I enjoy road trips; there is always something that catches the eye……people, landscape, birds, ruins, abandoned structures, amusing sign-boards or plain and simple food from a wayside eatery we might stop at. It’s usually me who insists for a road-trip but … Continue reading
December 11, 2016
Tagged Aiyanars, Pamban Bridge, Pamban Island, Rameshwaram, ramnathswamy temple, religious site, road trips, Tamilnadu, temple town, travel stories
The sea seemed to have receded somewhere near the horizon….the rattling mini-bus ran along the deeply entrenched tyre marks on what seemed like an almost dry sea-bed. Sun had begun its westward journey and the skies were clothed in orange hues … Continue reading
That the Chettinad is more than a chicken delicacy of same name, became evident while I walked around marveling at the old charm of a 150 year old heritage mansion and a sudden moment of realization made me look down on the … Continue reading
The mellow morning sun playing hide and seek with the snow-white gossamer clouds made the balmy weather only more pleasant…As I walked down the road towards the little town station I marvelled at the wild flowers swaying eagerly from the hill-side … Continue reading
June 10, 2016
Tagged British era, Heritage Run, Lawrence school, Lovedale, Mountain railway, Nilgiri hills, Ooty, Steam engine, Tamilnadu, tea estates, UNESCO world heritage
“Is it okay, if I walk instead of running? I haven’t run in ages!!” When I came to know about this GoUNESCO Heritage Run at Ooty, tempted as I was, I knew I would be panting more than I would be running. I … Continue reading
I love taking road trips (preferably in self driven cars) not only because it gives me an excuse to travel to new places but also because it affords me a melange of sights all through the journey…a weird tree stump, … Continue reading
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Even as we drive carefully to Darasuram through the thatched huts lined village road, half expecting a cow to saunter down the road or a child suddenly running across behind a baby goat, I notice the lazy pace of some people … Continue reading
While I marvelled at the ingenious idea of Bangalore based NGO in bringing attention of civil authorities towards the dangerous pot-holed roads, by filling the pot-holes with life-like crocodiles and more recently Anaconda, I remembered one such visit to Crocodile Bank near Mahabalipuram, … Continue reading
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Our holiday was to be in Puducherry. As it ended, we decided to extend it and visit my sister at Hyderabad. We booked a taxi for Chennai where we were supposed to board a train for Hyderabad. On way to … Continue reading