To Chennai, Tirupathi and back!

It was a tiring but enjoyable trip. I left for Chennai early morning on the 9th of July by the Lalbagh Express and was pleasantly surprised when the train reached the destination at 12pm, 15 minutes earlier than it was supposed to. 😮 Not always do you get to see that happen! 🙂

Chennai is HOT! Its not just the temperature but the humidity, owing to its coastal location. I stayed there for two days, and since I do not know Tamil, had a tough time communicating with people there. I shifted to English when people did not understand my Tamil and gave me blank stares. It did not help much either. Anyways, another surprising fact is crow population of Chennai is not less than 10 times as that of Bangalore! Its crazy! I guess the sewage management of the city is the main reason.

We then went to Tirupathi. My 70-year old grandmother climbed the hills! Yeah!! We started early morning at around 3.30 AM and by the time we reached the top of the seventh hill, it was almost 10.00 AM. Wonder how she could muster all the strength from? I also met a few of my college friends from the Mechanical Department while climbing the hills.

And as usual, the shrine was thronged by millions of people, and it took 3 hours for us to move through the entwined queueing system and finish our darshan. Overall, the trip was an enjoyable experience. 🙂

P.S: This entry has been due for a long time. I came back from my trip on the 14th of July.

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Going out again!

I was of the opinion that sudden plans spring up only among friends. And I was pleasantly surprized when my grandma, yes, my grandma called me up this morning and asked me to accompany her to Chennai tomorrow! We’ll be visiting my uncle there, and also, leave to Tirupathi on Friday, then return to Bangalore on Monday. (Which leaves me just 3 days after I come back to get my Driver’s License done; or else, my Learner’s License would lapse, and I’ll have to start all over again! Talk about dumb rules!)

I’m off to reserve tickets for the morning train tomorrow; we’ll be leaving at 6 ‘o clock. So another week away from my computer! Aww.. 😦