A camera, myself and beautiful natural scenery around me. It’s a perfect set-up for a photographer and since it was an official trip to Coimbatore and as a traveller I enjoyed a lot and was immensely happy as it was an official trip so in a way I was gonna get paid for this whole experience. Here is the tiny description of one of the most mesmerizing of my journeys, the destination this time is Coimbatore.
In Coimbatore, I covered landscape and city shots and that also includes amazing scenery, divine and colourful temples and much more. Coimbatore is located in Tamil Nadu, south of India. It is a beautiful place with a somewhat moderate climate. As a traveller, I always like to try local dishes and stay amongst the locals. And that exactly what I did. Started the day with ‘Onion Uttapam’ along with strong ‘filter coffee’. Had ‘Chicken Biryani’ for the lunch and famous mix-veg rice for dinner. And stayed at a local lodge for just Rs.250/night, overall it was a good experience.
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The next morning I was ready to travel and to shoot. So I started bargaining with the auto guys and it was damn expensive. Option two was to travel by bus, which was time consuming. So I started asking people how to? And what to? And yes the language was a barrier! Most of them knew English, bust some used sign languages to make me understand. People suggested me to use OLA, and he added “it’s cheap”, I tried and to my surprise it was cheap. I visited many places and started with the Ramar Temple, When I went there the prayer was going on, so I was not allowed in. but I captured the gate in which the prayers go on.
This temple is on top of the mountain and gives a commanding view of the city. One can see the entire Coimbatore city from the veranda of this temple.
Arulmigu Eachanari Vinayagar Temple
This is the only temple I saw in Coimbatore which was not colourful but. I find it very appealing and as if it has a commanding perspective.
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Tiger Reserve Area
This was an accident, on my way to dam I jumped out here and decided to walk.. there was a sign saying (Pollachi Tiger reserved area, do not honk.). I definitely freaked out. out of all these places, this was one place I felt like walking. I packed my camera and waited for any vehicle to arrive. luckily a commander jeep showed up with 4 army personals. and trust me I was very happy to see them with there guns. they gave me a lift to the nearest bus stop and I decided to go to the opposite hill the see what the tiger reserve area look like. this place also has a dam on the opposite side highly recommended.
This is a very beautiful place, though it was under construction, I managed to capture some pictures. I waited for an hour, no. actually I was walking here and there near the dam and making friends with the locals. so as the knew me more and as I shared my story of travelling, one of them said: “if u can climb those stares you will be able to see the dam and can click pictures”. “Why not” I replied. I was accompanied halfway as they were working somewhere in the middle portion and I climbed further. the stares were big, not in proper shape, uneven sizes. I still climbed and.. and it was beautiful.
This is an artificial lake, it is big, it has lots of fishes, there are fishermen fishing in them, and there are the ones who sell the fishes.., the small circular plastic vessel is the fishing boat and requires three peoples to counterbalance the weight.
As it was a short trip I missed out some places and look forward to visiting all the places again in some time. This trip not only eased out a lot of the workload stress but also made me fell in love once again with my work and the experience was outstanding. I am totally in love with Coimbatore.