Urmila Marak Jul 23 2014

Dharmasthala:Abode of religious harmony

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Karnataka is replete with hill stations, beach and temple towns, which are easily accessible by bus. There is no dearth of weekend getaways. For those of you who want to visit a temple town, Dharmasthala, which is about 300 km from Bangalore, is a good option. This popular town known for its temple also has several places en route that can be easily covered over the weekend. A picturesque town in Dakshina Kannada district, it is on the banks of river Nethravathi. Home to the 16th century Manjunath Temple – which houses the shrine of Manjunath, the incarnation of Lord Shiva […]

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Urmila Marak Jul 22 2014

Strolling around the Garden City

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Are you in Bangalore for work and the entire schedule is crammed with business meetings and lunches and dinners with clients? Mall and pub-hopping is not your cup of tea? If you have just three hours to spare in the morning before 11 am over the weekend, then the Bangalore city walk will not only enrich you, but leave you rejuvenated to kick start your day. As Henry David Thoreau, an American author, said, “An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” Let’s put on our walking shoes and take a quick guided tour of the Garden […]

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Urmila Marak Jul 21 2014

Trail along top 10 expressways in India

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Driving or travelling through expressways is a sheer delight not only because they are the best roads India can offer, but also because we can reach our destinations faster, thereby reducing our travel time. The Golden Quadrilateral network, which connects all four metropolitan cities – Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata—is indeed a boon to road travellers. The project, comprising four to six-lane highways, has given a good means of connectivity between several major cities. Of course, we have to pay toll tax when we take these roads, but we don’t mind paying when we can get such superb roads to […]

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Ajay Jul 19 2014

Mysore Palace – An Abode of Heritage

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Are you a history enthusiast and love visiting monuments? If yes, then Mysore is the right place for you. And trip to Mysore is incomplete without a visit to the Mysore Palace, also known as the Ambavilas Palace.  Built in the 14th Century by King Yaduraya, this palace saw a couple of fires that destroyed it. Lord Henry Irwin, a British architect, was commissioned by Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV to rebuild the palace, which was completed in 1912. The palace has Indo-Saracenic styled domes. The present palace that stands royally with its fortified structures is an iconic landmark in Mysore. The […]

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Hisham Barbhuiya Jul 19 2014

‘My passengers’ safety is topmost priority’

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How many of us give a second thought to our drivers, who transport us day in and out whether in the city or outside? We at TicketGoose would like you to meet some of the unsung heroes who have been playing a pivotal part in our lives every day.  For 39-year-old Ramappa, who has been on the driver’s seat for the last 18 years, his passengers’ safety is the topmost priority.  A Volvo bus driver with Seabird Travels on the Bangalore to Goa route since the past two years, he has never taken his family along in the bus while […]

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