Every year brings with it new adventures, and this year 2009 i think brought me so much more… Absolutely loved it just for the fact that i spread my wings a bit more than earlier, and took off to explore new terrain- literally and otherwise!!!!

2009 began with me getting enthusiastic about photography… and took the step to go for a Photowalk around Egmore area in February… [Was using my uncle’s Canon Film camera..]

Wesley Church

A chariot awaits…

From there, the year saw me fly across the country to Bombay, March end, for nearly a month….  
Spending time with my friend, helping them as they moved from Colaba to Karanja .... 

Sunrise from the boat as we sailed towards Karanja 

The castle near the jetty in Karanja

and then ofcourse the highlight being the trip to Pune in April for “Vipassana”!!

It was time for yet another Photowalk with the Chennai Photowalkers…. This time we hit Casino theater and walked it down a bit… 

Next stop was Bangalore for the Hoysala Trail on 29th & 30th May …[Inaugurated my Sony w220 digi camera :)]

Hulikere, temple tank….

June 1st i was back in Chennai, and  on 2nd we were off to Sringeri, for a family occasion- me,mom & dad… 

Vidhyashankar Temple

June was also when my Uncle and co came down from Delhi, and off we went to take a tour with Story Trails – Peacock Trails around Mylapore… 

The Santhome Church                                       Kapaleeshwar Temple

July had me back in Bangalore, this time for a reunion of sorts with the gang that travelled on the 1st Hoysala trail organised by TravelWise!!

The gang @lunch

Also managed to do a bit of birding at T G Halli prior to the lunch…

And a visit to LalBagh garden before we heading out for a fun Play followed by dinner

August was when  Lakshmi & I headed off to explore a few Heritage sights around Chennai. – Chengelpet, Uthiramerur, Kancheepuram, And Mahabs…

Colorful silk threads @ the weaver, Kancheepuram

Kailashnath temple, Kancheepuram

Singaperumal temple,Chengelpet

Was already on the road to Ambur once again before Aug came to an end… Aug 31st was Uncle’s 60th bday celebrations… 
Uncle – Aunt with gramma n aunt!!

Couldnt wait for September 30th to come…. We were off to Coorg… what a fun memorable trip it was… 


Omkareshwara temple, Madikeri

Work kept me busy through the month, and once again excitement was in the air as October 30th came around the corner.. Was packing my bags to set sail to Goa...

Bom Jesus Church

Moon glistening in the night sky, during the River Mandovi cruise

Finally, December came upon us… Mahabalipuram, the 1st weekend was the impromptu plan… ;o)

Beautiful sunrise in mahabs… 

To finish it off, a short quick trip to Pondy happened over the Christmas weekend… 🙂

Pillars around Gandhi Statue in the beach

The Matri mandir in Auroville…. 

This year has been a definite high in my life… Loved every minute of it, and now, 
Am looking fwd to 2010… 

Hoping to cross the ocean, and set sail further into new unexplored terrains…
To Fly away…far… far…. far into the horizon!!! 

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