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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My Summer Holiday 2011 (Second as i already went out with my mamoos!! to Thekkady) in Ooty was a planned after the concert we got in Coorg!. Then when my appa wanted to check about the quality of hotel to Mr. Ananthakrishnan of NCA, where we had performed in September 2006, he also asked if we would be willing to give aperformance in Kothagiri! So it turned up to be concert cum Holiday trip and we enjoyed it thoroughly! 

The climate and the hotel we stayed Lake View Resorts, were good through out but we egiterians, will have to face problems here in Ooty as there are not quality restaurants to caterto our needs. Its almost with restaurants cooking / serving both Veg & Non-veg from the same kitchen! We scouted for a restaurant of our requirement and landed up at Saravans (no way related to our dear Sarava Bhavan!!) and here we did get some quality food and thus managed though out our stay. 

We spent lot of time walking, viewing few movies, playing UNO and relaxing ourselves with Game of Cricket! Nadas Bala anna (Adyar D. Balasubramani  Nadaswaram Vidwan) and Swami anna (Kumbakonam Swamithan - Mrudhangam vidwan) joined us from Coorg after the Machamada Cup concert at Coorg. All of us enjoyed the concert we presented at Kothagiri for NCA as we had a large turn out in particular the school students of St. Jude's Public School & Junior College, a resident school, which was the venue of our concert.

We interacted with them by informing them on the thalam patterns and as my dad was on stage for Thalam almost the entire student group started following him and it was indeed an amazing sight! Had fun travelling in the local bus for just Rs 3/- for a distance of around 4kms (by Auto it was Rs 100/-!!) ate chocolates and enjoyed the bakery items too! It was a good holiday this year as the one we had in Kodai last year!