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Another great way to enjoy fantastic views of Niagara Falls is from the Skylon tower which is located few meters away from the falls. This has revolving dining room restaurant which rotates 360 degrees and observation desk. The ride to observation desk in  glass enclosed elevators was smooth and one can enjoy the spectacular views of the falls. It takes just 52 seconds to reach the top.Skylon tower which is regions tallest stucture. It has interior and exterior observation desk. From here one can view American Falls, Canada Falls and the Niagara River. It was fun watching the aerial view of the falls and the city at the end of the day....
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Tag :cc-Canada
  May 21, 2017, 7:04 pm
This place is located approximately 1 km away from Niagara falls, on the Niagara pathway. This is world's largest indoor aviary. Bird Kingdom exhibits interesting, a different varieties of beautiful birds and reptiles. There are birds of small to larger size. You can get close to free flying birds. Here visitors are allowed to feed Lorikeets. It is a cool place to spend approximately 1 hour with family. But, we spent little more than 2 hours taking pictures. It was hard to take some of the birds picture do you to lighting. We had wonderful experience and enjoyed the colourful birds, especially at the top floor of the building. This is our first and unique experience of the indoor aviary.&nbs...
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Tag :c-road trip
  May 1, 2017, 9:44 pm
"Let the day extend for today alone so that we keep on soaking the beauty of natural wonder Niagara Falls". - SriKriIf you are visiting Niagara falls, make sure to visit both USA and Canada sides. This will give you complete picture of the falls. In this post we will take you through Canada side of the falls.After last nights mesmerizing view of falls from USA, we headed to Canada. Clearing immigration was very quick and easy. It is advisable to carry Canada dollar, as in some place USD is exchanged for CAD 1:1.There are lots of parking place available. But during weekend, that to long weekend, getting parking near falls is not easy. We managed to park our car few kilometer away from the cru...
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Tag :Canadian Falls
  April 22, 2017, 10:07 pm
We completed our trolley tour and got down near observation desk. That is what we thought so. After alighting, we realized it was different location than what we had planned. We walked few miles to reach the top of American Falls. We were very much excited to see both illumination and fireworks. Already illumination of the falls had began. Wowww!! what a lovely view it was. Spent 30 minutes enjoying the colours on the falls and capturing photos. Then we started searching for best location to capture fireworks. Before locating the position we tried to understand the place of firework display. After interacting with few people, we positioned our self few minutes before the start. But ...
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Tag :Canada Day
  September 30, 2016, 2:30 pm
After enjoying the Bridal Veil falls at "Cave of the Winds", we had plenty of time before Niagara Falls illumination and Fireworks. Hence we decided to visit nearby places. We had two options, take the trolley or have a nice little walk along the path from the Cave of the Winds to 3 sisters islands. We took trolley so that we could cover many places and without getting exhausted.Three Sisters islands provides different perspective and close up of the river before the water drops into the Horseshoe falls. If you have time while visiting Niagara falls, visit it.  It is a good place to spend some time and great opportunity for taking photos.Map:...
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Tag :cc-USA
  September 15, 2016, 10:48 am
Why Niagara is natural wonder? Wait wait... we will take you along with our wonderful journey to Niagara in our series of posts.Are you ready  to get wet? Then your first stop should be Cave of the wind from the American side. The entrance is near parking lot 3. After buying the ticket head straight to get the slippers and plastic cover. Put all your belongings inside the cover provided. Then follow the sign and take the elevator to reach the Cave of the wind.There are series of decks at the falls which takes you to different vantage point. At the lower desk we spotted the rainbow that was playing hide and seek. You can see the full rainbow very near. There was an area where we could ev...
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Tag :Bridal Veil
  September 6, 2016, 7:24 am
This is our first trip to Niagara falls. Only in films and posters did we see boat filled with people in blue, red ponchos and water gushing at the waterfalls. We were in awe of Niagara falls. After long years of wait, we planned our trip and finally made it. It was 7-8 hours long drive to Niagara falls from Middletown. This is also our first ever long drive outside India. So we were little apprehensive about the journey. It was the start of long weekend in US and it was also a Canada day. But the very site of waterfalls was in our eyes/mind. This urge to see this place was above all other thoughts and we went on with the plan. On the way we took several breaks. There are service area/rest a...
