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Hi to all travelers ! This is yet another of our great trip together, january 2010. With More of divine spirit in mind with us. We planned our trip to Tirupati Lord Venkateshwara in City of Pilgrimage to Tirupati. We started our trip from Chennai.
Andra Pradesh Tourism
Ofc address : 31/14 Burkit Road, Thygaraya Nagar Chennai. Ofc Phone: 044-65439987, 044-24353373. We have booked ticket fifteen days before. Trip options are as below:
|First Trip||1100||Includes two days with Tirupati, Padmavati and Kalhasti Temple. It start at 7:30 pm and ends at 5:30 pm next day.|
|Second Trip||900||Includes only Tirupati and Padmavati. It start at 5:30 am and end at 8:30 pm same day.|
Starting up early will be nice. So we started at 9:00AM to Madurai from KodaiKanal bus stand. And reached at around 12PM at Madurai. From there we went to Madurai Temple.
Just shocked by some boards within the temple. I don’t remember the exact. But they are like, “Only Hindu’s are allowed after this point” and “No foreigner is allowed after this point”. Well certain things cannot be controlled and explained.
This led to closure of our wonderful trip and yet another sweet memory of lifetime. 🙂
The day of site seeing and fun. We woke up early( Mosque prayers) also the 9:30AM was the bus. Water was really chilled (6AM-10AM hot water). Breakfast was complimentary. We have got the travel agent at the door step in the morning, SKM tours and travels. I guess they have tie up with hotel. They were having 4 tour plans :
1. Kodai Fullday Sight seeing Rs 150 per person
2. Forest Tour Rs 250 per person
3. Picnic Tour Rs 175 per person
4. VIP Forest Tour Rs 225 per person
In the morning they make Rs 300 per person for VIP Forest Tour + Kodai Fullday Sight seeing. So we agreed and started with the trip.
We have already planned that we will start at morning for Kodaikanal. So we started with local bus as follows to kodaikanal:
Munnar(8:00AM) to Theni – 3 hrs @ Rs 94 for 2 people
Theni to VathalaGundu – 1 hr @ Rs 30
VathalaGundu to Kodaikanal – 4 hrs @ Rs 40
So total Munnar to kodaikanal with Local Bus = 8 hrs / Rs 164 / 2 nature lover.
Really a new day with all the cool nature and her. We wake up a little late and packed the necessary things for the site-seeing. We booked private Indica for Rs 1000 (Negotiable) for Sight Seeing in Munnar. We got a small manual having four sight seeing in directions as below :
1. Mattupatty Direction
2. Coimbature Directions
3. Cochin Direction
4. Thekkady Direction
As of now we got quite disappointed, As soon as we reached redBus drop point we got auto and reached Arapalayam bus stand . We thought that we missed the direct bus to Munnar. But fortunately their was a bus at 8:00 AM directly to Munnar with ticket @ Rs. 71 per head. And we started our long and amazing 6 hour journey to Munnar. Below are some pics from 400 photos (That I clicked till Munnar). As we were moving up the Munnar station the view was getting more and more amazing and heavenly.
Our trip to Munnar was a very hectic but a amazing trip. We tried to visit as much as we can but also managed to find some peace time together :). So here are some lines that feels specials. “Explore every step, walk all roads. Hug her close, let’s nature shore you”. Our trip start point was Chennai and we moved from Madurai to Munnar by a local bus. It was a great nature experience until she started feeling that from the rock and roll ride. I tried and hugged her tight as to make her feel relaxed but all in vain. Even she took the medicine but of no use. Well lets say all her have this :P.