First day on Golden Chariot - The Luxury Train of South India

It was the day of Holi Festival and I started early at 3am for Bengaluru. I was full of excitement and everything went well and I reached Bengaluru by 9:30am. Now plan was to start at 4pm from Taj West End and I had whole day. Because of Holi I didn’t want to go out, but later got to know that Holi is not celebrated at that scale in south India.


It was the day of Holi Festival and I started early at 3am for Bengaluru. I was full of excitement and everything went well and I reached Bengaluru by 9:30am. Now plan was to start at 4pm from Taj West End and I had whole day. Because of Holi I didn’t want to go out, but later got to know that Holi is not celebrated at that scale in south India. 

After spending few hours at Transit Lounge, I headed towards Taj West End.  Instead of taking taxi, I thought to explore the luxury buses which run between the city and Airport. After asking few folks, I boarded the bus and they said we will drop you from 2 km away from the hotel, which was fine as I had time. I reached Taj WestEnd at around 1:30pm. Till 4pm, I spent time at the reception reading ‘Know your Worth’ by Vibha Malhotra and N. K. Sondhi.

After spending few hours at Transit Lounge, I headed towards Taj West End.  Instead of taking taxi, I thought to explore the luxury buses which run between the city and Airport. After asking few folks, I boarded the bus and they said we will drop you from 2 km away from the hotel, which was fine as I had time. I reached Taj WestEnd at around 1:30pm. Till 4pm, I spent time at the reception reading ‘Know your Worth’ by Vibha Malhotra and N. K. Sondhi.

Pride of South - A unique Train Journey with Golden Chariot


Recently I took Golden Chariot train which starts from Bengaluru and take you to some of the main places to visit in Karnatak State of India. It's a luxury train which is run by Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation and operations are taken care by Maple Resorts & Palaces. This is a luxury experience on train. One gets to stay in beautifully designed rooms in the train, having attached toilet & bathroom. This post is to give you a quick glimpse of the overall experience or staying in the train, having meal on the train and exploring various tourist destinations in Karnataka & Goa. More detailed posts would be published soon along with some of the good & bad experiences through this week long journey. 

The Time-Turner Series || The Nightlife at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Two of my best friends from my time at the Newcastle University, Hannah and Kelsey, have recently / are going to get married. It has made me kind of nostalgic about my time with them. How much we all have grown up since our time at the university. That was the time when our only cares in the world were getting a good grade, having a good time, and travelling. And I am proud to say, we managed all of these pretty well.

Two of my best friends from my time at the Newcastle University, Hannah and Kelsey, have recently / are going to get married. It has made me kind of nostalgic about my time with them. How much we all have grown up since our time at the university. That was the time when our only cares in the world were getting a good grade, having a good time, and travelling. And I am proud to say, we managed all of these pretty well.
Hannah, Me, Kelsey, and Helen

 Newcastle is really the best place in the UK if you want to study AND have fun at the same time. It is a pretty little city with enough history and more than enough clubs, bars, and pubs to keep you busy. 


One of our favorite pubs was Crow's Nest, which was close to our University. That was the place where we used to have our lunch after our morning class. The place served excellent apple cider, which our friend Helen used to dig. The place also served a Loaded Burger, which once left one of our classmates in a state worse than a food coma. I, myself, never tried it. Apart from a classic heavy burger patty, it had bacon, fried eggs, and onion rings. You can probably imagine what that would mean. Apart from the loaded burger, the pub also served pretty awesome Fish & Chips, Tuna Melt Sandwich, and Apple Crumble too. But more than the food, I remember the awesome time we had at this place. Mostly it was just the four of us, Hannah, Kelsey, Helen, and me, but at times our entire class joined us for cribbing and bitching sessions. 

Photo-Walk to Hakone Gardens & Stanford University, California - Part2

This post takes you through next part of our PhotoWalk in California. After Hakone Gardens, we headed towards Stanford University. We parked our vehicles around Stanford Visitor centre and started walking for the campus tour with our experts from the campus.

This post takes you through next part of our PhotoWalk in California. After Hakone Gardens, we headed towards Stanford University. We parked our vehicles around Stanford Visitor centre and started walking for the campus tour with our experts from the campus. 

Marissa lopez was our guide and throughout the tour, she was walking backwards while facing us and telling us stories about the campus, it’s culture and how things changed over the decades. This was my second time to Stanford university but the experience was very different from my first visit.

Marissa Lopez was our guide and throughout the tour, she was walking backwards while facing us and telling us stories about the campus, it’s culture and how things changed over the decades. This was my second time to Stanford university but the experience was very different from my first visit. 

Photo-Walk to Hakone Gardens & Stanford University, California - Part1

At Adobe, Technology Summit happens every alternate year and this is also a great opportunity to meet your colleagues from different geographies and various projects. I have spent 7+ years in Imaging group at Adobe and this is the time when I get to interact with colleagues from imaging group in San Jose. Photography group at Adobe organises a Photo-Walk during this time and they are kind enough to include me in the same, although, I am not a part of this group anymore. For last 3 Tech Summits, I could attend the Photo-Walk and explore California with like minded folks.

At Adobe, Technology Summit happens every alternate year and this is also a great opportunity to meet your colleagues from different geographies and various projects. I have spent 7+ years in Imaging group at Adobe and this is the time when I get to interact with colleagues from imaging group in San Jose. Photography group at Adobe organises a Photo-Walk during this time and they are kind enough to include me in the same, although, I am not a part of this group anymore. For last 3 Tech Summits, I could attend the Photo-Walk and explore California with like minded folks. 

In 2013, we visited San Francisco and explored various places around the downtown, Golden Gate Bridge and museums. A special Photo-walk was organised in 2015, wherein accomplished photographers shared some tips about playing with natural light with other light sources in Santa Clara. And this year, we visited Hakone Gardens near Saratoga and Stanford University.

In 2013, we visited San Francisco and explored various places around the downtown, Golden Gate Bridge and museums. A special Photo-walk was organised in 2015, wherein accomplished photographers shared some tips about playing with natural light with other light sources in Santa Clara. And this year, we visited Hakone Gardens near Saratoga and Stanford University. 

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