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Old 27th August 2010, 18:15   #31
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Real rustic I must say! The banner made my day!
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Old 28th August 2010, 22:35   #32
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Kallidaikuruchi is a very mouthwatering place for me. All those people who love the south indian Appalam (papad) in it's various tastes and ingredients) would know that Kallidaikuruchi Appalams are terrific!
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Kallidaikuruchi is also the native of the biggest auto / business groups of TN - Rane / Easun (Enfield) / Sanmar / Amalgamation / India cements. The native place of TVS family is also near by.

So it is a historic place for auto lovers.
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Old 29th August 2010, 00:39   #33
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TV sundaram Iyengar is from Tirukkurungudi. A village that comes between Nanguneri and valliyur.

I knew about TVS, Amalgamation (earlier simpsons group from which anantharamakrishnan branched out) were from Nellai district. Didn't know about easun.
Sanmar group was first started as India cements. S.N.N.Sankaralinga Iyer established India cements in Tirunelveli. The Sankar cements you see there belongs to that group. Later they diversified in to Sanmar group. Incidentally, SNNS Iyer was born and brought up in Tanjore and not in Nellai. He set up his company in Nellai and moved down south.
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Old 29th August 2010, 18:02   #34
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the shifting patten of rain..if you look closely

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an 'exotic' we spotted on the way..it had us drooling for quite sometime

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had to take a detour as work was goin on the SH

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well..the initial impression was that the 'paddy-land' was starting

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but, on the next turning, this was awaiting us..

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and finally, we joined back in the SH..it was like heaven

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still had miles to go

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beyond this bridge were those green farmlands..

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Old 29th August 2010, 18:18   #35
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Nothing like seeing the state through state highways and nearby towns!
Imagine where we have come down to? We need to make an effort to see things, which we grew up to on a daily basis!

But nonetheless its worth its weight in gold !

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Excellent @mysticeyes; I'm hooked up for 2 reasons...
1. I'm planning a trip to Kalladakurichi; not sure when it would happen. So any pointers on it is highly appreciated
2. The RX pls post a few more pics if you've them. Tks.
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Old 30th August 2010, 12:48   #37
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Nothing like seeing the state through state highways and nearby towns!
Imagine where we have come down to? We need to make an effort to see things, which we grew up to on a daily basis!

But nonetheless its worth its weight in gold !
My sentiments exactly.. For the past five years, I've been taking a journey to our past-people, places and experiences.This trip is one such, but limited to periphery as I had mentioned earlier. After all, this is where we came from. To quote few lines from a song by Chris Rea, a famous travel song artist:


"My world is miles of endless roads
That leaves a trail of broken dreams
Where have you been?
Where are you going to?
I want to know what is new
I want to go with you
What have you seen?
What do you know that is new?
Where are you going to?
Because I want to go with you
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The RX pls post a few more pics if you've them. Tks.
Well, we couldn't bear the fact that the 'exotic' belonged to some other person and felt so helpless standing there and drooling its beauty. So we limited the click to just 1 pic for RX 100..anymore click woul've tempted us to steal it

a new irrigation canal being developed-near kalladakurichi
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its back to greenlands again
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fabia loves greenery all around
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what you sow you reap..
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TN had excellent signboards all around
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just love these narrow alleys
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alleys open out into>>
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Old 30th August 2010, 13:16   #38
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You were 12 kms from Manimuthar falls and 7 from manimuthar dam. And you skipped. sigh.
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Well, we couldn't bear the fact that the 'exotic' belonged to some other person and felt so helpless standing there and drooling its beauty. So we limited the click to just 1 pic for RX 100..anymore click woul've tempted us to steal it
Trust me, I was very much drooling over the RX though I own a home made brand new RX. I don't know what's there in that simple motorcycle, no matter how much I see them, I'm not tired. Its for sure in a good hands & I'm glad about that.

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TN had excellent signboards all around
Very true & sometimes they're too confusing also.

Waiting more to read on Kalladakurichi
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Old 30th August 2010, 13:55   #40
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You were 12 kms from Manimuthar falls and 7 from manimuthar dam. And you skipped. sigh.
we took a sudden detour and went about 1 km on the dam route. But the road condition was pretty horrible and we decided to turn around since we had lots to cover that day.Like I had mentioned earlier, we would be making detailed trips to each and every interesting points pretty soon

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Trust me, I was very much drooling over the RX though I own a home made brand new RX. I don't know what's there in that simple motorcycle, no matter how much I see them, I'm not tired. Its for sure in a good hands & I'm glad about that.
OFF TOPIC - Its the same for all RX lovers. This is coming from a person who has been in love with RX from the first sight and has been using RX for 15 years Its not just a 'vehicle' to go from Point A to Point B. Rather, being in RX 100 is a journey in itself. there's lot of difference between a 'journey' and 'movement'. 4strokes are just 'movers'.

Barring RD, which other bike could give the pleasure of being like a king lording over his people as we cruise in 4th gear, sedately at 35km/hr..it just gave that feeling of a king on a horse on an evening walk-lazy yet regal.period.
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Nothing like the velvet green paddy fields!
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Its the same for all RX lovers. This is coming from a person who has been in love with RX from the first sight and has been using RX for 15 years Its not just a 'vehicle' to go from Point A to Point B. Rather, being in RX 100 is a journey in itself. there's lot of difference between a 'journey' and 'movement'. 4strokes are just 'movers'.

Barring RD, which other bike could give the pleasure of being like a king lording over his people as we cruise in 4th gear, sedately at 35km/hr..it just gave that feeling of a king on a horse on an evening walk-lazy yet regal.period.
Rightly said & couldn't agree more; I'm all eyes to see Kalladakuruchi & local attractions.
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During the days in college some seven of my friends used to have Black RX100.

And when all the seven used to be on road, it almost looked like a rogue's gallery!
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some more views from the kalladakurichi-ambasamudram area

welcome to ambasamudram
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again in greenery
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the lushness all around made me doze off
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49-30km in 1 hour that's called sedate driving
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He overtook us many times as we had 'stop, click & go' drive..his cart and life were from the past, trying to go forward whereas we were trying to go back to the past, to his roots

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acting as fence to encroaching modernity? the fields in background

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@Mysticeyes - I always have this feeling that TN's greens are not that pleasing as KL's greens. May be few areas such as Valparai/Pollachi has great greens & pleasing to eyes compared to KL. Is this just my feeling or do you also feel the same? I feel some freshness still with KL's green & TN's greens are slightly dried up. Since you're from KL, what's your observation on this?

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