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Avalabetta and Gudibande Fort- A Tranquil Day Trip from Bengaluru

WHERE IS IT?

Avalabetta hill is located in the Chikballapur district of Karnataka about 100 km North of Bengaluru. This hill is a better choice if you prefer some solitude as compared to Nandi Hills that can get quite crowded. Gudibande Fort also lies in the Chikballapur district 25km away from Avalabetta. Continue reading Avalabetta and Gudibande Fort- A Tranquil Day Trip from Bengaluru

Around Gangtok-A day trip filled with patriotism

Where is it?

Gangtok – the largest town and the capital of Sikkim lies along one side of a hill. Although, it enjoys a stable mild climate throughout the year, it is prone to frequent landslides during the monsoon. It is also in close proximity to the Indo-China border of Nathula Pass. Continue reading Around Gangtok-A day trip filled with patriotism

Lachung, Over the frozen mountains & beneath the shining sun

Where Is It?

Located at an elevation of more than 9000 ft above sea level, this tiny town is a visual delight. Lachung, which means “small pass”, comes under the Protected Area of North Sikkim. Apart from being a picturesque location, it is the base camp to head to Yumthang valley and Zero Point. Continue reading Lachung, Over the frozen mountains & beneath the shining sun

River Rafting in the ice cold waters of Teesta

Where is it?

Also called as white water rafting, this extreme sport can give anyone a rush of adrenaline. About an hour’s drive from the town of Gangtok, lies Bhalkhola which is the popular starting point for rafting in the glacial waters of the Teesta. Bhakola, being en-route to Bagdogra, we decided to try it on our last day in Sikkim. Continue reading River Rafting in the ice cold waters of Teesta

A slice of Pelling in winter

Where Is It?

At an altitude of 7200ft, Pelling is a pleasant yet relatively unexplored town in the foothills of the Mt.Kanchenjunga. This town in the western part of the state of Sikkim is the closest you can get to the the 3rd highest peak in the world without leaving comfort. Continue reading A slice of Pelling in winter