Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 2nd July 2011, 11:35   #61
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Poovar

Day 04 - October 18, 2010
Poovar

The last day of Trip 3.

Since I was warned not to sleep till noon, I got up relatively early this day. Wifey was already awake and was enjoying the beauty of the place in rains.

Wifey meditating
Name:  _DSC3474.jpg
Views: 897
Size:  170.0 KB

We strolled along the resort.

The morning view of the estuary
Name:  _DSC3484.jpg
Views: 853
Size:  124.4 KB

We saw this birdie
Name:  _DSC3486.jpg
Views: 864
Size:  204.5 KB

Formation Flying
Name:  _DSC3487.jpg
Views: 882
Size:  192.6 KB


We wanted to see the beach in the morning. So we decided to leave the PPGs behind for their good sleep and went to the boat jetty.

Some Management meet was planned there. Lucky chaps!
Name:  _DSC3554.jpg
Views: 914
Size:  321.9 KB

There was a boat available and got a drop at the beach.
Name:  _DSC3497.jpg
Views: 858
Size:  264.1 KB

The views of the floating cottage from the river
Name:  _DSC3490.jpg
Views: 871
Size:  229.1 KB

Name:  _DSC3498.jpg
Views: 835
Size:  157.3 KB

Name:  _DSC3501.jpg
Views: 886
Size:  200.7 KB

Name:  _DSC3553.jpg
Views: 857
Size:  236.8 KB


We were dropped at the beach by 08:00AM and the boatman went back. We strolled along the beach, in the morning breeze and freshness of the rain.

continued....
laluks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2011, 11:55   #62
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Poovar

Day 04 - October 18, 2010
Poovar

We saw the fishermen at work pulling a net from the sea. We got curious and waited to see the catch. It is a lot of hardwork, and it required quite a lot of manpower to pull the net out of the sea.

Name:  _DSC3492.jpg
Views: 833
Size:  292.8 KB

Name:  _DSC3494.jpg
Views: 799
Size:  181.2 KB

Name:  _DSC3502.jpg
Views: 814
Size:  165.8 KB

Name:  _DSC3506.jpg
Views: 799
Size:  186.8 KB

Name:  _DSC3508.jpg
Views: 794
Size:  205.9 KB


The catch
Name:  _DSC3512.jpg
Views: 829
Size:  335.1 KB

Name:  _DSC3513.jpg
Views: 779
Size:  376.4 KB

The fishermen were disappointed.
Name:  _DSC3516.jpg
Views: 809
Size:  352.4 KB

A fisherwoman who got curious with my camera, became friendly and talked to me. She told me that their daily life is a wait seeking the blessings of the sea to give a good catch, and today turned out be of those very bad days. I was saddened by hearing that. She went on to explain how thay love their partners who even at adversities stand by them and love them dear. She also pointed me to a lot of empty bottles of local made liquor thrown around and told, if only this was not invented, evrything would have been good for their loved ones. I could get the entire feeling of the community from her. I was silent throughout.

The fisherwomen waiting for the catch
Name:  _DSC3518.jpg
Views: 818
Size:  275.6 KB

Felt sad, decided to move on.

continued...
laluks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2011, 12:08   #63
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Poovar

Day 04 - October 18, 2010
Poovar

We started to walk along the beach with a heaviness in my mind. Wondering about a lot of things, and thinking how our problems seems to be so small comparing to them.

Wifey near some ruined boats
Name:  _DSC3520.jpg
Views: 971
Size:  289.3 KB

The beach is connected by road from Pozhiyoor. You can see the beach on the left and river on the right.
Name:  _DSC3527.jpg
Views: 900
Size:  94.9 KB

The river
Name:  _DSC3526.jpg
Views: 1082
Size:  89.7 KB

Chapel at Pozhiyoor beach
Name:  _DSC3548.jpg
Views: 1897
Size:  307.7 KB

An entertaining auto with blaring music. How I wish I could replicate that feeling of joyfulness of the autoguy!
Name:  _DSC3550.jpg
Views: 776
Size:  302.8 KB

Decide to go back to the resort. Went to the river side and waved hands to the boatman, and he promptly took us back. We reached the resort back by 09:00AM

continued...
laluks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2011, 12:18   #64
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Poovar

Day 04 - October 18, 2010
Poovar

We went to the reception and asked them to make the bills ready.

The floral decoration for the day
Name:  _DSC3556.jpg
Views: 774
Size:  313.3 KB

Name:  _DSC3557.jpg
Views: 761
Size:  420.1 KB

Some Sovegniour shots
Name:  _DSC3560.jpg
Views: 770
Size:  214.2 KB

Name:  _DSC3563.jpg
Views: 759
Size:  300.1 KB

Wifey decided to get back to the cottage and get things in order for our departure. I continued to stroll along the resort

A flower
Name:  _DSC3569.jpg
Views: 733
Size:  370.7 KB

Another one
Name:  _DSC3570.jpg
Views: 745
Size:  344.2 KB

Lots of them
Name:  _DSC3571.jpg
Views: 748
Size:  337.3 KB

I was amazed what rains can do to the greenery.

continued...
laluks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2011, 12:30   #65
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Poovar

Day 04 - October 18, 2010
Poovar

I saw a lot of activities by the Bee eaters. Hooked up the 200-500 and tried some stunts. Given the fact that it was overcast, and the lens having a small aperture, resulting in such lighting situations challenged me. All shots are handheld. Hope it had come out well.

