July 12 2012, My Son, Kavin Seyon's first birthday, @ 3o'clock in the morning after cake cutting, Me and My wife were talking about where to go for his birthday. I suggested Vedanthangal. My Wife suggested Vandaloor Zoo. I wanted to go for atleast a short trip. For her if trip then it should be longer otherwise somewhere in local. My wife and her mom had a long pending VOW to visit Thiruchendur. So we decided to execute that on my Seyon's Birthday. Early Morning 9 o clock, called my Father In law to check if they had no issues to travel with us to thiruchendur. After talking to his Boss, he confirmed they would come with us. To inform my Parents at coimbatore, I called them at 11 o clock, just like that I asked them if they would like to join Us. That is when My mom asked me what is the Plan? We started discussing about the plan to stay in Madurai on 12th Night. Next day Visit Meenakshi amman temple, Mahal and Theppakulam e.t.c, and then start to Thiruchendur Temple and stay there. Next day 3rd day, morning start to Papanasam, Vaanatheertham Falls, Maanjolai Hills e.tc, stay there in Electricity Board Guest House. Next day at around 12 o clock start back to chennai. Day 1: After shaping up our Unplanned Plan, We started packing up our luggage at 12 o clock and that went till 2 o Clock. Picked up My In-laws from Porur, Had Short Lunch at porur. By the time we connected the Highway it was 4 PM. My Parents started from Coimbatore at the same time in their Swift. The Journey On Rails (On My Punto) started from the Porur Toll Gate at 4:10 PM. The Route was Porur - Off Thambaram ByPass - Vandalur - Thindivanam - Vilupuram - Off Trichy - Madurai. We Had 2 Breaks on the way, One before trichy for 'Tea kapi' and other was 60 Kms before Madurai for 'Kothu Barota'. The roads were simply superb, feels like tailor made for Fiats. So many curves that only a Fiat's steering could measure the exact Radius of curvature. My Punto, Mā Sēnuthi did extreamly well, Just like it was moving on a Track. The Best drive I have had on Mā Sēnuthi is this trip. Gave a Tough Time for figos, Vistas , Verna , Logan and a Skoda Superb. Everytime there is a corner, punto jumps into Joy mood and starts overtaking every cars taking the curves including the Skoda Superb. WOW What a Drive !!! Top Speed was 165 with 4 Adults and Luggage, Infate My Seyon on his Child Seat. After the Tea Break, My Seyon refused to sit on his seat. So I have to soften my feet. Speed Needle was wavering between 80 - 90. My parents reached Madurai at 8 PM. They booked rooms for all of us in the old and famous, 'New College House, Madurai'. We reached Madurai at 10:15 PM and checked in to our rooms. Total Drive on Day 1 450 KMS ~ 6.xx Hours Top Speed 165 KMPH Average Speed 74 KMPH Average Consumption : Trip A : From Chennai to Madurai (Deep Footed + Soft Footed) 16.8 KMPL Trip B : From Tea Break to Madurai (Only Soft Footed) 19.6 KMPL After an Excellent Drive on My Seyon's Birthday and Sharing My first Travel Experience in TFI, I am gonna dive deep into my sleep. Few Pics : CakeCut @ 3 AM Relaxing after a Superb Ride My Dad's Swift (Fiat Inside) Day 2 : Comming Soon.