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Old 9th April 2008, 18:48   #1
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The East Coast Road connects Chennai with Pondicherry and a little bit further South along the East Coast of TamilNadu. These images are from my most recent visit, about a fortnight ago.
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A few more ECR images from my most recent drive.
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ECR looks better in photos
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Very beautiful photos Nickatnite. The road looks very well surfaced. The cloudy day would have made the going slightly easy for the bikers. I liked the last but one snap where the trees overhead seem to stretch to keep up with you as you speed along. Thanks for sharing.
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A few ECR images from at the last Chennai bhp-ian road trip
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lolz!.It is a beautiful stretch of tar, once you get past Palavakkam.
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I have traversed this road so many times than I can recall and its more of the serenity along the road than the road itself which is eye-catching.
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Ajantha hotel looks nice (however it's not on ECR).

Nothing feels better than having a mug of chilled beer on its balcony, listening to the roar of the sea and enjoying the breeze!
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Ajantha hotel looks nice (however it's not on ECR).

Nothing feels better than having a mug of chilled beer on its balcony, listening to the roar of the sea and enjoying the breeze!
I second your opinion!. The hotel is getting a renovation and it looked good. I have more pics of Pondy which i will post in this thread soon.The view of the sea from the Promenade Hotel is very inspiring.
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Very shortly I will have some interesting ECR photos on my travelogue too
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lolz!.It is a beautiful stretch of tar, once you get past Palavakkam.
Hey! Nothing wrong with Palavakkam!

But seriously, you have to go a bit further even, past the checkpoint at the Sholinganallur-road (becoming the new ECR/OMR Link) junction before it becomes better driving. Even then there are a few barriers and stuff that has to be slowed down for.
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At first I thought it was about my Enfield Cafe Racer (ECR). Nevertheless, these roads are like a great benchmark. I hope all roads are made like this, it'd make travelling very interesting and entertaining.
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2 lane road as benchmark . Ideal would be 6 lane. Atleast it must be 4 lane. This might be a good stretch. But not a benchmark by any stretch of imagination.
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2 lane road as benchmark . Ideal would be 6 lane. Atleast it must be 4 lane. This might be a good stretch. But not a benchmark by any stretch of imagination.
This road is a country road and not a highway. If one wants to take the highway to Pondicherry from Chennai, there's NH45. I think it's a great 'getaway from the rat-race' road that takes one through many scenic locales and green fields and the seaview is inspiring. I like the drive and i give this road a .
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Wow !! Nice roads these are - So many sights our country has to offer !!

It's only lately that I have started appreciating the beauty of our lovely country. I always say to people '' Get out & drive !! ''
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