Thursday, August 01, 2019

Trip to Avudaiyarkoil 16th June 2019

A trip to Avudayarkoil near Aranthangi in Pudukottai district was a long pending one.

Many times planned to visit, Gaja cyclone and its after effects put it off.

Secondly whether it has to be a one day trip or overnight stay at Pudukottai or Trichy was another deciding factor.

Meanwhile informed friends about the visit, and last minute there were reasons from them for not joining, nevertheless I was determined to visit the temple to know its grandeur sculptures and the famed roof tile made of stone.

All things packed and it was decided as an one day trip.

On 16th June 2019 started from Home Chromepet by 7.50 am towards Avudaiyarkoil. First halt was customary Eraniamman temple at Vandalur, anytime i visit most of the time it will be screened for pooja. Offered prayer and started.

As usual till Chengalpet toll it was usual traffic, 8.20 am reached Paranur, Fastag worked and moved ahead. 9 am Athur toll reached, at Tindivanam HP got the tank filled up, similarly Vikravandi, Sengurichi, Thirumandurai were crossed without much held up.

In the hurry missed our chakra milk parlour, our usual pit stop, Samayapuram toll crossed by 11.50 and entering in the TN45 zone, where i dread to cross, as usual had its own elements of recklessness, which are a regular feature but didn't lose cool. Crossed Kollidam and decided to visit the famous Michael's Ice cream shop at Thiruvanaikaval, reached 12 pm at the shop ordered vanilla, pista, Jelly, Milkshake and had to heart's content. Came out and thought of entering in to Thiruvanaika temple but as it was 12 noon thought temple must have closed, Bananas were looking too good, the golden yellow Rasthali was so inviting took a dozenfor 50 rs, shopkeeper told it is farm fresh and will taste good, as it looked like bit unripe, asked the shopkeeper when can it be eaten, immediately he handed us a handful of ripe bananas without any extra money, Enjoyed the hospitality to the core then  started entering the  bylanes  to reach NH 45 for onward towards Pudukottai.

After crossing Golden Rock  kept watching to take the Pudukottai  diversion, took the C ground road and entered pudukottai 2 lane road. As usual the ROB work is going on till now, no signs of progress.
Reached Lechumanapatti toll by 12:50 and decided to take a diversion to Sithannavasal cave.

Missed the turn at the power substation turn towards peruvayal sithanavasal, retracted and entered the road to sithanavasal, barren roads reached Sithannavasal by 1:20 pm. Two places they collect tickets an entry fee of 10 Rs, then again 45 Rs to see the caves.

It is a massive rock mass mountain, with only one cave open for public viewing other places are barricaded, not sure whether there exists other caves are not, considering the huge mountain, it is  very  much unlikely the jains carved only one cave to meditate. With all the scorching sun the insides of the cave had cooling effect.

The cave has an intricate painting on the roof and walls, many portions damaged, but major portions retained to enjoy the artisanship. The paint used centuries ago still stands the test of time, the security present over there helped to to decipher the paintings and explained the hidden beauty in the painting.

There were many Lotus flowers drawn, lotus was significant at that period it seems. My son jokingly commented right from jain period Lotus was trying to bloom in TN but has not made it till now, i enjoyed it.

Started from Sithannavasal by 2 pm the sun was scorching, there is no refreshment stall or kiosk, only a lone seller sells petty items.

Reached Pudukottai by 2.20 pm and searched for a good restaurant, which i know it is hard to find out, after much searching found one Akshaya restaurant and had lunch, food was ok but nothing to rave about. After lunch started 2.45 pm from Pudukottai to Aranthangi, first place to cross is Aranthangi, the Pudukottai to Aranthangi road is completely laid with speed breakers, not sure what huge traffic is plying on this stretch or what establishments villages exist that warrants these many speed breakers, surely put with a sadistic mindset.

After crossing innumerable speed breakers, reached Aranthangi, now comes the critical path,Aranthangi to Avudaiyarkoil, road is full of twists and turns will put a ghat road to shame, never seen a road in plains with so much curves turns and some are so sharp if taken at a reasonable speed will throw the vehicle out of the road.

Thrilling ride ended by 3.40 pm reaching the temple. Temple rajagopuram is under wraps for renovation, the temple was closed and it was to open at 4 pm. It opened by 4.15 pm we entered inside and was taken aback by the architecture what a carving made up in stone, the roof was outstanding, made a walk around the temple and couldn't locate the bullet holes on the thin roof.

