Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sights of Trichy - Part 2



My aunt was so excited to welcome us at her home after almost 3 years and so prepared a special brunch for us. Her apartment is in a small street in the Rockfort area and as soon as we arrived she served us some freshly squeezed lemon juice (much needed in the heat!!!).



She had also prepared a wonderful brunch for us - dosai, tomato/onion chutney and kesari... yum yum!


After the delicious brunch, we went for a walk in the area and again stopped for some drinks.



My cousin picked us up and brought us to his three year old son's school to pick him up. As soon as his son saw us from the class, he tried to run away although the class had not even finished! Within 5 minutes though, the kids were allowed to leave and the little boy, Sreesh, was so excited to be out!



We then drove to Kallanai, an ancient dam built on the Cauvery river by a Chola king. It dates back to the 1st Century AD. It is about 329 metres long and 20 metres wide. Some people bathe in the dam when it is not considered safe and there have been many deaths reported.



The drive to Kallanai was very lovely. Beautiful green landscape with lots of banana plantations, paddy fields and coconut trees. It was also nice to be away from the city noise and just enjoy the peace and quiet of this place.





As it was a hot day, what else better to do than to fool around and drink some fresh coconut milk!!!





All in all, we had a lovely and relaxing day with great food, company and nature...Next up is Srirangam!

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