Parvadhamalai is a hill located near Thenmathimangalam village, 20 kms from Polur in Tiruvannamalai district. It is also a part of Javvadhi hills, and accessible through Kadaladi village 25Kms north of Tiruvannamalai .32 trekkers from Chennai, successfully conquered this target.
We started the trek at 10:15 a.m with loads of water and stuff.The load and the sun made it very tough and a few really struggled to climb. There was a steep climb all through out the trek. The path was all green and one could hear the gush of the wind through the grasses.As we came closer to the peak, we were mesmerized by the beauty of the surrounding hills.Fresh air, greenery , rocks , and above all the fight to rise ahead was something we relished the most.
The final stretch of the climb was the best. Probably it showed the difference between being an average and being at the top.That was one part which we liked the most as it was very challenging. The temple at the peak was great.It was the tastiest “Sambar Rice” we had in out lives. The smiling faces as one by one the trekkers reached the top told the story of joy after accomplishment and a secret contentment.The fresh , cool air cleansed our polluted city lungs.
Points to note for future trek: Plan a trek when there are no chances of rain, Reach the place by 6 a.m., carry 2 bottles of water and carry a very light bag, a polythene bag to carry your shoes and some tissue paper will help otherwise you will have to use mineral water.
On a different note : While climbing i was wondering why build a temple there at the top. By the time i reached there , it was clear. The top has made it important, it is aptly suited there and attracts attention. This is the thing that makes it special, probably something that which one could relate to his life. Probably the effort that may have been put behind building it could be felt only if one climbs to the top.All these signify works of human labor and intellect which we tend to forget. Next time you cross a flyover in Chennai appreciate the effort put in it.