Since I had utilised all my leaves in 2013 I was not able to take a break during christmas. So In 2014 when I get all my 30 leaves added to my account, I am planning for a trip to my native which is a village located between Palakkad and Thrissur. Another pupose of this visit is "Annaprasham" or "Choroonu" for my 5 month old baby Abhay alias Thakkudu . We are planning to leave chennai early morning at 4 and to take Thindivanam-Ulundurpet-Salem Route. This is gonna be a relaxed journey as little princess will be sitting in the back seat with his mom and will require a lot of milk breaks in between. We dont have any strict time lines to meet and we are ok by reaching home before sun set. I had travelled the same route few months back in my Ritz which made me really nervous on few curves even at the speed of 60. Ritzy had created a huge dent in my pocket being unusually tirsty during that trip returning me only 16-17 km/l. After all its a petrol Car and now I am gonna console myself doing this trip in more economical way with my New Italian Beauty who is crafted for the long highway drives. Eventhough I am not gonna put all the 90 horses in test, I will be looking forward to see a good 19+ km/l mileage. Got the car general checkup and Wheel allingnment and balancing done just to have peace of mind. Though Service experience was not great from RDC Fiat ambattur, looking forward to see my Punto 90 HP handling those curves and giving a decent mileage and comfort of travel. Please Let me know in case any work in progress in the above proposed route. Also Last time itself I had difficulty with finding good restaurants with clean environment. Any suggestions from fellow Fiatians will be a boon for me as I cannot roam with my little baby looking for a decent place to have food and take rest. I will ensure to keep this thread active with some beatiful pictures from my journey. Thanks in Advance and expecting help from travel guru's.