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Old 15th May 2013, 20:04   #61
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Day 01
11th April 2013
Masinagudi

Setting sun was beautiful

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Much so behind the trees
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An attempt to catch the rays!
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There is a school there
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It was already too late, but then we decided to take a chance to drive to Mudhumalai to see if we can sight any wild life.

We saw this fellow en route
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He was a cutie pie
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So calm
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We reached Theppekkadu Elephant Feeding Camp by 18:15 hours.

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We went inside

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There was this board, but no one collected anything from us

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For a moment we thought we will only see this much!

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But then we decided to walk further inside to the camp

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There was a veterinary dispensary too there

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There seemed to be an elephant there
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Yes indeed, there was one elephant a few wild boars!

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Old 15th May 2013, 20:16   #62
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Day 01
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In a few moments many elephants came down for their evening meal
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Calm
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Beautiful
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Composed
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Sleepy
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Naughty
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Elegant
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She gets her fill
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He get his fill
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It's an absolute delight to see them eat
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Jr. PPG overwhelmed by the number of elephants she saw!!
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Royal Salute
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Salute
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Old 15th May 2013, 20:25   #63
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Day 01
11th April 2013
Masinagudi

By 18:30 hours we started our return to the resort.

Information to be noted
. This road is closed from 10:00 PM to 06:00 AM
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I see a TBHPian ahead

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We reached the resort by 19:00 hours and straight away went for dinner. The dinner spread was awful and was too expensive for the location, but then we did not want to venture out.

We played some activities and Jr. PPG claimed the first place

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We checked out the watch tower in the night!

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Tried to enjoy a camp fire in Summer
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Hammock was the best thing that could have happened!

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By 22:00 hours we called it a day and retired.
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Old 16th May 2013, 11:33   #64
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Great Travelogue.

I go frequently to Masinagudi myself but am seeing it with new eyes after reading your TL.

Has there been any rains recently ? You mention that it is quite dry, but typically there are a few showers in May which make the area quite green. Singara Road is very green after a few showers and there is a point there called tiger point or leopard point because allegedly predators go there to do a survey before a hunt. I have never seen this place myself but did you hear anything about this ?


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Great Travelogue.

I go frequently to Masinagudi myself but am seeing it with new eyes after reading your TL.

Has there been any rains recently ? You mention that it is quite dry, but typically there are a few showers in May which make the area quite green. Singara Road is very green after a few showers and there is a point there called tiger point or leopard point because allegedly predators go there to do a survey before a hunt. I have never seen this place myself but did you hear anything about this ?


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Thanks Deepak.

When I was there in April, one of the days there was a slight drizzle. Singara side was promoted by some local jeepers for sighting animals, but that was away from the normal route, they get into some restricted areas in the early morning for a cost of 3.5K. I did not try that so have no idea what is available.
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Good one Lalu and nice pictures as well (as usual!), thanks for sharing

Seems like you travel almost every weekend to some place or the other and you're almost always posting some travelogue - you have so many trips that are completed and canned and can write about them, like this one from April
How was the weather during your visit in April ?

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Good one Lalu and nice pictures as well (as usual!), thanks for sharing

Seems like you travel almost every weekend to some place or the other and you're almost always posting some travelogue - you have so many trips that are completed and canned and can write about them, like this one from April
How was the weather during April ?
Thanks NPV. April Masinagudi was hot at 30 degrees, but cooler than Bangalore. Bangalore was running at 36-37. Ooty was better at 22 degrees in the evenings.

Travel is the name of the game
Some trips from last year end, and two trips before that are still pending to be written about .
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Day 02
12th April 2013
Masinagudi

After a very lazy breakfast I thought of doing some activity within the resort. I found that they were having some organic kitchen garden.

Tried a hand at farming

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The land was too hard for me
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Wifey enjoying the garden

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Cabbage
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Kholrabi
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Coriander leaves

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Chillies
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Jr. PPG was exercising

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Jr. PPG gets back to the cottage for some refreshments

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The watch tower
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Jr. PPG checks it out

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The tower was taken already

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We were not welcomed at the tower

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Nice trees

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The bark was intriguing
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We had a game of badminton

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Losing sometimes can make you upset
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Coaching session
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Tournament
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Greens
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Sky amidst the branches
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We wondered how tall the trees where
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Yellow
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More greens
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Sr. PPG enjoying the swing
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We were taken back in years
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Me enjoying the time and space

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Jr. PPG took to some reading in a hammock

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Day 02
12th April 2013
Masinagudi

While everybody was relaxing nicely, i went in search of some birds. i was not disappointed.

Double Crested Bulbuls

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Robin
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Who is this fellow? Seems very angry always
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I was very happy to see a sparrow after so long
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She had a freshly plucked cherry
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It was amazing to see her squeeze the juice from the cherry
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Sher finally get the last drop out of it
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It was quite relaxing to see these tiny birds enjoying their lives.

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12th April 2013
Masinagudi

After a very lazy lunch, i slept of till evening. By around 17:00 hours I thought of taking a small drive around with PPGs.

Masinagudi was all dry
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Intriguing
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Jr. PPG checking out something

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The area was completely dry
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Some patches of green gives a relief though
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The trees

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Jr. PPG gets me again having some fun


We saw a peacock nearby
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He was unperturbed by us
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12th April 2013
Masinagudi

It was 17:30 hours. Me and PPGs decide to drive to Ooty just for fun


It was 33 degrees at Masinagudi by 17:30 hours
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Masinagudi is 963 meters above sea level, around 150m above Bangalore
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Ooty was another 20 KM more
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First of the 36 hairpins

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It was 24 degrees at Ooty

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Ooty was 2200 meters above sea level. We climbed around 1250 metres in 10 kilometers
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Ooty welcomed us
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Jr. PPG was so happy to be back

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We saw people in sweater in Summer
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IT was getting colder by every moment, temperature dropped to 23 degrees
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Confirmed Ooty's altitude once more. Its around 2200 meters
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By 18:00 hours we decided to go back to Masinagudi


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Day 02
12th April 2013
Masinagudi

On the way back from Ooty this board caught my attention
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We stopped at the first hairpin
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Ooty was 9 KM from here

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It was definitely cold there, Jr.PPG was chilled!

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Some views from the first hairpin

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We stopped again
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Civvy with a chimney
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It was getting colder but then we had to go back to Masinagudi
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Masinagudi

By 18:30 we reached Kalhatty Check post
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It is closed from 10:00PM to 06:00AM
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Kalhatty Check Post

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Kalhatty Waterfalls was totally dry
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It was getting dark pretty soon

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Some information you can use

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By 18:45 we left Kalhatty
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By 19:15 we entered the reserve
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The roads to Masinagudi intrigued us
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We reached the resort by 19:45.

This notice caught my attention

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