Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My travel log

I am back! Hope everyone had a great summer vacation.
Have fun reading and viewing my exciting travel log!


Trip 1: Pondy-Chennai-Mumbai-Shirdi
My first road trip was Mumbai to Shirdi. I heard a lot about the Mumbai traffic, got a real experience when I got struck on road for hours. We reached Shirdi for evening Aarti, had a peaceful darshan and left the next day morning to Mumbai. I flew back the same day to Chennai with some Sweets purchased at Andheri. That was my first North-India trip, short but sweet and memorable one.
After all, Mumbai is vibrant, noisy and crowded, little disappointed that I couldn't eat any street food!
One day, I took rest in my place and the next day. I flew back Chennai-Bangalore.

Trip 2: Pondy-Chennai-Bangalore-Shimoga-Horanadu-Sringeri

From Bangalore, I did another 270 km by road to my in-laws place.
After two days of family and friends gathering, the third day, we left to Horanadu –Annapoorneshwari Temple and Sringeri Sharada Peetham, both located at Chickmagalur district.

Estate in Kudremukh

Coffee estate - Malnad


The route to temple traverses Kudremukh (=Horse face) National Park. The dense thick forest, lush greenery, mists covered valleys, chill winds, many eye-catching falls, whoever visits will fall in love instantly for the tranquility and the nature beauty of Western Ghats.

Kadambi Falls-Kudremukh National Park


It was the monsoon season; the chill breeze and mist were covering the narrow road and many sudden curves, made me sick!

Hill road

Small narrow road covered by mist-Kudremukh


Mountains

A foggy day in the mountains, clouds are playing hide and seek in the valley!
Kudremukh-National Park


Trip 3: Pondicherry - Tirupathi

Tirumala

View of Golden Gopuram of Tirumala from the Cottage


The third State, I visited was Tirumala-AP

Trip 4: Pondicherry-Kanchepuram-Vellore

The last trip but not least was the Golden temple (Lakshmi Narayani Temple) at Sripuram-Vellore-TN. A glittering (gold) temple shines through the extreme heat of Vellore!

Overall, we manage to visit in less than 3 weeks all those places, it was fun, excited and peaceful!

I will soon catching up all your posts !

52 comments:

Priya said...

Welcome back Cham, seems u had a wonderful journey...Lovely and pleasant clicks..

meeso said...

Great pictures, thanks for sharing!

Pavani said...

Welcome Back Cham.. Glad to know that you had a good time in India. Nice pics.

Varsha Vipins said...

Woah..thats a lot of travel in that short time Cham..I am so so glad to see u back..:)
hugs

Vidhya said...

Welcome back Cham...thanks for sharing those wonderful picture. Hope you had fun

Divya Vikram said...

Back with a bang, huh!!

Gita said...

Welcome back Cham...great photos...looks like you had a good time in India :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Welcome back!

Nandini said...

Welcome back! All those places are really wonderful! Must have had a good time in India!

Anu said...

Welcome back !!!

Priti said...

Welcome back dear...gud to see you...and u knw I went mumbai for the 1st time..same got stuck in traffic for hours and didnt manage to eat street food :)..pics are awesome...

Rachel said...

Welcome back!

Sireesha said...

Welcome back Cham, seems u had a wonderful journey....Beautiful clicks...

sowmya said...

good to see you back..nice pictures..

notyet100 said...

glad to ceeu back,..;-)lovely pics,.

LG said...

Welcome back. I am sure you must have enjoyed monsoon in Chickmagalore district :) Did you visit Hornadu?

DEESHA said...

thatz a lot of travelling. welcome back

Cham said...

LG Yeap,visited Horanadu and Sringeri

rekhas kitchen said...

welcome back cham, looks like you had a great trip, hope you enjoyed alot. beautiful clicks.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Gud to see you back! glad that u had a wonderful travel

Sharmila said...

Interesting step by step log. Am sure I'll be back here as we love to travel and are planning a trip to the south soon. :-) Lovely snaps too.

aquadaze said...

You msut've had a good time, the pictures say it all :)) - a lot of travel! I am really really glad to see you back :)

Suparna said...

Hiiiiiiiiiii Cham,
Good to see you:) glad to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your trip :) the clicks are awesome!
Enjoy!
See you around!
TC

homecooked said...

Welcome back :) Lovely pics Cham! Looks like you had loads of fun :)

Curry Leaf said...

Welcome Back Cham,Great reading about your travel.Lovely clicks

srikars kitchen said...

WELCOME BACK DEAR.. seemd you had great journey trip..nice clicks..

Happy cook said...

Welcome back cham; and good to hear you had such a wonderufl time back home. I loved pondicherry when we were there.

Kayal said...

Welcome back cham. Lovely snaps

Vani said...

Welcome back, girl! Looks like u had a fab time in India :)

sra said...

Good to know you had a great trip. I haven't been to Shirdi but travelled quite a bit in the Shimoga region. And the other places too!

Bong Mom said...

Welcome back, a packed trip you had, huh ? Loved that malnad pic

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Welcome back, that was a nice trip indeed.

Usha said...

Welcome back Cham, sounds like you had an eventful and fun trip ! Great pictures....

n33ma said...

Welcome back Cham.Lovely pics especially of kudremukha.

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Hi cham,
enna trip supera irrunthutha.....come back with nice recipes dear...:)

Uma said...

Yay! You're back!! How are you dear? Glad to know that you had a fun-filled trip to India. Lovely pics.

Purva Desai said...

welcome back dear....and I am glad that u had a lovely time in India.....but really upset that u could not have tatse of Mumbai Street food......nice pics

Aparna said...

Looks like you had a great vacation. :)
Many of those places are best during the monsoons or in winter.

Soma said...

Welcome back & thanks for sharing those beautiful soothing pictures from home:-) just cools the mind & soul.

Vibaas said...

Welcome back Cham. Nice post..that's alot of travel :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Welcome back :) Looks like u had a wonderful and pleasant trip :)

Preety said...

welcome back cham..looks like you had a gr8 trip and visited quite a few places haan:)..gr8 clicks

Divya Kudua said...

So good to see you back Cham..you were missed:):)

Fantastic pics..esp the Kudremukh snap:).Glad to know that you had a great time:).Waiting to see your posts:)

Sujatha said...

Welcome Back, Cham!! Nice to see your post after a long time.. I miss India after seeing your photos :) Looks like you had a great time! Where are those special recipes that you learnt from your trip?? Can't wait.. :)

Suma Rajesh said...

hey cham...h r u ? all the snaps looks soo good..this proves u really had a nice time...i feel soo happy that ur back ...

Vaishali said...

Cham, welcome back! You certainly had a full trip! I remember going to Shirdi as a kid with my parents, and to Kanchipuram and Thirupati with my in-laws. Gosh, you brought back a lot of memories. Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures.

Babli said...

I liked your blog very much. I appreciate for the wonderful presentation. Very beautiful pictures.Good to hear that you have visited Pondicherry as I am from there.
You are welcome in my blogs.

Yasmeen said...

Good to see you back.Beautiful shots of vacation :)

Srivalli said...

Hai cham, you really had a wonderful trip. thanks for sharing those great pics.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow...that's an awesome trip...touching most of the major places...hope you had fun and enjoyment...nice to see u back...

Archy said...

Wow, dats a wonderful India rip with all holly places.. Welcome back Cham..

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