Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #64 – Countryside and/or Small Town

Ambasamuthiram – A beautiful small town near Thirunelveli 

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Courtallam – Thamirabharani – P12

Few more pictures – 

These pictures were taken at random during our resort stay and few taken on the way to falls.

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Chitraruvi (small falls) – 

We saw this falls and took a few pictures and and wrapped up for lunch

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Resort –

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The resort is available in 2 location, one in the main road and the other is this one.

Note: As I stated, this is in the remote location and If you are traveling with your family, I won’t recommend this place, instead request them which is available nearby the Main road which was so good as I personally feel, this place looks so idle and women won’t feel comfortable .

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Phone Number – 94431 20960

IMG_20181020_125110564_BURST000_COVER_TOPIMG_20181020_125228751We refreshed ourselves in both the falls. This trip ended up being , one of the most memorable experience as we never thought , lastly we decided to pack up our things for chennai . We reached that night around 11.30 PM .

I m concluding the series with this post as I simply attempted in my drafting to share the experience, the manner in which it happen’d and Thank you all for your views, likes and comments. I will come up with something interesting in my next post.

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Courtallam – Thamirabharani – P5

This place was nearby a Temple as it was beautiful, so we decided to spend some time here and go for the holy plunge. It was dry and very hot climate that day. We spent almost close to 2 hours here. We did our holy plunge as per my dad’s wish after capturing the pictures. 

Thamirabharani River –

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After completion of this one-time event, we discussed on exploring other options around Tenkasi. Courtallam is very close to Tenkasi. So we discussed on exploring Courtallam that day afternoon and to start our return Journey the next day Morning. That was the Plan that moment, but after looking at the falls in Old Courtallam… do you think we could have started our return Journey the next day Morning …. No !!!!!!…

               To be Continued ………

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Courtallam – Thamirabharani – P4

Ambasamuthiram –

We saw few places and chose to go couple of more miles for a decent spot for Holy Plunge and found this beautiful place .. So spent some time capturing the moments here ….

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To be Continued ………

 

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Courtallam – Thamirabharani – P3

Time – 4 AM – Thirunelveli – 

After the room hunt disaster in Tirunelveli, we understood it could have been a sign from the nature to return 🙂 , yet we realized after reaching the City. We requested the driver to take rest and began searching for the alternatives around Tirunelveli. Around 24 places, Mahapushkaram occasion was organized and my father recommended to go a closest spot. Ambasamuthiram is one of the place , It is one of the wonderful Scenic spot in South Tamilnadu . We doubt we may not get stay in Ambasamuthiram and chose to go to Tenkasi for stay. From Tirunelveli to Tenkasi , the distance is close to 50 KM . From Tenkasi, Ambasamuthiram was around 35 KM.

We are uncertain about whether we would get the stay in Tenkasi, how ever the hotel receptionist was certain that stay can be profited in Tenkasi. This time, we truly needed to get things straight, as a day went in fiasco subsequent to voyaging more than 500KM  and would prefer not to squander another 100 KM. Rain stopped around 4.30 AM. We finally decided to take a call to reach Tenkasi. Driver agreed  and we reached Tenkasi around 5.30 AM. 

Time – 5.30 AM – Tenkasi – 

Surprisingly after reaching Tenkasi, the events started changing. We got the stay in the Tenkasi Town itself and our ultimate goal that time is to take rest first and after 10.30 AM, we would wanted to draft a plan for Ambasamuthiram. We took rest and wake up around 9.30 AM and started looking for options for Breakfast. Hotel Anandha Bhavan in Tenkasi , It was a good choice for breakfast as the quality of food/taste was OK and price was decent.

Time – 10.30 AM – Ambasamuthiram –  

Started around 10.30 AM for Ambasamuthiram and reached the town. Town overflowed with People for the Pushkaram occasion , that was really well-arranged in this small town. We saw few places and chose to go couple of more miles for a decent spot for Holy Plunge …..

Let me start sharing the Pictures !!

On the way pictures –

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To be Continued ………

 

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Courtallam – Thamirabharani – P1

Greetings all, Let me start the Journey of  visiting a couple of temples , that took a turn in the middle and ended up in a memorable Journey of Courtallam and Thamirabharani that will be remembered for a long time in my life as plenty of decision making was happening on the run  !!!!… Even I m surprised !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Time 7 AM – From Kanchipuram –

Last Year , Second half was busy with official commitments and had no time to relax, I was thinking to visit couple of temples near by Kumbakonam and also wanted to Visit Tanjore , but the later doesn’t happen by the way. The right time came during Dusherra Weekend, I planned to visit those temple as it will take a day to reach and return .

I took an additional day off ( Friday ) and planned to Visit Tanjore as well. When we actually started our Journey from Kanchipuram and on the way to Pondicherry, things started to change and plenty of unplanned requests came from my dad … lol 🙂 

Time 10 AM – Near Pondicherry –

As we reach Pondicherry, my father suggested that he needed to Visit Thirunelveli for Thamirabharani Maha Pushkaram ( It happens once in 144 Years ) . Initially I was not convinced because of the distance that we will have to travel as the time is 11 AM in  Pondicherry already , I was afraid whether we may miss the actual plan of visiting the temples and I really don’t want to mess that up for a reason and suggested my dad that I wanted to visit those temples first and later we can decide on further proceedings on Thirunelveli . Surprisingly my dad said OK 🙂 ...

Mahapushkaram Information  –

https://mytravelcsp.wordpress.com/2018/12/10/kumbhamela-vs-pushkaram-c22/

https://thamirabaranipushkaram.webs.com/

Map to Reach Vaitheeswaran Temple from Chennai – 

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Time 3 PM – Vaitheeswaran Temple  –

We reached Vaitheeswaran temple around 3 PM . We could see the temple is closed and will be open around 4.30 PM .

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We finished up our darshan here and visited an another temple around 6.30 PM. So we finally completed our actual plan and my dad’s proposal came in for review again. 

During a long journey, Car driver should co-operate else it will be a big mess and all the unplanned events will be collapsed, so we discussed the plans with him and with no time, he agreed and even he wanted to visit Tirunelveli as well. So we all are in sync and the plan set for Thirunelveli . So from Kumbakonam, the easiest way to reach Thirunelveli is to reach Thiruchi from Kumbakonam and take the NH from there .

The route plan was really excellent, but we never know there are more surprises awaited for us on the way to Thirunelveli !!!!!!!!!!!

 

                              To be Continued ………

 

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