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Old 4th June 2013, 18:51   #106
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Woke up very early in the morning and went behind the birdies. The birdies always kept their promise of meeting me in the morning, this time with their friends too . I could get some of them pose for me!


Look at his colourful beak!
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Black Drongo!
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This fellow was busy building a nest
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While this fellow simply looked on

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Swan with a mask
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Peeping Tom (Lesser Whistling Duck)
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Kulakkozhi (White Breasted Waterben)
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Oriental Magpie Robin
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I saw the King of Good times, not one but three
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White Throated Kingfisher

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He was busy eating his catch!
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This guy was looking on
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This fellow was keenly watching the water below for a catch!
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Some flowers from the resort!
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The resort was looking beautiful in the morning
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Swimming Pool was empty
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I strolled around the resort.

Some pictures from the resort

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Some more pictures from the resort
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Yes! We need to be careful
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I finally reached the sit out of our cottage by 07:45AM
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By 10:00AM we were ready to leave the resort

We reached the reception and settled our bills
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The lake was quite calm
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It was time to go

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One for the album
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Jr. PPG gets herself some flowers
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The resort was 700m inside from the main road
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We stopped by an Antique shop

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This caught my attention, Kerala I believe is 100% literate!
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A book on Kerala, unfortunately very less data and more advertisements!
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By 10:30 AM we said bye to Kumarakom and started our drive back. I did not want to come back via KK road to Kumily, also I did not want to drive back via Cochin in the NH47, so the best option in front of me was a quick visit to Munnar


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Day 05
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Kumarakom - Vaikom - Munnar

We reached Vaikom by 11:30AM

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At Vaikom Jetty
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There is no Jhankar service here yet
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The Boat timings
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A note

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Vaikom Jetty

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We stopped at Kothamangalam for a light lunch and continued on.

Munnar to Left, Idukki to the right
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We passed a bridge

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All tourist spots were still far away!
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We passed by Cheeyappara waterfall immediately after Adimali
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Munnar is still another 42KMs away.
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Munnar

Munnar was another 8 kilometers
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We stopped there to stretch our legs
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The views were good

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Pallivasal Power house is nearby

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Power House is to the right and Munnar is to the left
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Some hotel by the road!
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We were already welcomed to Munnar
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We drove towards Munnar

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We were at Pallivasal

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We have been there some 5 years back!
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Finally by 16:00 hours we were at Munnar
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Day 05
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Munnar

We enjoyed a cricket match too
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We just realized that we had nothing at home to cook for breakfast the next day. By the look of it we will not reach Bangalore in any sane time to get some stuff. So we decided to do our vegetable shopping for the week at Munnar

Vegetable shopping at Munnar

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The vegetable shop had some plants too

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Jr. PPG seems to be happy seeing fresh vegetables

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I was happy too. Avocados were just Rs 40 there, where as in Bangalore we were looted at 150 a kilo!

Everyone happy with the purchase for the whole week!
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We were already in Munnar town

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Traffic was quite high
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Eravikulam National Park was another 12 Kilometers
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Munnar was pleasant at 24 degrees
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Munnar town was approximately 1500m above sea level
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These guys were having fun

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We reached Eravikulam National Park by 16:45 hours.
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Due to the holiday season there was a huge crowd there. We slowly crossed all the parked cars and were on our way out of Munnar.

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Munnar

We stopped by some tea gardens
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It was another 76 Kms to Udumalpettu
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We were some 10 Kms away from Munnar

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Civvy looks as cool as ever
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It was nearly 1800m above sea level

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It was a chilly 23 degrees with an overcast sky and great winds!
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It was time for us to drive on. We were delayed, terribly delayed.

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We drove on enjoying scenic Munnar
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Nice tea estates continue
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The baby picture was nice
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Misty mountains
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Chinnar was another 12 Kilometers
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Munnar - Bangalore

We stopped by Chinnar to get us some Jack fruits

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Sr. PPG is very happy with Jack fruits in the dicky!

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Jr. PPG is attracted to a small puppy
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The doggy is sad that we are leaving
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Jr. PPG wanted me to carry the doggy with us, somehow I had to leave him behind
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Karimutty falls had no water at all
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It was almost 18:30 when we finally started to roll. We reached udumalpettu after sun down, and missed a road. I was driving towards Pollachi due to the miss, and we then decided to drive back via Coimbatore. So we finally reached Banglore by 01:30AM starting from Chinnar at 18:30PM. A total nearing to 550KM - Chinnar - udumalpettu - Pollachi - Coimbatore - Salem - Bangalore. A total of approximately 750Km for the day.

1650 KM drive in all!

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Bangalore was pleasant at 27 degrees at 1:30AM. Afternoons were 37 degrees
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Our Home is confirmed at an altitude of 895m
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By 2:00 we dumped all our luggage and hit the bed!

The END

I had to rush to office by 07:00AM for some fire fighting, which an interesting person at office always creates! And thus begins the routine again. Looking forward for the next drive eagerly like a hornbill waiting for the rains
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The GPS trail of the drive
Kumarakom.kml

The complete drive map

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Salem to Salem Loop

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The orientation of Theni, Kumily, Kottayam, Kumarakom, Vaikkom, Kothamanagalam, Munnar, udumalpettu
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Map of the drive around Kumarakom
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Another excellent Laluks special T-log.I always loved the composition of the pictures of yours.They seem to have a touch of classy vibrance. Could you share, what ISO your pictures are generally shot at?

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[b]Bangalore - Salem - Dindigul - Theni - Cumbum - Kumily - Kottayam - Kumarakom (650KMs)
How was the road codition beween Dindigul and Theni ?

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Could you share, what ISO your pictures are generally shot at?

How was the road codition beween Dindigul and Theni ?

ISO is mostly at 200, and fstop at 8 for landscapes.
For early morning bird shots ISO was hiked upto 800, and fstops appropriate for the right DOF.

Didndigul Theni is 95% good, the rest 5% are some patches where they are making some culverts.
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