I reached Namakkal town by afternoon and took a room at a quaint lodge called 'Salem Inn'. The rent was only Rs. 300. Pretty cheap and a decent setup for a solo rider. After freshening up, I went to explore the town. Since it was a super hot day, I headed to a local bar to chug down few beers. Once I satiated my dehydrated body, I had a taste of some local food- Rice with rabbit roast and boy it was so slurp.
With a heavy content stomach, I went back to my room and dozed off for a bit. By 6pm, I woke up and decided to walk the 2 odd kms to reach the historical 'Namakkal fort'.