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    Default Re: Jingle Bells Jingle Bells Jingle All The Way! – A Christmas ride to places in Tamilnadu

    good one Chiyaan.
    Nice teaser.

    Do check the pics again, its not loading properly(or my network doesnt allow it).

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    Default Re: Jingle Bells Jingle Bells Jingle All The Way! – A Christmas ride to places in Tamilnadu

    Quote Originally Posted by dichkaun View Post
    Great.
    You started off just the way I like it..with a food picture
    Keep the rest coming.
    Hi dichkaun, thanks a lot for the appreciation. Thread updated. BTW your username is very good, sounds funny

    Quote Originally Posted by saquib3005 View Post
    good one Chiyaan.
    Nice teaser.

    Do check the pics again, its not loading properly(or my network doesnt allow it).
    Oh is it? They were loading fine on my side also no one complained till now. Thanks anyway

    Sorry for the wait. So the second day ride details are here:

    25th December, The Christmas day:
    I got up at 5:00 AM, freshen-up, checked-out of the lodge and was on road by 6:00 AM against my planned depart at 8:00 AM, 2 hours ahead.

    Odo reading when started leaving from Salem


    A decorated church in Salem



    Sunrise over a lake





    Snacks and hot coffee break



    Encounter with windmills











    And the district welcomes me


    Reached the southernmost tip of our mother land India by 12:30 PM


    The immediate thing I did after reaching Kanyakumari is the hunt for a stay with parking facility. Since it’s a long weekend all the places were pre-booked and were already full. Lodges were making money out of this situation and were charging more than the actual price. Unfortunately (fortunate for a guest who’s going to appear soon) I was unable to find a single room in Kanyakumari after enquiring some 6 to 7 lodges and I was left with no other option rather than taking a double room. I bargained and failed, paid 1200 INR for a decent room which is close enough for tourist attractions around.

    Finished my lunch (it’s horrible) returned to lodge and slept for two hours, got up and started exploring the places around.

    Shrine of our lady of ransom, Kanyakumari







    When the night turns up



    Vivekananda Rock memorial and Thiruvalluvar statue



    I have skipped visiting Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue, because of crowd and huge queue waiting for the boat tickets. If you want to cover these places, make sure you are spending one full day in Kanyakumari. As per the information I gathered, people form start forming a queue from 7 or 8 AM. So plan accordingly.

    A shop selling different varieties of sea shells starting from 20 INR.



    Yay!!! At the southernmost tip of India





    They named them as twin beaches, but they didn’t look like a beach to my eyes




    Sun settling down at the southernmost tip of India



    That’s me, taking a selfie with Sun






    I was lucky enough to see the sunset at the southernmost tip of India. But couldn’t get perfect sunset because of sky being cloudy. All the gathered crowd was little upset for same reason.

    When the crowd started to disperse, I was having a snack sitting on a near-by rock. In all this crowd I saw a guy riding a Yamaha R15 V2 with True Wanderers sticker on tail, ‘I, The Biker’ patch on this jacket and few other patches. I identified him, but in that crowd he didn’t noticed me. He was very much disappointed that he couldn’t made it to the sunset. He rode the bike to a parking spot and I started walking towards him. Meet @saquib3005, the true wanderer. I don’t know how he felt but it’s a big surprise for me to meet riding buddies at an unexpected place.

    I’m damn sure that he’s not going to get a lodge to stay so I invited him to share the double room that I took. So whatever happens, it happens for a reason – Me reaching Kanyakumari early, taking a double room is helping some biker brother. He’s on a solo ride, I’m on my solo ride as well and we both were riding in opposite directions. But somehow we met in Kanyakumari.

    Selfie with the True Wanderer


    After a little chit-chat we had our food, visited couple of places, we inquired about the way to sunrise view point and returned to the lodge. So the day has ended with beautiful roads, hundreds of windmills, great sunset and an unexpected friend. Totally loved it!!!

    Sorry for keeping you guys waiting. I'm occupied with some office work and never ending meetings. Will try to end the travelogue with upcoming chapter. Hope you all like the pictures and kindly bear with my writing, second timer here so I would like to hear some suggestions in writing tlogs. Thanks a lot.

    Coming up: Day 3: Riding to the Temple town and to the Ghost town
    Last edited by chiyaanchinnu; 01-06-2016 at 10:27 PM. Reason: Quoted dichkaun :)

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    Default Re: Jingle Bells Jingle Bells Jingle All The Way! – A Christmas ride to places in Tamilnadu

    Quote Originally Posted by dichkaun View Post
    You started off just the way I like it..with a food picture
    EXACTLY My thoughts....

