It is gratifying to know that one’s jottings are of some help to other netizens. So here are the notings from the next and…Read More
The first memories of Hogenekkal goes back in time , about 25 years back , when we use to stay in Salem. Needless to say,…Read More
We hired two 9 seaters and first went to the Kapaleeshwara temple, which is at the centre of the culture in Mylapore. Go through Karthik’s another brilliant post about Mylapore. Had the darshan of Shiva and Uma and the rest of the family, without any hassles, came out and fed those cave-mouthed fish in the gigantic Mylapore pond.Read More
Vol-I: Planning and Delhi-Chennai-Kanchipuram/Mahabalipuram This Christmas we went to south on a temple trip of Tamilnadu. First the planning part goes. As always it…Read More
Wondering what the title means ? Well, it’s a Tamil term meaning “Margazhi in Chennai”. Margazhi (pronounced Maar-ga-zhi . the last part (zhi) is…Read More
Finally, after planning for almost 4 years, we made it to Munnar. One thing that I searched for before this trip was a description about the route (fast and best). Though I found the information in bits and pieces, it was not a holistic one. This is one of the major contributing factor for me to write about it.
Best option to get to Munnar would be to take a train till Coimbatore and hit the road from there on. There are 2 trains from Bangalore to Coimbatore. Planning in advance will be required to secure a confirmed berth in the train.
The rains come down and the peacocks shriek in delight .We could count more than a dozen in the twilight hour, perched on the…Read More
The ancient city of Mamallapuram has been called the town of the seven pagodas ever since the first European explorers reached the city several…Read More
Ooty – Pyar ki Booti Remember this phrase from movie “Karz”, aka, “1 haseena thi, 1 deewana tha, kya umar thi, kya zamana tha”….Read More
The place is not a fancy one, as in , does not have the looks of modern restaurants. It looks like a house-converted-to-an-hotel and the ambience is ‘homely’ and food is hygenic. The (south indian) dishes are served on a plantain leaf (cant use spoon for eating Dosa:-) ).Read More
Yercaud needs no introduction, but for the benefit of all, here’s a small intro. Yercaud is a quaint little hill station in the district…Read More
The distance between Chennai and Bangalore is approx. 340 km (GPO to GPO, that’s how distances are measured, right?). There are 2 prominent routes between these 2 cities.
1.Via Hosur and
The stretch that I love the most is Hosur to Krishnagiri, which is a ghat section (not in the true sense, but relative). Its scenic and the best time to be driving on this stretch is in the early morning when the sun comes up in the horizon.