My Bucket List

TO DO:

Things to do (not in any particular order)
  1. India: Rajasthan: Garadia Mahadev, Bhangarh, Kumbhalgarh fort, 
  2. India: Andaman Nicobar scuba diving
  3. India: Bhadra river terns
  4. India: Netrani scuba diving
  5. Antarctica: Danco Island gentoo penguins
  6. Australia: Great Barrier Reef, Totem Pole (Tasmania), 
  7. Bolivia: Laguna Colorada, Madidi National Park (red green macaws),
  8. Botswana: Chobe river, Chobe National Park (Savute region), Duba Plains in Okavango Delta, Linyanti Game Reserve
  9. Brazil: Panatal: freshwater stingray of Barra Mansa Ranch
  10. China: Great Wall, Mt. Hua ride,
  11. East African Rift: crater lakes
  12. Kenya: Mara triangle, Mara river crossing
  13. Madagascar: Ankarafantsika National Park, Berenty Special Reserve, Andasibe-Mantadia NP
  14. Maldives: scuba diving  
  15. Mexico: Angangueo: monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) roost on the Sierra Chincua (Chincua mountain) 
  16. Namibia: underground bunker at Etosha National Park
  17. South Africa: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Kalahari Desert, Castleburn - Drakensberg region, Pilanesberg National Park, Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Mountain Zebra National Park, Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Madikwe Game Reserve in , Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve
  18. South Georgia Island: St. Andrews Bay. largest king penguin colonies
  19. Sri Lanka: Yala NP (largest leapord)
  20. Tanzania: Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
  21. Uganda: Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park (lions on trees), Lake Albert, Explosion Craters area in Queen Elizabeth National Park, gorillas of Bwindi National Park 
  22. US:Alaska: Brooks Falls in Alaska's Katmai Nat'l Park and Preserve. Bears pack the falls there, catching salmon as they swim upstream.
  23. US:Nebraska: Rowe Audubon Sanctuary, Sandhill cranes on the Platte River
  24. US:S. Dakota: Triple U Bison Ranch near Fort Pierre
  25. US:Wyoming: Powder River: "Flying fish" (minnows)
  26. Zimbabwe: Mana Pools National Park on the banks of Zambezi river
  27. See the seven wonders (seen Taj, 6 more to go)
  28. Watch a live Opera
  29. Run a marathon
  30. Sky dive
  31. Bungee Jump
  32. Scuba dive
  33. Rappelling
  34. Snorkelling
  35. Under sea walk
  36. Water skiing
  37. Para Glide
  38. Rock climbing
  39. See a whale
  40. Touch a dolphin
  41. Drive a 1000+ cc bike
  42. Drive a car at 300 kmph
  43. Travel in a bullet train
  44. Balloon ride
  45. Deep dive with a DPV
  46. Base Jumping
  47. Go on a luxury Cruise
  48. Bathe in a Geyser
  49. A Himalayan trek
  50. Drive on top of the Great Wall of China
  51. Cross the Sahara Desert
  52. Drive round the world
  53. Drive around the golden quadrilateral in India
  54. Drive on the highest motorable road in world - Kardung La
  55. 3 Continents to visit: Australia, S. America, Antartica
  56. Oceans to touch: Arctic and Antartic
  57. Sail round the world
  58. Trek across a desert
  59. Climb Mt. Everest
  60. Touch the North Pole
  61. Touch the South Pole
  62. See a live volcano
  63. See an Aurora Borealis
  64. Watch a space shuttle/rocket launch
  65. Dive to the Titanic
  66. See earth from space
  67. Watch Halley's comet (will be 87 yrs old in 2061, missed it in 1986 !!!)

