Day trip to Kalady and Athirapally

Finally, got around to writing about the day trip we took during our recent visit to my home town in India.

Memoirs of my travels

During my recent trip to India, amidst all the election campaigns going on, we decided to brave the heat and go for a quick trip to Kalady and maybe visit Athirapally falls also if we don’t faint from the heat.

We made not so early start, around 8.15 am from Coimbatore. It was almost 3 hours to Kalady, the birthplace of Adi Shankara. I remember being there, especially to the Sthoopam, during one of my school or college visits. It was 34 degrees with a real feel of 44 degrees. We were getting exhausted just being inside the car. We reached the Sthoopam at around 11.15 am. IMG_20190418_121309

This place hasn’t changed much over the years (or even decades). The entry fee is only 5 Rs. I wonder how they manage to keep this place up. It could do very well with a good coat of paint and the lovely…

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