Tripling with Siblings
It was late April and my Sister was already upset with me for not visiting Chennai earlier until scorching heat of April to confirm my plan. Alas we made it and I was quite excited about road trip to Puducherry. I think if there was some kind of record being held for having glitches in beginning of every trip I will be the one to win it. So start of all successful trips, start with chaos this time was no different - me and my brother ended up taking different flights from same location because of his absentmindedness when I discussed the plan and we had to bear some flight change charges.
Nonetheless the trip was worth it, it has been a while we three got together for a trip specially after my sister’s wedding. Chennai for most of the North Indians have a repelling effect it was same for me earlier until my Sister sang about all the amazing things of this place, I was quite intrigued to find out myself. As soon as I boarded these young couple came to pick me up in there new Ciaz, it startled me (I mean the car).
We had continuous gossip sessions and I was overwhelmed to see my Sister’s creations, the house was decorated like an art gallery and personally I believe she should charge a visitor entry.
Next day our younger and good for nothing brother (as is always said for the youngest sibling) joined us and we started early morning to Pondicherry needless to say we had so many arguments, leg pulling and gang up session. So everyone was ragged in round, Kanav who used to have quite a shock earlier is now at ease with our crazy behaviours as we fight and blame each other all the time but won’t let anyone else point out or blame one of us. :P
MGM beach and Dakshin Chitra
We visited MGM beach - this was a famous hotel right on the beach radiating all beach happy vibes
and Dakshin Chitra which is set up to showcase Dravid rural lifestyle and culture and takes one in to the medieval period of south, I could remember all my history lessons, legendary Dynasties of Pallava, Chola etc.
Another house with a beautiful Verandah
Two interesting art scluptures
MAHABALIPURAM - The heritage lost in Tsunami
Next day drive from Chennai to Mahabalipuram was spectacular and the roadside with sparse coastal population is truly attractive.
It was hot but still breathtaking as soon as we got out of our car in Mahabalipuram reality check happened with the weather, it was hot enough to melt someone.
Our travel spree was not out though, we walked along the temple and as soon as I entered, I was mesmerized to see this amazing ancient architecture piece of art, which is said to be much expansive earlier but most of the area is lost due to Tsunami.
It is a photographer’s paradise and the interiors are quite stirring. They have depth, aesthetically carved in each creation highlighting the superior skills of the craftsmanship of that time.