Traffic was there till Chengalpet bypass after that it was a bliss, had made a rule that speed not to exceed 80KMPH, so was cruising with the highway with music to give company.
As usual the Tambaram Tindivanam road was milled out at many locations for relaying and all these locations the transition was a sharp jump. Road condition has gone to worse, not sure when they will restore right from December 2012 i am witnessing it.
Stopped at Ulunderpet toll plaza and got the most sweet tasting jackfruit.
Reached Trichy around 11 am and followed the direction Boards to take it on to the Dindigul Highway, the Trichy Dindigul 4 Lane road starts after a few km, so have to ride on a rough patch for about 6km, touched the 4 lane road and traffic was almost nil continued the drive and earlier planned to visit Puthanatham for getting some readymade dress as i had read in a magazine that Puthanatham sells good readymade at cheap prices.
Reached Manaparai around 12 pm and was looking for the famous manaparai murukku couldnt able to locate at any of the shops selling it.
Continued to the puthanatham and found it to be a small town asked for the direction to Dindigul and after taking the turn found the shop having the readymade dress. Checked to a shop and took the dress to heart's content, Dress for me, my son and for my wife. It was nearing lunch time hence couldn't spend more time as we were hungry and our next stop was at Dindigul Venu Biriyani so left and reached Dindigul Venu biriyani around 2.30pm the shop had run out of biriyani, took an empty biriyani, it was too spicy and hot not worth its name. after finishing started for Palani from Dindigul by 3.30 pm and reached Palani by 5 pm.
Visited the temple had a good darshan, next day planned to visit Kodaikanal, but the bus service was too infrequent, hence vacated room and started for Chennai by 10am, again empty roads, the Dindigul Palani Trichy stretch is too much dominated by Tata Ace not sure where they are plying and what business they get.
Crossed Trichy by 12 pm not able to locate good hotel, this time at Manaparai took the famous murukku as usual it was delicious and crispy, looking for a teashop on the Dindigul trichy stretch couldnt find a decent one.
Continued on the NH 45 reached Ulundurpet and took the Tasty jackfruit and rushed to have Lunch at Ponnusamy villupuram at 2.30pm as usual biriyani was finished, the waiter gave one biriyani to my son who was disappointed for not having biriyani, we had the empty biriyani again.
Started after completing Lunch and as usual traffic picked up from Chengalpet and reached Home by 5 pm.
Overall 970km ride and toll charges was 570 rs
Our Hero with the Palani Tonsure