One priest came and offered to guide us through the temple as the pooja will start by 5 Pm only.

He took us through the temple, first explained the navagrahas in the stone pillars, unlike in other temples the navagrahas are not assembled in one place by not facing each other, instead in each pillar the navagraha are so oriented according to their directions, which itself told this temple is a revolutionary temple built during that period.

Second the priest explained, this temple does not have a flagmast, no Nandi, no temple idol. The presiding deity is only a crown in the sanctum sanctorum named Athmanathar which means inner self.

God decided that no one shall be in between him and the devotee, so there are no obstructions.
Even though flagmast is not there, temple chariot exists. It is Manickavasagar who is taken in procession and not the god, so that signifies how God gives importance to the devotee.

Now coming to the intricate carvings. Rathi and his consort are made so real that the sugarcane bow is replete with cane leaves all made inexquisite carving. Rathi is made to appear real life like.  The ornaments worn by statues are so stylish, and in fact there is a pillar which
has the carvings in various patterns that so many patterns are there it was told leading textile traders come here to get the patterns for the silk sarees.

Manickavasagar was the war lieutenant, who came here inspired by the preachings he turned to saint.
His statue as war lieutenant and as saint are carved in two pillars which shows the marked difference.
He came to purchase Horses for the king, but spend the money and built this temple, the god gave foxes to be taken and given to the king which assumed the shape of horses. That incident also carved.

Almost all the statues had the dress with  crease lines carved beautifully, infact in the hand the nerves and palm rays were also shown so intricately, unless the scultor is wedded to his profession he would not have brought out these detail. Stunning presentation.

There is a statue of Shiva parvthi in nomad attire, the braided hair pleat are neatly chiselled out, parvathy carries a vanity bag that too nicely done. Talk of fashion that existed centuries ago

Now the famed roof tile, this roof tile is made of stone but i am not sure whether i am able to paraphrase it properly but it is marvel in stone. The sculptors now who work to build the new temples include a clause in the contract that Avudaiyar roof will be asked from them to be carved.

Like in a regular Manglore tiled roof how purlins, rafters run and on top the tiles are placed. Are you able to visualize it ? then so far so good. Now those purlins and rafters are made of stone, the purlins 3 in number running longitudinally, are they plain beams, No, there lies the artisanship like a TMT bars the stone purlins have twisted look, a square profile look and a hexagon profile look. With matching rafters meeting the purlins have a nail that also made up of stone and to top it with a wafer thin roof all carved in single stone and assembled. Great salute to the workmanship which i witnessed agape.

This was the initial trial at the outer mandapam, once that was completed they gained the expertise it seems, in the inner mandapams the purlins are more in number may be 6 and all have a different pattern, it is in the inside mandapam that gunshot tell tale signs are there where a British was not able to believe this is a stone carving, so shot it to test it.

Amazed? still the artisanship continues, the cornice of this famed roof at the ends when a light is lit forms a shadow on a wall, so what i understand your question, all cornice will form a shadow but only our Avudaiyarkoil cornices form a shadow pattern that of a bull. So much intrinsic work which needs to be highlighted and appreciated and enjoyed by all. Never knew who taught or gave those brilliant architectural ideas a real winner in his trade who also enjoyed it to the core.

One will be carried away by the beauty of the temple that it seems that the temple architecture at that period was beyond the boundaries of imagination, added to it there are no mountains in the nearby
vicinity nor proper roads to bring those rocks to the locations, all divine grace has made it to happen.

We circumambulated and reached the shrine, as told there is no presiding deity, no vibuthi or deepa arathanai given to the devotees, the main shrine has a golden crown and a large pedestal, in the pedestal during pooja timing cooked rice with bittergourd  and greens is offered to the god in the pedestal.

Manickavasagar gets all the pooja and deepam.

Entirely satisfied and thoroughly enjoyed the Architecture marvel in this trip.
Started back to home from Avudaiyarkoil by 5.30 pm, again those twisty roads till Aranthangi then speed breaking journey till Pudukottai, at Pudukottai missed the turn which takes to the Trichy highway, so had to venture in to the town, cross a railway crossing, Brahadambal temple and later joined the Pudukottai Trichy Highway.

Continued the Journey 7.10 pm crossed samayapuram toll,  fuel was filled at Manachanallur and a short break, proceeded and reached Ulundurpet by 9 pm to have dinner at karaikal chettinad hotel, at Ulundurpet there is a choice of restaurants but chose this one as last time we enjoy the food. But this time it was a let down by all standards.
The parotta was like cardboard, the side dish ordered were not tasty and biryani was on the lines of fried rice, no colour no flavour no aroma, then what else will be there, regretted for entering here.

