We were 6, Me(Abhishek), Indu, Abhishek (another Abhishek), Ramya, Ramesh and Kalyani. Ramesh and Kalyani are my friends and other are my office friends. Some how Ramesh dropped of the plan and I asked my colleague Deepak to join the trip and he said ok and we kept it as secret to give surprise to others. Kalyani was replaced by Lavanya on the last day. So now Abhishek, Indu, Ramya, Abhishek, Lavanya and Deepak(Others were still thinking Ramesh was coming but no one know the surprise).
As there are no direct buses / trains from Hyderabad to Tiruvannamalai, we left with the options to go Bangalore / Chennai and from there we searched for trains but we couldn't find the trains as per our schedule and we thought bus would be better option. Now we chosed to go through Chennai than Bangalore as bus frequency will be more from Chennai to Tiruvannamalai.