"We don't know what is the destination, yet we are roaming in the streets of an unknown town.. this is not craziness but madness".. this is what I told to my kid friend Vaithy when we were going to search and see the Aathankudi tiles factory in Karaikudi. Our travels become memorable when we get such like minded crazy friends and I was lucky to have this kid as my travel mate on this Karaikudi trip. We just took his brother's Hero Honda without informing that we are going for a long drive and explored the culture or legacy that is rooted in the red soils of Karaikudi.
This trip was made special by the photos I had taken. These photos had come extremely well and I realised the importance of "Not using" the standard JPG format while using the DSLR. I shot all the photos in RAW format, edited them in Camera Raw and the results were magical. After that in an another incident I made a second visit to a different place, just because I didn't shoot in RAW format in my earlier visit. I became such a crazy fan of RAW format shooting.
Enjoy this trip photos that happened in the peak summer of 2014 - May 1st 2014 on road trip from Chidambaram to Karaikudi via Gangai Konda Chozhapuram, Dharasuram, Thanjavur and Sithannavasal Caves before landing in Karaikudi. Pillaiyarpatti, Kundrathur, Athankudi and Thirumayam fort were covered on the second day.