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Old 16th August 2013, 19:08   #196
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Dear Laluks!

It has been a long standing dream of mine to be part of this Team-BHP for the simple reason that I wanted to be known as a person associated with great names Laluks, Samurai, GTO, HVKumar, Ampere and other great BHP-ians in here. And in the process also contribute whatever little I could do.

I have been regularly reading (rather studying) most your threads including the old ones and I would like to congratulate you on your travelogue skills (I am afraid whether I can use the words "story telling skills" lest it is misunderstood).

All your photographs have been of great standard. The one with frog sitting (or standing?) next to the big leaf gives an impression as though it were an Octopus! And this guy S Prithviraj looks like Laluks without spectacles! Eagerly waiting in Chennai for this movie Celluloid (J C Daniel in Tamil?).
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Dear Laluks!

It has been a long standing dream of mine to be part of this Team-BHP for the simple reason that I wanted to be known as a person associated with great names Laluks, Samurai, GTO, HVKumar, Ampere and other great BHP-ians in here. And in the process also contribute whatever little I could do.

I have been regularly reading (rather studying) most your threads including the old ones and I would like to congratulate you on your travelogue skills (I am afraid whether I can use the words "story telling skills" lest it is misunderstood).

All your photographs have been of great standard. The one with frog sitting (or standing?) next to the big leaf gives an impression as though it were an Octopus!
Dear Krish,
Thanks for the kind words.
Welcome to the community and looking forward to read a few of your experiences as well.


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Old 16th August 2013, 20:24   #198
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Hi Laluks,

A very detailed log, i guess we wouldn't expect anything less :-)

You might have answered the query am going to ask, but none the less let me ask - Anniversary dinner at the cave - where is this place please ?, i quite like the pics and might want to pop there for a meal next time we around Wayanad.
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Old 16th August 2013, 21:33   #199
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Hi Laluks,

A very detailed log, i guess we wouldn't expect anything less :-)

You might have answered the query am going to ask, but none the less let me ask - Anniversary dinner at the cave - where is this place please ?, i quite like the pics and might want to pop there for a meal next time we around Wayanad.
That dinner was at Edakkal Hermitage.

Let me repeat what I have written about the same for you

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The dinner spread was nothing to brag about being a Mallu. The spread had three veg curries and two non veg dishes along with white rice and chapatis. The menu was fixed. It was just a fancy idea, that was all about it. The smoke of the candles was an irritant sometime since me and Jr. PPG are prone to wheasing.

The cost for an overnight stay with candle light dinner for a family of four ranges to 7K, and if you ask me if it was worth the deal - I would really say NO. The dinner alone is at RS 500/- per head. It was just not value for money, not even the fancy experience. At 7K many other options, indeed better ones do exist.
Since your idea is to just get there for a dinner, it'd be a good idea to book before hand, as they normally give preference to their guests, and some time slots might apply. Definitely not a good affair for a dinner like that. It reminds you of waiting for a seat at some crowded restaurants.

If you'd ask me an opinion - Not worth the trouble!
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Lalu,
That was a nice travelogue.
I have been enjoying your photologues from outside as a guest user all these time. Then there were times of desperation, my hands were itching to write a word or two in appreciation. But I was helpless. Anyway, that issue has been solved now!

I enjoy your presentation. You convey your messages through images more than words. That makes your travelogue different from others. More than anything, I appreciate the "dedication" you guys put in to bring out these magnificent threads in the forum. Sure you must be spending more time with the camera than with the family while on a vacation

Now I am happy that I could converse with you guys.
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Lalu,
That was a nice travelogue.
I have been enjoying your photologues from outside as a guest user all these time. Then there were times of desperation, my hands were itching to write a word or two in appreciation. But I was helpless. Anyway, that issue has been solved now!

I enjoy your presentation. You convey your messages through images more than words. That makes your travelogue different from others. More than anything, I appreciate the "dedication" you guys put in to bring out these magnificent threads in the forum. Sure you must be spending more time with the camera than with the family while on a vacation

Now I am happy that I could converse with you guys.
Thanks iVento.
Cheers and Welcome to the community
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Day 03
24th February 2013
Wayanad -Kabini - Bangalore

Checked out early by 06:30AM and drove towards Kuruva Island. Last trip Kuruva Island was full of tourists that we could not really see what it had to offer. So we decided to take a try this time.

It was a foggy day

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We found a board
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A Jain temple was nearby

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Decided to check it out
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Jr. PPG was excited!
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The path to the temple

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The first view of the temple
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Some clicks of the Jain temple

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The temple was amidst a coffee estate
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Smell of coffee flowers were heavenly
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Palm trees standing in line
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Interesting
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It was time for us to go back
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Civvy was waiting for us
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We drove through the misty roads again
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Old 21st August 2013, 19:46   #205
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By 09:00AM we reached the second entry of Kuruva Island.

Parked Civvy
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We went towards the ticket counter
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We were on time, since last time we reached late and the crowd was huge
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You are warned not to cross Kabini by foot

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It really looked like it was possible to cross by feet then
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But we followed the instructions

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The place where we will get the ferry to cross
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Ticket costs
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The place was empty, it was just us

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But as any government office would function, the sarkari babus say madam has not come, ticket will be only issued after 10:30AM

So we enjoyed Kabini for a while
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Old 21st August 2013, 19:54   #206
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We just wandered around the place
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Saw a cashew plantation
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Some cashews in the making

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These guys were all around the place
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Kabini looked very calm from there
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There was a temple nearby
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Some information
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We looked around the shops
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We went to a nearby tea shop and had tea and banana fritters and whiled away some more time

By 10:30AM we reached the ticket counter and got our tickets. The Sarkari Madam was looking cool, and dressed well. looked like a powerful madam

It says -Let us look after our state like our own home, and let us keep all the tourist places clean
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By 10:45AM we were at the island

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The other entry already had started by 09:00AM itself resulting a bit of crowd at the island
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We found an interesting tree
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Jr. PPG does a mowgli act
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Views of Kabini
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This time we decided to cross to the other side
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We enjoyed the silence on the other side for a while
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The crowd started crossing over to the other side

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These fellows were very noisy and uncivilized!
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The crowd noise and movements disturbed this fellow
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We stopped by to catch our breath after that snake scare

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We moved on
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Some retro pictures
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It always feels nice to catch up with some reading

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We waited for the ferry
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There were bus loads of tourists by now
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It was 12:30 already and we went to the same tea shop for a simple but tasty lunch.

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