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    Live Art Museum – VGP Snow Kingdom, Chennai

    The Live Art Museum contains life-like 3D replicas/models of a few famous personalities in Silicone (instead of wax, which is generally used to make replicas). You can not only see the replicas of famous people, but you can also take a selfie with all of them 🙂 Some of the replicas/models we found when we visited include Amitabh Bachchan, Michael Jackson, Arnold Schwazzanegar, MS Dhoni, Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Chan, Mona Lisa, Sai Baba, Mother Teresa, etc. This museum has been put up by Mr. AP Sreethar who also put up the neighboring Click Art Museum and Vintage Camera Gallery. The organizers say that this is the world’s first exhibition of…

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    Play with Snow in Chennai: VGP Snow Kingdom

    The VGP Snow Kingdom, near VGP Golden Beach, is an excellent snow-based theme park in Chennai where you can walk, touch, and play with snow. Maybe ice. I guess since they maintain the 14,000 sq. feet of space at Minux Six Deg. C the snow doesn’t melt. The Snow Kingdom is right next to VGP Golden Beach & Resorts campus and in the same building as the Click Art Museum. We went there on a Monday afternoon and hence there was not much crowd. The ticket cost was Rs. 450 per adult when we went. Sometimes they run deals that offer a lower ticket price on their website – you can…

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    Our Mahabalipuram Trip – 2017

    Of course, I’ve been to Mahabalipuram many times before. I have even done individual posts about the major attractions there. But this is the first time I went there with my wife. For this two-day trip, we went on our bike. This was not such a smart decision as although we had fun while going, we found it difficult while coming back! We stayed in Bay Treasure Resort. They had a nice pool, which we liked – but being in water can make you tired (after you come back). I wish they had some sports facilities too, but this time we didn’t have much time anyway. The attractions in Mahabalipuram…

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    Sri Lakshmi Saibaba Temple @ Mogappair West, Chennai

    Today we went to Sri Lakshmi Sai Baba Temple @ Mogappair West/Nolambur, Chennai. The Temple being close to home, it’s surprising that I have not come here before. But only recently I came to know about this Temple which has a 72-feet tall statue of Sai Baba. There are two Shrines for Sai Baba inside and there are Shrines for other Gods like Maha Lakshmi, Lakshmi Ganapathy, Anchaneya, Maha Meru, Navagraha, etc. There is a hall for Anna Dhanam where they give Prasadam and there is a stall selling Sai Baba statues, pens, rings, thread, posters, etc.   Here is a Sai Baba Fridge Magnet we bought. I have kept…

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    Dr. J. Jayalalitha’s Samadhi behind MGR Memorial @ Marina Beach

    On Friday, Dec. 09, 2016, we went to pay homage to Dr. J. Jayalalitha’s Samadhi/Memorial installed just behind MGR Samadhi/Memorial (towards the beach) at the Marina beach. They have currently erected a temporary shed over Jayalalithaa’s samadhi, but I think that will be replaced by some concrete structure later on. Here are some pictures from there. Here are some pics from the neighboring MGR Samadhi/Memorial. Here you can find a couple of pictures of the grand dual-leaf shaped arch and the bronze pegasus at the entrance facing the Rajaji Salai main road along the beach. Vehicle parking is available at the adjacent premises, to the left of this arch. Destination Infinity

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    Selfie with Kabali!!

    And you thought taking a selfie with Kabali is very very difficult? 😛 BTW, here is a photo with Kabali 😀 These pics were taken at the Click Art Museum inside the VGP Snow World complex, next to VGP Golden Beach. The Kabali pics were taken at the common visitor area at the ground floor – am not sure if the Rajnikanth banner next to me is temporary or permanent. Here are some more interesting photos taken at the Click Art Museum which is in the first floor. These installations, I think, should be permanent. A sample below – Destination Infinity

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    Chetpet Eco Park: Boating & Fishing within Chennai city!

      Chetpet Eco Park (செட்பெட் பசுமை பூங்கா) is a nice venue for boating & fishing right inside/within the city of Chennai. The main gate is almost opposite to Ega theater, but a few meters further, towards Central. There is parking space, and I paid Rs. 20 for parking my bike for two hours. Entrance ticket cost is Rs. 25 per head, and boating ticket costs Rs. 50 per head. The Park is open from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M., except on Tuesdays. Update: Here is our boating experience post with photos and videos taken during our 2019 trip to Chetpet Eco Park. This post contains the latest amenities and developments…

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    Pics: Chitlapakkam Lake & Walkway, Chennai

    I went to the Tambaram Sanitorium/Chitlapakkam lake, which is a huge lake right inside the Chennai city. It measures more than 46 acres and they have built a beautiful walkway all over one side of the lake. This lake is near the Temple on the Chitlapakkam main road. t seems you can see birds from Apr-Sep, but I didn’t find many when I went. The Govt. is planning to construct a garden and introduce boating, shortly. Till then you can go and casually walk along the perimeter walkway. Here are some pics taken there:             Destination Infinity Photo(s) credit: By Destination8infinity (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0…

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    Sunrise pics @ Besant Nagar Beach, Chennai

    Today morning, I went to a photography shoot cum beginner training class with Chennai Photographers to Besant Nagar beach. We were first asked to shoot sunrise pics and then we had a detailed photography basics session. Here are some of the pictures taken by me.               Destination Infinity Photo credit: By Destination8infinity (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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    Birds @ Vandalur Zoo, Chennai

    Vandalur Zoo is a large Zoo in Chennai housing many animals, reptiles and birds. Recently, they announced in the newspaper that they have built better and larger enclosures to accommodate a few birds. So I thought why not check it out. First, photos of some birds within cages: