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A Rainy Weekend Getaway to Shoolagiri Dam [ Feel Good / Trail Riding / BirdsEye]
This is a quick week end get away to Shoolagiri Dam, located 68 kms from the busiest IT hub of India "Bengaluru". Shoolagiri (Thrishula / Trident hill) derives its name from the 3 adjacent hills that look like a Thrishula / Trident from a distance. The Dam, set in a perfect country-side setting flanked by lush green hills and farm lands, offers a great escape for city-dwellers. The route to reach this place takes you through some forest trails and beautiful village settlements. A clam, serene place! 🎵 Song: 'Sappheiros - Embrace' is under a creative commons license license. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxLKyBhC6igFhLEb0gxvQNg 🎶 Music promoted by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/DzYp5uqixz0
A peek into the "Abyss - Marine Aquarium"
Abyss houses a vast variety of fishes- around 60 species, other marine life and a model of a fisherman along with his family. It is first of kind of an aquarium in Goa and is one of the most famous tourist attractions here. It boasts of being one of India’s most maintained aquariums. Along with the main aquarium area, there are small aquariums also for having an even better view of the fishes including the rare ones. Abyss Marine Aquarium is home to exotic marine life including starfish, sea cucumber, lion fish, lobsters, catfish, finger star, parrotfish and more. Some of these water animals have been brought in from different parts of the world including Japan, Pakistan, China, Arabian Sea, Australia, Indonesia and Lakshadweep Islands. Scientific and technical equipments are used to manage the marine life that is kept in a natural environment.
A weekend at the Tourist Paradise Goa
The new normal life post pandemic has definitely left was seeking for an opportunity to go on a road trip to feed the wanderlust in us, and to get a break from all work since work-from-home. While vising Goa may not be something new for most of us, the intent of this road-trip and the video is to show our version of a short road-trip the this tourist paradise . Our road-trip spanned across 4 days the days inclusive of the 2 days we travelled to South Goa and back. That left us with 2 days to find our balance between travel places and relaxation. Some of you may agree, some of the off-beat tourist attractions they are kind of spread across the North , central and southern part of the state, which leads of some considerable amount on road just to reach these places. For a span of 2 days in Goa, we chose a good hotel (The Fern Kesarval Hotel and Spa) located right in the middle of 4 places we chose to visit for this vacation. We wanted to spend good time relaxing at these beautiful places rather than just beach hopping or riding from one place to another just for the sake of travelling. These 4 places felt off-beat and did not involve riding long distances from one end to another. Please feel free to suggestions in the comments as we always welcome criticism. Also please feel to show love and support by hitting the like button and subscribing to our channel for more content
Padubidri Blueflag and Open Beach
Mangalore to Karwar is a magical coastal stretch. The 270 kms stretch has several hidden , rarely visited, unseen beautfiful beaches. Each of them offering a little different value to every traveller who can take the efforts to visit them. Some of them are commercial tourist attractions for the crowd lovers while the rest are an escape plan for peace and health lovers. While Goa is more synonymous with fun beaches, this coastal stretch is gaining traction to a new breed of tourists that seek to spend peaceful time with their loved ones. 33 kms from Mangalore, Padubidri is one of the eight beaches selected from India for the "blue flag" recognition by the Denmark-based Foundation for Environment Education (FEE). The beach offers peace and tranquility to the soul and is away from the rush and crowd of the Commercial beaches around that line. There are two parts to the beach here, 1) The Padubidri beach, which is open and free to public. On reaching here, you will see a beautiful arch that marks the entrance to the beach. To the right of the arch, it has neatly laid out seating facility with a limited parking directly accessible. The seating section has lot of short coconut trees that provide it a natural breezy shade. To the left of the arch, you find a road that leads to a bigger parking area where you can choose to sit in your car and enjoy the view. Continuing on that road takes to to the Blue flag beach which is 1.6 km drive. Take some time off during the weekday between 10 am to 3 pm to enjoy some really peaceful time with your loved ones. The beach is super clean, apart from a dump area in the rightmost section which gets cleaned periodically. You have a shop to buy anything to eat or grab a refreshing drink. But do remember to make use of the several dustbins out across the beach and let others enjoy the same serenity. This section of the beach does not have any drone rules, but beware of any local moral policeman 2) The "blue flag" beach is approx 1.6 km from the open beach. The entrance fee is 30 rs per head. The parking fee for 2 wheelers is 20 rs and 30 rs for the 4 wheelers. The parking facility is well maintained and spacious. The is beach has no-plastic policy and you are strictly prohibited from flying any kind of drone here. You can get your own food and water, but make sure to use one the many well planted garbage bins. There are no food stalls or shops close to a km to this place. For the ones excited tp take a dip in the sea, you can head over to the planned "safe bathing area" in the sea. You can also find well maintained shower rooms and washrooms. The bathing area is constantly watched by lifeguards. You have lots of bamboo benches, and wooden swings. There is a play area for the children and a few handful gym machines for the health lovers. There are bamboo reclined chairs planted under straw umbrella which is 50 rs per hour per head, which feels quite greedy but them you tent to accept the pay since it keeps away reckless idiots. The entire place is watched by nearly 50 staff members and has cctv installed at several places. Throwing garbage or your plastic bottles can land you into trouble, hefty penalty and lots of embarrassment. Both the beaches are peaceful and calm during the weekdays if you do not enjoy being in the crowd. On the weekend it's little bit crowded but definitely lively. Google Map Link: Blue Flag Beach https://maps.app.goo.gl/AtfdeXuxPYUJz6oV6 🔻 Song: Extenz - Gravity (Vlog No Copyright Music) Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Video Link: https://youtu.be/Dqads4X-WuQ 🔺