Sparsa Resorts

Athiyanthal Village, Thiruvannaamalai, Tamil Nadu, 606603, India | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Thiruvannaamalai

Hanging out in Thiruvannamali

A travel blog entry by murrayrudd on Dec 19, 2013

25 photos

For our first day in Thiruvannamali, we first headed to the Sri Ramanasrman, where there was a big celebration to commemorate the birthday of Sri Ramana Maharshi. We first took some pictures at the local dispensary, where there was a free lunch for Sadhu's and then local residents. Then it was to the ashram itself for music, some mingling, and cow- …

Mahabalipurnam to Tiruvannamalai drive

A travel blog entry by murrayrudd on Dec 18, 2013

1 comment, 22 photos

We spent an early morning down on the beach taking some photos of fishing boats at sunrise. After having a nice breakfast back at the hotel at 8, we then headed out, first stopping at the rock carvings right in Mahabalipurnam. Then it was on the road, a roadside lunch, and a stop at the Vedanthangel bird sanctuary.

The sanctuary is …

Our first & last train trip, and final temples

A travel blog entry by diannemurray

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... good giggle at our expense. It turned out that tourists never get on the 1F, and they pointed us back to the two buses, the rear of which had a #1 sign on its rear window.

We were pretty sure we were on the right track, so settled into the front seats again, paid our 12Rs each fares, and got some good photos through the front window on the way, over the bridge, through town, close to the Rock Fort, past the entrance to the main bazaar, which would have ...

Soup

A travel blog entry by wonderbears

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... we left, surprised that they actually refunded our money, and caught an auto back into town. We returned to one of the guesthouses the German couple had recommended and booked a room. What a relief. We walked out onto the shared terrace where we met an awesome young couple (that we'd actually seen wandering the streets earlier that day). Pio's from Goa and Line's from Norway and we hit it off immediately. Pio drew us maps of Bombay and Mennali, including all his favorite ...

Finally south in Tamil Nadu

A travel blog entry by off-the-rails

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... up. Our second treat for the evening was a 20 a night room as we'd not had hot water for weeks - the bliss of the hot shower!

The following morning we set out with a clear mission; sari shopping for Amutha. Tom took up the role of assistant shopper in the hope of speeding up Amutha's browsing and buying, rather than dragging heels and holding up prolonging the agony. As it happened, however, the experience was yet another ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Athiyanthal Village, Thiruvannaamalai, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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