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PhotoWalk # 135 – Pallavaram Friday Sandhai (Friday Market)

April 16, 2019

Let us explore and click images of the busy pallavaram Friday sandhai (market).

The Friday market at Pallavaram has a 100-year-old history. You get to buy almost everything – Antiques, bicycles, vegetables, auto-parts, pots, machine parts, gardening tools, seeds, pets, and what not…

People come from various places the previous night, setup stall to sell their goods at this Friday market.

Be a little careful before clicking livestock and pets as few merchants are not comfortable it being clicked.

Walk lead – Mukesh Raina (+919894390840)

Starting point – Market entry point on GST road (


Photowalk #134 – Birds @ Sholinganallur

April 5, 2019

PhotoWalk at Sholinganallur clicking the birds visiting for the season.

Walk lead – Balasubramanian G Velu (+919884349584)

Meeting point – Bus stop opposite Elcot SEZ, Sholinganallur

Date: 7.4.19, Sunday
Time : 6 am

Eyes of Madras 2.0

January 24, 2019

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All are welcome.

Trisangu PhotoWalk #131 (with Chennai Kalai Theru Vizha’19)

January 8, 2019

Lets explore the unexplored areas of Chennai. Korukkupet, Tondiarpet & Old Washermanpet junction.

Check out the Nethaji Nagar Market, Burma Muslim Tamil Mosque, Arul Kottam Murugan Temple. More importantly the livelihoods
of the neighbourhood.

This walk is done in conjunction with Chennai Kalai Theru Vizha 2019 event.

Starting Point: Market Road Bus Stop in Ennore High Road.
Time & Date: 630 am & 13.1.19, Sunday.

Parking on the same road available.
This is the same road or continuation of the Walltax Road, Cochrane Basin Road and transforms as Ennore High Road after the
Korukkupet Bridge.
No registration required.
Walk led by Ram (9444062684).

PhotoWalk #130 – Hot Air Balloon Festival

January 5, 2019

Time : 6:25 am max

Place of reporting:
Block B Entrance Gate,
Iris Court,
Near Paranur Railway Station,
Inside Mahindra World City,
Distt. Kancheepuram,
PIN – 603 002

What to expect:
Obviously Hot Air Balloons which will be reaching max height of 150 feet) near Kolavai Lake.
Kolavai Lake.
Natural scenes.
Water bodies near Paranur Railway Stn

Entrance fees for the area near Balloons is Rs. 100+18 (GST)

How to reach:
#1: Take Local EMU train # 40603 from ‘Chennai Beach to Chengalpet. [It departs from Chennai Beach at about 04:35 am]. (board it suitably to your nearest railway stn) which is expected to reach Paranur Stn at 6:10 am [IST]
Get down one station BEFORE Chengpet i.e. Paranur. From Railway Station you can see Orange-Grey 12 story and 5 story building cluster (Named Iris Court ~300 meter.
Ask B-Block gate.

#2: Bus etc from Chennai to Chengalpet:: Get down at Paranur Toll and there you can see Orange-Grey 12 story and 5 story building cluster. Return back 500 meters to Paranur Station by walking on dirt track parallel to highway, cross over bridge of Paranur Rrailway Station – and then follow route #1 as given above.
Total travel 800-900 meter. Safety Precaution: Do not cross railway track. Take bridge of Paranur Railway Stn.

#3: Self by car / motor cycle : Take GST Road and after S P Kovil, on left side you will see Entrance of Mahindra World City. Turn LEFT and enter into the Mahindra City.
Come straight to Petrol Bunk and take RIGHT from there and keep coming. you will see orange -Grey buildings on your right hand side. Ask for B – Block entrance gate.
(Approx distance from High way Entrance point to Iris Court about 3.8 Km.)

Walk Leader : Brijmohan Ph: 8098695927

RetroWalk #56 : Korattur Lake

December 6, 2018

The entire Korattur lake has undergone a transformation under an eco-tourism project. The lake, which is currently a hotspot for fisherfolk and joggers, is likely to emerge as a tourist attraction by soon.

Let’s check the amazing, road that splits the lake & the railway track. Look for the birds, Click the small islands in this 680 acre waterbody, that’s getting transformed.

Date, Day : 9th Dec’18, Sunday.
Start Time : 615 am
Starting Point : Varadharaja Perumal Temple
Location Map :

Note : 1) Take the left in the 1st Signal if approaching from Padi flyover towards Redhills.
2) Call Ram 9444062684 if you need some help, but before the starting time.
3) Keep a Telephoto / Zoom lenses handy.

Photowalk # 129 – Merry go Round – Going around the Anna Tower!

November 2, 2018

Anna Nagar (formerly known as Naduvakkarai), is a neighbourhood in the metropolitan city of Chennai, India. Named after the Tamil leader C. N. Annadurai, it is located in the north-western part of Chennai and its prime residential areas in Chennai. Anna Nagar originated as a suburban village called Naduvakkarai. It was called Mullam Village and is still referred to like that by the Land and revenue department for all official purposes.

Anna Nagar is the first and the only township in Chennai to follow a standard addressing system followed in the western world. One of the primary landmarks in Anna Nagar is the Anna Nagar Tower, built in 1968 as part of the World Trade Fair.

Other important locations include the Anna Arch, Chinthamani, Blue Star, 14 shops, Shanthi Colony, Thirumangalam junction, Padi Grade Separator, Anna Nagar East, and the Anna Nagar West bus depot.

Annanagar Tower is filled with many activities like Skating, Silambu training, few indoor games and off course an architectural extravaganza. So we can look for more Street Photography, Candid moments, Architectural and more Sportive photography.

Schedule, Date, Time & Venue

04-Nov-2018 (Sunday)
Time: 06:15 AM to 08:15 AM
Venue: Annanagar Tower Park ( Front Gate – Opp. To Connexxions Annanagar)
Parking Available

Lead: Arun Chandrasekaran
Mobile: +9190031222244

Few things to remember and take it along
Lens to carry : Wide angle / Prime lens / Zoom Lens
Also please carry plastic cover for camera, can be used in case of any drizzle / rain.