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Des vacances

We are off to Rajasthan starting tomorrow. Here is the plan lets see what we achieve in next one week-29th Oct Fly to Jaipur on SpiceJet30th Oct shekhawati day trip from Jaipur31st Jaipur ; in the night catch train for Jodhpur1st Nov in Jodhpur2nd November in Jodhpur catch night train to Jaisalmer3rd November in Jaisalmer and  sunset in desert4th Nov in the evening catch train back to Jaipur5th Nov relax in Jaipur celebrate Deepavali6th Nov if possible make a trip to Ajmer and Pushkar7th Nov fly back to BangaloreAll the bookings are done and big thanks to Pamela.

Auroville

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Almost after one and half year we went for a long weekend out of Bangalore; our very first road trip of 2010. We were looking for something near to beach and thought of heading towards Pondichery but due to unavailability of any sea facing hotel we opted of Auroville. Certain thing really happens for good. The road was Bangalore -> Krishnagiri -> Tiruvanamalli ->Tindivanam-> Auroville. As usual Santanu had production outage @ work and went to sleep around 2 AM thanks to ‘new era new tool’ at work. Started early morning around 05.50; had breakfast at A2B (Krishnagiri) then around 07.50  we hit the road. Non stop drive to Pondichery and reached around 13:00. The road between Krishnagiri and Tiruvanamalli is undivided state highway with lots of pot holes. You need to be very careful as most parts of the roads are good but suddenly you get one big pot holes. Road between Tindivanam and Pondicherry is newly done 4 lane highway.
We booked our room at "Center Guest House&quo…

Puri – Konark

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We had to extend our planned holidays as we got a last minute invitation for my cousin's marriage now both marriages were only 6 days apart. Personally was quite unhappy about the whole situation of attending two marriages; instead of voicing opinions, kept cribbing and ranting. Confronting such family matters does not work as no one is right. Anyways, at times you are forced to go along with such decision whether you like it or not.
Plan to Sunderban trip was made by Santanu as we wanted to go somewhere around Calcutta not just one Wedding to start with. And now with extension of our holiday we were left with 2 more days in hand. So after lots of thoughts and web browsing we settled unanimously for Puri - every Bengalis dream place or second home. Digha an eminent beach resort of West Bengal was shelved as everyone recommended against it.

From Calcutta its one night train journey and reached Puri early morning by Puri express. Heard from lot of sources and found it in actualit…