Monday, October 17, 2016

Another bucket list travel:)

Another vacation overlap and this time we decided to make  it an annual visit to our family deity temple near Trichy. But like the saying goes " Man proposes, god disposes"....we could'nt make it to  our deity temple  as it is open only on Mondays and Fridays. Instead, we reversed our travel itinerary and  set out to check off some things from our "to do" list.

So on saraswati puja day, from chennai after brunch we started off to Karaikudi on NH 45. After a couple of tea breaks and a stop over at the husband's alma mater near Trichy, we reached  Karaikudi at 8.30 completing the journey in 8 hours. 

The next day morning began with an auspicious start  to Pillayarpatti, the abode of Karpaga vinayagar(  Lord Ganesh ) and then there was no hindrance or looking back on the travel....everything went as we had proposed and we went ticking off pillayarpatti, Athangudi mansion, Athangudi tile making process and  we even managed to see some places which were not on our itinerary and the tick off continued to the last day of my travel back to my city.

 Here are a few pictures,  although  I must confess I was not  comfortable handling the features of  my new phone and so could not click pictures at many places where I wanted to.

 A very smooth drive on NH 45

Pillayarpatti karpaga Vinayakar temple pond

                                               The  wooden ceiling at Athangudi mansion

                                               The hand crafted athangudi tile in the of its kind in the world.

Will record the  important travel detail after putting things in order of priority.


  1. Great. We have been to Pillayarpatti Vinayagar Temple. Thanks for sharing the photos.

  2. What a beautiful temple!!Isn't it? pleasure SG:)

  3. Haven't been there at all. No doubt after your series of posts it will join my bucket list.

    1. a lovely place to visit if you like going to heritage and cultural town.