Started 9.25 pm from Hotel and raced towards home, Vikravandi was crossed at 10:20 pm, 11 pm Athur toll and 11:30 pm paranur, fastag was not read at this toll so made a entry. Reached Home by 11.50 Pm.

Total trip distance 813 Km, Toll paid 327rs, Journey hours 15 hours.

Do Visit the temple and experience the Grandeur.

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Siruvanthadu Poovarasankuppam Visit

Trip planned for Poovarasankuppam and Siruvanthadau, This time my friend Ravi also agreed to join for the trip.

Main aim of the trip was to spend the Saturday, visit the temple, purchase saree for Deepavali.

As usual trip started from home by 7.00 am picked up my friend from Chromepet, First halt was the customary Eraniamman at Vnadalur. Worshipped from outside the temple as there was screen put for the idol.

GST road was with normal traffic for 7.30 am, neither dense nor a freeway.

Previous day recharged Axis fastag with Axis bank net pay, amount deducted from bank but not added to the fastag, strange ways Axis fastag works, it doesn't have a complaint page, so nobody can find out what happened to the payment. Strange ways axis bank works.

To raise a complaint one needs a service request number, to get a service request number one should register a complaint. If it is a person who designed the website, i think he/she  has never encountered a cyclical reference in excel in his life. Anyways they are paid to design that way so what else to say. Only wish, improve  axis bank improve.

Reached Paranur queue length was 3 vehicles, but it didn't move for some strange reason, cleared and moved out by 8.20am. Tollbooth counter person told to move, on moving another staff jumped in front signalling to stop, understood the axis magic was working, but luckily fastag was scanned with a gunreader and allowed to go.

As usual Axis fastag didn't care to send a SMS, not sure whether toll was double deducted, or balance is available. Strange are the ways of Axis fastag working.

My friend told he has booked a Celerio and awaiting delivery on Oct 13, and told paid 2000 for a fastag, Advised him to get any Fatag of his choice but clearly stay away from Axis fastag at any cost. He asked me if the dealer gets  Axis fastag what to do, my reply cancel the car booking. He was looking awestruck. I told in that way you will have a joyful ownership.

Started searching for a restaurant for breakfast and usual there was not a favourite one, more of the Kumbakonam coffee type, moved on and on with a roving eye for a breakfast stop.

At Melmaruvathur found Balajee bhavan and halted for a breakfast. Food was tasty service was good, washrooms were ok. Completed the favourite dosa , poori  took a pitstop snap. and moved on.

Next toll Athur was crossed at 9.40 here cleared without issues as many lanes were fastag enabled.

Entered Tindivanam town and looked for Lakshmi narasimha temple, Google map has strange ways of direction, directed me to the bus stand, which was blocked by buses at the exit, reversed came out and reached the temple through narrow street where only two two wheelers can go.

Friend completed darshan and proceeded towards Vikravandi, again google map took us to the railway station dead end, found the way and touched GST road to reach Vikravandi by 10.56. Fastag was free of vehicles crossed out and no sms for transaction came.

Took vikravandi to kumbakonam road, 4 lane widening was going on, no sign of progress, in an embankment formation 5 excavators were standing in a row idle. not sure for how many days.

The road condition was horrible, it is a nice way to explain, because other words will add adjectives to the road.

Cursed again for choosing this road, reached Koliyanur took a left turn to proceed on Pondicherry road towards Valavanur, rushing to reach Poovarasankuppam before the temple closes.

Took the turn at Valavanur bus stand and reached Poovarasankuppam by 11.10 am . Finished the darshan in twenty minutes, took some photos, and started towards Siruvanthadu.

By 12 pm reached the famous silk shops town and entered one shop to purchase the silk sarees. spent about 3 hours in two shops and came out with a heavy purchase. Good thing now many shops started accepting credit cards, when visited previous time had to look out for ATM to get cash for payment.

Feeling hungry started towards Vikravandi, as there were no restaurants worth mentioning, Doubtful of lunch reached Vikravandi Vasantha Bhavan by 3.30 pm, ordered 4 Lunch, as expected Lunch was available only for 3, took whatever was available and started by 3.50 pm from Vikravandi.

Road was relatively free for a saturday afternoon ride, reached Athur by 4.25pm and Paranur by 5.10 pm and Home by 5.40 pm.

