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Old 12th October 2013, 10:08   #16
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May be, my mind always kept on mumbling inside: "Munnar is next door. Utilise your planned leave for farther places"
+1 to that line. I always think the same and I have never been to Munnar and Kumarakom, which are so near to me.

I must say the snaps are so nice, especially the top station snaps

The droplets snap was a wallpaper quality stuff. Envy your photography skills brother. Have you done any post processing of these snaps ?

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My Dad planted tea there in the sixties and seventies. When we we growing up as kids, at least in the early to mid '70's that ropeway was still functional though it was more ornamental in nature...
Thanks for the info shankar sir.

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+1 to that line. I always think the same and I have never been to Munnar and Kumarakom, which are so near to me.

I must say the snaps are so nice, especially the top station snaps

The droplets snap was a wallpaper quality stuff. Envy your photography skills brother. Have you done any post processing of these snaps ?

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Thank you for your kind words voyageur.
And congrats on your 100th post

I have not done any post processing of the snaps.
However, I have changed the settings in the camera for each click.
There are preset settings in my cam which are set for various light settings like inddor/ party/ landscape/ lowlight/ sports/ portrait/ and so forth. I just switch to one of those.

Otherwise, I am not too much aware of what shutter speed to use when and how much of exposure to give.
I am hoping that our Kochi photography specialist vaisakhr would give me some lessons on these. May be in the next drive meet to Munnar on 19th of October
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Thanks for the info shankar sir. Thank you for your kind words voyageur. And congrats on your 100th post I have not done any post processing of the snaps. However, I have changed the settings in the camera for each click. There are preset settings in my cam which are set for various light settings like inddor/ party/ landscape/ lowlight/ sports/ portrait/ and so forth. I just switch to one of those. Otherwise, I am not too much aware of what shutter speed to use when and how much of exposure to give. I am hoping that our Kochi photography specialist vaisakhr would give me some lessons on these. May be in the next drive meet to Munnar on 19th of October

I think your photos are very good indeed. The thing is they get the message across well. Munnar is a truly lovely place. I don't think the camera has been invented, that can do justice to what one can see and enjoy with one's own eyes!
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Excellent pictures, Mr Menon.
Kerala has been in my bucket list since long, and now Munnar specifically has joined in, thanks to this sweet travelogue.

Thanks for sharing.
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Excellent pictures, Mr Menon.
Kerala has been in my bucket list since long, and now Munnar specifically has joined in, thanks to this sweet travelogue.

Thanks for sharing.
Not only Munnar, You would be delighted to visit Thekkady, Nelliyampathy and the forests of Wayanad. Awesome places

I am hoping to visit some "not so frequented" near Munnar soon.
As soon as within 10 days.
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Now it is just that, but it was the last station on the Kannan Devan Hills Railway - carrying tea from Kundala and Pallivasal to Top Station, from where a ropeway carried the tea down to Bodi in Tamil Nadu for its onward journey to Madras port.

That railway became disused after the Cochin Port was opened up on the western coast, which was closer by road and also closer to the intended destination by sea.
More on the abandoned railway:

http://www.keralatourism.org/munnar/...way-munnar.php
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I had visited Munnar in 2010 while I was in Mysore - awesome place. Loved the tranquility all around, made a mental note to come back sometime during the monsoons. Let's see when that materializes!
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Awesome pictures dhanushmenon. Munnar looks bewitching through your lens.

Its amazing how you take time out to travel the length and breadth of the country. The new fella coming to your garage is going to like it very much.
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nice snaps and a short and sweet travelogue.. which camera you were using? sorry if you already mentioned this and I missed it.. was hooked to the photos mainly...
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Great going, Dhanush. Two hillstation logs from you back to back - finding it hard to stay on ground, eh? Brilliant snaps, btw.

Was there in Munnar in May - must say not the right time to visit with the boisterous crowds everywhere you turn. Have to make one more visit sometime during the post-monsoon season, maybe next season!!
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Great going, Dhanush. Two hillstation logs from you back to back - finding it hard to stay on ground, eh? Brilliant snaps, btw.

Was there in Munnar in May - must say not the right time to visit with the boisterous crowds everywhere you turn. Have to make one more visit sometime during the post-monsoon season, maybe next season!!
Yeah. May is not the time to visit Munnar. Two reasons:
1) Vacation time- You can find everyone from the Member of Parliament to the local streetside vendor there. Would be too much of crowd
2) Munnar is best to be visited after the monsoons have subsided.

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nice snaps and a short and sweet travelogue.. which camera you were using? sorry if you already mentioned this and I missed it.. was hooked to the photos mainly...
thanks for the kind words of encouragement
Camera- Nikon P 510

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Awesome pictures dhanushmenon. Munnar looks bewitching through your lens.

Its amazing how you take time out to travel the length and breadth of the country. The new fella coming to your garage is going to like it very much.
The new fella, I hope won't give me trouble in those long drives I intend to take it to. Fingers crossed!!

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I had visited Munnar in 2010 while I was in Mysore - awesome place. Loved the tranquility all around, made a mental note to come back sometime during the monsoons. Let's see when that materializes!
All the best for your plans DryIce. Do visit this place again. It keeps calling you over and over again

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Amazing snaps.

Insha Allah, I plan to visit Munnar after a couple of months.
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Great pics Dhanush!! Did you stay in KTDC? Does it need booking much in advance?
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Amazing snaps. Insha Allah, I plan to visit Munnar after a couple of months.
All the best for your holiday plans.
Do visit before the fall of march.
The greenery dies down after that till monsoons

Ideally the best time to visit is after August and before Feb

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Great pics Dhanush!! Did you stay in KTDC? Does it need booking much in advance?
I stayed at Blue Haze Resort near Pallivasal.
I am not aware of the booking procedure of KTDC
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Hi Dhanush,

Your portraits makes the picturesque Munnar even breath taking.

Its great to see Munnar in its full glory.

How is the area where the landslide happened ?

You didn't encounter any rain while climbing right ?.
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