A month back, I traveled to Bangalore from Madras by road. I want to tell the readers of this forum my impressions about this…Read More
The journey to the coastal town of Karaikal, via Nagapattinam was pretty scenic, with the sea giving us the company. The authentic South Indian breakfast served by the small but neat restaurant of Hotel Krishna was perhaps one of the best meals I ever had.Read More
Madurai, Thursday, July 2 I and my in-laws both wanted to visit Rameshwaram (one of the 4 dhams mentioned in Hindu mythology) from last so…Read More
One of the most photographed temple because of it’s location is actually a set of two temples set next to each other with a slight angle. The temple premise is walled with carvings of bulls(‘nandi’) sitting atop. The two temples are medium sized with typical Dravid architecture.Read More
Maha Lakshmi Golden Temple with its beautiful landscape, scenery, atmosphere, greenish lawns and fine architecture all combined together makes it worth to pay a visit.Read More
Guidebooks rarely make a mention of Mettur or at best underrate it in a few passing words. So if you wander into Mettur you…Read More
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.