Still the time of Publishing this blog 7th Oct 3.30 pm no fastag sms received.

Day well spent

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Trip to Ooty

On Independence Day 15-08-2018 planned a trip to Ooty,
Started from Chennai home at 6.30 am, it was raining, filled petrol in Shell pump and started towards ooty, traffic was sparse, did a prayer at Eraniamman temple vandalur. rain continued till paranur.

Next halt was at paranur, as usual queue of 15 vehicles, waited cleared then  crossed Tindivanam, a friend was supposed to come at Villupuram, sent a message to him, but he was at his office for Independence day celebration and didn't turn up, hence rushed villupuram reached ulundurpet,.

It was time for breakfast and thought of taking breakfast here but Aryaniwas was crossed and all restaurants were on the other side, moved and took right turn in to salem road and continued there was no sign of any restaurant, tea shop or habitation, reached veercholapuram toll plaza and stopped at the only restaurant available it was a small shack, but hunger took precedence, ordered Dosai and tea finished it within 20 minutes and started to Ooty.

Ulundurpet Salem road is a mix of 2 lane and 4 lane, 7 bypasses of 2 lane configuration come at every 10 to 12 kkm distance, for every 15 minutes road will change from 4 lane to 2 lane and it is a pain to travel on this road, no proper indication of 4 lane and 2 lane changes, few information boards are there, added to it so many barricades on the road, it has become a trend to place barricades on the road for no reason.

Reached Salem, sankagiri round about and took a left turn to take sangakiri road, this road is 4 lane continued towards chithode and made a stop at Texvalley,  the place advertises 1200 shops are there, in the rear complex many branded showrooms are there. Front house a low price version shops which also sell all textile goods but there is no known names. Spent 1 hour at texvalley did some purchase and left by 2.30 pm.

Reached perundurai junior kuppanna for Lunch, ordered Mutton biriyani and chicken pallipalayam, Biryani was satisfying, pallipalayam chicken was their signature item but that day the signature was a scribble i think.

After lunch started stopped at bhavani river to see the furious flow of water released from Mettur, it was 2 lakh cusec release on that day so river was flowing to  the brim, a delight to watch, soon police came and asked us to disburse.

Next halt was at Avinasi, as usual another friend was supposed to come here, but he also didnt turn up due to other work, so continued to Annur next halt.

A relative was to come from Coimbatore to annur to meet us, as they were running late filled petrol, reached Annur by 3.30 and waited, finally met the relative and started by 4 pm.

Rain started from mettupalayam onwards and continued the climb to Ooty, two govt buses were proceeding ahead without giving space to move followed them for 30 minutes and finally overtook at katteri, crossed coonor ketti and reached the place where the resort was located.

WIth the help of google and local enquiry took a wrong route and headed towards thalaikundah, after few minutes realised that it is a wrong route took a turn and came back to the start point, again enquired with the local, luckily the resort security accompanied to guide us.

The road, was it there, took a dirt road, filled with craters and water filled potholes deep enough to scratch the underbody, cursed the roads, the place and 20 minutes of struggle left us at the resort. with heavy rain welcoming us almost drenched us the luggage and all the surroundings. Weathermen had warned very heavy rainfall and it was there pouring heavily.

Checked in to the room and settled, dinner at the restaurant was not good in taste there was a buffet spread of many items but none of them were tasting good.

Next day 16-08-2018, went to the Ooty market and made purchase of bakery items, spices, home made chocolates,  again rain started pouring so returned to the room. Night dinner was also the same type.

The road, the location, the climate, the food all made us to wonder why at all to come to this place.
Quickly decided to check out the next day and started from the resort by 8.30 am. Previous day rain had caused tree fall and traffic was blocked fore many hours, fearing road block started from ooty, as usual rain accompanied us.

Reached coonoor and it was glorious sunshine after so many days, climbed and came down to mettupalayam and decided to visit Karamadai. there was no well marked sign boards to indicate the karamdai road, added to it due to some bridge work the road had a diversion and it went in to many bylanes.

After enquiring at so many places reached karamadai aranganathan temple, no rush was there the priests never cared or offered pooja, visited the temple prayed and came out.

Started back, at bhavani river there was a huge crowd, gathered to see the river flow, had to wait for 10 minutes to cross the bridge, reached salem by 2 pm and had Lunch at selvi mess, mutton biriyani was ordered, but only one was available, took one mutton one chicken biriyani the taste was okay.

