A Drive To Gingee In The Rain

It’s been sooooo long since I posted anything on either of my blogs. When the new year began, I honestly meant to post regularly, but between sheer laziness and other projects that took up my time, I never got around to it.


Gingee is a beautiful fort about a hundred miles from Chennai, and I visited it in February. The day before we went, Ashwin, who’s been there many times, kept warning me that it would be really really hot. But when we woke up in the morning, it was drizzling! And then it rained all the way to Gingee and back, right through the day! Such good luck!


I thoroughly enjoyed the drive, and we stopped every now and then to take photos – some through the windshield too. So how about I make this post about the drive and the next one about the beautiful fort?
Now that we are well and truly into summer,Β even looking at these pictures is making me all wistful πŸ™
This was how misty the fort looked when we got there!
My first owl spotting on the way back. A Spotted Owlet.
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  • Reply Anonymous December 23, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    Chanced upon your blog while searching the web for images of Gingee. I should say absolutely breathtaking photo stories, yet short and simple for an easy read. Being a monsoon lover, I relished these shots in particular. Planning for Gingee sometime soon, thanks a lot for the insights. Before I forget, loved the Mahakuta pictures too, thanks for bringing to light, another temple in the wilderness, added that to my list too. πŸ™‚

    • Reply madhugopalan March 8, 2016 at 4:44 PM

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like the pics πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ambika @asunnyellowindow April 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    These rain drenched pictures are too good, Madhu!

  • Reply Madhu Gopalan April 14, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Hello thegalnxtdoor! Thank you very much! I'm so glad you like my blog πŸ™‚ I love your blog too – added it to my reader immediately πŸ™‚ You're so right about the rain and the traffic – my husband drove – he enjoys driving long distances even in the rain, but he did have a tough time in some stretches.

  • Reply thegalnxtdoor April 7, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    I must tell you that I love your pictures and your way of writing. On a dull day, you will find me trawling through your blogs, checking out your old posts, and smiling or gazing wistfully at them. πŸ™‚ Thank you for brightening many a day for me.

    It is so good to see a post from you after so long. Looking forward to read the post about the fort.

    I find going out for a drive in the rains lovely, always. It might a nightmare for the driver, though, on treacherous roads. Or in treacherous traffic.

  • Reply Madhu Gopalan April 3, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    Thank you so much! You are too kind! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Madhu Gopalan April 3, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    Yeah, the rains are pretty awesome. I loved the owlet too – so tiny πŸ™‚

  • Reply Madhu Gopalan April 3, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    Thank you so much! Pick up that camera again!

  • Reply SuhaelAmrita April 3, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Each post from you across platforms only makes my will want to run to this beautiful place NOW! So beautiful. Guess the rain added with your skillful apt urges makes it irresistible. Waiting to read the next few posts. πŸ™‚

  • Reply arundati April 2, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    chennai in the rains is something else only… great roads (outside the city)! the owlet is super cute!

  • Reply April 2, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Fab pictures madhu. As usual πŸ™‚
    Your posts always make me wish I hadnt abandoned photography and shut down my photoblog..

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