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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Sashi's wedding

May 22nd was Sashi's wedding. Since its on a weekend, we had made a good plan. Totally, some 15 friends wud have attended the marriage in Udumalpet.

We started from Bangalore at 10.30PM on Friday. 5 of us (myself,madhu,jiya,veera and vela)
got down at Avinashi and took a bus to Mettupalayam. Veera's Dad had already arranged a good hotel for all of us to stay in MTP and we were also lucky to get A/C rooms because summer was horrible.

We freshened ourselves and headed to Veera's house in sirumugai (20 mts drive from MTP).
Man, what a breakfast !!! probably my heaviest attempt for a breakfast :) which was supplemented by a good coffee @ his farm. At around 10 AM , we headed in veera's car to Kothagiri. We stopped wherever we liked , took photos , photos , photos , photos etc and it was great fun. Veera's driving was amazing.

Kothagiri was courteous enough to offer some chill air though place was hot. We went to Kodanadu view point and it was cool. Jiya fused us with the clouds with this snap. Trip to a hill station is never complete without this.... well , we had our share too :)
With the energy they got in kingfisher , vela started to pick tea leaves and "anything is possible" Jiya tried his leg against an 800cc vehicle. Fun altogether and when we started to a so-called falls . Though it was not a regular water falls, the scene was beautiful and we took some best pictures here with tea estate background.

Evening tea and we started back to MTP. Had a belated lunch at Arya Bhavan and walked back to a theatre screening 'Chandramukhi' alias "lakalakalakalakalaka...."

Slept late and as usual, alarm was just a formality. Our Qualis driver had to wake us up at 4 AM which was the time we had planned to start for the marriage. Finally, we managed to start at 5 and reach Udumalpet at 7. Other friends were already there and after catching up with all , we went to Thirumoorthy falls. Disappointing one because it was too crowded and too sunny. Heat was on us and regulars like water / tender coconut / water melon helped other than finding a place to swim. We did manage to find a small swimming pool and had cool time.

As i intended, we went to Saibaba colony Annapoorna in Coimbatore to have lunch. Food was as usual good and we had a relaxing time after a hectic travel. We didnt want to miss our great college GCT.
We roamed almost to all the most-visited places in the campus during our college days. CSE , ECE depts and esp the hostel and vasanthi bakery gave us nostalgic feelings. AJN was still the same as seen in this one... :) Great to watch juns maintaining our tradition.

Well, we knew we were ending our trip. Saw of Shik and took our train to come back to Bangalore. It was a hectic one but we just enjoyed it !!!

ps: for more photos , watch my travel blog.

Next in line is a Salem trip for Vasanth's marriage.



At Tuesday, May 24, 2005 8:01:00 AM, Blogger vignesh said...

why not insert the photos in addition to the links provided .... lazy bums like me prefer it that way ;-)

At Tuesday, May 24, 2005 9:14:00 AM, Blogger Rajakumar said...

Good write-up. It would be better if you have put the photos also on the same page, that way we are saved from opening another tab.

For vasanth's marraige, is there a chance for us to trip to Yercaurd?

At Tuesday, May 24, 2005 11:07:00 PM, Blogger Arunkumar said...

There are many photos and i had already created a blog to upload all trip photos that we take. So, it is better i only give the links. Else,my blog page will get over crowded :)

At Friday, May 27, 2005 12:12:00 AM, Anonymous Vasantha kumar said...

Hi Arun,
Very Nice to see the pictures and story....
and also very happy that already you guys started planning trip for my marriage..
Meet you all soon.....


At Saturday, May 28, 2005 8:54:00 PM, Anonymous gayathri Nagarajan said...

Hi Arun
So nice to see the page ..esp the photos...

It was a great virtual trip!! :-)

My hearty congragulations to Sashi and Ravi!!


At Tuesday, June 14, 2005 1:55:00 PM, Blogger Palani said...

Good one da!!!

At Friday, October 13, 2006 6:48:00 AM, Blogger Arunkumar KP said...

hi arun.. Iam also GCT-Arunkumar(2006 passout).. I think you enjoyed a lot in US & Australia..
Nice snaps.. Cool dude..

At Friday, October 13, 2006 6:50:00 AM, Blogger Arunkumar KP said...

hi arun, iam also a GCTian and myname too arunkumar.. Saw your snaps in US & Aus. Really nice..Cool dude.. Keep travelling>>>


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