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Old 26th March 2014, 15:59   #16
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Those are really beautiful pictures Mysticeyes. One can keep watching these pictures all the time and never get tired of it.

I'm wondering, though, if you're so good with a bad eye, how good can you be when you recover completely?

Get well soon man! All the best.
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Must admit all of the pictures shared in the travel log are awesome. No wonders why the doctor allowed travel after seeing such an amazing place . Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures and wishing you a speedy recovery.
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you can reach the Ambasudram/ Thenkasi/ Shenkottai by taking right diversion at Panakkudi in NH44 (new). It would take you through some of the most rustic rural areas and its best for a trip between July-December. Rooms would be available at the TTDC hotel at Thenkasi, which you can keep as a base to explore the areas around including Kuttalam waterfalls.
Did you explore the dams around Ambasamundaram? Did you also venture into the forest? I gather there is a tiger sanctuary in there.
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I must admit, this is one of the most beautiful travelogues I have read! Instantly it makes you feel like just running of from the drab office world and heading straight to the forests. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful travelogue, with an excellent set of picture! 5 * rating for the thread. There are many such untouched areas in India, without the hand of man spoiling them. I hope these get preserved for many more years to come, so that we can show our children the natural beauty!
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Sharing some of nature’s glories I had come across during my recuperation period.
Wow. Beautiful vistas those! These pics are really mesmerizing and soothing to our tired eyes.

I wish you recover soon and treat us with more such vistas

BTW, it would be great if the names of the places are also mentioned alongside the snaps. It would help people like me looking for places to travel.

Thanks!

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There are many such untouched areas in India, without the hand of man spoiling them. I hope these get preserved for many more years to come, so that we can show our children the natural beauty!
We didn't get what our ancestors got and by the way things are going, our kids may not get what we got. Hence, it's upon us to take them through the wonders and make them aware of its importance

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BTW, it would be great if the names of the places are also mentioned alongside the snaps. It would help people like me looking for places to travel. Thanks!
Sure, I'd add details

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Did you explore the dams around Ambasamundaram? Did you also venture into the forest? I gather there is a tiger sanctuary in there.
Mundanthurai Tiger reserve at Kalakkad. Since the Supreme Court's order last year, entry has been restricted severely and prior permission is required for the same. There's a tea estate - Manjolai, which is very picturesque along the same route. Manimuthar Dam is also in the same area. It requires atleast 2-3 days to cover those area fully and I'm planning it during August/ September

In love with the tranquility @ Ambasamudram - How many times we've came across a situation in real life, where, we felt like we are that cycle. The tree provides the safety & comfort akin to our feeling for someone who had provided us the same
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Chased by an elephant?? At your favorite Bonacaud?
Sharing some pics prior to the 'moments' Owner has requested that the name of area may be withheld.

Had a more than fair share of leech bites to manage
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The waterfall was 500m down the vehicle parking and had to manage slippery terrain
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This was the destination and the border of the estate. The Kallar forest range was to the left side
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Was tempted to take a peek below, but better sense prevailed
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Freezing water couldn't dampen the joy
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And finally, a 'crack' sound alerted us. Sorry for the poor camouflage attempt of the subject since I didn't want the pic to give the feel of a Jockey ad. Somehow I was trying to frame his pic at the same moment as the 'crack' came in and his expression & attention changed.
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hank you for the well-wishes friends. I'm on the recovery mode and as such, I'm still restrained from using laptops on a continuous basis.
The pics are awesome. Now this really triggers me to plan for a trip. But I think I have to wait till the end of summer here.
Hope you get well soon.
BTW, don't the pics look a little over saturated as far as the colors are concerned?
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Wow, what haunting (in the extreme positive sense of the term) and soothing trail of images! Your pictures are enough to make one feel cool, especially appreciable for me sitting in a typical hot and humid day in dusty Mumbai. All I can think of is to sit in my car and drive past all these places captured elegantly in your camera. Your images also remind me of my home state, Assam, and the North-East in general. Truly, our India has a treasure trove of natural beautiesólush green, captivating and enchanting places that can trigger a sense of mystery, passion and spirituality in the dourest of person!
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Wow sir. You are a magician with the camera and that too with a entry level D3100 By the quality of the pics I thought the gear would cost an arm and a leg. It surely is in the photographer and not the camera.

