Starry getaway to Mahabalipuram

Whenever Nakul and I want to run away from Chennai, have a low budget and want to eat some excellent Seafood, Mahabalipuram is our go to place. It’s the perfect one day trip that’s about a 65 km ride from home and the minute you leave the city limits, the entire road is along the coast. The shimmering waters, beautiful dancing trees and a straight road with our usual tea stops.

This trip was somewhat different as for the first time in 2 years, we decided to leave the city late evening and hit the road for this random getaway. With the help of Makemytrip.Com, we were able to find this great B&B called Green Wood beach resort which as the name suggests was full of greens and extremely homely and budget friendly. Nominated as one of our cheapest stays (Rs. 290 :D) this was exactly our kind of a day.

After we kept our tiny bag in the room, we headed straight to the beach front shack, put our feet up, stared at the Arabian Sea and complimented the view and mood with chilled beer and amazing calamari and tava masala fish. . . Need I say anymore?

As we strolled on the beach and took a nice spot to laze in, after a very very long time I was drowned in the tunes of the waves and the millions of sparkling stars. A clear view. The clouds moving around like a swaying thin cloth curtain and the moon shining with all its might. I don’t know how long we stayed there paralysed in that moment but all I could think of was nothing. It was perfect. I don’t remember the last time I saw so many stars in the sky.

Thankfully we woke up early in the morning. . which is a task for us every Sunday; we hit the waves. More than us having fun in the water, the sea was having fun with us. It yanked us in and without a warning threw us out, bashed us with strong waves and by the time we could recover, yanked us back in. What we thought went on for hours and hours, actually took place for about just one. Refreshing in a whacked way. Now I know why my surfer friend keeps coming back to office with bruises all over every Monday morning.

The rest of the day we just sat in one of those lil sea facing shacks chatting and hogging fish, talking and then not talking until it was time for us to pick up our bag go ride back to our routine weekdays.




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