Sunday, May 08, 2011

An Caladh, Annach Mor, Scotland - hidden secret

When we decided to find a self catering accomodation in Scotland, we had to look for something that looked good and felt good. We finally decided on An Caladh, Annach Mor Road, in Rosneath Peninsula, which was a 4 star rated accomodation.
We were excited to reach there and we couldn't wait to see the place. Our anticipation went on increasing as we were driving on the Helensburgh road towards Clynder and we could see the other end of the Gare Loch and looking at the Scotland's beauty. We were mesmerised when we reached the house. We were warmly greeted, house was fantastic and couldn't ask for more. Stunning.
We enjoyed the stay with beautiful views, overlooking the Gare Loch and sun shining both sides. Loch Lomond visit seemed a little bit bore when compared to this. We loved the Acquarium though.
At the tip of Rosneath peninsula is Killcregan, where a 10 minute ferry took to the beautiful place of Cougar. Cougar is well connected to Glasgow with trains and ferries to important places. Lots of cafes and shops make the stroll much more lively.
Arrochar was a wonderful place. Much better than Loch Lomond and nestling and bustling amongst mountains, feeling the Loch Long. A must visit.
A few pictures:

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Thursday, November 04, 2010

South-end-on-sea, Essex

After a long time, we as a family got to go out and closest destination we could think of was South-end-on-sea. It was the easiest as we had a direct train line from Barking. And we got family room booked in Travelodge for 50£ a day!
South-end-on-sea is the quick weekend getaway spot for Londoners and a tourist destination. It has the longest pier of 1.5miles and you can take a small train to and fro. The Adventure Island makes it all the more colourful and attractive with various rides for all ages.
A small nice creepy town with lots of things to offer and with University of Essex, the student crowd made it all the more lively. The high street is pretty long with many stores and coffee shops.
We went at the end of October and with the typical English weather, it was still good. We had some sunshine and lots of cold wind. This place in summer would be really busy with a road lined with casinos and eateries on the sea front.
South-end-on-sea is a typical getaway from busy life.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, Wales

Often, when we go to places, we find accomodation that will just help us in the basic amneties. This is one place, where the B&B itself is like a healing resort due to it's location, hospitality and accessibility.

Right in between the little plains of Nant Ffrancon, Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, is the right next to A5 on the way to Bethesda, North Wales. Wales is very beautiful, and this place makes it even more beautiful. Mountains on both sides, a little stream running by the side, the grazing sheep, spacious, and the serinity adds to the list. I have never fallen in love with any other accomodation, like this one.

It also has spiritual linkage, that it offers as the location for Dru Yoga course venue. The vegeterian breakfast was wonderful. People were extremely hospitable giving personal attention.

One of the plus points of this Lodge apart from the above qualities are it's location. It is right in the heart of North Wales and almost reachable to any place within half an hour drive. What more one can ask for?

Near by places: Bethesda is the nearest big location for local groceries and restaurants(hardly 10 mins drive). Lake Ogwen is very close. Betws-y-coed and Menai Strait on opposite sides are easily accessible. This place is on the boundaries of Snowdonia National Park and close to Llanberis, Beddgelert Bangor, and Anglessey(hardly half an hour drive).

It definitely is a walker's/climber's paradise. Information is handy from the experts in the lodge. The rooms are quite, clean and tidy. The showers are excellent and provide the much needed relaxation after a hard day's walk/travel.

If you plan to visit North Wales, and if you like a place which is worth staying, try getting accomodation in Snowdonia Mountain Lodge.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Dubare Elephant Camp, Nisargadham, Coorg

River Rafting at Kaveri Nisargadham

River Kaveri, Dubare Elephant Camp

Nice place to enjoy the cool waters

Elephant Ride, Dubare Elephant Camp

Abbey Falls, Coorg

Beautiful Sunset, Raja Seat, Coorg

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Tibetian Settlement, Bylakuppe, Mysore

Bhuddist Monastery, Bylakuppe

Bhuddist Monastery, Bylakuppe

Bhuddist Monastery, Bylakuppe

Bhuddist Monastery, Bylakuppe

Bhuddist Monastery Entrance

Bhuddist Monastery Tower

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Nagarahole, Mysore

Jungle Resort, Nagarahole. Worth the visit

Tribal dance, campfire in the Jungle Resort

Spotted a Tusker in the forest

A nearby Bhuddist Monestary

At last, we see her at a distance of 6 ft and then she walks away from us

Spotted Dear

A tusker in the Vet

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Ranganatittu Pakshidhama, Mysore


Crocodile approaching us

River Stone bird


Cool Blue Kaveri

Small islands of Rangana tittu

Bamboo shoots

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Rome, Italy

Beautiful Roof of Santa Maria, Transtevere

The oldest bridge in Rome

Inside Pantheon

Pantheon, from behind

Colosseum in the night

Trevi Fountain

The Spanish Steps

The Last Judgement, Sistine Chapel, Vatican City
(Da Vinci's finest painting)

From the top of Vatican City

Inside Vatican City (Bernini's work)

Bernini's work

Vatican City Campus

Vatican City

Piazza Venezia, Rome

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Blakeney Point - Seals Colony, Norfolk

Blakeney Point is worth a visit. It's on the East coast of UK, close to Sheringham, Norfolk. One wonderful thing that we saw was how the creek filled with water during the high tide in a matter of 10 minutes.

The creek is filled with water from high tide just in about 10 minutes of time.

The Empty Creek, boats waiting for the high tide water

A full bloom apple tree on the way to Morston Quay

The Blakeney Island

Morston Quay

The Grey Seal

Black Seal

The Seal Colony

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