Started from Salem by 2.30 pm and crossed ulundurpet by 4 pm, at last all the 2 lane 4 lane mix n match got over and entered NH 45 and oh what a relief, quickly crossed vikravandi, tinidvanam and paranaur.
Tinidivanam was crowded and took 20 minutes to come out. Next bottleneck was paranur with huge queue and bumper to bumper traffic made slow progress till tambaram and reached home by 7 pm.

Al toll plazas fastag  was working

Trip to Nellore

On July 8, 2018 visited Nellore, One of my friends  had asked me to visit Nellore, one or other made the visit postponed, finally on 8-07-2018 morning 6 am left from home for Nellore, had breakfast at Periyapalayam and reached Nellore by 10 am.

Visited temple on the banks of penna and had lunch at Muralikrishna, Had biriyani, sea food, and the famous ice cream Tall girl and MK 70 it was yummy and delicious, then went tot he central mall at Nellore, return started by 6 pm, stopped at Thirumala dairy, took lassi and near sulurpet took tasty pickle reached home by 10 pm

Friday, March 02, 2018

Trip to Kanakampatti 24-02-2018

One of my friends Gopal asked me to come and witness their family deity consecration at Kanakampatti on 25-02-2018.

So started from Chromepet on 24-02-18 morning 08.20  along with my classmate Mahaprabhu, Son Nishanth and Santhi Home minister.

Reached Eraniamman temple vandalur for a pooja.

Paranur toll was reached at 9.05, as usual the fastag was scanned with a hand held scanner, it seems that the scanners are calibrated for a particular direction of usage, on 10-02-18, there was a huge rush at the paranur toll plaza and for one direction as many as 8 lanes were opened, the lane 7 handheld scanner read my fastag, and return also i had to use the same direction lane, so the fastag software was deducting two times single fare instead of return fare, had to take up with NPCI, IHMCL, Fastag Axis, Chennai PIU and after a lengthy email exchange finally got my refund.

So on the 24-02-2018 while crossing the toll asked the person why they are using the same direction hand held scanner for both the directions, as usual he didn't have any answers.

Athur toll was crossed by 9.45, as usual there was a queue, navigated and exited.

Vikravandi was crossed at 10.25

Reached villupuram arya nivas for a tea break by 10.45am, previous day went to change the car battery as the battery shop was closed couldn't get it changed, after the tea break the car refused to start. After much pushing and cajoling car did start and continued our journey, traffic was there since weekend there were many cars on the road, Now this has become a regular feature the weekends are always crowded.

Sengurichi was crossed at 11.10, Thirumandurai at 11.42 then stopped at the Chakra milk parlour for a break, had samosas and veg roll, Milk was not there and the flavoured milk was also not to be found.

Samyapuram was crossed at 12.25.

After samayapuram the next stop was michael's ice cream at Thiruvanaikaval, crossed the kollidam and took the diversion to thiruvanaikaval at around 12.35 pm, went to the ice cream parlour and about to order the delights, just then checked with the parlour person whether temple is  open, as the parlour was next to the temple entrance, for which he told saturday and sundays the temple is open throughout the day, so cancelled the order and went to the temple 10 rs ticket for the darshan stood for 25 minutes and entered the temple had a nice darshan, circumambulated the temple, wondered at the stone sculptures, took photographs of the newly repainted temple towers, a good soul helped us to take photographs, thanked her and came to  relish the delightful ice cream at the Michael's.

It was awesome in taste, couldn't stop with one cup and one flavour, first vanilla, then fruit salad, then again vanilla, chocolate and butter scotch flavours were tried to leave a taste in the mouth which lingered for a long time. Worth visiting and worth spending, only regret the famous rose milk was not available, the parlour person was also so helping, he insisted us to visit the teppakulam branch to taste their entire collection, thanked him and told will note down in the next visit.

Started by 1.30 pm, Exited thiruvanaikaval to NH 45 / 32 through narrow bylanes of the temple town and touched the highway, reached Mannarpuram flyover to take the aristo roundabout to proceed to the Dindigul road.

The Aristo roundabout is still not complete, however temporary service road in shambles exist to navigate to Dindugul, no sign posts are there to guide, the aristo roundabout rmajinagar road is now with a divider but the road in not laid to proper camber it was undulating ride, reached the 4 lane Dindigul road and  rushed towards manaparai next halt for the Muruku,

Reached Manaparai by 2.25pm bought the famous murukku and was looking for a restaurant as it was past lunch time, luckily found a restaurant at the thuvanrankurichi road had meals and continued towards puthanatham, reached by 3.10pm had some readymade dress purchase and continued towards Vadamadurai.