DONE: Chronologically reverse order

Activities
    1. Wildlife Safari: Kabini, Bandipur Forests (May 2015)
    2. Start my own company: 123Interio August (2014)
    3. Bheemeshwari Fishing Camp: Kayaking, Zip line (Nov 2013)
    4. Ramgarh Crater: Seen from plane .. 3.2 km crater the biggest in India - not confirmed if it was a meteor strike (Oct 2013)
    5. Bathe an elephant - Dubare
    6. Coorg: Nisargadhama, Talakaveri, Madikeri + Fort, Abbey Falls, Raja Seat, Golden Temple, Malethirike Hill (Virajpet)
    7. Learn to swim (2013) at the age of 38 Finally!
    8. Author a technology book - jQuery Mobile Cookbook by Packt Publishers
    9. Natural fish spa R. Shalmala, Sahasralinga, Yana, Unchalli Falls (2012)
    10. Publish Kannada Books - (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012) - 4 books in total
    11. Recognized contributor of open source community(2009+)
    12. White water rafting - level 3 rapids @ Barapole, Coorg (2009)
    13. Trek through a rain forest (2009)
    14. Bathe in a waterfall (2009)
    15. Climbed the 5th highest peak in S. India (Tadiandamol Coorg, 1748m) (2009)
    16. Archery (2008)
    17. Reached the 2nd highest peak in S. India (Doddabetta Ooty, 2637m) (2008)
    18. Drive a water speed bike (2006)
    19. Dive in a submarine (2004)
    20. See a Sunken ship (2004)
    21. Para-sailing (2004)
    22. Drive a speed boat (2004)
    23. Shoot a double barrel shotgun (2004)
    24. See a Tsunami Wave - (Murudeshwar Beach, Karnataka, 26-Dec-2004)
    25. Cross country across the US - to and fro (~8700 miles in 16 days, 2003)
    26. Drive across the Lonliest Road in US R50, Nevada (2003)
    27. Largest living being on earth - General Sherman Tree (2003)
    28. Sail the Colorado in the Grand Canyon (2003)
    29. Gutenberg Volunteer (2002) - redacted and published 15 books so far ....
    30. Pilot a plane - 2 seater Cessna (1999)
    31. Ice skiing (1999)
    32. Explore caves (1999)
    33. Drive a car @ 200 kmph (1999)
    34. Helicopter ride and saw Niagara Falls from the top (1999)
    35. Trek to the base of Jog Falls (253m) highest waterfall in S. Asia (1992)
    Places
    1. India: Bandipur Forest Safari (May 2015)
    2. India: Kabini Forest Safari (May 2015)
    3. Ranganthittu (Jan 2014)
    4. Nandi Hills, Muddenahalli - Sir M.Visvesvaraiah museum (Jan 2014)
    5. Puvar Island, Mandaikadu beach, Kanyakumari (Dec 2013)
    6. Agra: Agra Fort, Sikandra, Taj Mahal (Oct 2013)
    7. Delhi: Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Gandhi Smriti, Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Redfort & Humayun's Tomb (Oct 2013)
    8. Jambu Dweep (2013)
    9. Ramgarh Crater (Rajasthan) - 3.2km largest Crater in India seen from plane
    10. Coorg: Madikeri, Nisargadhama, Dubare, Abbey Falls, Kushalnagara (2013)
    11. Hyderabad, Charminar, Salarjung, Ramoji Film City, Lumbini, Golconda Fort (2012)
    12. Yana, Sahasralinga, Unchalli Falls, Munjuguni Mutt (2012)
    13. Ooty
    14. Mekedatu, Anandadhama
    15. Mysore, KRS
    16. Munnar (2005)
    17. Mauritius (2004)
    18. Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur (2004)
    19. The Mississippi and Missouri (2003)
    20. A Space Observatory - Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff (2003)
    21. The Galelian Moons (2003)
    22. The Rings of Saturn (2003)
    23. Deserts: Mojave [Death Valley CA, Amargosa NV] (2003), Great Basin [San Rafeal UT, Sevier UT, Painted Desert AZ] (2003)
    24. Bad Water Basin: -282 ft alt - The lowest land mass below sea level @ Death Valley
    25. Arches National Park (2003)
    26. Lake Tahoe (2003)
    27. Meteor crater - Arizona meteor crater (2003)
    28. Hoover Dam (2003)
    29. Golden Gate Bridge (2003)
    30. Extinct volcanos: Sunset Crater, AZ, US (2003) and Trou Aux Cerfs, Mauritius (2004)
    31. Base of Yosemite Falls (739m) 6th highest in world, highest in N. America (2003)
    32. Hong Kong (2003)
    33. Germany (2003)
    34. Hampi, Badami, Patadakal, Aihole, Murudeshwar (2003)
    35. 4 Continents Visited: Asia, N. America(1999), Europe(1999), Africa(2004)
    36. 3 Oceans Touched: Indian Ocean(1980s), Atlantic Ocean(1999), Pacific Ocean(2003)
    37. USA (1999)
    38. Top of the WTC Twin Towers (1999)
    39. Statue of Liberty (1999)
    40. The Great Lakes (1999)
    41. White House, Capitol, National Monument (1999)
    Own It
    1. Photography kit
    2. Personal library with a full wall of books (2012)
    3. Build a house (2011, 2002)
    4. Own a fossil (2003)
    5. Own a meteorite piece (2003)
    6. Own my first sports bike (2003)
    7. Own my first sports car (1999)
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