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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Karaikudi Trip

 I recently undertook a road trip from Coimbatore to Karaikudi (in Sivaganga District of Tamilnadu) and returned via Pudukottai & Tiruchirapalli.The duration of the trip was 3 days and I traveled a total of nearly 800 Kms.Enroute there were plenty of opportunities for photography and I could capture several beautiful and  delightful views of the countryside. A few of these are presented below. Hope you enjoy them.
Panoramic view of Palani Hills
Hay Stack
Roadside village
Bundles of Coir 
The route I traversed
A wayside pond
Water Tank at Tirumayam ( near Karaikudi)
Banyan Tree at Tirumayam
Another shot of the same tree
A unique shaped Tamarind Tree
Countryside at Tirumayam
Suspicious look !
Lily Pond
Lily Pond
Lily Pond
Neatly arranged mangoes
Delicious looking Senthooram Mangoes
Lip smacking Malgoa variety
 Siesta time - Don't Disturb

43 comments:

  1. Very Nice view of Emerging Sub Urban Environment in interiors of the Tamil Nadu ..

    Swaminathan N
    http://swamisblog.blogspot.com

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  2. Very nicely captured. Really took us on the trip with you!

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  3. very nice pics.....
    palani hills reminded the terrifying "winch"
    though it was long time ago...

    thanks for keeping in touch with the real south india.
    regards.

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  4. I'm glad you were able to enjoy and photograph some of the sights along the way. Interesting roadside village, hay stacks, trees, ponds, fruit, animals... I like them all!

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  5. Awsome pictures, all of them!

    The hill in the top picture reminds me of the famous hill overlooking the small town of Waterloo in Belgium, where Napoleon Bonaparte's army was defeated by the british army.

    One gets to the top by climbing many stairs - and the reward is a fascinating panoramic view of the area.

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  6. Awesome pics, especially Palani Hills.

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  7. beautiful images of a lovely serene countryside!

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  8. Beautiful countryside. Gives a nice view of the environment there.

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  9. very nice pics. We travelled with you through the pics..

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  10. I like the Hay-stack(#2) picture. What is special ablout Karaikudi?

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  11. nice clicks..all your posts n clicks always give a feeling that our India is still beautiful :)

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  12. @kusum: Karaikudi is the center of "Chettinad" region in Tamilnadu - from where "Nattukottai Chettiars" hail. They are well know for their industrious nature,wealth creation, culture & cuisine. Karaikudi is also home of two famous Institutions, Alagappa University and CECRI.

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  13. Awesome captures..Hope you had some delicious chettinad food too.

    http://www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  14. I noticed that ponds of lilies are endemic in Trichy, Pudokottai, and the contiguous areas. I like them. The hill looks beautiful, one could see the stairs leading up to the top. Makes one wanna pack and leave for a visit. :)

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  15. Nice pictures. Loved the lily pond and the last one - the cow looks beautiful.

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  16. I remember the few trips I made by road to Karaikuddi. The driving was a good experience.
    Your pics has come out well. Perhaps a few pics of the Chettinad cuisine would have been better.

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  17. I enjoyed the scenery so much. Good tour.

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  18. Hello Ram,

    Excellent photographs which gives an insight into the places you traveled. To travel 800 km. in three days is a feat by itself. This is mango season and Kochi markets are flooded with mangoes including the ones from Tamilnadu and this is the time to enjoy all varieties of mangoes because at this time they are relatively cheap.

    Wish you all the best,
    Joseph

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  19. Beautiful series.
    Thanks for the tour, loved it!
    Wish you a wonderful weekend.
    Mette

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  20. Great photos, Ram! Love them all. Another look at India that we don't always see. A land of contrasts.

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  21. I would love to travel to a place like this someday.

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  22. What a gorgeous road trip! Love all photos. The Banyan Tree and Tamarind Tree are very beautiful.
    The lily pond is so beautiful too.
    You live in a wonderful country!

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  23. wow, the village is so serene and earthy... I would love to be there... also, the lily pond is incredible beautiful and inspiring (especially in my line of blogging :)

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  24. My friend Ram,
    Your pictures are always educational to me. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. the trees are unique and beautiful. i love the hill in the first shot w/ the rail or road running to the top.

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  26. Very nice pics and liked the captions also

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  27. Great pics.. reminds me of my village.. The hay stack pic is just awesome. Beautiful series

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  28. @TexWixGirl:That is an electrically operated winch/ropeway to ferry visitors to the hill top.

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  29. Interesting sights. The mangoes look tempting. We get the Alfonso variety here.

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  30. all the sights are too familiar :)

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  31. Lovely specially the row of fruits and the flowers.

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  32. You traveled a long way in a short time, and you certainly saw many interesting sights. Thanks for sharing the images from your land.

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  33. Oh! such a beautiful presentation. I love you.

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  34. Loved the pics of the goat and the haystack. you have a great flair for photography.

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  35. Great photos of a wonderful place. I love the goat's facial expression. Thank you so much for sharing, I enjoy your photos!

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  36. I enjoyed this photographic tour of the countryside very much.

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  37. Hmm... That is a delicious series. Loved quite a few photos, they are keepers for sure. Thanks for sharing. And do carry on!

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