My Parents’ Travel Chronicles! Season 1 (South India Pilgrimage) | Episode 1

My Father is 67 years old and my mother is 60 years old!

Sharing the below experiences shared by my father M.S.Goutham :

“MY TWO-WEEK SOUTH INDIA PILIGRIM TRAVEL EXPERIENCES.”

“IT’S MY FIRST TRAVEL WITH MY WIFE FOR TWO CONTINOUS WEEKS WITHOUT MY TWO SONS, BUT WITH THEIR WHOLE HEARTED SUPPORT.”

“I MADE ALL ARRANGEMENTS – TRAVEL, HOTEL BOOKINGS AND FINANCES WELL BEFORE TO AVOID ANY LAST MINUTE DISAPPOINTMENTS.”

“THE ENTIRE TRAVEL ROUTE HAS BEEN WELL PLANNED, TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE, SO THAT WE CAN VISIT AS MANY PILIGRIM CENTERS POSSIBLE WITH IN OUR BUDGET.”

“I AM DIVIDING MY EXPERIENCES INTO:

TRAVEL

HOTELS

PLACS AND PEOPLE

TEMPLE VISITS

BEST AND WORST.”

TRAVEL:                                                                                                              

“WE TRAVELLED THROUGH MAJAOR RAILWAY STATIONS LIKE NAMPALLY (HYD) CHENNAI, KANYAKUMARI, TIRUVANNATHAPURAM CENTRAL, GURUVAYUR, TRICHUR, TIRUNELVELI, TRICHY, RAMESHWARAM, THANJAVUR, CHIDAMBARAM AND KACHIGUDA (HYD).”

“MAJOR STATIONS LIKE NAMPALLY, CHENNAI, TIRUVANANTHAPURAM, TRICHY AND KACHIGUDA DO HAVE FEW LIFTS (OR) ESCALATORS. BUT UNFORTUNATELY, NONE OF THESE ARE PASSENGER FRIENDLY. EITHER THEY ARE NOT WORKING (OR) IF THE ASCENDING FACILITY IS WORKING, THE DESCENDING ONE IS NOT WORKING. SOME PLACES, THE DESCENDING FACILTY ONLY WORKS. SENIOR CITIZENS AND FAMILIES WITH SMALL CHILDREN AND LUGGAGE FACED SEVERE PROBLEMS IN REACHING OUT TO THE PLATFORMS.”

“IN EVERY STATION PORTERS MADE Rs. 200 AS THE MINIMUM CHARGE AND MAXIMUM Rs.250 IRRESPECTIVE OF THE DISTANCE OR PLATFORM, WE HAD SPENT LOT OF MONEY ON PORTERS BECAUSE OF OUR LUGGAGE AND AGE.”

“ONE GOOD THING IS ALL THE STATIONS AND INTERIORS OF THE TRAIN ARE CLEAN. BUT THE EXTERIORS ARE VERY DIRTY.”

“ALSO, MOST OF THE TRAINS WERE ON TIME.                                          Will continue………”

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