    Bikes...Food... 2 things I cant live without!
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    Default Re: Jingle Bells Jingle Bells Jingle All The Way! – A Christmas ride to places in Tamilnadu

    Sorry for long gap, I was out for another ride

    26th December, Riding to Ghost town:
    I woke up at 5:00 AM and reached the sunrise view point at 5:30 AM. The crowd gathered didn’t surprised me after watching the crowd at sunset. As per my weather app the sunrise is at 6:30 AM so I phoned Saquib to wake him up. Since I reached the spot before him, we both were lost in the crowd and met only when everyone started leaving the place.



    And the wait is on




    The first glimpse








    Its same thing again, we didn’t saw the perfect sunrise since sky being cloudy. But all in all it’s an amazing experience to see the sun settling down and rising up at Lakshadweep Sea. By the time we returned to the lodge it was 7:15 AM I ensured that I have packed all my things, bid adieu to the true wanderer and was on road riding to Thiruchendur located 90 Km from Kanyakumari.





    Want to see how the good the roads are getting while I ride? Checkout




    I have crossed two such water puddles on my way to Thiruchendur. And in all this I have reached the 39000 Km milestone on the odometer.



    Reached Thiruchendur by 9:40 AM. I visited this place only based on my friend’s suggestion, but I didn’t felt the place good unless you go to the Murugan Temple which is known as only Murugan house that’s situated near the sea shore.



    So I didn't wasted any time there and started riding towards Rameswaram, the temple island town. Letting the pictures talk about route:













    The Pamban Bridge




    Construction of missing link in Danushkodi




    Travelling to Danushkodi




    Remains








    Danushkodi beach


    Returned from Danushkodi by 5:30 PM and started to my friends place, M. Reddiapatti. That's 145 Kilometers from Rameswaram. And I rode in the night through pathless pothole filled so called roads. One can imagine how hard it will be to ride a Yamaha R15 during night time and that 145 KM stretch is unforgettable for me. I'm all alone with only a couple of two wheelers for only some of the extent.

    Reached M. Reddiapatti by 9:30 PM, that's way too late and I never rode till that time. Had an awesome dinner with dosa's and mutton curry made by my friend's mom. Can't forget the food I had there.

    While leaving his place @9:30 AM


    Next destination is the Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai, the temple city. Spent around 1 in Madurai because of rush inside the temple and baggage counters.





    Reached home safe by 6:00 PM.

    odometer reading at the end of the ride


    Thanks for reading and really sorry for ending it very very late almost 20 days after ride completion

    My very recent ride on 15th, 16th and 17th of Jan 2016. It's one hell of a ride through western ghats and thick forests.
    Last edited by chiyaanchinnu; 01-20-2016 at 03:51 PM. Reason: Changed latest ride dates.
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    Wonderful pix bro..
    And a nice narration..
    How was the experience touring on an R15..i mean the ride comfort..
    NEVER.....Take your eyes off the road...!!

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    Superb pics and nice write up ,

    you have planned this in feb ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8mindhiphopin83 View Post
    Wonderful pix bro..
    And a nice narration..
    How was the experience touring on an R15..i mean the ride comfort..
    Thanks a lot brother. There's a hidden tourer in Yamaha R15. Ride comfort is always great, hassle free. Newbies might face the wrist pain when rode for long hours but they'll get used to it. Very reliable machine.

    Quote Originally Posted by MUSTANG 27 View Post
    Superb pics and nice write up ,

    you have planned this in feb ?
    Thanks Rajesh anna. Yeah I did it on 15th, 16th and 17th Feb when entire South India is celebrating Pongal. Munnar is little busy but Valparai is not. All in all it's an awesome experience for me riding through western ghats and deep forests. Will try to write a short travelogue with some chosen pics. Thanks again
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    Thanks Rajesh anna. Yeah I did it on 15th, 16th and 17th Feb when entire South India is celebrating Pongal. Munnar is little busy but Valparai is not. All in all it's an awesome experience for me riding through western ghats and deep forests. Will try to write a short travelogue with some chosen pics. Thanks again [/QUOTE]


    Pongal is in JAN not in feb...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MUSTANG 27 View Post
    Thanks Rajesh anna. Yeah I did it on 15th, 16th and 17th Feb when entire South India is celebrating Pongal. Munnar is little busy but Valparai is not. All in all it's an awesome experience for me riding through western ghats and deep forests. Will try to write a short travelogue with some chosen pics. Thanks again

    Pongal is in JAN not in feb...[/QUOTE]

    Damn it!!! You got me there. LOL, will edit the post. Thanks anna.
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