Category Archives: Tamilnadu

The Temple Town of Rama’s Ishwar: Rameshwaram

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

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In Search Of Rama’s Setu At Dhanushkodi

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

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The Handmade Tiles of Athangudi Palaces Of Chettiyars

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

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Chugging Along Aboard The World Heritage Nilgiri Mountain Railway

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

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Heritage Run at Udagmandalam

“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

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Road To Kodaikanal

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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In Shiva’s Refuge At Airawateshwara Temple, Darasuram

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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

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See you later Alligator, After a while Crocodile….!!

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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Mamallapuram

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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

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