Monday, June 13, 2016

Summer Vacation (2016) - Part 1

Last month we had a summer vacation at my native place. We went to many places and enjoyed each and every place together. Small write up on our summer vacation to cherish our memories for future.

We visited following places.
1. Suruli Falls, Cumbum
2. Veerapandi
3. Kodaikanal
4. Palani
5. Kumbakarai Falls, Periyakulam
6. Jambuliputtur & Vaigai Dam Andipatti
7. Vellodu Birds Santuary *
8. Gopal Swamy Betta *

* - Visited by Abhinav / Priya.

Suruli Falls, Cumbum

On the way to Falls
My Family and My Brother Family visited Suruli falls which is just 10 km away from Cumbum. Frequent mini bus services are available from Gandhi statue, Cumbum. Auto also shuttle with Rs 150 per side trip.
With Danush
Suruli falls said to be very 365 days water fall. Because, it never disappointed me whenever i visit. Quantum of fall decided by the season, best fall is between June - November ( South west monsoon, north east monsoon ).

This time, it was maiden water fall debut for my borther son Danush. I took the honor for his bath at fall. He enjoyed water sprinkles till few sprinkle touched his face area. Elder people will find difficult to walk from Car parking area to water fall. 

It is almost 1km walk with 120 steps to reach water fall. But those who can, it would be fantastic treat for body and soul. 


Temple Car Festival
Veerapandi is lovely place with holy Gowmariamman Temple (Powerful godess) and Mullai periyar river which is perennial and beautiful to look. Veerapandi Shree Gowmariamman Temple festival is one of the big, famous, disciplined, highly divine and ancient festival. Goddess is very powerful deity and People offers many things as per Temple tradition. 

Mullai Periyar River

It is just 8 km away from Theni. During festival time you will get one for every 5-10 minutes that too for 24 hours; Late night frequency is less but you will not be disapponited. When i was kid, My father used to take me and my broether after closure of our shop (930pm). Me and my brother used to enjoy all the fun activites and great shopping experience of toys. 
This time, we started a day before commencement of fun activities; there are less shops and games. But we had good darshan. Mullai periyar river also had good water flow; many people were enjoying and beating the summer with cool dip at river. It was visual treat to see.

Temple Entry
Danush and Abhinav got special blessings from almighty. It always provide peace when we visit that temple though we missed few traditional offering. Photo courtesy is google.

Part 2 will be continued shortly. Feeling very lazy to write.