My Blog Kindles Nostalgia


Just realized after seeing Roobans Facebook feed that it has been 3 years since we went on a Vagabond trip…

http://www.anandnataraj.com/blog/2010/03/21/sleeping-in-the-car/

Couldn’t believe its 3 years as events still remain in front of me and it looks as if it happened yesterday…

While we 3 musketeers were driving on OMR and planning for a routine weekend… Kavi in his own ways asked if written can drive long?

Immediately without hesitation Rooban and I agreed…. Immediately we took a U- Turn and the rest is history…

Immediately after the experience I blogged it and today the blog took us to Nostalgia… Today definitely the memory lives…

Am typing this blog without seeing what I blogged 3 years back… But these are things I remember;

  • Started driving to Yelagiri by 11 from Chennai…
  • Stopped in a road side dhaba for some food and drink somewhere neat kancheepuram…
  • Reached Yelagiri by 4ish in the morning…
  • Slept in the car…
  • Booked a room for an hour to refresh and for bath… Quarreled with the owner for being harsh…
  • Had break fast in a road side bhai kadai…
  • Saw a guy who met with an accident and offered our mineral water bottle…
  • Met a Thala fan…
  • Saw a guy who was constructing gate villas…
  • Went to Fab end and had ice-cream in a shop…
  • Spent some time on a tower near the lake…
  • On way back took a pic of a school van which had something wrong…Rooban bro do you remember what was wrong?
  • Briyani at Khaja Restaurant at Ambur by evening…
  • Back to Chennai by 8…

Driving to Yelagiri


Had a long day of sleep & started my day by 8.30 PM. Picked up Rooban from Cogzidel & Kavi from Velacherry.

Then we drove to Mayajaal and we thought we have to do something different. We all unanimously decided to drive to Yelagiri.

Immediately we took U-turn and went to Kavi’s room and he took his clothes.

Then I asked my sister to pack my travel kit and to charge my mac notebook, because I need it to charge my BlackBerry. After having life has changed & business is not getting affected.

Today we will lead a pure gypsy life style. We will sleep inside the car or on road. Refresh on the road & take bath in some water stream. Will live blog all the experience. Please stay connected.

Adventure Sports at Yelagiri


Tamilnadu Tourism Development Corporation & Yelagiri Adventure Sports Association jointly organize a three-day paragliding festival will be conducted in Yelagiri Hills from September 11 to 13, 2009. In spite of paragliding there is also trekking, rock climbing and biking.

Participants have to trek at least one km to reach the top. Each joyride will last for 15 to 20 minutes and the entry fee is Rs.1,000/- per person. There is no age-limit. However, they should not be weak or obese.

For details contact:

Yelagiri Adventure Sports Association
Regd. Off
: Tamilnadu Tourism Information Centre,
Kottayur Road (Athanavur Main Road),
Yelagiri Hills – 635 853, Vellore, Taminadu.

Phone : 9840593194, 9442357711, 9444449591, 9444033307.
E-mail : info@yasa.co.in
Website : www.yasa.co.in