Puthanatham Dindigul road is narrow and traffic has increased now, earlier it used to be with almost nil traffic but now many LCV, bikes are utilising the road, proof a new Essar petrol pump has opened.

Came to the national Highway and took the vadamadurai Eriyodu Diversion as there was a news that Dindigul, Oddanchatram, Palni road construction  was on and there was too many diversions and mismatched culvert to  road merging.

Reached Vedasandur had a good tasting Sugarcane juice, by now the thighs muscles stiffened  due to continuous run, had to wait and relax for about 20 minutes, but stiffness was there continued to oddanchatram.

Meanwhile friend called and asked to visit Kanakampatti temple today itself as it was an auspicious day, the temple idol were taken out, so reached reached Oddancharam by 4.55 pm and Kanakampatti by 5.30 pm.

The road Oddanchatram to Palani was bad in few patches but not so bad as told by my friend.

Went to the temple enjoyed the festivities and continued to palani, enroute at Ayakudi purchased the famous guava at the Market.

Guava being transported by the farmers in a TVS XL

Reached Palani and checked in to New Tirupur Lodge by 6.10 pm.

At palani had a tonsure for Nishanth, bathed and went to visit Palani murugan temple by 7.30 pm, the climb was by yanai pathai, reached temple top by 8.30 pm had the darshan after jostling and shoving with many people and shouting at a few.

Descended and reached 9.45 pm, had Siddhanathan panchamirutham and retired for the day, Dinner was not worth mentioning here.

Gopal's Hospitality

Grand pandal for meet and greet

Akkamar Eswari story narrateed through Models

On 25-02-18, morning visited Thiruavinankudi had a nice darshan, proceeded to  Kanakampatti village, the whole  village wore a festival look and each house was filled with friends and relatives, went to Gopal's home had a sumptuous breakfast, Ravadosai, Poori, Rava Kichadi, Idly, Mushroom kuruma, Chutney, sambhar, Sweet, Coffee.

Then the meeting with family members happened and they explained the significance of the Akkamar Eswari temple and the relevance of the function, was extremely carried over by the nature of observing festivities and welcoming of  the friends and relatives, totally a new experience.

Gopal's uncle took me to other Pandals of  famous decoration and celebration, stunned to see the lavish and graceful grandeur which was reflected at all places.

The small village was abuzz with activity which was swarming with people and cars.

When made a tour around the village almost all the roads were blocked jammed with vehicles, now understood it will be difficult to get out of the village, huge posse of policemen were now present.

Took leave of them as the feast was getting ready, i couldn't wait for any longer.

Palani Oddanchatram road was in complete traffic  jam at kanakampatti, somehow managed to get out of the road block by 10.55 am  and continued the journey same via Oddanchatram, vedasandur vadamadurai Ponnambalapatti (12.20) to reach Inamkulathur (12.50) to have the famous biriyani.

At Inamkulathur the biriyani is made availabel only on sundays and that to for a first come first serve basis, so raced  and reached Inamkulathur to locate the Biriyani shop Sevathakani Buhari Biriyani, it was marked by a queue of cars, inspite of the rush managed to get the Biriyani and tasted it under a highway tree.

Biriyani was made of seeraga samba, the mutton is cooked well and it is not spicy, but the authentic taste or aroma was missing to my observation.

Started from inamkulathur by 1.25, Trichy Crossed by 1.40, Samayapuram by 1.55 pm, Thirumandurai toll by 2.40, Ulundurprt Sengurichi by 3.10 pm, got good tasting Jack fruit,  Vikravandi by 3.40, from Vikravandi onwards could feel the traffic build up, at Athur tindivana, toll the queue lasted for 10 minutes crossed at 4.15pm.

Thought if Athur is crowded then Paranur toll will be flooded with vehicles, so made a decision to take the Kanchipuram Palur Ezichhur Oragadam road to reach Tambaram and Reached Home by 6.15 pm safely. A trip which will be remembered forever

Km covered 467.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Singapore Visit

Visited Singapore on 12 Aug 2017, for 4 days, visited Night safari, Jurong Park, Sentosa, Universal Studios and Mustafa.

HIghlight of the tour met my four friends, Manjula, Sudarsan, Arul Leslie and Srikanth.

It was a memorable trip which will be cherished.