Water is aplenty - it runs down the canals in the fields here. Obviously, the rainfall earlier in the year has been beneficial - even the small canals have water.
We used to spot the gopurams of the Chidambaram temple just after we left Bhuvanagiri. Now, if you take the bye-pass road you don't get to enjoy that sight.
The sun is up but it is still pleasant at 1 p.m. as we drive into Chidambaram. Only the odd, small flex boards tell you that a great dance festival is on. Or should we say two tests are on.