Sunday, June 28, 2009

Walk on

I walked. Yes. Those of you who know me will be surprised. For the rest of you, I’ll tell you why. The only walk I take is the one from my office to the place where my carpool stops. That's my exercise. But seriously I did walk, for about 4 kms. SO WHAT you may ask. Well, you see this was different. I took a guided tour. A whaa? Yep, a tour in our very own Bangy town. I, along with my friends took one of the walks conducted by Bangalore Walks. It was indeed an experience I’ll always cherish. A tour that helped me re-discover Bangalore.

We walked through places which were familiar. It seemed familiar and yet new. I went through a series of - “WoW I never knew that!” moments. Savita, our ‘guide’ clearly knew the place like the back of her hand and her enthusiasm was extremely infectious. We had good fun interacting and walking through the streets of Bangalore.

I will refrain from saying anything more about the walk. Take it and discover for yourself. Highly recommended, folks.

p.s. This walk has totally inspired me to find out more about Bangalore. I will get back with a complete North Bangalore (read Malleshwaram) tour guide. Promise.

p.p.s had breakfast at my favorite – ‘Brahmins coffee bar’ :) yummy VaDaa and chutney.. slurp slurp. Darn! I am hungry now :(

p.p.p.s I had written this post three weeks back and was waiting for my friend to send across some pictures, which I thought would beautify this blog. Now I have them, as you can see, yeyy!. err this was avoidable but of course you know how I like giving pointless information.

Now for some pictures (courtesy: my friend :))

Fruit Bats in Bugle Rock park. You got to look closer :)

KannaDa KaTTe (near Brahmin's coffee bar). This kaTTe (KaTTe means a place where you can sit and talk talk and talk. There’s a kaTTe in my compound as well, are you surprised?) has pictures of various luminaries of our state. This is just one part of the kaTTe.

My friend found this very amusing :p

Gavigangadhareshwara temple:

11 plate meals:

Swaram said...

Reminds me of the song 'Nodu baa nodu baa nammura':)
Seriously, nothing to beat Blr.

So bad of u. There's hardly any darshini here ... dosa, idli andhre mane ne illandhre hotel nalli 40-60 rs :( n u ate @ one of mine, rather every fud-luving Blrean's favourite joint.

Nice pics of the Katte and Gavigangadhareshwara temple - there's something very nice abt the place ... very pleasing to the Self.

Vyayama maduva sthalha channagide ;)

Shruthi said...

@Swaram, Thanks-u!
Hehe vyaayamakku separate antha nangu gottirlilla. My friend (not an Indian) loved the fact that there’s everything exclusively for women in India. Well what can I say, after all this, ours is still a chauvinistic country. Sigh

Naanu ille bangalooralli iddu/biddu bugle rock ge hogirlilla gottaa. I felt ashamed of myself :(

vikram said...

so whos conducting this? your office group?

Shruthi said...

@Vikram, no no. we went on our own. This orgaization called Bangalore Walks conducts three such walks in Bangalore.
heres the link-

Gazal said...

I few of us manage to squeeze out time to walk once a month in Lal Bagh.It's nothing informative like this venture but its great to meet people and walk in LB.

Its at LB that we see the BW people gathering for their LB trip.

Join us if you like walking in LB.
contact me at

Shruthi said...

@Gazal, will definitely make it next time you folks meet. will send a test mail to your id :) thanks!

Swaram said...

Hey ... tagged u :)
Do it if u like it ... ok,ok ... just do it. I remember u hv not done my previous one too **sob,sob***

theselfloveproject said...

wow..i wish i could do something like that...

great pics and blog

Shruthi said...

@theselfloveproject, thank you so much :) yes its a good experience. Are you a Bangalorean?
Thanks for dropping by :D

theselfloveproject said...

no i am not from bangalore...but love the place...

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