Pulicat – A Quick Trip from Chennai

Pulicat light house

Pulicat (Pazhaverkadu) is close to 60 kms from Chennai and close to the Tamil Nadu – Andhra Pradesh border. It is the second largest brackish water lagoon in South Asia. It can be a one day trip from Chennai – spend close to 4 hours in Pulicat and 3 hours to drive. We were lucky to come across the tour by AARDE foundation on the occasion of Madras Day 2014 (23rd Aug) and we reserved a place for us @ Rs. 850 per person – including AC bus to Pulicat, breakfast and lunch. The tour guide was one Mr. Xavier … Continue reading

Andaman and Nicobar Islands – Part II


this is a continuation (part 1)… We finished with lunch before we started our Port Blair sightseeing which started with the famous cellular jail which is most commonly known as “Kala Pani”. The prison is known to be house of many notable Indian activists who have spent most of their lives there during the struggle for India’s independence. The jail was constructed with seven wings three storey high having isolated cells for each prisoner and a tower at the center. Tour of the jail sank my heart when I read about the inhuman behavior towards our mighty freedom fighters all … Continue reading

Athirapally falls – wonderful detour


We were in Trissur, Kerala to attend a wedding and the plan was to go to Munnar after that. But I decided to drop some of our friends in Cochin and then drive to Munnar. On our way to Cochin, I saw a sign that said “Athirapally 30 kms”, we had to take a detour and we took it. It was absolutely worth it. The roads from the NH till the Falls are in a great condition and view was lush green. Information on Athirapally Falls: It is open from 8 AM to 5 PM. Sooner you go, lesser the … Continue reading

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