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Old 19th May 2013, 21:27   #91
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Day 03
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Masinagudi

Took some more pictures of dry Masinagudi

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Giving some botany classes to the PPGs
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How cactus stores water, etc..etc..
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Old 19th May 2013, 21:41   #92
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Day 03
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Masinagudi

After a quick lunch at a small hotel in Masinagudi we went towards Singara in search of the stream.

Ins search of the stream
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We found it

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It was nice and cold

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This fellows were having a gala time!
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Natural lawn!
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PPGs at Singara

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Jr. PPG was so happy to run around

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Civvy was waiting for us

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Nice travelogue, your photography has improved a lot.

I have been to Masinagudi and we stayed in Monarch. The natural lawn at the dead end of the road to Monarch looks familiar. Thanks for sharing the travelogue, it has given me a few more places to explore next time.

Where exactly is the stream in Singur?
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Day 03
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We reached the resort back by 15:00 hours. I sat on the verandah of our cottage and was watching the activities happening around. A lot of kids were around playing.

These two kids caught my attention
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They were watching the sparrows eat the cherries and got one to check out
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Tasting the cherry

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Yes, it seems good
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Contemplating a MPL (Masinagudi Premium League )
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Jr. PPG joins the game

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Thankfully the swimming pool was closed!
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Somebody has sighted a tiger as per this board!

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This fellow looked serious

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I sat there and dozed off for a while.

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By 17:30 me and wifey set out to explore further.
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We reached a dead end
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But the place was amazing
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Civvy enjoyed the location
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Wifey was quite happy about this place
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Civvy enjoying the place



A few deers for company



Time to go back



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We found this smart girl who was curious as to why we were there in her locality
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The house we saw from Vibhutimala
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We found another temple

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Civvy gets a click

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Never More ??
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We picked up a few items for dinner en route and reached the resort back by 18:45 hours

We have reached the resort after a great exploration drive

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The tyres held up the torture well
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I have driven around almost a lakh kilometers in India on Good year tyres. But now I have my own little ego issues to make this the last of the Good years on Civvy .

The resort tried to entertain us! Was more of a noise than entertainment
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Jr. PPG enjoys her quail
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Time to retire, by 20:45 we hit the beds
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Nice travelogue, your photography has improved a lot.

I have been to Masinagudi and we stayed in Monarch. The natural lawn at the dead end of the road to Monarch looks familiar. Thanks for sharing the travelogue, it has given me a few more places to explore next time.

Where exactly is the stream in Singur?

Thanks PatienceWins.

On the Singur road, once you cross a small bridge the stream is visible on your right side. If you walk a bit into both sides you can get some good spots for yourself.
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Thanks PatienceWins.

On the Singur road, once you cross a small bridge the stream is visible on your right side. If you walk a bit into both sides you can get some good spots for yourself.
I dont want to put a damper on this thread, but it is not a good idea to get out of the car in an unknown jungle area. A decade back we had gone on the Singara Road and got out on the open place and walked to the stream. There were 5 children with us ages 4-9. The area around the stream was full of elephant dung. We were younger then and not as wise as now and thought nothing of it. Now when I think back, I get palpitations thinking of what we would have done if an elephant or bear was there. The stream around the bridge seems safe since the hordes of people who normally congregate would scare away anything that moves. However the stream meanders through thick vegetation and upstream could be quite dangerous.

The SINgara road gets beautiful after a couple of showers when everything becomes completely green.

Where exactly is the hill you went - Vibhutimala? I could not place this

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I dont want to put a damper on this thread, but it is not a good idea to get out of the car in an unknown jungle area. A decade back we had gone on the Singara Road and got out on the open place and walked to the stream. There were 5 children with us ages 4-9. The area around the stream was full of elephant dung. We were younger then and not as wise as now and thought nothing of it. Now when I think back, I get palpitations thinking of what we would have done if an elephant or bear was there. The stream around the bridge seems safe since the hordes of people who normally congregate would scare away anything that moves. However the stream meanders through thick vegetation and upstream could be quite dangerous.

The SINgara road gets beautiful after a couple of showers when everything becomes completely green.

Where exactly is the hill you went - Vibhutimala? I could not place this
I believe that we are all just part of a bigger scheme ...
In his famous work Man's Search For Meaning, which is one of the best works that could have ever happened, Victor E Frankl says "Fear makes come true that which one is afraid of...”

Since it appears that you know Masinagudi quite well, the Vibhutimala is on the left side as you drive to Bokkapuram.
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Day 04
14th April 2013
Masinagudi

Woke up early in the morning and went after birdies

Found the serious guy again

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What's happening with these bulbuls?
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Took a break for a while!

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I went behind a mongoose

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Only to scare him
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Double Crested BulBul
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Robin
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Sparrow
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In search of a cherry
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Gotcha!
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Mehneth ka fal, meetha hotha hai
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Tiny

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After my birding stint I reached back the cottage by 08:00AM. I took some time to make tea in a funny kettle.

The kettle is blue when its on
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It turns read when its heated up
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After tea, we left our cottage to check out

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At the reception waiting for the bills

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That's a good mission!

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Civvy all set for the drive
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By 08:30AM we drove out of the resort. After finishing a light breakfast at a wayside hotel in Masinagudi we reached Mudhumalai by 09:30AM. Instead of turning left to Bandipur, I turned right to Gudalur, and from Gudalur took upper Gudalur route all the way to Ambalavayal, and Sultan Bathery in Wayanad . After having lunch at Wayanad we left towards Bangalore via Muthanga and reached Gundulpet by 13:30 hours.

I was in no mood to drive back via Mysore road and took the Chamraj Nagar, Kanakapura route

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I love this tree
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We enjoyed the shade
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We were here
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Bangalore was another 139 KMs

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We stopped by to enjoy some meadows too
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By 15:00 hours we reached Bhara Chukki Falls.

Note the information

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We were at Bhara Chukki Falls
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Can you spot the falls?
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There were a lot of steps

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Some views while climbing down
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Still a lot of steps to go
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We finally reached the bottom

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A panorama
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A view of the falls

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The calm waters
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We found a family enjoying the coracle ride

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We found one for us

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One for the album

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The other coracle was fully loaded

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