Saturday, December 7, 2013

Haridwar and Rishikesh : A surprise trip // Photosynth a great tool

Made a surprise trip to Haridwar and Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. Bathed in the Ganges in the famous Har-ki-pauri ghat too. It was a day trip as I had a day off and we actually managed without any need for a hotel booking from Pantnagar.

BTW, I used the Photosynth app to shoot the Lakshman Jhula temple and must say that both the location and the app rock! (Click pick below)You feel as if you are standing on the bridge and seeing the ganga flowing past you.

Tips: Leave the car in the parking and walk across in the shortcut with just your towel. Its less cold than you think even in Nov . Hold the rails and it is quite safe if you do. Its refreshing and gives good sleep - so dont plan to drive after a bath in the river.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Movie Review: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag: Inspiring and well taken

Exceptionally well done movie - very inspirational .

Somewhat begins to feel like Forrest Gump . We forget that there is an actor there and not a real athlete!

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Mahabaleshwar: Day 3: Strawberry farms direction: Part 4 of 4

Mapro near Panchgani is absolutely the highlight of the Mahabaleshwar trip. Mapro gardens are famous and they run a large restraunt and garden area that you can visit.

The place serves FANTASTIC wood fired pizzas , mocktails, grilled sandwiches and MOST IMPROTANT, their famous strawberry and cream. It is very professionally run for the kind of crowd they manage and is a nice open air spot to visit and eat.

You can also buy various Mapro products there. One of the reasons people typically put it on the 3rd day before leaving is so you can buy the stuff and leave (also Panchgani is on the way to Mumbai/Pune so if you want to leave the same day, you could do it too)

See my 4 posts on Mahabaleshwar below:
Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar, Planning a vacation, Stay , food etc
Day 1. Pratapgad fort direction
Day 2. In and around - Arthur seat  et al
Day 3. Strawberry farms - 3rd day

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