My Bucket List

TO DO:

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

DONE: Chronologically reverse order

Activities
    1. Scaled Mulayanagiri - tallest peak in Karnataka (2016)
    2. Stay in coffee estate: Eka resort (Sakleshpur), Trivik (Chikkamagalur)
    3. See a wild tiger, wild leopard, black panther: Kabini (2016)
    4. Wildlife Safari: Kabini, Bandipur Forests (May 2015)
    5. Start my own company: 123Interio August (2014)
    6. Bheemeshwari Fishing Camp: Kayaking, Zip line (Nov 2013)
    7. Work as CTO in a startup (2013-14)
    8. Ramgarh Crater: Seen from plane .. 3.2 km crater the biggest in India - not confirmed if it was a meteor strike (Oct 2013)
    9. Bathe an elephant - Dubare
    10. Coorg: Nisargadhama, Talakaveri, Madikeri + Fort, Abbey Falls, Raja Seat, Golden Temple, Malethirike Hill (Virajpet)
    11. Learn to swim (2013) at the age of 38 Finally!
    12. Author a technology book - jQuery Mobile Cookbook by Packt Publishers
    13. Natural fish spa R. Shalmala, Sahasralinga, Yana, Unchalli Falls (2012)
    14. Publish Kannada Books - (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012) - 4 books in total
    15. Recognized contributor of open source community(2009+)
    16. White water rafting - level 3 rapids @ Barapole, Coorg (2009)
    17. Trek through a rain forest (2009)
    18. Bathe in a waterfall (2009)
    19. Climbed the 5th highest peak in S. India (Tadiandamol Coorg, 1748m) (2009)
    20. Archery (2008)
    21. Reached the 2nd highest peak in S. India (Doddabetta Ooty, 2637m) (2008)
    22. Drive a water speed bike (2006)
    23. Dive in a submarine (2004)
    24. See a Sunken ship (2004)
    25. Para-sailing (2004)
    26. Drive a speed boat (2004)
    27. Shoot a double barrel shotgun (2004)
    28. See a Tsunami Wave - (Murudeshwar Beach, Karnataka, 26-Dec-2004)
    29. Cross country across the US - to and fro (~8700 miles in 16 days, 2003)
    30. Drive across the Lonliest Road in US R50, Nevada (2003)
    31. Largest living being on earth - General Sherman Tree (2003)
    32. Sail the Colorado in the Grand Canyon (2003)
    33. Gutenberg Volunteer (2002) - redacted and published 15 books so far ....
    34. Pilot a plane - 2 seater Cessna (1999)
    35. Ice skiing (1999)
    36. Explore caves (1999)
    37. Drive a car @ 200 kmph (1999)
    38. Helicopter ride and saw Niagara Falls from the top (1999)
    39. Trek to the base of Jog Falls (253m) highest waterfall in S. Asia (1992)
    Places
    1. Yercaud (2018)
    2. Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram (2016)
    3. Jaipur, Amber Fort, Elephant Ride, Chand Baori (largest step well), Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh, Jaigarh fort, World's Largest Canon (2017)
    4. Trivik 5 star resort in Chikkamagalur (2017)
    5. Opposite side view of Jog Falls (2017)
    6. India: Bandipur Forest Safari (May 2015)
    7. India: Kabini Forest Safari (May 2015, 2016)
    8. Ranganthittu (Jan 2014)
    9. Nandi Hills, Muddenahalli - Sir M.Visvesvaraiah museum (Jan 2014)
    10. Puvar Island, Mandaikadu beach, Kanyakumari (Dec 2013)
    11. Agra: Agra Fort, Sikandra, Taj Mahal (Oct 2013)
    12. Delhi: Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Gandhi Smriti, Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Redfort & Humayun's Tomb (Oct 2013)
    13. Jambu Dweep (2013)
    14. Ramgarh Crater (Rajasthan) - 3.2km largest Crater in India seen from plane
    15. Coorg: Madikeri, Nisargadhama, Dubare, Abbey Falls, Kushalnagara (2013)
    16. Hyderabad, Charminar, Salarjung, Ramoji Film City, Lumbini, Golconda Fort (2012)
    17. Yana, Sahasralinga, Unchalli Falls, Munjuguni Mutt (2012)
    18. Ooty
    19. Mekedatu, Anandadhama
    20. Mysore, KRS
    21. Munnar (2005)
    22. Mauritius (2004)
    23. Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur (2004)
    24. The Mississippi and Missouri (2003)
    25. A Space Observatory - Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff (2003)
    26. The Galelian Moons (2003)
    27. The Rings of Saturn (2003)
    28. Deserts: Mojave [Death Valley CA, Amargosa NV] (2003), Great Basin [San Rafeal UT, Sevier UT, Painted Desert AZ] (2003)
    29. Bad Water Basin: -282 ft alt - The lowest land mass below sea level @ Death Valley
    30. Arches National Park (2003)
    31. Lake Tahoe (2003)
    32. Meteor crater - Arizona meteor crater (2003)
    33. Hoover Dam (2003)
    34. Golden Gate Bridge (2003)
    35. Extinct volcanos: Sunset Crater, AZ, US (2003) and Trou Aux Cerfs, Mauritius (2004)
    36. Base of Yosemite Falls (739m) 6th highest in world, highest in N. America (2003)
    37. Hong Kong (2003)
    38. Germany (2003)
    39. Hampi, Badami, Patadakal, Aihole, Murudeshwar (2003)
    40. 4 Continents Visited: Asia, N. America(1999), Europe(1999), Africa(2004)
    41. 3 Oceans Touched: Indian Ocean(1980s), Atlantic Ocean(1999), Pacific Ocean(2003)
    42. USA (1999)
    43. Top of the WTC Twin Towers (1999)
    44. Statue of Liberty (1999)
    45. The Great Lakes (1999)
    46. 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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