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Tag :cc-USA
  August 30, 2016, 11:22 pm
Denkanikottai is located in Krishnagiri district in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is around 27 km from Hosur and 65 km from Bengaluru.Why the name Denkanikottai?There was a demon by name Devakandan who got the astounding strength by way of boon from a 4 faced Lord Brahma. He started troubling the sages as well as the Deva. To kill the demon, Lord Venkatesa took the form of hunter and killed him with the help of the instrument by name Denkani. From that time this place was called by the name Denkanipuram. Then it was named as Denkani kottai (fort). Over a period of time it was renamed as Thenkanikottai.Cave Temple:Gavi Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy temple is located in Denkanikottai. As the name sugge...
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Tag :Cave temple
  April 11, 2016, 7:10 am
Who is Lakulisa?Lakulisha is considered as the last avatar of Shiva. Lakulisha means the lord with a mace or stick. For more details you can visit wikipedia.Around 25 km from Madurai lies the rock cut Shiva temple as Lakulisa (Lagulisa) at the Aritapatti village. This temple is unexplored by tourists as it is hidden in the small village. The drive to Aritapatti is filled with paddy fields and all around greenery, with the chirping sound of the birds making yet another ride so calm and peaceful.Beyond certain point we cannot take our vehicle. This rock cut Shiva temple is situated over the small hillock. Once you reach Aritapatti, inquire local people for the Shiva temple. People are friendly...
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Tag :c-road trip
  April 3, 2016, 10:05 am
Bettamugilalam is about 100 kms from Bangalore and 30 kms from Panchapalli Dam. From Panchapalli dam we proceeded towards Bettamugilalam. The ride towards Bettamugilam was filled with thrilling experience. We followed the map to Bettamugilalam. We were half the way from destination. We checked Google map which showed U-turn and drive via Denkanikottai. But Nokia's HERE map showed different route. We got confused and asked many locals if the road will take us to Bettamugilam. Everyone said yes except one person (and he was correct) who directed as through Denkanikottai as Google map indicated. We were in total confusion which route to take. We made up our mind, took risk and continued the pat...
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Tag :c-road trip
  February 22, 2016, 10:10 pm
Panchapalli dam is a little known place that is situated around 85 km from Bangalore, in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu. The small dam is built on the river Chinnar and is surrounded by beautiful green hills. A serene dam with beautiful skies and the bright sun. The road we took was Bengaluru -> Attibele Anekal road -> TVS factory -> Madhugiri -> Denkanikottai –> Panchapalli Dam.There was a heavy traffic jam towards Hosur. Hence we took Attibele Anekal road. The road condition here was ok-ok till TVS factory. After this, it was good. The road leading to the dam was greenery and scenic. There were not many vehicles on the road. Immersed in the beauty of nature that surroun...
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Tag :cc-India
  February 14, 2016, 6:58 pm
Panchapalli dam is a little known place that is situated around 85 km from Bangalore, in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu. The small dam is built on the river Chinnar and is surrounded by beautiful green hills. A serene dam with beautiful skies and the bright sun. The road we took was Bengaluru -> Attibele Anekal road -> TVS factory -> Madhugiri -> Denkanikottai –> Panchapalli Dam.There was a heavy traffic jam towards Hosur. Hence we took Attibele Anekal road. The road condition here was ok-ok till TVS factory. After this, it was good. The road leading to the dam was greenery and scenic. There were not many vehicles on the road. Immersed in the beauty of nature that surroun...
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Tag :cc-India
  February 14, 2016, 6:58 pm
Sri Kanyakaparameswari temple was built in the year 1989, built on the 14ft hillock. It is located in Kumara Park West next to Sriram Conventional Hall Bengaluru. Not many people know or heard about this temple. Hence we struggled a bit to locate this. We came to know about this temple from wikipedia when reading some other article. Temple is not visible from distance. Goddess Sri Kanyakaparameswari is adorning the temple with her divine smile holding parrot on the left side. The other deities are Lord Venkateswara, Sri Kedareswara are in the Southern style. The temple exhibits some of the important pilgrimage centres in India like Badari, Kedar, Haridwar, Benaras, Puri Jagannath, Sri Rama J...
