Dec 30, 2011

Cyclone Thane Update from Chennai

Get Traffic Like Spam

Dec 28, 2011

History of Gingee Fort (Sengiri) - Near Chennai

Gingee Fort in the state of Tamil Nadu sits near the border of Pondicherry in southeastern India.

The name Gingee is the name used in to identify the fort, but its real name is “Sengiri.”  Some believe “Sengiri” has a Ramayana connection. Others say the name stems from a local legend of seven virtuous sisters. Still others believe “Sengiri” simply indicates that the fort was built on a red hill, the approximate translation of the word.

Originally an unimportant,  ninth century structure, Gingee Fort was expanded in the 13th century and touted as a natural granite fortress, although the possession of the complex switched hands many times during several battles over hundreds of years.

The French and British each claim the fort at different times during the 1700s.

The Gingee Fort is actually three separate forts spread over three hills. Rajagiri is the primary fort and the one considered most secured by the natural rocky protection surrounding it.  Inside the complex are a series of gates and an inner fort where royal remnants of a palace, stables and even an ancient gymnasium may be found.

A trip to the Gingee Fort offers a backward glimpse of what was once called the “most impregnable fortress in India.” The fort was declared a national monument in 1921 and is maintained today by the country’s Archeological Department.

Dec 27, 2011

Weekend trip to Gingee Fort from Chennai

A weekend trip to Gingee Fort from Chennai.
Visit Gingee Fort Album to view or download more photos.

Dec 26, 2011

Gingee Fort Tamil Nadu

Gingee Fort is about 160 km from Chennai and it is also called  Chenji or Jinji in Tamil. 
I have several pictures of Gingee Fort and you can see all of them in Gingee Fort Photos
Gingee Fort Photo Album is still being updated and more pictures will be added soon.

Dec 24, 2011

White House in Chennai

I am not very sure as why they named it White House. It is almost grey.

Dec 23, 2011

Hotel Golden Towers Chennai

78, EVR Periyar High Road,Chennai
Phone 044 25612050

Dec 21, 2011

Hotel Blue Diamond Chennai Photo

934, E.V.R.Periyar Salai
Chennai - 600 084
Phone 044-26412244, 044-42175324

K.J Hospital Chennai

K.J Hospital
927, P H Road, Chennai
Phone 044 26411513

Dec 20, 2011

Kilpauk Medical College Chennai

Website Kilpauk Medical College Chennai Website

Clay Lamps Collection Near a Temple in Chennai

I found this collection of different shaped clay lamps ready to be sold near a temple in Chennai.

Dec 19, 2011

Government Property in Chennai

A Mail Box, Traffic Barrier and an Electricity Board Switch Box seen side by side in Chennai.

Dr. M.G.R University Chennai

Periyar E.V.R. High Road, (NH 4 Highway) Maduravoyal, Chennai - 600 095.
Phone: 91 44 2378 2176 / 2186 / 2085.

Chennai City Police Car

Baby Goats from Chennai

I found these there goat kids sleeping by the streets in Chennai. I was so tempted to take them home with me. But I knew the owner would be somewhere near and it is very difficult to raise them with the wolves we have at home.

Dec 18, 2011

On a Rainy Day through Chennai Highway

Rain is not very common in Chennai tho.

Tale of Two Donkeys and a Dog from Chennai

Two cute donkeys walking and an unhappy street dog from Chennai.

Looks like these donkeys were stubborn  as donkeys and they aren't bothered by the dog.

Those two donkeys become friends with the street dog and they lived happily ever after in Chennai.

Dec 17, 2011

Find a Gardener in Chennai

I just want to introduce this gardener from Chennai who helps us in our garden.  This gardener is multi-talented and he also helps us with plumping and electrical work. The other day he was telling me that he wants to find some more garden work and I thought I would give him some coverage through my blog. So, if you are looking for a gardener from Chennai call him. He claims that he is ready to work anywhere within the city and this guy usually doesn't overcharge. If you are looking for some help with your garden work call him on his cell at 9840642161. His name is Purushottam and he speaks only Tamil. 

Thiruverkadu Temple Pool

I found this second temple near the popular Thiruverkadu Temple. It's about about 2 k.m from the busy temple and it looks pretty new. 

The Mobile Store Chennai

Dec 14, 2011

Dec 13, 2011

Sangam Cinemas Chennai

For booking your movie ticket online visit Sangam Cinemas

Dec 12, 2011

Thiruverkadu Temple Pool Photos

Thia is the pool or pond at the main Thiruverkadu Temple

I couldn't see anyone swimming or taking a holy bath in this pool.
The pond was covered in green algae. 

An Old Movie Theater in Chennai

Dec 11, 2011

The Pride Hotel Chennai

The Pride Hotel, Chennai
216 E V R Periyar Salai,
Poonamallee High Road,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India - 600 010.  Website: The Pride Hotel

Dec 10, 2011

Chennai Central to Thiruverkadu Temple Driving Direction

Driving direction to reach Thiruverkadu Temple from Chennai City.
Thiruverkadu Temple is about 22 kilometers from the city center. 
For more pictures of  Thiruverkadu Temple, click on the below label "Thiruverkadu Temple"

Man Crossing the Chennai Road

Baba Ceramic Collections Chennai

Dec 8, 2011

Chennai Central Railway Station

Metro Rail Construction Near Chennai Central Railway Station

Dec 7, 2011

Poor Side of Chennai

Kids Playing in the Chennai Streets

It seems like the Police Officer sitting inside the auto rickshaw is babysitting them.

Dec 6, 2011

Haveli Marbles Chennai

Haveli Marbles Chennai
Poonamallee High Road
Maduravoyal, Chennai
Phone 6535 5555