Posts Tagged ‘Tranquebar’

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 […]


1718 church in Tranquebar

1718 new jerusalem church, Tranquebar

I didn’t know about this church till I was there. Was a surprise to know that the first protestant missionary to south-east Asia, Bartholomaus Ziegenbalg , had come here and what more, he built a church too. That church “New Jerusalem Church” still remains and the mass is still conducted there on every Sunday. I was […]


Tranquebar/Trankebar Maritime Museum

tranquebar postcard and map

This museum was put together by the Dutch, not by our government, after the 2004 Tsunami. The is no entry fee and the guide inside, is very informative. You can also buy books and postcards here. Below is a postcard I bought from this museum. The original Tranquebar/Trankebar according to the Dutch, much of this encroached […]


Danish Land Gate, Tranquebar

tranquebar gate or Danish land gate

Danish Land Gate, Tranquebar. Built in 1792. Restored by ASI recently! Read about Tranquebar and my trip here Below: Inscription on the back side (inner side) of the gate, built in year 1792 Below: the front side of the gate. Other places to see: Danish fort museum Danish Governor’s Bungalow A church founded by Bartholomaus […]


Danish fort(Fort Dansborg) museum, Tranquebar

fort dansborg

First stop, after some lunch and rest was the Danish Fort Museum.  The museum is in the Fort Dansborg (Dutch fort in Tranquebar) enclosure. The museum contains old Danish artifacts. This is located right opposite to ‘Bungalow on the Beach’. The fort overlooks the beach. Built in 1620 AD.   Museum: Entrance free, it’s closed on […]


Tranquebar – Land of the singing waves

A month back, someone asked me “Have you been to Tranquebar?”, I replied “I don’t know the place, I don’t drink”. 🙂 Only later did I know that Tranquebar used to be a Danish colony, south of Pondicherry and 10kms north of Karaikal. Danish had come to Tranquebar in early 17th Century and they had […]


Bus journeys – helpful tips!

bus journey tips

Last weekend I went by bus to Tranquebar from Chennai – 300kms. I had not booked a seat in advance, as this was not the plan A. I noticed a few things that can make your bus journey comfortable and thought I’d pass it on to you. Travel light Light is simple, light is fast. […]


My first solo trip!

Solo trip, Chennai to Tranquebar, by bus

It was awesome! Pros: Think for only one person – yourself! To start with, you don’t have to think for two people. It’s just you! If you like something, you can take it without having to consider other person’s opinion of it. For ex. I was supposed to start my trip on Friday evening, but nothing was going […]


Tweets from Tranquebar road trip

tranquebar, tharangambadi, from chennai by bus, road trip

These are all the tweets done by me during the RoadTrip8 to Tranquebar/Tharangambadi from Chennai, by bus. I tweet @joejayanth Tweet images and other URLs Tweet Date Time this traquebar trip is gonna be very different! #RT8  but first I need to find a way to go to Tranquebar! Begin packing… camera first! 12-Oct 21:38 […]