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Old 8th June 2015, 16:27   #16
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The tile making factory is a small one. There are quiet few similar factories on either side of the road. This is a fairly labor intensive way of manufacturing tiles.

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Default Re: Wanderlust Traveller : Karaikudi & Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu)

Apart from the huge and lavish houses, Karaikudi is also famous for antique items. You will get anything from big wooden doors carved heavily to crockery which would probably be a couple of hundreds of years old. It is also famous for specific variety of carpets known as "Rathna kamblam". Of course it is famous for Tiles of many types. All the antiques and used imported tiles used to be available in the antique shops of Karaikudi which is hidden treasure of this small town. There are few dedicated small lanes where these shops are located.
Karaikudi is also famous for something called "varuval seeval", made out of slices of areca nut, fried and sprinkled with sugar !!
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Am surprised that so many places can be seen around Karaikudi. Rameshwaram is hardly 3 hours from Karaikudi
Thanks. Yes, we had a plan to drive down to Rameshwaram on second day post lunch. We had been Rameshwaram earlier, so this was just for a drive and to capture pics of Pamban bridge. However, since the previous day and also next day was having drive, decided against that. Also, wanted to capture image of train crossing over Pamban bridge, I guess the timing for that is around 02:30 PM, which we would be missing.

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Thanks a ton for the share! Really light and relaxing read. The images of the simple yet beautiful architecture really bring out the beauty of the South India.
Thanks Tushar.
Its unfortunate that many of the mansions are in ruins. Tourism has not taken off much, it would have been a good source of income to the local community.

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It will be wonderful to experience that cuisine first-hand. Stomach grumbling already
Ironically, we did not find any descent non veg restaurants in Karaikudi. Couple of places we had food were veg only options.

Bangala serves good food. It is not included in the package and is bit expensive (Rs 800 / head)

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Wow, excellent coverage as usual Mr.Suhas.
You have that passion in you, Wonderful.
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Awaiting your Kodai travelogue.

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Everytime I see your posts, i realize yet another wonderful little gem of a place that I could've visited during my Chennai stint!
Thanks Phamilyman.
Well, on the brighter side. You are two days closer to Leh than us.


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Is there any place left in south that you have not visited?
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There is always new places to see and if anytime we feel all places are covered, we just need to start over

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Thanjavur is my In laws place, so I have to strongly agree to the point written at the beginning.
Thanks Bakash4u. Yes, we had a tough time walking over granite paved floor of Thanjavur temple.

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Would the Dindigul-Nattam route still be the best or are there any other options with good road conditions ?
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Road condition wise Dindigul - Nattam route is best from Bangalore, thanks to NH 7 till Dindigul. However, if you want to consider other route you can opt for Salem - Trichy - Pudukotai - Karaikudi as suggested to me in Bangalore - Karaikudi route thread.

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I have used some of these tiles in my home, always wanted to visit to see how they are made.
There were lots of tile making factories enroute, you can very much walk in to anyone and request for a demo.

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. There are few dedicated small lanes where these shops are located.
Karaikudi is also famous for something called "varuval seeval", made out of slices of areca nut, fried and sprinkled with sugar !!
Thanks for the information.

There was a walking map given at Bangala which had listed antique shops too, we did not check it though.
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