Sunday, December 24, 2006

Happy new year 2007

Wishing you all and your family members a very happy new year 2007.

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Stamps of 2006

Stamps are one of the best ways to remember a year. These stamps are some of memorable events of 2006 in my life.

2006 was a year with lot of events happening.

  • Worked in Netherlands. Spent close to 2 months there. This picture was taken in the open greenery near my house.
  • Visited Paris, France – Went on exciting paris trip with friends. What a romantic place it was :d, Eiffel tower and Louvre museum are two most memorable places in Paris.
  • Nikhil was born. My nephew (301). Its great feeling to watch these tiny tots making noise around.
  • Aditya was born. My nephew (302). It was fun watching him grow from day one.
  • I got married: Preethi became my life partner.
  • Fashion show : Participated in fashion show in Honeywell. Although didn’t win anything in this event, it was really a memorable experience to be a part of it.

  • If you want to create a stamp too of your own events, shoot me a mail to get the template of these stamps (Created in photo shop 5).

    Wednesday, October 25, 2006

    Shiroda beach

    Lush greenery with palm trees and coconut trees will welcomes you to this small not so famous village called Shiroda. Shiroda beach has long stretch of clean sparkling beach.

    I love spending my holidays in coastal areas. Shiroda is one such romantic spot. Shiroda has a delightful view of the sea and white sand. This is a perfect holiday destination for sun, fun and clean beach.

    How to reach there :
  • Shiroda beach is located about 508 K. M. from Mumbai and 57 K. M. from Panji.
  • Nearest Airport is Dabohli (Goa) 92.K.M and nearest railway Station is at Sawantwadi.

    You wont find regular crowd and shops hence beach is clean and attractive. It has a beach resort. Local people are very friendly and hospitable.
  • Sunday, August 27, 2006

    Dolphin's Nose - KodaiKanal

    Dolphin’s nose is one of the most important locations for forest explorations around KodaiKanal. Local tourist agencies offer Dolphins nose as a part of the one day forest trekking package.

    Your way to Dolphin’s Nose: It’s about 8 Kms from the city. Need to walk about 3 kms downhill to reach Dolphin’s nose. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes as you walk in the forest area. You will get lot of small shops on the way selling eatables, tea/coffee and soft drinks. On the way you will find lots of exciting views of the forest with clouds covered. We went in August; weather may not be the same all the year. I am sure it will be more pleasing during October to March as Sun peeps through these trees adding a new dimension to its beauty.

    It’s a breath taking experience to stand on the edge of the rock. You will find it both thrilling and scary to go close to so called Dolphins nose. Clouds pass through your body and fresh air through your lungs. Mountains around you are most of the time covered with clouds.
    A must visit location if you go to KodaiKanal.

    Saturday, May 13, 2006

    Thippagondanahalli (T.G. Halli) dam

    Thippagondanahalli Reservoir also known as chamarajsagar is located at the confluence of the rivers Arakavathi and Kumudavathi. This is a great place for picnic and bird watching.

    TG Halli Lush greenery

    Lush greenery around the dam attracts everyone specially on sunny days. Lots Trees, flowers and calm environment soothes our senses and is an ideal getaway for weekends. This kind of picnics is a must in everyone’s life to get a break from our busy city life.

    General public is not allowed to enter the dam or guesthouse without prior permission.

    Location : 35 Kms from Bangalore towards Magadi.
    Best time to visit: September to Febrauary.

    Dam was inaugurated in 1933. Sir M Vishveshwaraiah supervised the construction work.

    We enjoyed playing in the water, and could also spot a snake chasing a water bird. Large fishes can also be found here.

    It was a memorable outing for all of us.

    Thursday, March 30, 2006

    Madurodam - Miniatures of Netherlands

    Watching that Amsterdam miniature caught our eyes like magnet. We could appreciate how beautifully they had taken care of each and every detailing of the miniature of those buildings.

    Madurodam is located near Hague. city buses will take you there in 15 mins.
    These miniatures are of exactly 25 times smaller than actual buildings/structures. If you plan to visit or travel in Netherlands make sure this is your first destination. Madurodam miniatures will introduce you to all important buildings and structures of Netherlands.

    These are built in open air and amazingly they have been standing against all odds of nature's fury (snow, rain and sun)

    We visited Rotterdam bridge after having a look at its miniature (although it was already in our must see list) We were eagerly looking forward to see the original large bridge. Only me and shyam could dare to face the chilling wind on the bridge.

    Highway miniatures were so neatly arranged/automated that its hard to make out that its a miniature. Take a look the the video clip :)

    Overall A must see place of Netherlands.

    Friday, February 24, 2006

    Pony tails - The cute little horses

    These small sized horses are called ponies (or pony). These adorable ponies are quite rare (in many parts of the world) as they cannot be used for commercial purposes.

    I found these in many parts of Netherlands used as pets. They just keep grazing all the time.. and its so good to watch them

    Many breeds of these ponies are found all over the world. Here is a list of them with good details about ponies.

    Thursday, February 02, 2006

    First snow of the year.

    This was first snow of the year. Nature looks beautiful when it snows... White snow all over the place..

    Thanks Koen for clicking all these beautiful photos..

    Tuesday, January 31, 2006

    Windmills of netherlands

    Some of these windmills were started way back in 16th century when electricity wasn’t there. Many of these windmills are still in working condition. You can find these windmills throughout Netherlands.

    Ice hockey on frozen lakes

    Frozen lakes are fun to play. But be careful, they could turn out to be fatal if you do not know about them before stepping on. Wait for the weather to be below zero degrees for a week (This helps the upper layer of water get frozen and a thick layer of solid ice forms on water).

    Its an amazing experience to play on the lake that was water few days back.. and will be melting again in a few days.

    Sunday, January 01, 2006

    Happy new year 2006 - Bonne année

    New year wishes to all of you. May all your wishes come true this year.