Kannagi Nagar Wall Paintings @ Chennai

You’ll be surprised to know the latest tourist destination of Chennai – it’s Kannagi Nagar, a fisherman resettlement colony! Yesterday I went to a Photo Walk organized by Madras Photo Bloggers to Kannagi Nagar to take some snaps of the beautiful wall paintings that have recently decorated the apartments there, thanks to St+Art India and Asian Paints. Here is a Short Video with a few pics taken at Kannagi Nagar by me – This area has around 80,000 people, and a few of the four-floor apartments built for their resettlement (Tsunami, Adyar river beautification, etc.) are in the process of […]

VGP Marine Kingdom – Underwater Aquarium in Chennai!

VGP Marine Kingdom is the latest addition to the VGP Amusement park, Snow Kingdom, Click Art Museum, Live Art Museum entertainment complex. VGP Marine Kingdom is a fully Air-Conditioned complex that houses many species of fish – some quite rare for this part of the world. There are small fishes and large fishes like sharks, stingrays, starfishes, etc. The initial part of this aquarium houses transparent fish tanks in various sizes, while the second part that contains the larger fishes like sharks is designed similar to a walk-through tunnel where the fishes are all around you. At Rs. 500 per […]

Madhavaram Horticulture Park

A short video with pics taken during our recent visit to Madhavaram Horticulture Park, Chennai is embedded above. This park is similar to Semmozhi Poonga, but it is much bigger – there are many more trees, plants, etc. But it’s not as beautiful as Semmozhi Poonga though. Madhavaram, or at least its surroundings, in itself is so green. So a horticulture-themed park that too inside the city is surely an added bonus. There is ample parking for cars, bikes and this place is ticketed – I think the entry ticket is Rs. 15 per adult. There are tickets for bike […]

Boating in Chennai: Chetpet Eco Park

I have written about my Chetpet Eco Park boating experience before. That was 3-years ago. So I thought why not revisit the park now and see what new amenities have been added for tourists, so this blog post. Let’s start with a short overview video of the Chetpet Eco Park.  The first striking difference I noticed was the addition of new paintings and information boards. These are really beautiful. I saw a few stone models/sculptures too, but I have seen them during my previous visit.  Last time, there was a small food court near the children’s play area. But this […]

A Couple of Dreams: Follow their Journey in India!!

A Couple of Dreams is the Youtube Channel run by adventurous couple Ashley (from UK) & Rotem (from Israel). They are on an 8-month trip to India trying to accomplish 100 Dreams/Challenges, which I guess they’d put up on their YT channel along with their travel vlogs. We (Me and Ramya) spoke to the couple of dreams over a Video Call today, and we were mighty impressed with their dreams and aspirations. Just like us, but stretching it far beyond what we would dare, they have ditched the routine life and are on a exploratory journey in an unknown land. […]

The (Rail) Coach Restaurant @ Chennai Rail Museum

The Chennai Rail Museum has opened a new A/C Restaurant inside its premises, aptly titled – ‘The Coach Restaurant’. I got to know that this is the first restaurant built inside an actual rail coach, in India. The second one is coming up in Mumbai – it seems. Since this venue is closer to our house (ICF – Villivakkam) it’s easy for us to go there whenever. We went to the Chennai Rail Museum again to have a look at this newly opened restaurant and the metal sculptures made with scrap materials (I am yet to make a video for […]

Selfie with Bahubali Characters

During our recent Thrissur (Kerala) trip, we went to an exhibition/show called DJ Amusements, upon an autowallah’s recommendation. That turned out to be our best outing in Thrisur. Selfie-loving people that we are, we found many many objects to take selfies with. Sorry if you came to this post thinking we actually managed to take selfies with the actual actors of Bahubali movie. Although that might happen soon, it has not yet. 😛 Anyways, coming back to DJ Amusements at Thrisur, they had an entire gallery with a few Bahubali characters and objects. We jumped on the opportunity to take […]

PVR ICON Cinemas @ VR Mall, Anna Nagar

PVR ICON Cinemas has just opened at the 3rd floor of the VR Mall at Anna Nagar, Chennai. The VR Mall was opened only 2-3 months back, so the entire setup is new. And big. If I remember correctly, there were 10 screens in this Cinema Complex. 10 screens. I don’t think I have seen as many theatres within a single complex anywhere else in Chennai – except maybe Mayajaal. The ticket rates are on par with other theatres. We went to see ’96 (First half was OK, second half was so slow.) and the tickets were priced at Rs. […]

Scenic Drives from Bangalore

Bangalore is a well-connected city, making it a good base for travelling around. From open country to mist-shrouded mountains, there is plenty to see in the surrounding districts. With self drive cars available for rent at affordable prices, a short drive from the city can be planned spontaneously. Here are some easy-to-reach destinations that curious travellers can explore on the next holiday. Nandi Hills Located just around 60 kms from Bangalore, Nandi Hills has sprouted up as a popular adventure and leisure hub for city dwellers. Apart from its historical attractions, the winding roads leading to the 1500 metre summit […]