Monday, April 21, 2008

Pleasure nothing special

Traveling early morning is pleasure always, since it gives freshness in mood and views before sun dawns. The power or energy could feel as the tender waves of sun carried on body. Every time which ever progress is never disturbed, still I could count on the days that pleased waked early for travel or any other special days. Just like that a day recently happen in the 150km travelling to Sripuram, a 12km away from Vellore. This was planned that went on 6th; it wasn’t prepared if there was no urgency by my grandma to visit Sripuram where her relatives and neighbors have gone through conversion with her of the newly built Golden temple there. Something that amazes me is the National Highways 46 that connects Chennai and Vellore. It was nearly 10 years back I went on this stretch that takes hours to cross because of rough; but today it was no more than two-and-half-hours to reach Vellore. Seeing this road I couldn’t resist the Vadivelu’s comedy in film Vetri-kodi-kattu, that ‘in Dubai we could put the food on road and eat,’ that clean the roads are being. And has to congrats the highways department for giving a smooth road and the private authorities to maintain it properly without a small contour for our payment in tollgate.

Commonly Vellore is known for two. One is Vellore fort and another is high sunshine; but great time it was normal when we went. The town is surrounded by rocky hills, not broadens streets and congested shops before the CMC, one of a best hospital in India. The Sripuram is just 10 minutes drive from CMC, looking towards a green hill summit. The golden temple which is covered by gold on the structure in sum of 300 crores is located in sripuram, one of the current busiest holy spaces for many. More than gold temple, the surrounding is idolizing for its beauty with green and fresh summit with grasses, flowers and fountains. The view of the temple is in star shape, where one could walk for three km along the star way to reach the center of divine.

Existence of joy for mind when walking (me wheeling) along with cousins and parents the 3 km stretch and the boards reading beautiful thoughts either sides of the path is to give positive thoughts going through all, but I miss many messages. Keeping silent would better make us and others to put in peace and pleasure enjoying the atmosphere completely, but it was nosier of talkative walkers. We were early leaved the temple unexpectedly of fewer crowds; neither should we have staying sometimes unless we have some more temples to visit. The very useful thing the temple has is the facilities for wheelchair moving, even they have owned for people with walking trouble that helped my grandpa for reaching. One thing that disappoints me is, they are not allowing cameras inside the premises to take beautiful picture of this place.
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On the way, we stopped for Jalakanteswarar temple inside the Vellore Fort. This very old temple is specially consists for its majestic rock sculpture and for lord Shiva. The fort which is maintained by Archaeological Survey of India seems important for much occupation and this temple tower visible from every distance is perfect picturing and its white coloring. The moat surrounds the fort has a small boating and garden. From there is another temple 25km away is Ponnai, a small temple inside a village. To my wonder, the streets of this village and the pass away are so neat, simple glances beautiful and could teach our city people the support of quality environment. So sadden, there was no power in batter to bring the pictures of this village. The very thing about this trip is not the destination, but the distance I covers traveling and sighting new places. Its Simple pleasure than nothing anything special.

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17 comments:

Kavi said...

Thats a good account and one that would come in handy when i travel !

Thanks.

And speaking of airstrip like roads, we indeed have covered a long distance from where we were !!

vishesh said...

ha i never been there..:) should go oneday...the road is good :) but the truck guys never drive properly...

priya said...

That seema you had a wonderful trip. Good for you Jeevan. The temple pic' looks great and nice roads too.

Alok said...

I have been there long long back .... I loved the account .. the road looks like I can go for a long drive anytime :)


Alok

Ghost Particle said...

more and more i yearn to visit India...I just read about the Sripuram temple last week. While I am reserved about the idea...I still love the way you described the drive. excellent post.

krystyna said...

Best to you!

Keshi said...

aww I so wanna visit India now..especially the temples.

Keshi.

Jeeves said...

Heard abt Sripuram. Though never been able to make a visit

krystyna said...

Happy Earth Day!

MARIA said...

Happy Earth Day!

Azer Mantessa said...

Very nice looking highway there. with shorten time taken, more distance covered, everybody will really start to love travelling more.

nice picture of the temple.

Jeevan said...

Kavi – Thanks buddy. These roads really make travel easier and pleasure.

Vishesh – yes, though the night traveling is worst of heavy truck and I personally feel people going out with family at night times on highways should be avoided. It’s a beautiful place, go and visit ones :)

Priya – yes it was Thank you. The good thing is the temple pic!

Alok –I couldn’t resist thinking about our buddy kalai when trip planned, who is from Vellore. A very nice trip :)

GP – Thanks nanba. I wish you too do a trip to India soon...

Krystyna – Thank you and happy earth day, let do our best to earth :)

Keshi – do it soon dear, hugss

Jeeves – this place is getting busy tourist from everywhere. Hope u visit sometime.

Maria – Thanks grandma :)

Azer – in travelling we explore more... Thank you.

Le Hornet said...

the road looks so skate-able... that building looks nice, cool snaps man. p.s thank you for your comment friend. check you soon.

Cuckoo said...

Just by your description, I loved the place !! Have been to some places of Tamil Nadu but never here. Will keep it in my 'list to visit'.

The roads looks so awesome to drive.

Alok said...

hey do u hv any clue abt kalai ... she has been missing for too long

alok

Alok said...

hey do u hv any clue abt kalai ... she has been missing for too long

alok

Shiva said...

A lucid account of your travel. Thanks for sharing. Will visit this temple soon..