Name:  _DSC3604.jpg
Views: 749
Size:  208.3 KB

Name:  _DSC3602.jpg
Views: 749
Size:  397.5 KB

Name:  _DSC3601.jpg
Views: 749
Size:  266.8 KB

Name:  _DSC3575_1.jpg
Views: 751
Size:  179.3 KB

Name:  _DSC3578.jpg
Views: 762
Size:  217.9 KB

Name:  _DSC3579.jpg
Views: 748
Size:  163.0 KB

Name:  _DSC3585.jpg
Views: 737
Size:  182.3 KB

Name:  _DSC3587.jpg
Views: 740
Size:  106.3 KB

Name:  _DSC3588.jpg
Views: 734
Size:  140.2 KB

Name:  _DSC3590.jpg
Views: 742
Size:  123.5 KB

Name:  _DSC3591.jpg
Views: 729
Size:  145.0 KB

Name:  _DSC3592.jpg
Views: 731
Size:  125.6 KB


continued..
laluks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2011, 12:58   #66
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Poovar

Day 04 - October 18, 2010
Poovar

By the time I was after the colourful birdies, wifey had checked out the room, cleared the bills and was ready to start our return journey. We had to go to Trivandrum to buy some Ayurvedic medicines. By the way the Ayurvedic resort here is good, and we got pamperd quite royally.

The rains make everything beautiful
Name:  _DSC3614.jpg
Views: 745
Size:  505.2 KB

The parting shot
Name:  _DSC3616.jpg
Views: 758
Size:  381.9 KB

We were very satisfied and happy with this place. We were very sure at this time that our summer vacation is going to be here. Which we subsequently did in Trip 4.

The parting shot of the estuary from the boat
Name:  _DSC3623.jpg
Views: 741
Size:  234.0 KB

We reached the place where we had parked the car by 12:00PM. While driving towards Trivandrum, I suddenly said, why not Kovalam. I have not seen the place, its just 20Kms. Yes, Civvy is going to Kovalam.

A quarry filled with rain water
Name:  _DSC3629.jpg
Views: 764
Size:  262.5 KB

Enroute Kovalam - stopped at a ayurvedic outlet. Look at the roads!
Name:  _DSC3644.jpg
Views: 759
Size:  295.1 KB

Reached Kovalam.
Name:  _DSC3647.jpg
Views: 724
Size:  358.2 KB

The board showing directions
Name:  _DSC3647_1.jpg
Views: 735
Size:  98.9 KB

We reached Kovalam by 13:00PM

continued....
laluks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2011, 13:33   #67
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Poovar

Day 04 - October 18, 2010
Kovalam

Parked Civvy at Eves Beach
Name:  _DSC3743.jpg
Views: 738
Size:  338.5 KB

Rules
Name:  _DSC3648.jpg
Views: 737
Size:  245.8 KB

The first view of Eve's Beach
Name:  _DSC3732.jpg
Views: 714
Size:  98.4 KB

Name:  _DSC3737.jpg
Views: 724
Size:  230.8 KB

Beautiful
Name:  _DSC3706.jpg
Views: 711
Size:  200.2 KB

Walked on towards the light house
Name:  _DSC3672.jpg
Views: 706
Size:  98.0 KB

This picture symbolises Kovalam in my mind till I saw it now
Name:  _DSC3652.jpg
Views: 699
Size:  113.7 KB

continued..
laluks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2011, 13:46   #68
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Poovar

Day 04 - October 18, 2010
Kovalam

The Light House - landmark of Eve's beach
Name:  _DSC3651_1.jpg
Views: 811
Size:  287.3 KB

Name:  _DSC3651.jpg
Views: 703
Size:  251.1 KB

Name:  _DSC3664.jpg
Views: 722
Size:  231.7 KB

Name:  _DSC3664_1.jpg
Views: 732
Size:  252.4 KB

Name:  _DSC3700.jpg
Views: 718
Size:  400.0 KB

Name:  _DSC3703.jpg
Views: 725
Size:  251.0 KB


continued...
laluks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2011, 13:55   #69
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Poovar

Day 04 - October 18, 2010
Kovalam

It was almost 13:30PM and our tummies began to grumble. So we tried to checkout a shack on the beach.

Everybody promises a lot of things. So decided to checkout lobsters. I insisted to see them before we make the dish. We were prepared to take a big lobster. But on seeing the lobster we had to take two, since they were the tiny types and not biggies.

