Friday, June 7, 2013

Around the world in 30 years: Part 1

I've always wanted to be a person who would travel the world, and see place. And that is why I want to be a Sales Executive in the future. But that will be another story!

Here in Bangalore, my friends and I use our bus passes to see various corners of Bangalore, because rest of the world is not yet open to us.
I've visited some places in India and some in United States of America, during our stay there. But they have all been with family.

India: Goa, Bangalore, Pondicherry,  Delhi, Darjeeling, Mysore, Ooty, Coorg, Sikkim, Chicmagalur, Chennai, Patna
US: Chicago, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Duluth,  Wisconsin, And some places I don't really remember.

So pretty much the rest of the world is left. I love beaches, hills, camping and city life. I love em all!

So I guess I'll start with the places closest to home.

1. Bandipur: 
Photos of Bandipur - Featured Images
This photo of Bandipur is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Bandipur National Park, established in 1973 as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger, is a national park located in the south Indian state of Karnataka. It was once a private hunting reserve for the Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore. Bandipur is located in Gundlupet taluq of Chamarajanagar district. It is about 80 kilometers (50 mi) from the city of Mysore on the route to a major tourist destination of Ooty. As a result, Bandipur sees a lot of tourist traffic and there are a lot of wildlife fatalities caused by speeding vehicles that are reported each year. There is a ban on traffic from the hours of dusk to dawn to help bring down deaths of wildlife.

2. Munnar:

photo courtesies:

Munnar - breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country.

Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests - aroma of spice scented cool air.

3. Kerala backwaters: 

The Kerala backwaters are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast (known as the Malabar Coast) of Kerala state in southern India. The network includes five large lakes linked by canals, both man-made and natural, fed by 38 rivers, and extending virtually half the length of Kerala state. The backwaters were formed by the action of waves and shore currents creating low barrier islands across the mouths of the many rivers flowing down from the Western Ghats range.


Hyderabad is the capital city of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Throughout its history, the city was a center for local traditions in art, literature, architecture and cuisine. As a result, it has become a tourist destination with many places of interest, including Chowmahalla PalaceCharminar and Golkonda fort. It has several museums such as Salar Jung MuseumNizam Museum, and AP State Archaeology Museum as well as bazaars such as Laad BazarMadina CircleBegum Bazaar and Sultan Bazaar, dating from the Qutb Shahi and Nizam era.

5. Srinagar:

Srinagar, arguably a city that embodies romance and beauty is the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir; perfectly placed in the center of the Kashmir Valley. Srinagar literally meaning 'the city of wealth & abundance' in Sanskrit, was founded around 150 AD by King Pravarasen II. Situated on the banks of the river Jhelum, Srinagar is surrounded by beautiful lakes like Dal, Nagin and Anchar, whose glittering waters reflecting the rays of the sun is a sight to behold. Its vividly vibrant & beautiful houseboats sailing along the scenic Dal Lake against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayan snow clad mountains makes Srinagar a dream destination for every traveler. 

कहते हैं कि अगर स्वर्ग है तोह बस यहीं है

I hope to visit these places soon and I will only know more about these places than their wikipedia introduction then.
I will list down more places I want to visit next time. The list is really long and will probably take 10-15 more posts to incorporate them all.

Disclaimer: All these photos have been borrowed from Google images. No copyrights infringement intended.

Thanks for reading.
XO Ayesha

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