2/27/2007

Karur- A Lovely Place for some Peace

I am doing this post from Karur, a small town which is a couple of hours from Tiruchi. I had come here for a short holiday, spending some time with my dad, who works here at a bank, and also to attend the marriage function of one of my colleagues at Sulekha.Karur is a very calm place, has an old world charm, and relaxing and being jobless, can actually be a hobby, if you happen to be in Karur. I did manage to visit Yercaud, a small hill station nearby.Though it is not as cold as Ooty or Kodai( where I hear the temparatures are slipping negative), Yercaud can be a lovely place for some solitude. There is no mad rush of cabs or people into Yercaud, even though its proximity to towns in interior Tamilnadu is much closer than Ooty or kodai to big towns nearby.

I spent some time walking in a few gardens and near the boat club. The drive was worth it.I should be back from Karur later this week(possibly tommorow, subject to availabity of tickets to Chennai).I will post a short travellogue on this place and some of the customs of the land of Karur, which I had learnt from my colleague.

2 comments:

Sudhir said...

Dude... seems like yr having a relaxing break.

Anyway, how about you adding me to your Blogrollers list..Cheers.

Surya said...

Hi,Im a resident of Karur myself.I did my schooling abroad and then came here to join an engineering college nearby.I belong here but have never lived here before and its not as alienated as you make it sound.The textile industry as you probably know is huge in this belt,and most of TN's money lies around here and Namakkal.There's already the big stores slowly coming in. By the way Vel Tech is a nice college.I went there last year for a project presentation.Was impressed by the number of buses they got.Anyways peace. Karur is definitely a place to chill, away from bustling Chennai. Cheers.

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