andaman Trunk Road Safari 

a The Great Andamans Trunk Road to Baratang Island

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Talima and Tambuli Dive Sites: Experiencing Cebu’s Scuba Diving into the Wreckage

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Talima and Tambuli Dive Sites: Experiencing Cebu’s Scuba Diving into the Wreckage

        OCEAN – one of the most beautiful and fascinating wonders of nature. Three quarters of the earth’s surface is covered with water which provides foods to millions of not just people but other animals as well. It provides satisfaction and pleasure for almost all beings here on earth. Captivating coral reefs and underwater rock formations appear as if engineered by extra-terrestrial beings. Diverse marine species with their vibrant physique create a dazzling effect in the waterworld. But behind the sea’s beauty and wonder, lies another world with billions of creatures interacting in ways we cannot comprehend.  Deep within the vast blue open space, there remains a mystery. There dwells some sort of danger. The sea has been a keeper of some events in our history. Sunken ships, crashed planes into the waters and disasters…

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Travel. Why Travel?

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People travel for different reasons. Some people travel for business and others for leisure and time with family. Having the ability to travel allows you and your family time to explore and learn new things, meet new people and appreciate other cultures. For adults, it provides an escape from daily the rut. For children, travel allows them to experience new places and people. With so many places to see, it can be difficult for individuals and families to decide on where to go. In the meantime, we will list the benefits of travel. (We will discuss strategies on choosing a place to vacation in another post.)

Reasons to Travel

  1. Relax, decompress and enjoy the solitude. You worked hard for the time off, now enjoy it! Vacations can be as simple as you want and adventurous as you want. Whatever you choose, make sure you take some time to…

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PHOTO DIARY: Travel & Sunset

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Browsing through my old travel photos, I realized that I have quite a habit of taking photos of the setting sun. I mean, who doesn’t. Timed right, sunsets are one of the most amazing works of nature you could ever catch on camera and I am glad that I have taken the time to do so, albeit not always on purpose.

I tried to recover as much as I can. Here’s a couple of photos I’ve taken during my beach travels.

Sta. Ana, Cagayan Valley - 2016 | Fujifilm X30 Sta. Ana, Cagayan Valley – 2016 | Fujifilm X30

Donsol River, Sorsogon - 2015 | Canon EOS M Donsol River, Sorsogon – 2015 | Canon EOS M

Calaguas Island, Camarines Norte - 2013 | Canon EOS 1000D Calaguas Island, Camarines Norte – 2013 | Canon EOS 1000D

Samar - 2016 | Fujifilm X30 Samar – 2016 | Fujifilm X30

Capul Island, Northern Samar - 2016 | Fujifilm X30 Capul Island, Northern Samar – 2016 | Fujifilm X30

Guyam Island, Siargao - 2016 | Fujifilm X30 Guyam Island, Siargao – 2016 | Fujifilm X30

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