"Appakudathaan" Temple, Koviladi

Appakudathaan temple, Flora, Koviladi, South India, Temple, trichy, wild flowers
My favorite temple amongst all the temples we visited was the “Appakudathaan” temple at Koviladi, a tiny village at Trichy… The temple was ancient and peaceful with Lord Ranganatha resting his hands on a ┬á“Appam” pot. The priests living near the temple served us hot, fresh appams (probably the best in the world)……. The temple had a beautiful river right next to it with the usual quota of fauna and flora!! I left this place with a heavy heart ­čśŽ
Beautiful River near the temple
The beauty of Gods creations – pretty flowers of a thorny cactus plant..
Cactus flowers….
An ancient dilapidated chariot – wonder how┬ábeautiful┬áit must have been in the decades gone by

Spotted!! Peacocks, flowers, dew drops and more….

country side, Fields, morning dew, peacocks, South India, wild flowers
We drove through Trichy to visit the various temples on our check list. The drive was one of the best drives of my life – we passed lush green fields filled with Banana Trees, Sugarcane, wild grass, pretty flowers, pretty streams and more. It was a beautiful bright day filled with blue skies ; ┬áthe temperature was pleasant and the air was pure….
I┬áremember┬áhubby and me spotting peacocks amidst some banana trees.. what a sight to the eyes of a traveler!! We stopped at plenty of spots on the way to the “Appakudathaan Temple” and here are my favorite pics from that memorable drive…Oh!! To do it all over again!
Gorgeous Peacock in the midst of banana trees
Then he got shy and decided to walk away……..
You can’t get me!
Little did I know, that ┬áthis was just the start of surprises nature had in store for us that day…. Check out these fields
Oh! How I just wanna picnic out there ­čÖé┬á
Even the wild weeds looked pretty…..

Fresh morning dew on lush green leaves…..
Pretty wild flowers that made me smile…