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Tag :Darpana Mandir
  December 22, 2015, 10:46 pm
This is the place which I loved as soon as I set foot on the city. Though I visited this place long ago, this is one of my favourite city which I would like to visit again. On the bank of river Sabarmati lies a city Ahmedabad, locally known as Amdavad. The river Sabarmati bifurcates the city into eastern and western parts. This city has a great historical and cultural relevance. Oh! one cannot miss the cuisine of Ahmedabad, very famous for its  mouthwatering dishes in the country. It has a unique taste with different sweet flavour which we won't find in any other place. The food that will make you fall in love with it instantly. I have tried to explain my love with this city in Drive, D...
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Tag :madeofgreat
  December 13, 2015, 4:16 pm
After visiting a couple of archelogical places we wanted to relax and enjoy the nature. Hence we decided to visit Markonahalli dam which is about 100 km from Bangalore. This is a calm and quite place to spend the weekend, especially for all the nature lovers. We spent about 90 minutes sitting on the bench seeing the water and hearing chirping of birds. On the other side of the dam, there is a beautiful park and kids play area. This Dam is built across the river Shimsha by Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV under the guidance of Sir M. Visweswaraiah.The speciallity about this dam is it shows exemplary work of Sir M. Vishweshwaraiah. Siphon systems are created to flush out the excess water. As per the dam...
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Tag :cc-India
  November 21, 2015, 10:01 pm
Can you imagine the size of the Bheema's foot? Visit Bheemana Hejje located near Alur before Nelamangala, which is about 25 km from Bangalore. Here you will find gigantic left foot impression on the stone which is said to be of Bheema. If you are lost in middle or not able to find this place, ask the locals for Bheema Anjaneya Temple.  Previous night there was heavy rainfall, this place was filled with water. Hence the impression is not clearly seen. We have tried our best to mark the impression.Road opposite to Makali Govt. High School will lead you to Bheemana Hejje where you can see huge Hanuman Statue. One could easily miss this Govt. school. This is about 400 m from the Highway (Ba...
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  October 25, 2015, 9:48 pm
Kakolu is around 8 km from Avarkhandapura and approximately 35 km from Bangalore. The gentlemen who gave the key for Venugopala Swamy temple in Aivarkhandapura, suggested and provided route to this place. It was all greenery from Aivarkhandapura to Kakolu through KMF Nandini farm route. Inhale the freshness of the air that will take you to the magical place. The road in few stretch is not good. The speciality of this temple is Lord Krishna is carved out on a life size Brindavanam and next to this sanctom is the idol of Hanuman carved on a pillar with the conch and discus on either sides with the Garuda at the back. As per the priest this temple about 500 years old. People are not aware of th...
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Tag :Kakolu Krishna
  October 8, 2015, 9:35 pm
Venu Gopalaswamy Temple is located in Aivarkhandapur (Ivar Kandapura), few meters away from Dharmeswara temple.  This was also built during Chola period. The temple is entirely renovated and we did not see any trace of Chola style from outside. As the name suggests this temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and he is blessing the devotees along with his consorts Rukmini and SatyaBhama.We were not aware of this temple until priest in Dharmeswara temple informed about this and directed us. At first we could not locate this temple.  We went little further narrow road and enquired with a  gentleman standing outside his home. He said the temple is nearby but it is close for the day. ...
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Tag :Gopalakrishna Temple
  September 28, 2015, 10:51 pm
It would be nice if you have a time machine to travel back to the period of Mahabharata.Would you like to travel in time machine to this place to experience a slice of Mahabharata? Then visit to Dharmeswara temple @Aivarkhandapur, a place near Hesarghatta situated just 25 km from Bengaluru.Five people (Pancha Pandavas) found this place, hence it is called Aivar-Khanda-Puram. The main sanctum of Dharmeswara temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Inside the temple, lingas are specially dedicated to Nakuleswara, Sahadeswara, Arjuneswara and Kuntigudi. It is said that these Shivalingas were consecrated by Pandavas during their vanavasam (exile). Later during Chola period this temple was built and la...
