Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Trip to Pondy - Day 1

Trip Planning

Day 1
We  started on 24th Mar 2012 from home very early 5:30 AM and took the below route.

Route URL

Route on Map

Reached Vellore by 8:30 AM. Had breakfast and visited golden temple. It was very calm and no rush at all as it was Saturday. You need to walk a lot to reach main temple. But once your reach, the ambiance is awesome. Temple is amidst of water. Very nice.

Started from Vellore towards Pondy by 10 AM and reached pondy by 1PM.

St James Court Beach resort was easy to locate on the ECR road. Checked in and had good lunch. Food quality was not that great. But could manage.

My review on this resort on Tripadvisor

Evening, we went to beach, which is just walk down form the resort. Adya and Sowmya enjoyed beach a lot

Headed back to room ordered some dinner. They took very long time to prepare. But it was 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Trip to Pondy -Planning-Part1

The plan started sometime in Jan2012. We wanted to go somewhere after Adya's birthday. Sowmya always wanted to visit Pondy. We decided the destination as Pondy. Did some research on trip advisor and found st James beach resort seemed to be good. A booked there on the month of Feb.

Unfortunately Adya fell ill few days before we should have started. I called and requested them to postpone the booking by a month. The manager told it would cost 10% of night's rent. I tried to explain the situation and at last she agreed to postpone without any extra. I had called her almost a week back.

I had booked for 2 nights

Car and route

We had decided to go in Jukka's car. Had already requested the vehicle.

Shortest Route from Bangalore to Pondy is thorough Tiruvannamalai. However roads near Tiruvannamalaiis horrible. So as per suggestion in team bhp I decided to take following route.


Even though this route is 50 km more, I thought it was better to take good roads keeping in mind that I am taking small kid.

Places in Pondy
After quick research following the places we wanted to cover

1. As it was beach resort, I had planed to spend good amount of time in beach near resort itself. I had read Pondy city beach was horrible.
2. Pondy shopping at MG road.
3. Aurobindo ashram
4. Central park
5. Auroville

Will write more soon

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Trip to Pondy

A wanted to go travel desperately. We had never gone anywhere as Adya was still very small. We are planning since Jan. But it materialised only in the month of march. We had planned in Feb but Adya feel ill few days back out travel. So we moved the schedule by a month
Few days of research on trip advisor I found st James beach resort to be good for accommodation. We had decided to drive. To save some sum, I requested Jukka for her car. Indica was the car. She happily agreed do that her car runs few miles.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What's up folks

It's been quite a while that I have posted. Caught up with many things. Many things to share. Following are the topics I will write on, in few days

1. Trip to Pondy
2. S2 gift
3. Trip to ooty, Mysore
4. Exploiting S2
5. Sedan research
6. Of course Adya updates

Ok guys catch you soon