Thursday, January 04, 2007
Trek To TPK Hills.
It was a scorcher and it looked like the sun was trying with all its might to stop us. But we went on without minding the sun, fueled by the sudden enthusiasm that we acquired after we entered the final semester. The plan was to climb Thiruparankundram hills and explore a bit of it. It turned out to be an unforgettable experience. At first climbing the steps turned out to be a breath taking task. After that climbing the hills and rocks did not burn much of the calories though they looked a lot dangerous. In the begining the hills were not steep but as we climbed higher and higher it became an arduous task. But we never felt tired, and reached even those spots that were a lot steeper. Looked like we scaled every reachable point in the hill. The view of the city from the hill top was panoramic. We could see half of Madurai from the hill top. Thought there was a path with well built steps the shortcuts through the bushes and rocks were more inviting. The trek would have lost its luster if not for Vanniaperumal's Nokia N73 with 3.2 megapixel camera. We were able to take some good snaps with that. The best snap being the one showing Mr.Musi attempting a free fall dive into the rocks. Fortunately he escaped unscathed, though his jeans suffered some injury. If some misadventures like those are not taken into account, it could be called a great experience. It is a place in Madurai where u could isolate yourself from the maddening crowd and enjoy sometime with your friends. After spending about two hours in hill climbing and photography we returned back to the maddening crowd reluctantly. For the inquisitive readers, members constituting "we" include Musi, Praveen, Myself, Subramani, Sriram and Vanni. Managed to upload the files in picasa and they are available at http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/sens2003