Itinerary Tamilnadu Run
September 7, 2013
Registration, rickshaw training (part 1), welcome party
September 8, 2013
Rickshaw training (part 2), Meet the press, Mini Challenge
September 9, 2013
Chennai – Pondicherry, 193 km
Pondicherry museum – Housing some of the superb collections of sculpture is located in the Bharathi Park. This museum has an excellent gallery with sculptures and has the remains of archaeological findings from the Arikamedu Roman settlement. One can go through the history and legendary French colonial details in the section of the museum.
Auroville City – Auroville is conceived as a ‘Universal Town’. This is a place were people with different nationalities, beliefs and culture live in harmony. This amazing city of community living was started in 1968 by the Maa, renowned disciple of Shri Aurobindo, and now the development is going on.
Arikamedu – this place is assumed to be the place of Roman settlements nearly 2000 years ago. Remains of a French Jesuit Mission House assumed to be built in 18th century are also visible here. Historians and archaeological enthusiasts are frequent visitors here.
September 10, 2013
Pondicherry to Thanjavur, 146km
Brahadeshwara Temple – the Great Chola emperor Raja Raja Chola built this famous Brahadeshwara temple or the Big Temple. The sculptures who built this temple are Kunjaramalian and Raja Raja Perunthachan. This temple showcases the Indian architectural brilliance and is a favorite pilgrimage spot for many visitors visiting Tanjore.
Sangeetha Mahal – the Hall of Music or Sangeetha Mahal is located on the first floor of the Tanjore palace. This is the place where the musicians and dancers performed in front of the Chola and Nayak rulers and is an excellent piece of skilled craftsmanship that speaks volumes about the ancient builders and architects.
September 11, 2013
Thanjavur to Yercaud (Salem), 192 km
Killiyur Falls – is about three km from the Yercaud Lake and is at its best when visited after the South West monsoon or the North East monsoon.
The excess water of the Yercaud Lake as well as the water from the Shevaroy Hills fall deep into the Killiyur valley from a height of 300 ft and its view from the top to the bottom is breathtaking and pleasing for the eyes.
September 12, 2013
Yercaud (Salem) to Thiruvanamalai , 164 km
Arunachaleswara temple – located on Arunachala hills, in Thiruvannamalai is one of the most scared Shiva temples in India. The temple is dedicated to the form of Lord Shiva known as Arunachaleswarar. The temple has majestic towers and pillars adorned with sculpted images showing the artistic excellence of the ancient periods. The walls showcase many beautiful inscriptions of successive rulers and chieftains.
September 13, 2013
Thiruvanamalai to Chennai, 206 km