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Old 10th July 2011, 12:42   #91
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Day 03, 6th May 2011
Poovar

We had some good moments at the beach
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Jr. PPG enjoying the breeze
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PPGs having fun
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The River
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The Sea
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The river has not joined the sea this time
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Fishing boats on the sea
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Some time at the beach, some time at the river banks
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The House Boat
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We decided to be at the beach till sunset and then visit Stephens Floating Restaurant again for dinner.

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Day 03, 6th May 2011
Poovar

Waiting for the sunset
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The returning fishing boats
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The beautiful setting sun
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Sun slowly descending in the horizon
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Day 03, 6th May 2011
Poovar

The boat from Stephens restaurant picked us up
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Deciding the menu for the day
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We passed on our feedback about the taste and to do something about it. They did something, was better, but far from what it should be.

Tiger Prawns Kadai
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Pomfret Masala
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Lazed around till 22:00PM and got dropped at the resort. Thus another of the very lazy days ended happily.


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Day 04, 7th May 2011
Poovar

Today we checkout and will drive back to Bangalore. By 11:00AM we were ready to check out. Took some pictures of the apartment.

A wall painting
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The very relaxing chairs
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What an idea
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Our apartment
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By 11:30AM it was time to say bye to Poovar
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We got on to the boat to get dropped to the mainland where we parked our Civvy.

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Day 04, 7th May 2011
Poovar

Few pictures from the return boat ride.
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More Coconut trees
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Cormorant
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Poovar Bridge
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If you guys pass by and want to take a quick boat ride, there is a phone number for you
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By 12:00PM we reached the parking and packed the bags into Civvy and roled out of the resort.

We had two things in mind, go to Neyyar Dam, and come back to Nagercoil by 18:00PM and drive out to reach Bangalore by 02:00AM the next day.

So off we zoomed to Neyyar Dam.

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Day 04, 7th May 2011
Neyyar

We reached Neyyar Dam by 14:00PM.

The attractions
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One of the gates were open
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The bridge over the Canal
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The heavy flow with a thunderous sound
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The Dam wall
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The view of the water flow from the top of the Dam
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The view to the front of the Dam
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In the midst of the water in the Dam, there is a Lion Safari Park
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Neyyar water and the Lion Safari Park at a distance
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A KTDC venture. Was closed
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The Dam is from 1951
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PPGs at the Dam. The sun was very harsh
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Day 04, 7th May 2011
Neyyar

PPGs on the Dam
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We went to the Watch Tower
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The Watch Tower
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Rates for a boat ride. We did not take this, we wanted to go to the Lion Safari park, which any way includes a boat ride.
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This fellow was very curious.
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See his reaction when he heard the shutter
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We visited the crocodile park nearby
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Miss Beautiful Smile
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Rest House
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Rates for the Lion Safari. Rs 140 per person.
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It was already 15:00PM by the time we reached the counter to take tickets to Lion Safari. Unfortunately the last Safari is at 15:00PM and many people had already booked for it. A boat could take only 20, and 30 were already booked.

It was then that PPGs came to my rescue. They spoke to the lady in the counter and told her, they are returning to Bangalore tonight, and if they cannot make it, then they will not be able to do it for a long time. She listened to them for a while, checked her list, saw that there are 10+ people available for the safari. She spoke to some superiors and arranged one more ride of the boat. Yippeee. So a Safari is arranged for us by 15:30PM. Thanked her very much and went to the boat landing area.

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Day 04, 7th May 2011
Neyyar

PPGs at the Boat Landing
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The boat arriving
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PPGs all padded up for the ride
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The boat ride to Lion Safari Park
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Neyyar Dam
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We reached the park
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About Asiatic Lion
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The Bus picks us up by 16:00PM
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And we go for a drive into the Lion Safari Park
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Day 04, 7th May 2011
Neyyar

We started seeing some lioness
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Here comes the Majestic Lion King
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He was growling at something.
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Her Majesty was lying next to him
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A cat walk by another Lioness
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She got tired of the Cat walk, and sat down to relax
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She was so relaxed that she had to yawn
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Look at that span
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I was clicking her pictures and at one point the shutter sound was the only sound in the park. She got a bit angry with me for the noise, and she decided to teach me a lesson.

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Day 04, 7th May 2011
Neyyar

With the choicest words from her dictionary she walks towards me
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The abuse continues
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She gives me that cold stare
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She warns me
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Once more
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One more wicked stare
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She's Got the Looks
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She got fed up with me, and gets back
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To take a Cat nap
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But still looks at me
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This game continued for sometime and we returned back to the exit of the park.

Some information
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By 16:30 we exited the Park
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We continued the boat ride towards the Deer park.

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Sir,
Its always such a treat to read your travelogues with amazing photographs that recreate the complete picture of the locations on our screens.
Thank you for sharing and waiting for you to get to the deer park.
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Sir,
Its always such a treat to read your travelogues with amazing photographs that recreate the complete picture of the locations on our screens.
Thank you for sharing and waiting for you to get to the deer park.
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Will update by evening sir.
Me too like your wildlife logs. Its a dream to do such a focused trip one day.
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Neyyar dam is one place I've never visited (except for a quick run school visit) in spite of 'living' nearby for 25 years. Great pics of the Lionesses - she gave you a piece of her mind, didnt she?

PS : Coooolcat is a 'madam' not a 'sir', i think
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Neyyar dam is one place I've never visited (except for a quick run school visit) in spite of 'living' nearby for 25 years. Great pics of the Lionesses - she gave you a piece of her mind, didnt she?

PS : Coooolcat is a 'madam' not a 'sir', i think
Me too, once went there from school What I still remembered was the sculptures there of farmers, fisherman, kathakali etc.

Hope Coooolcat pardons my ignorance I stand corrected, with our handles we do not know the real person behind it many times.
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Day 04, 7th May 2011
Neyyar

We took the boat ride again to go to the Deer park
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We go away from the Lion Safari Park
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Cormorants drying their wings
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There is crocodile rehabilitation centre near the Deer Park
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Keral Government was quick to name it in the memory of Steve Irwin
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It went into controversies, so the name had to be changed to Agasthya
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His name still remains!
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Some details about the crocodiles
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A nice fruit tree
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Deer Park
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Fight?
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Not really!
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PPGs running towards the boat landing
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We take the ride back to the mainland
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We reached the mainland by 17:15PM. We walked towards our Civvy. We decided to drive around the Dam Park before starting our return journey to Bangalore.

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