It is finally happening!
For the past few years I have been feeling increasingly guilty about not traveling closer to home. About not taking the time to experience the rich heritage of my home state, Tamil Nadu and her sister states Kerala and Karnataka.
Every year, I plan to do a trip around South India and every year I end up going to the Himalayas instead. It is cleaner, cooler, cheaper and more importantly l feel at home and at ease among the simple people who live there. Frankly, who wouldn't? Once you have gotten a taste of the mountains it is very hard to resist their lure.
But this year, due to a medical incident in the family, I have decided to spend more time close to home. And do the trip that I have been putting off for years. A time-lapse tour around Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu has a lot of interesting subjects for my time-lapse videos. First there are the temples. Hundreds, even thousands of them. Temples in the cities, temples along the sea, on hill tops, in villages, mountains, forests etc. I could do a trip around the temples alone, but there is a lot more to the state than the temples.
Tamil Nadu has one of the longest coast lines (over 900km) in India, so it should have some pretty interesting beaches. I just have to find them. And then there is the Western Ghats. With the beautiful mountains and hills from my childhood like Ooty, Kodaikanal, Valparai and Palani. It is going to be great to go back to those places just for the nostalgic value alone.