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|5th June 2008, 19:08||#16|
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Wow!!! What a time to read this thread????!!!!
This was our RUMBLE in the JUNGLE (Rumble in the Jungle - Report) drive route. And now, we are in the process of planning the next one.
Nicely written travelogue. Keep it up.
|5th June 2008, 19:23||#17|
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Return to Pollachi from Valparai. Go to Udumalipet and take the conventional Munnar route via Chinnar, Marayyoor. Distance should be approximately 160 kms.
Go forward from Valparai to what is one of the best forest roads in India. Via Malakkiparai (the highest-yielding - by quantity - tea estates in India), Sholayar, Peringalkuthu Dam, Vazahchal, Athirapalli Falls to Chalkudy), 110 kms. From Chalakudy, go on NH47 till Angamali and take the well-travelled Munnar road via Perumbavoor, Kothamangalam and Adimali. Should be around 250 kms. The Valparai-Chalakudy road is highly recommended, except that you don't travel after dark - has tuskers, giant cicadas and tall bamboos, besides the "God's Own Country" watterfalls.
|21st October 2008, 20:25||#18|
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My dad has driven around the coimbatore - valparai - athirapalli route in his scooter with his gang, and he has been discouraging me to take a drive in my Santro.
Can someone please help with more specific details of managing to get accommodation in one of those gov guest houses or the estates?
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