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Old 25th August 2008, 13:53   #16
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Rahul, who's the little kid in the snap? One of the local village boys, i suppose.
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Old 25th August 2008, 13:54   #17
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Buckled up for some speed boating at Matupetty Dam. Very exciting. And one gets some amazing views from the boat. Highly recommended for all visitors.
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Old 25th August 2008, 13:59   #18
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Much tamer compared to Vythri tree house, the bathroom/bedroom has walls/doors and you have stairs, etc.
True Samurai san. I expected it to be something similar to the tree house you had been to. But given the fact that it was really really cold at Munnar I am happy it had walls.

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You guys are back eh ? good. Nice pics. The tree house must be well built that it took your weight.
Actually thats the first thing I asked her Jay . I am glad everything is in one piece. Poor tree house.

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Rahul, who's the little kid in the snap? One of the local village boys, i suppose.
Benny, thats the touring guide . A fat one at that.
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Old 25th August 2008, 14:09   #19
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mmmm.. so that's what you have been up to recently Rahul. A Munnar drive is something that is on my planning board and your post is kind of pushing me to put it higher on the priority list. Expect a PM from me w.r.t lodging/boarding details etc.

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Old 25th August 2008, 14:19   #20
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Nice pictures. BUT in 2 pictures, the car is parked diagonally on the road - very dangerous.
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Old 25th August 2008, 14:21   #21
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Nice shot of the elephant.
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Benny, thats the touring guide . A fat one at that.
Do you have the picture of "two" jumbo's together?
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After visiting top station, we headed back into town. Checked into our room at Munnar Inn (too bad that the tree house was booked for that night). Had lunch and slept for a while. Headed back to the dam for boating at 3 pm. As we were getting out of the car we spotted Vikas and Mythri. Vikas is a TBHPian too. A silent member and a very good friend of ours. It was a pleasent surprise to see them there. After speed boating we all headed back towards top station again.

The Jeep they had rented out.
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Another view of Kundalam lake.
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Old 25th August 2008, 14:23   #23
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Good Pics Rahul; me too planning for Munnar on looking at the pics will ping you for details.
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Old 25th August 2008, 14:27   #24
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Nice pictures. BUT in 2 pictures, the car is parked diagonally on the road - very dangerous.
hrag, at that particular point there was plenty of visible distance in both directions. Probably around 200 mtrs or so. Besides if you look closely you can find my gf in the drivers seat ready to move the car incase any vehicles passed by.

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Do you have the picture of "two" jumbo's together?
Fortunately not. Both the jumbo's wouldn't fit in one frame . Actually, I left the cam in the car only for the elephant and horse ride.

@ Shahnawaz : Ping me anytime you want. My friends and my gf call me the "touring GUIDE". Will be glad to help.
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We crawled our way back to town. The journey from top station to town is around 35 kms. It was so lovely there that it took us almost 3 hrs to head back from top station. Had dinner at the restaurant and went to bed. Plan was to pick up Vikas and Mythri at 5 am and head home.

This is the room we stayed at Munnar Inn.
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Woke up at 4:30 am. Saw all the pics on the cam. A deep sunken feeling started to set in. We had to leave this wonderful place and get back to Bangalore. In these 2 days we had learnt to appreciate nature at its best. We had gotten used to just lazing around, quite different from the daily chores and the running about one does in the cities. The very thought of driving in traffic jams back home, the pollution sent creeps down my spine. But then after every dream, reality seeps in. It was time, we checked out of the hotel and drove to Devikulam to pick up our friends.
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nice travelogue looks like you had fun.
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Spring Dale Resorts, Devikulam.
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Near Eravikulam National Park.
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Eye sight test, whats unusual about this pic?
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Lakkam Falls.
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The ghat section was real fun to drive. Finally at 9 am we reached flat land. The last 3 hrs of ghat driving with all those beautiful scenery will never be forgotten. Bidding adieu to Munnar, with a promise to return soon. Very soon.
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Thanks for the travelogue and the pics. Makes me homesick.

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Bidding adieu to Munnar, with a promise to return soon. Very soon.
So you're getting married?
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Umm, I see someone bigger than the rock sitting on the Rock

Did I pass?

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Reached Udamalaipettai. Filled gas and headed towards CBE.

The drive from Udumalpet to Pollachi is quite dangerous. Gusty cross winds will throw you off the road even at a speed of around 80 kmph. So one has to be very careful. No wonder this place has atleast 300+ windmills as per my guesstimate.

Those windmills are HUGE.
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How many swifts packed on one another will be equal to the height of the windmill? Your guess is as good as mine.
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It was raining windmills here.
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Shiva temple at Salem. The temple has 1008 Shiva Linga's.
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We reached Bangalore by 6 pm. Throughout the journey we only kept thinking about Munnar. It was hard to let go of all those special moments. A true heaven on this earth. Can't imagine how this place would have been maybe 10 yrs ago.

Beautiful scenery, excellent food, awesome roads, the smell of fresh spices everywhere, and freshly made chocolate available in plenty. What more can a couple ask for? Its a lover's paradise indeed.
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