Tag Archives: Tamil Nadu

The new railway station at Velankanni

The “Grand” Velankanni Railway Station

The railway station building at Velankanni, Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu. Velankanni is famous as a Christian pilgrimage center and the station building reflects the Gothic style architecture used when building churches. The station is relatively new, only three years old and is the end point of a small 10 km spur from Nagapattinam Junction. Only one daily express train to ...

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The Distant Suranganaru Water Falls, Theni District

In the far distance, a silver sheet of water cascades from a steep mountain face topped by clouds and fronted by a round green hillock. This scene is  from the Theni – Kottayam highway after Gudalur in Theni district Tamil Nadu, the Suranganaru waterfalls. The plains surrounded on three side by mountains from where the photo was taken is in Tamil Nadu while the mountains ...

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Indian Railways Goods Train Hauled by Single WDG4 EMD Engine

A Very Short Goods Train Passes Through Rural Tamil Nadu

Golden Rock (Trichy) shed’s EMD WDG4 #12871 hauls a relatively short rake of BCNA wagons across a typical setting of the rustic beauty of the rural Tamil Nadu countryside, just before it was about to pass under a road overbridge on the National Highway NH7 at Jambuthuraikottai, J Mettur, Dindigul District in Tamil Nadu, near Kodaikanal Road Railway Station. The rail line is the Madurai ...

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A Hill, A Toll Plaza and a Glorious Tamil Nadu Highway

The twin roofs of the TNDK Toll Plaza in Karur district, Tamil Nadu, perfectly frames the Vadamalai hill seen in the distance against a blue sky, making it look like the hill is perched atop of the plaza, the lines of the roof perfectly flowing into the contours of the hill. The location is given in the map below, between ...

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Kongunadu Highway

The Under-Renovation NH47 Highway near Coimbatore

The Walayar – Coimbatore part of the Palakkad – Coimbatore section of the National Highway 47 (new number NH 744) which runs from Kanyakumari to Salem via Kerala. Half-finished flyovers and overbridges dot the stretch of the two-lane road marred by potholes and twists and turns which is such a contrast from the awesome three-lane highways of the rest of ...

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Rock formation making a hill near Patchur Vellore District Tamil Nadu

Unspoilt Rocky Hill Stands Tall near Patchur

A rocky outcropping bedecked with green shrubs and some trees rises tall against the bright blue morning sky on the Jolarpettai – Bangalore railway line towards Bangalore. This deserted place is between the Patchur and Mulanur stations after the line splits into two around the hills, close to the Tamil Nadu – Andhra Pradesh border in Vellore district of TN. ...

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