The Tiny Lobster
Name:  _DSC3712.jpg
Views: 724
Size:  261.8 KB

Name:  _DSC3713.jpg
Views: 707
Size:  363.8 KB

Jr. PPG waiting for the dish
Name:  _DSC3715.jpg
Views: 707
Size:  462.7 KB

Finally Lobster - Butter Garlic
Name:  _DSC3719.jpg
Views: 716
Size:  206.1 KB

Some antiques at the shack
Name:  _DSC3721.jpg
Views: 717
Size:  338.2 KB

Name:  _DSC3723.jpg
Views: 703
Size:  293.5 KB

After lunch decided to visit Groves beach.

continued....
laluks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2011, 14:08   #70
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Poovar

Day 04 - October 18, 2010
Kovalam

We reached Groves Beach by 14:30PM

A high profile resort at Kovalam
Name:  _DSC3762.jpg
Views: 724
Size:  335.0 KB

Watchful Life Guards
Name:  _DSC3747.jpg
Views: 734
Size:  180.9 KB

Boats at Grove's Beach
Name:  _DSC3746.jpg
Views: 709
Size:  156.8 KB

Name:  _DSC3745.jpg
Views: 706
Size:  234.8 KB

Name:  _DSC3745_1.jpg
Views: 733
Size:  244.8 KB

Name:  _DSC3764.jpg
Views: 709
Size:  232.0 KB

Name:  _DSC3765.jpg
Views: 728
Size:  226.3 KB

Name:  _DSC3765_1.jpg
Views: 712
Size:  306.2 KB

We left towards Trivandrum By 15:00PM.

We stopped by Overbridge, near Thampanoor to buy some more ayurvedic stuff.

A typical street in busy Thampanoor
Name:  _DSC3768.jpg
Views: 728
Size:  331.5 KB

I saw this board
Name:  _DSC3767.jpg
Views: 707
Size:  242.2 KB

By 16:00PM we started from Trivandrum and reached Nagercoil by 18:30PM. We subsequently reached Bangalore by 02:30AM the next day. Caught some sleep and the next day to get back to work and PPGs to school. Thus ended Trip 3, a happy vacation
laluks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2011, 14:18   #71
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Poovar

The GPS Log for Trip 3
Poovar.kml

Shows the route through Thenkashi, Courtallum, Thenmala, Nedumangad, Trivandrum, Poovar, Kovalam, Bangalore.
laluks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd July 2011, 01:08   #72
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Madras
Posts: 1,128
Thanked: 746 Times
Default Re: Civved : Poovar

Poovar's one of the 2 beaches we wanted to see sometime (other being Maravanthe), so have been following your thread for our own trip planning Have been on Thenmala route in 2001 never knew these spots then!

Quote:
Rules
Of all..this caught my eye !! Seemed rather 'out of place'. Of all languages, why German ?!

Last edited by narayans80 : 3rd July 2011 at 01:09.
narayans80 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd July 2011, 08:33   #73
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Poovar

Quote:
Originally Posted by narayans80 View Post
Poovar's one of the 2 beaches we wanted to see sometime (other being Maravanthe), so have been following your thread for our own trip planning Have been on Thenmala route in 2001 never knew these spots then!

Of all..this caught my eye !! Seemed rather 'out of place'. Of all languages, why German ?!
Poovar and Maravanthe are similar in terms of having a river and the sea near by. In Poovar, Neyyar river runs parallel to the sea along the beach and it joins the sea too there. In Maravanthe Souparnika river flows parallely to the sea, and we have NH17 in between the river and the sea.

German ? good question.
laluks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd July 2011, 09:05   #74
v&v
Senior - BHPian
 
v&v's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 1,538
Thanked: 1,068 Times
Default Re: Civved : Poovar

So finally the Poovar TL is ON. Just went through today morning. Beautiful pics. Keep it coming. What about CM Ashtamudi , did you visit there ?
v&v is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd July 2011, 09:10   #75
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Poovar

Quote:
Originally Posted by v&v View Post
So finally the Poovar TL is ON. Just went through today morning. Beautiful pics. Keep it coming. What about CM Ashtamudi , did you visit there ?
Thanks v&v
Not yet. Booked thrice, and cancelled thrice too
laluks is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Civved : Kodaikanal, Munnar laluks Travelogues 113 15th May 2017 09:40
Civved : Gavi laluks Travelogues 112 10th August 2016 12:46
Civved : Goa, Yaana, Jog, Murdeshwar, Maravanthe, Mangalore... laluks Travelogues 263 20th July 2015 17:57
Civved : Parambikulam, Gavi, Vagamon via Thekkady & Valparai laluks Travelogues 311 6th March 2013 23:20
Civved : Yercaud via Mahabalipuram and Pondicherry laluks Travelogues 112 13th September 2012 08:44


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 21:57.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks