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Old 19th November 2016, 00:42   #61
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@ RSUDARSANAN, Happy Morning ! two of us from Chennai are planning to meet up with you all at tindivanam, as of now. 11.45 we shall wait for your arrival at aaryas garden hotel. Can you message me your mobile number please, so as we can keep in touch? Thanks. k7.
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hope y'all had a great time. Please post some pics.
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@ RSUDARSANAN, Happy Morning ! two of us from Chennai are planning to meet up with you all at tindivanam, as of now. 11.45 we shall wait for your arrival at aaryas garden hotel. Can you message me your mobile number please, so as we can keep in touch? Thanks. k7.
Oops. You got the date wrong
We were there on 18th.
Btw, we met CGB @ Virudhhachalam yesterday.

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hope y'all had a great time. Please post some pics.
"Hope"
You must be kidding !
Pic.s in sometime...you, armchair traveller

Cheers

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Oops. You got the date wrong
We were there on 18th.
Btw, we met CGB @ Virudhhachalam yesterday.

Cheers
Hi, infact it was CGB who initiated the trip and next day morning only we realised our mistake. Lets catch up with you guys next time.
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Four pictures to whet the appetite. There were "proper" photographers in our group, so we should get plenty of really good pictures pretty soon. All pictures I took were with mobile camera.


World War I memorial in Puducherry
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Mangrove forest in Pichavaram
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Entrance Arch to Tranquebar (Thangambadi)
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View from the top of Tranquebar Danish Fort
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Photologue of the Heritage drive:

Fri: 18 Nov.,'16

Breakfast1
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Breakfast2
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Refreshment break @ Arya's Tindivanam
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Pondicherry drive in
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After an invigorating drive, lunch1
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lunch2
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Sylvan environs teatime1
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teatime2
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@ the Promenade - a happy bunch
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to be contd...

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It was an awesome trip..thank you Chief for conducting this heritage drive and thank you all for making this a memorable trip :-). Will post my pictures shortly
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as always one more memorable trip thanks to ravi sudarsanan for arranging the same.team spirit was also nice .. so perfect group to be called team bhp members.
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It was a nice and memorable trip.
Great hotels and excellent locations.

Made some new friendships and renewed old ones.

Chief sirji -
When is the next trip and where?
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In continuation:

After a leisurely stroll on the Promenade, it was back to the de l'Orient,

Thanks to elections in Pondicherry, it was a "dry" weekend.

Thankfully, the weather was kinder and we got together with softer options
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The mood was sombre, mellow and grounded
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Nevertheless, the dinner venue sported a festive look
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Dinner1
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D2
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D3
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D4
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D5
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D6
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End of day 1

to be continued...
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This post will not be in any chronological order, so please bear with me.

These are pics of our humble steeds that carried us safely throughout the entire journey without a hiccup, the only exception was Nikhilb2008's souped up Civic that joined us for breakfast on day 1. It was spitting flames every time he lifted off and was a sight to behold at 5 am in the morning

First pit stop for breakfast
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All set to get going again for the homeward stretch
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All set to get going again for the homeward stretch
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Perfect stretch of road provided for a good photo op. Special thanks to CBG for meeting us with his Honda City for lunch
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Special shout out for this gentleman whom we met on day 1 at our breakfast halt. His pride and joy is a 1969 model. Though he has not stuck to the original script his mods are tastefully done!
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In continuation...

Sat 19 Nov.,'16

After a hearty breakfast drove to Pichavaram for some boating through the dense mangroves

Away we go...
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Closing in
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In there 1
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In there 2
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From Pichavaram to
Bungalow on the Beach Tranquebar
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From the balcony, vista1
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vista2
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Surprise, a click with a celebrity who dropped by for lunch
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Post lunch, was free time. So it was a-la-carte - beach/pool/temple/Danish fort.

Evening, as the sun set the moon and spirits rose in tandem when at the Cinderella hour it was called a day, hic

End of day 2.

To be contd...

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Day2 :From 4 wheels to no wheels, Pichavaram Mangrove boat ride

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Getting ready for the convoy
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Tearful goodbyes
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Not so tearful goodbyes
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All excited to know what lies ahead and the thrill of the adventure
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Only to realize its only 3 feet of water all around
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Enter the magical forest
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Like a page out of jungle book (was half expecting to see Kha)
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Tilt not really happy about the constant ducking to avoid getting impaled by the sharp branches hanging over our heads
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This guy was really curious and made sure we left his habitat alone
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In continuation...

Sun 20 Nov.,16

Pre departure clicks
D1
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D2
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D3
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@ Virudhachalam - lunch
Chennai Bhpian CGB aka Gautam, standing, meets up with us
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CGB pilots us to the 4 lane hi'way for customary photoshoot
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A selfie before he bids us goodbye
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Tea break @ Park Plaza, Salem
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Dinner break and farewell @ Ramee Guestline, Attibele
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Some architectural beauties in Pondichery (16th-17th century)

The youngest in this picture is our very own FORTified
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This door leads to the bathroom.Why is that significant? Only 2 rooms had doors to the bathrooms the others had to make do with a sheet hanging
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One of the reasons the hotel is called a Heritage Non Hotel
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Another view of the door
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As tempting as it looks this is not cake icing
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Well maintained wall art
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Dining area
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This building houses a small scale embroidery industry. Very artistic and everything is hand stitched
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Looking at some places you would be hard pressed to realize you are still in India and not some European back lane
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