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|9th July 2008, 08:02||#17|
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That particular speedbump before Srirangapatnam can break many axles if you are not aware.
There is a beautiful downslope where my Alto touches even 140kmph only that I know about the bump I remove the accelerator at the right time. If for a new driver he can never imagine this speedbreaker out of blue because there is no population nearby at this stretch. They have placed this speedbreaker just before a left turn. may be some accident might have happened there sometime but it is too dangerous.
|7th August 2008, 17:09||#19|
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Great pictorial. I live in mysore and have done this route quite often but have never photographed the route itself.
|7th August 2008, 19:11||#22|
BTW I'm doing the same route again tomorrow - my usual monthly trip. I'll be taking a few more snaps to complete the set taken earlier. Tomorrow I'll also be testing my new filter -- (http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...er-review.html (Zen 2002 MPFI - K&N Replacement Filter Review)).
|7th August 2008, 19:43||#23|
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Nice pictures dude and hope next time you come across a wild elephant than a tame elephant and get a picture.
Enjoy more and more drive with wil animals on that road.
|8th August 2008, 11:28||#24|
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|10th August 2008, 00:02||#25|
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|11th August 2008, 16:17||#27|
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I am driving down to Nilambur this thursday for the long weekend. A couple of questions:
I am planning to stop on one of the messes for dinner - good idea?
Are there any good kallu shaaps in the area?
|11th August 2008, 16:25||#28|
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Great pictorial post there, Mud Mover.
@ prabhu - not sure whether Kallu Shaaps in that part of Kerala will measure up to Mullapandal or Maapranam shaaps, but do update us.
|11th August 2008, 20:30||#29|
I just returned today afternoon from Nilambur. Man! the rains have really kicked in there. Are you sure about going there? Anyways, please check about the weather there again before you start, or you'll end up sitting indoors and cursing just like I did.
Regarding Kallu shaps - frankly I haven't seen any. Nilambur is predominantly a Muslim area and hence that may be the reason that such joints are not very common. But I will go with Steeroid's comment:
|12th August 2008, 03:04||#30|
This is the concluding part of my Bangalore to Nilambur route description.
I had taken leave on the 8th (last friday) and started out as usual at 6.30 a.m. in the morning. I reached Mysore by 8.45 and met up with father-in-law's driver who would continue the journey to Nilambur. The route from Mysore to Gudalur was the same except for the Gundlupet-Bandipur stretch where a new attraction were two huge 'bomb craters' on the already bad road.
After I reached Gudalur, my wife & baby went ahead to Nilambur in a separate car while I proceeded for a quick inspection of the in-laws' coffee estate nearby. The estate borders the Madhumalai tiger reserve and hence is prone to the usual share of intrusions by the neighbouring wildlife -- the latest being another 'visit' by a herd of elephants. The drive to the estate is an adventure in itself as borne out by the photos coming later.
Though it did not rain on Friday, the rains officially started their run on the next day (9th - Saturday). The rest of my weekend was spent trying to take as many snaps as possible whenever there was a break in the rains. Hence, most of the pictures bear the damp and dank signature of a typical Kerala monsoon. Phew! what a relief to be back in good ol' Bangalore!
The previous photos:
1.On the way to the Gudalur coffee estate.
2.Rain in Nilambur.
3.The road to the estate.
4.A stream in the estate.
Pic1. On the way to the estate - SreeMadurai Panchayat (Gudalur)
Pic2. On the way to the estate - SreeMadurai Panchayat (Gudalur)
Pic3. The 'road' to the estate is basically a slushy dirt track which can only be travelled in a jeep or other 4W vehicle.
Pic4. The scenery by the side of the dirt track. Where the paddy fields end, the forest begins.
Pic5. A clearing in the estate overlooking the forest.
Pic6. The estate guest house.
Pic7. A Rotweiler pup. A family of them guards the estate. Even this cute little fella packs in quite a bit of bark and bite.
Pic9. Chandakunnu-Chungathara > the rubber trees point the way!
Pic10. Chungathara-Edakara > Karimpuzha bridge
Pic11. The view from Karimpuzha bridge
Pic12. Nilambur-Vadapuram > a view by the roadside
Pic13. Nilambur-Vadapuram > rural Bus Stand!
Pic14. Vadapuram fork > left road goes to Thrissur and the right road goes to Manjeri-Kozhikode.
Pic16. Vadapuram-Manjeri > a roadside view
Pic17. Vadapuram-Manjeri > the road to Manjeri passes by our house.
There are much more photos to be taken of places other than those in the pics above. I hope I have made a start. For those who would like to travel to these parts, valuable information can be had at the below link.
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