Category: Road Trip

5 Long weekend trips from Chennai

There is a long weekend coming up (Sept 7, 8, 9) and here are a few places that I’ll recommend for you. If you love driving, all these places are definitely approachable by road and believe me, Tamil Nadu state highways are great. If you do not want to drive, take a train or bus(chances […]


Yelagiri – Weekend getaway for trekkers

Punganur lake, yelagiri, Tamil Nadu

Roadtrip to Yelagiri from Chennai This year my resolution was to do a trip every month, so far so good! January was the beautiful, relaxing Varkala and February I got a pleasant surprise to review a car, so took it to Yelagiri. Yelagiri is a hill station, located 220 kms from Chennai and 160 kms […]


Tata Indica Vista D90 ZX experience

Tata Indica Vista D90 ZX user experience

There are two things you notice as soon as you enter the car: Before starting the car: SPACE. I took my colleagues for lunch on the day I got the car. 5 of us went in this car. The guys sitting behind didn’t feel cramped and the first thing two of my friends said was “this […]


Yelagiri in a Vista D90

chennai to yelagiri in tata vista d 90

This year I made a resolution to do at least one trip every month. The year started with a wonderful trip to Varkala, Kerala. But this one was a pleasant surprise. Last week I saw an ad for Tata Vista D90 car on TV and I tweeted this :   Hey #VistaD90, can I have this […]


Varkala and Kollam, Kerala trip – part 2

Sunset at Papanasam beach, varkala, kerala

I’m sure you read the part 1 of this series, about how I had to take 5 buses to come to Varkala(Kerala) from Chennai :). After Spending second half of the first day in varkala, going to the beach and having a sumptuous dinner. The first half of the second day was spent on lazing […]


Varkala and Kollam, Kerala trip – part 1

VARKALA, KOLLAM, TRAVEL FROM CHENNAI, kerala, josephjayanth.com

When I started out, as always, we didn’t have much clue about the destination. THAT has to change from now on, as I seem to miss out on many places due to my laziness of not checking wikitravel before embarking on a trip. Sometime I intentionally don’t read about the destination so as to have […]


[Video]Papanasam beach, Varkala, Kerala

papanasam beach varkala kerala

A short video of the famous Papanasam beach in Varkala, Kerala. Shot from the cliff, at least 100 meter, above the beach. Be patient, while the video loads!   This is where I shot the video from (If you see carefully, you will find two people walking on the rocks):   Read about Varkala, Kerala […]