Chettinad Mansions and Conversations

I took a bite of that Idli from my plate dipped in three different kinds of chutney that were served along and it was love at first bite. Just a few hours before I was wondering whether I will be able to manage in this village, But when the local bus started from Karaikudi  I sat there admiring the misty landscapes, rustic mansions and the paddy fields from my bus window listening to Tamil songs playing on the bus Radio enjoying my ride with the locals. There is a direct bus to Karaikudi from Bangalore, the hotel you’re staying in can arrange transport from Karaikudi or you can take a local bus. As I admire this magnificent mansion in awe the local who came along to show me around explains about each portion and the way the house was traditionally used during family functions and marriages. With a minimum of …

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Kodaikanal: What to Skip and What not to Skip

When you visit Kodaikanal even before entering the main city you will come across a dozen of people offering you different sightseeing packages and trips will a big list of places to visit, Is all these places worth the visit or are they just made up to add up to packages? Here I have listed all the places that you will possibly see in the packages offered and whether its worth a visit, so that next time when you’re in Kodaikanal you can skip the places not worth a visit and make time for must visit places. Please note, the …

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