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Tag :Bangalore
  September 21, 2015, 10:17 pm
It is awesome for being nominated. Thank you very much Ranjani and VJ Sharma for nominating our blog for "Liebster Award". It is a honor to be nominated by fellow bloggers. This motivates us to continue writing the blog. The Liebster Award: The Liebster Award is given to recognize and/or discover new bloggers and welcome them to the world of blogging. Rules:If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:1. thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.2. display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget...
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  September 15, 2015, 10:15 am
Binnamangala is about 30 km from Bengaluru, few km before Nelamangala bus stand. A lovely Muktha Natheshwara temple dedicated to Lord Shiva built by the King Kulothunga Cholan. This temple has been renovated by ASI.On the day of Pradosham we went to Muktha Natheshwara Temple. Though we planned our visit to this temple the previous day, we made it only on Sunday. The priest in Basavanahalli templerepeatedlytold us to visit this temple.  God had something special for us :) . We reached the temple at 4:30 pm. Outside the temple, one of the sculpture had a turban in the head. We went inside the temple, there were about 3 devotees and the priest was chanting Vedas. The priest with his smilin...
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Tag :Chola temple of Karnataka
  August 31, 2015, 9:52 pm
Binnamangala is about 30 km from Bengaluru, few km before Nelamangala bus stand. A lovely Mukthi Natheshwara temple dedicated to Lord Shiva built by the King Kulothunga Cholan. This temple has been renovated by ASI.On the day of Pradosham we went to Muktha Natheshwara Temple. Though we planned our visit to this temple the previous day, we made it only on Sunday. The priest in Basavanahalli templerepeatedlytold us to visit this temple.  God had something special for us :) . We reached the temple at 4:30 pm. Outside the temple, one of the sculpture had a turban in the head. We went inside the temple, there were about 3 devotees and the priest was chanting Vedas. The priest with his smilin...
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Tag :Chola temple of Karnataka
  August 31, 2015, 9:52 pm
After the launch of Airtel 4G, many people in India started to take 4G seriously as it has become reality. Airtel is the first telecom operator to roll out 4G service in India with an amazing speed. This is an era of smartphone which is powerful than ever before. Smartphones have overtaken computers as the most popular device for accessing the internet and people are always hooked to it. However powerful the phones may be,  this has to be supported by a high speed internet for loading the page faster, uploading lots of selfies/images,  downloading movies, music and lots more...What to do with this unbelievable speeds provided by Airtel 4G? Here are some of our thoughts as how it wi...
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  August 21, 2015, 12:15 pm
After the launch of 4G, many people in India started to take 4G seriously as it has become reality. This is an era of smartphone which is powerful than ever before. Smartphones have overtaken computers as the most popular device for accessing the internet and people are always hooked to it. However powerful the phones may be,  this has to be supported by a high speed internet for loading the page faster, uploading lots of selfies/images,  downloading movies, music and lots more...What to do with this unbelievable speeds provided by 4G? Here are some of our thoughts as how it will benefit us as a traveler, photographer and as a music teacher.Augmented realityThis is one of the techn...
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  August 21, 2015, 12:15 pm
Basavanahalli is about 30 km away from Bengaluru and a km from Nelamangala town.In the past Basavanahalli was also known as Shamigiri kshetra and Koundanya ashrama. This place was covered by Shami trees in olden days.Hence the name Shamigiri kshetra,Why the name Basavanahalli?In ancient time many rishis(sage) would visit here and meditate While meditating there was a person who frequently came and disturbed the sage. One of the sage got agitated, cursed him to become a Bull. He became a bull.Hence the name Basavanahalli.In Kannada, Basava = Bull and  Halli = Village A sage by name Koundanya maharishi used to meditate, do his daily prayers near a boulder. So known as Koundanya ashrama. H...
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Tag :Conch Pond
  August 4, 2015, 8:34 am
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