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Home Style Sumptuous Meal in Kongunadu Hinterland

From the breakfast pit stop On the Highway to Kongunadu, we drove deeper into Kongu land passing by Salem of Steel fame and Erode the textile heartland. A few shops and educational institutes showed up on the side with Kongu … Continue reading

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On the Highway to Kongunadu ~ Local Delights at Mangala Vilas

I must sheepishly admit that for a long time, I was ignorant about the culinary delights from the southern state of Tamil Nadu beyond the stand Idly-Dosa-Sambhar fare. I did have the opportunity to sample Chettinad ( district within Tamil … Continue reading

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Manipur to Chettinad ; The aroma of Black Rice Kheer

What is the connection between Manipur in the North East to Chettinad in Tamil Nadu in the South of India ? Most Indians will scratch their head since there is hardly any historical connection. Anyone aware of evolution of the … Continue reading

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Floor Legacy ~ Athangudi Tiles from Chettinad

I was reading up on the net to finalize my itinerary for Chettinad and one thing that intrigued me was Athangudi Tiles, indigenous and unique to the region. I had seen the fragile ceramic tiles, the red roofed Mangalore Tiles, … Continue reading

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Rameshwaram in a Day

A few months ago, I was visiting Rameshwaram a small island off the eastern coast of India. This temple town named after the famous mythological hero Lord Rama is connected to mainland by a nearly 100 year old (1914) railway … Continue reading

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Sign to Remember….

Travel is all about a place, the people, the tastes but more often than not the sign boards around reveal a lot more and add to the fun and laughter. During a recent trip to green Coonoor up in the … Continue reading

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Ruins speak volumes in Dhanushkodi

  A trip to Rameshwaram may complete the pilgrimage of the devout but is incomplete without a trip to Dhanushkodi for the ones who are in search of Ramayana (the mythological epic that most Indian children grow up reading). True to its name, … Continue reading

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Green Therapy in Coonoor

Coonoor is a quiet little hill station, about 280 kms from Bangalore  and 20 kms from Ooty. Its a beautiful place for green therapy, idling around and watching the world go by I enjoyed my weekend in Coonoor, waking up to … Continue reading

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Tea Side Delicacies

I have never taken to tea as a beverage apart from the occasional Iced Tea, the oxidant rich White Tea or the warm Jasmine Tea.  During a quiet weekend trip to Coonoor , I was presented with a tea theme … Continue reading

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One day, 23 baths; yearning for more

I went through this phase when I was completely fascinated with Ramayana and looked forward to visiting places connected with the mythology .Close home from Bangalore, Rameshwaram seemed to be the ideal place to further my tryst with Ramayana. I … Continue reading

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