Category Archive: Trek

Hampta Pass: The backpack goes there again

I have had this habit of picking up a stone from every trek I have been to. But when you see that the bag that houses the stones getting filled rapidly, you start… Continue reading

Saurkundi Pass-A backpack’s journey up the Himalayas

It was a dream. A dream conjured from just an image; a miserable reproduction in which the jagged peaks stood white against a grotesquely blackened and scratched sky. But it didn’t matter, for… Continue reading

A hike to the Dudhsagar Waterfalls

My bucket list was brimming. And the Dudhsagar falls was at the brim. But then, one monsoon went after the other and I just couldn’t make it there. But this time, I was… Continue reading

Pulau Ubin- a Singapore that existed half a century ago

With a group of friends, I set off from the main island in a bum-boat to a small islet situated to the north-east of Singapore. As the mainland retreated into a background, the… Continue reading

The Southern Ridges- A walk to remember

Location: The lab, Kent Ridge……Date: 06/07/2012 Friday……Time: 15:00:00.19 An unexpected power failure. Reason- A burnt fuse. “Shall we walk the Southern Ridges?”…“Yeah. The weather is good. Let’s go” So that’s how that day… Continue reading

The Tale of a Walk- East Coast Park to Changi Beach Park

This is a story of three Indians, a French man and a Singaporean. Long long ago (i.e. a little more than a year ago), these five exemplary men from the planet Earth set… Continue reading

Madhugiri Fort – The Garrison of South India

Well the petite peek into this peak 3930ft above sea level was just an illusion- it is considered to be the second largest monolith in Asia. The fort accredited to King Hyder Ali… Continue reading

Kudlu-Theertha Falls- A day off in the midst of the Western Ghats

In the midst of it- a thick jungle, a world so away from civilization- there lies this scenic waterfall called the Kudlu-theertha falls about 42km from Udupi in the coastal state of Karnataka,… Continue reading

Jamalabad Fort: In ruins but worth a hike

Jamalabad Fort is an old hilltop fortification almost 8km north of Belthangady and 70km from the coastal city of Mangalore in the state of Karnataka, India. The place is under the shadow of an… Continue reading