Mountains

Sakurajima

The sleeping SakuraJima

Today we took a bus to the Kagoshima pier to witness the mighty Sakurajima. Sakurajima is one of Japan’s most active volcanoes and the symbol of Kagoshima. Approximately 10 billion tons of lava has flowed out over the years. Its frequent lava flows have resulted in the former island to be connected with the Osumi Peninsula.

Today we took a bus to the Kagoshima pier to witness the mighty Sakurajima Sakurajima is one of Japan’s most active volcanoes and the symbol of Kagoshima Approximately 10 billion tons of lava has flowed out over the years Its frequent lava flows have resulted in the former island to be connected with the Osumi Peninsula
Lovers Sanctuary on Mt Moiwa

Lovers Sanctuary on Mount Moiwa

Its my last night in Hokkaido. We take the Ropeway to the observation deck on Mt. Moiwa. It is thrilling, witnessing the spectacular panorama of the streets of Sapporo and the Ishikari Bay, twinkling like countless diamonds floating on a dark sea. I so love Hokkaido!!

We woke up to a beautiful sunny day The grey clouds from the day before had cleared up It was the last day of our Hokkaido trip We lazed around at the hotel discussing the amazing places we had been to on this trip It wasn’t until noon that we left the hotel for Mount Moiwa How to reach Mount Moiwa Mount Moiwa or Moiwa-yama (藻岩山) is one of several small, forested mountains southwest of Sapporo The mountain is known for the spectacular view of the city from an observation deck at its summit From here one can view a spectacular panorama of the streets of Sapporo, Ishikari Bay and
Mullayangiri Trek

Mullayanagiri Trek and Ridge Walk

In my search for peace in the wilderness, I head out on a trek to Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in Karnataka. With the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary only a few kilometers away, the area is rich in exotic birds and varied in wildlife.

In my search for peace in the wilderness, I was finally able to force some time out from my work schedule, to go on the trek to Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in Karnataka I had been planning this trek for some time In fact, I was all set for this trek in November 2014, but had to cancel it at the last-minute  Mullayanagiri is located in Chikmagalur, Karnataka, some 280 km away from Bangalore With the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary only 15 km away, the area is rich in vegetation and varied wildlife We started from Bangalore late in the night at around 11 pm The travel time to Mullayanagiri is around 4 hours At the base of Mullayanagiri, there is wildlife outpost It was early dawn and since the wild animals use the area as
Buddha Park in Ravangla

A Winters Tale II – Pelling

Follow my journey to Pelling, as we search the ruins of the Rabdentse, once upon a time, the seat of Sikkim’s monarchs. The stunning Kanchenjunga, the beautiful landscape and the rich heritage make Pelling a paradise on Earth.

Travel creates memories that last a life time As we left the outskirts of Gangtok, we were both still immersed in thoughts of the lovely time we spent at Changu Lake On our drive to Pelling, we planned to take a longer route going through Namchi, which is renowned for its beautiful tea gardens Our driver, Vishnu, a very charming Nepali chap, made our trip to Pelling even more entertaining All through the next three days, he kept us entertained with his jolly stories I am going to leave his phone # below in the faqs, so anyone interested can contact him Temi Tea Gardens, Ravangla We reached Temi Tea Gardens at around 11 am The drive to Temi took us through lush green mountain slopes lined with ferns The beautifully landscaped and manicured

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