Update @ 27500kms.
Guyz, went to Kolli hills and Namakkal last saturday & Sunday.Actually it is supposed to be a funfilled trip but the rains played the spoilsport. One of my colleague's marriage reception was on last Sunday in namakkal. So we 3 of our friends in office planned to have a trip to kolli hills on Saturday and then reaching namakkal for the marriage reception on sunday.
We are all busy planning the trip and eagerly awaiting for Saturday.But on Friday night the rain started from nowhere even though there was a forecast for storm. We planned to start @5.30AM morning on Saturday. But the continuous rain delayed our trip and started at 6.00 from my home in Saidapet when the rain stopped. On reaching Kathipara, i picked up my 1st colleague and the rain picked up again.Picked up 2nd colleague from tambaram @ 6.45.
From there on its rain rain rain, our guess was something like as the storm is supposed to be crossing the shore in the coastal line there will not be any rain or atleast good amount in the interior part of TN i.e Kolli hills and namakkal. We maintained constant speed of 80-90.
Had our breakfast near melmaruvathur.
We crossed Tindivanam,Villupuram,ulundurpet,attur still the same. Stopped for a tea break and inquired about the rain in kolli hills in a local shop and also simultaneously on other line with the bridegroom.All said the same word.
We now know that there is no chance of going to the temple and the falls in Kolli hills.Still don't want to waste the trip, so decided to climb the hills. Its 70 hair pin bends and the scenery is very pleasant to view.The rain got severe and we reached the top atlast.Took almost an hour time, got down in solakadu town and finished lunch. Relaxed 30 mins and started the drive down to namakkal.
Now the pictures.
My colleagues after having breakfast.
Kolli hills road
Parked on the way to click
Kolli hills road
My beast on side view
Found these vehicles atop, loved those identical and bold looking alloys.so just clicked it.
Total Trip Distance : Around 820 kms.
Way : Chennai-Villupuram-Ulundurpet-Attur-Kolli hills-Namakkal-Salem-Attur-Ulundurpet-Villupuram-Chennai
Fuel : Approx 57 litres.
Speed : 80-100km/hr
FE : 14.2 km/ltr.
The return trip from namakkal on sunday is completely sunny