The Great East Coast Road Drive is an original web travelogue, reported live and on-the-go from the East Coast Road (ECR), arguably India's most scenic highway and one studded with tourist destinations of historic, cultural, ecological and recreational importance. Yahoo India Travel team of Editor BIJOY VENUGOPAL and Photographer AZHAR MOHAMED ALI explored this picturesque route from Chennai to Rameswaram, a distance of over 1,000 km, from August 2 to 13, 2013. Re-live their amazing journey in the comprehensive 11-day commentary archives, tweets, photos, videos and blogs.
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A small sacred grove off the East Coast Road, just a few minutes from Pondicherry, is in truth one of the last surviving examples of the endangered Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest. Travel editor Bijoy Venugopal explores its mystery More »In the secret sacred grove of Selli Amman at Oorani
While the eastern seaboard of India is dotted with temples erected by ruling dynasty after dynasty in propitiation of, or gratitude for, celestial favours rendered, Chennai has some very fine churches of antiquity. More »Houses of the Holy