3200 kms on a cycle across Tamilnadu, Virudunagar and Tirunelveli

Tripoto
15th May 2015

Crossed 1200 kms cycling at this point, I pedalled towards Virudunagar from Madurai.

Back onto the National highways, I had to pedal 150 kms to complete this stretch.
 
Virudunagar
It was almost when I reached  Virudunagar, with the help of a few kind hearted people, I managed to stay at an engineering college and the people I met there were simply amazing. I enjoyed hearing the local Tamil dialect. 
 
Virudunagar district hosts Srivilliputhur temple tower , which is the official logo of Tamilnadu government. 
Sankaran Kovil has the architectural remains of King Pulikesi who has a legend behind him.
Sivagasi, famous for its fireworks is in Virudunagar.
 
Photo of 3200 kms on a cycle across Tamilnadu, Virudunagar and Tirunelveli 1/5 by Kamal Haz 

Photo of 3200 kms on a cycle across Tamilnadu, Virudunagar and Tirunelveli 2/5 by Kamal Haz 

 
Crossing the Virudunagar stretch, I rode into Tirunelveli via Kovilpatti and Kayathar. I met a guy who was surprised by the reason on why I took this trip and he wished me to complete this successfully.
 
After riding for 80 kms, I believed that I reached Tirunelveli at 7 o' clock but to my shock my friend told me that I had to ride another 25 kms to reach the main area of the city. Tirunelveli's sheer enormity shook me and so I had to ride another tiresome distance to have some rest and food.
 
Both Virudunagar and Tirunelveli are famous for soft Parotaas and Non-veg gravies. Do not miss them. 
Country chickenbiryani is a delicacy too.
 
Only at Tirunelveli, my sleep was troublesome and it made me rest for another half a day before I could get on the saddle.
Photo of 3200 kms on a cycle across Tamilnadu, Virudunagar and Tirunelveli 3/5 by Kamal Haz 

Photo of 3200 kms on a cycle across Tamilnadu, Virudunagar and Tirunelveli 4/5 by Kamal Haz 

Photo of 3200 kms on a cycle across Tamilnadu, Virudunagar and Tirunelveli 5/5 by Kamal Haz 
This district holds the famous Srivilliputhur temple, Sivagasi, famous for its fireworks and Kovilpatti. This stretch has a number of windmills
Photo of Virudunagar, Tamil Nadu, India by Kamal Haz
Photo of Virudunagar, Tamil Nadu, India by Kamal Haz
Photo of Virudunagar, Tamil Nadu, India by Kamal Haz
Photo of Virudunagar, Tamil Nadu, India by Kamal Haz
The famous Sweet Halwa district. Kuttralam falls in Tirunelveli is famous for its herbal bath and massage. Sankaran Kovil is a historically important location
Photo of Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India by Kamal Haz
Photo of Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India by Kamal Haz
Photo of Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India by Kamal Haz
Photo of Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India by Kamal Haz
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