Organic Farming and Schooling in Tiruvannamalai.

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The Journey Begins
The Journey Begins

Started off from Bangalore at 6:45. Stopped at Shoolagiri for breakfast. There were a group of bikers on Hayabusas, CBRs, R15s and Enfields headed out to Yercaud. A big group of riders on Harleys also stopped over at the same place for breakfast. Seemed like a busy day for highway diners around Bangalore.

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Moto-Cross Highway
Moto-Cross Highway

When I asked around regarding the Krishnagiri - Chengam - Tiruvannamalai route, everyone said that the roads were bad. I wouldn't really call them bad roads. Well, to be fair, I wouldn't really call them roads either. This is one of the better sections of the highway.

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Manna Cafe
Manna Cafe

Probably short for Ramana Maharshi, the sage and philosopher associated with Tiruvannamalai. A very simple cafe serving 'world food'. Just lied down on the mats and went of to sleep after the trek on Arunachala Hill.

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The Journey Begins
The Journey Begins

Started off from Bangalore at 6:45. Stopped at Shoolagiri for breakfast. There were a group of bikers on Hayabusas, CBRs, R15s and Enfields headed out to Yercaud. A big group of riders on Harleys also stopped over at the same place for breakfast. Seemed like a busy day for highway diners around Bangalore.

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Town Information
A pilgrimage centre known for its temples and ashrams. The weather is mostly hot and slightly humid. Plenty of breeze in the farms and hill tops.

Route Information

Route 1: Bangalore - Krishnagiri - Uthangarai - Chengam - Tiruvannamalai. Shorter route in terms of distance. However, almost the entire stretch of NH-66 (between Krishnagiri and Tiruvannamalai) is under construction. Would recommend this route only once the construction is over.

 

Route 2: Bangalore - Krishnagiri - Karimangalam - Harur - Theerthamalai - Tiruvannamalai. Slightly longer in distance. Good roads, mostly two lane. Very scenic route, roads winding through small villages. Very little traffic.