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Yercaud: A Cosy Small Lake Hill

A quaint little hill station on the Shevoray hills in the Eastern Ghats nestled in flourishing green grass plots and prolific hills, Yercaud may not resonate the popularity of other hill stations despite being surrounded by beautiful coffee plantations amid … Continue reading

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The Allure of Famed Hoysala Architechture at Belur and Halebidu

My earliest memory of Belur and Halebidu in Hassan District of Karnataka, a State of India  was in February 1986 when I visited it as a group of newly joined faculties and was completely taken aback in by these architectural splendours which were … Continue reading

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How to check indian railway ticket confirmation chances

Thousands of commuters travel every day via Indian railways. Anyone who’s traveled quite a bit on trains in India has no doubt had an Indian Railways waiting list ticket. The necessity of booking waitlist ticket is more today since railway allows … Continue reading

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A train journey from Chidambaram to Bangalore: Exhaustive albeit through stunning scenery

Every month we visit Bangalore (officially known as Bengaluru) . My daughter is currently working as a software engineer in a reputed MNC located in Marathahalli, a suburb of Bangalore. We go there since it is an opportunity to travel in … Continue reading

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A Journey Through Scenic East Coast Road

The East Coast Road (or ECR as it is fondly called) is a state highway (SH 49) in Tamilnadu built along the Coromandel coast of the Bay of Bengal, initially connecting Chennai with Cuddalore. At present it runs up to … Continue reading

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Summer Holidays: A trip to my childhood place, Dhupguri in the Dooars region of Sub-Himalayan West Bengal

Dhupguri is a quaint small municipal town at the foot of Sub-Himalayas in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, a State in India. The railway distance is 2533 KM from my working place, Chidambaram in Taminadu. A long time  ago, … Continue reading

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Visiting SIKKIM: In the shadow of beautiful and mystical Kanchenjunga

In first week of May, 2014 I got a phone call from one of the past students who regularly sends greetings on teacher’s day. He was C Soundarapandian, Professor in the Himalayan Pharmacy Institute (HPI), Majitar, Sikkim. He invited me … Continue reading

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