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A Week in Chennai

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Year ending is usually the time to visit my family back in Chennai. It’s generally a time of pure relaxation, fun, chilling out, pigging out – pure bliss in fact. The whole extended family is around, and it’s great to catch up with cousins, uncles, aunts, and so on.

2017 Christmas was going to be yet another such time. We all drove down to Chennai and had a pleasant couple of days before my father-in-law suddenly turned dangerously ill. His sugar levels dropped drastically (he’s diabetic), and the rest of the holiday was spent with him in hospital, and all of us under a lot of stress.

Thankfully, once hospitalized, he recovered fast and was back on his feet within the week. However, it was generally a bit of a rough time for all of us. And for the most part, we didn’t do anything beyond the first couple of days.

Things to do in Chennai

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When I say we are visiting Chennai, my friends automatically think temples, katcheris, and Mahabalipuram. But there’s a lot more to Chennai than that, and this December, keeping in mind the tastes of our kids – we explored a few of them.

WW: And Yet More Crocodiles

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I had posted about our trip to Crocodile Bank here. At the time of posting that um post, I had misplaced my memory card and so just got a handful of croc pictures.

Now, I have my memory card back, and so if crocodiles are your thing, here are some coming your way. I have tons of pictures as crocs are pretty easy to photograph, being as they are immobile most of the time. However, if reptiles give you the creeps, now is the time to avert your eyes and move to the next post 🙂 .

Crocodile Bank

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When we visit Chennai, Crocodile Bank in Chennai is always a must-visit.

The park has feeding sessions every Sunday at noon and between 4pm and 5pm in the evening, and this is the best time to visit the park. The crocodiles are at their most active even if you are wilting in the heat.

On Sunday, we were leaving Chennai and so we skipped the croc feeding, however Snubnose loved the visit just the same. I don’t know how it is, Snubnose has visited this place so many, many times, however it still remains one of her favorite spots to visit when in Chennai.