Friday, April 30, 2010

Down the Western Ghats and Up the East Coast

I can't claim to be a traveholic, but last year's road trip made me yearn for more. So this year I am planning to travel along Tamil Nadu's border in a car, starting from tomorrow. The tentative route is Chennai - Vellore - Krishnagiri - Hogenakkal - Mettur - Sathiyamangalam - Coimbatore - Pollachi - Palani - Theni - Thekkady - Theni - Rajapalayam - Tenkasi - Nagercoil - Kanniyakumari - Tiruchendur - Tuticorin -Sayalkudi - Ramanathapuram - Thondi - Muthuppettai - Nagappatinam - Chidambaram - Cuddalore - Pondicherry - Chennai. It is about 1900 kms, spread over 9 days. So it is going to be an easy drive, focussing more on spending time rather than munching miles.

Last year I wrote a bland post about the trip. My fellow traveler, my wife read it and said "I know that I didn't marry Pico Iyer. But is this the best you could do?". So this year, I will try to record my experiences each day for the next 10 days. Let me see whether the proximity of the travel improves my writing skills. So, all 10 of my regular blog readers, do check for regular blog posts next week.

7 comments:

தங்கவேல் said...

Hi Chenthil

Got interested in your trip. I wish to join with you atleast next year

Hawkeye said...

i heard nagai -> chidambaram road is sooper now.

Echo/Lavanya said...

yay! have a great trip! please tell your wife I said bravo! for that wonderful remark. May we look forward to twitter updates too?

Ravages/CC said...

Waiting. Jealous.



(p.s: word verification: fat inch. Hmmm)

lazygeek said...

will do!

Anonymous said...

I envy you your trip, I've always wanted to travel around... but then think about the difficulty of finding acceptable bathrooms and then my enthusiasm fades.

K.Shyam said...

Just be a bit careful with the heat.