Weekend planned for a trip to Namakkal, to visit the Anjaneyar temple and also to the Ardhanareeswarar temple thiruchengodu.
Planned to book a lodge and utilized stayzilla.com services, it was far from satisfactory.
Morning started from Home at 6.40 am, filled up full tank and stopped at Vandalur Eraniamman temple, proceeded towards Namakkal.
On NH 45 traffic was heavy on a Saturday also,
|Sengurichi Toll Plaza|
This was the queue on all lanes at the Paranur toll plaza.
Traffic was at the same stage till Tindivanam, afterwards it was reduced a bit, proceeded till Valikandapuram and from Google maps saw new Premabalur bypass, one board was there on the median stating Perambalur bypass took that road it was in horrible condition with well sized craters, after about 3 km this road led to the Perambalur bypass travelled va thuraiyur and reached Namakkal around 12.30 pm
Photos on the thuraiyur road
|Perambalaur Thuraiyur Road|
|Thuraiyur Road 10 km to go to Thuraiyur|
On Saturdays and Sundays Temple is open throughout the day so immediately went to the temple had a good darshan, there was little crowd at the temple, Lodge people told to visit Narasimma temple also, but it was closed for that time.
Then started for Thiruchengodu, the road was smooth and less traffic
|Thiruchengodu to Namakkal road in good condition|
From foot hills to Arthanareeswarar temple one has to climb 2.50 km on the Hill road temple was collecting 20 Rs for cars, took the hill road and reached the temple by 3 pm.
Temple was closed and they told it will open by 3.45pm only. The Temple carvings were a delight tto watch enjoyed it in all loneliness
|Aerial View on the climb to Malai koil|
|Hill road to Temple|
|Aerial view of Thiruchengodu from Hill top|
|At Ardhanreeswarar temple Thiruchengodu|
|Beautiful carvings at the temple|
By 3.45 pm pooja commenced had a god darshan of Ardhanareeswarar, Murugan and came to Namakkal Lodge by 5 pm.
|Namakkal Collector office building|
|NH7 Karur Salem Underpass connection|
|New Bullet tanker on move from Namakkal body building unit|
|2 Wheeler atrocious driving everywhere they take a turn|