Absolutely drool worthy,wall paper material pics.

Lost in the hustle of bangalore, this travelogue shows exactly what is missing from life.
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BTW, don't the pics look a little over saturated as far as the colors are concerned?
May be buddy.. for my eyes are bit color sensitive now, I can't find that optimal intensity

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Your images also remind me of my home state, Assam, and the North-East in general. Truly, our India has a treasure trove of natural beautiesólush green, captivating and enchanting places that can trigger a sense of mystery, passion and spirituality in the dourest of person!
I agree with you word by word

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that too with a entry level D3100 By the quality of the pics I thought the gear would cost an arm and a leg. It surely is in the photographer and not the camera.

Lost in the hustle of bangalore, this travelogue shows exactly what is missing from life.
The more expensive the cam, the more vibrant the pic would be. I'm still on learning curve and hopefully can upgrade to higher ones in 1-2 years. However, it's whats in mind that gets captured than what a cam shows us

It was a lazy overcast saturday morning, waking up and pondering "what next?"
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"Rimjhim gire sawan,
sulag sulag jaaye mann,
Bhige aaj iss mausam me,
lagee kaisee yeh agan.."

Nature answered the question of "what next?" and as with every on-the-spot decisions for a trip, calls flied inbetween before finally deciding for a drive up the mountains to capture rain
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Our assessment for more rain proved right as even the peak behind the buildings seemed fulled cloaked with clouds & mist
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After few minutes, cloud cleared a bit and this view by the side of road invited us for a break
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Water..always brings out the kid in you
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He seemed to be in pretty much demand
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A short detour revealed some unseen places..where were all these places hiding before???
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Rain rain come again..and the clouds were back with vengeance
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[FONT=verdana][FONT=verdana]Rustic brown & lush green - Lost count of the moments we stood still at same place
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There was no let-off. Wonder how drops can change the view of world
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Man! First of all that would have been a real hell going through all those health issues, and the best part is you fought well and recovered - Congrats!

Now to your travelogue, amazing write up and great pictures

What a heavenly place is this !!!!:
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Amazing composition and great photography!! Never thought that Trivandrum will look so good. Thanks for sharing.
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awesome photos and apt captions.

Does it rain in Kerala in April too? or was these photos taken at some other time.
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Does it rain in Kerala in April too? or was these photos taken at some other time.
In April. We've summer showers if conditions are favorable. Mostly it would be afternoon showers with thunder & lightning and occasionally may be present throughout day

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Amazing composition and great photography!! Never thought that Trivandrum will look so good. Thanks for sharing.
Sukhoi, Trivandrum does have some real hidden gems, especially on the Eastern side. Trivandrum-Shenkottai-Thenkasi route is an awesome drive during monsoon time coinciding with the farming time.

Guess I'm the most laziest thread owner here and it seems its about an year since I came back here

Dawn breaking out near Thuckalay
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Sunny days were there - near Nagercoil
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It didn't take much time to change - enroute to Thirunelveli under a mild storm
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Reflections of ownership
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Making one wish that the cool lazy drive doesn't end. On the Nellai-Ambasamudram route
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Majestic.. in the backdrop of the mighty Agasthyar Mountain range
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Grilled
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Bit of birding at Thirunelveli. The clouds made an excellent backdrop
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On a cool afternoon at Ambasamudram. Rain, mist, tree-lined avenues, green fields..Bliss
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True to word - it's addictive
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This one takes the cake.



One that really invites you for a drive. Beautiful.
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