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Old 11th November 2008, 11:14   #16
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After the glorious outing at Munnar, it was time to drive down the slope..The route we decided was Munnar-Adimali-Thodupuzha with lots of hairpin bends and waterfalls. We set off from Munnar at 9AM. The mood was bit down as we had to say goodbye to this wonderful place, but the climate was sunny. The first halt was at Cheeyappara waterfalls.

After the stop at Cheeyapara, we drove farther to Valara Waterfalls.


There was beautiful little church near the waterfall

There were some beautiful sceneries throughout the road to Adimali. Adimali is a beautiful little bustling town surrounded by moutains and predominantly agricultural in nature. Unfortunately,some of the pics taken at Adimali were lost as they were being transfered to PC

Further, from Adimali, we went along the scenic roads in Neriyamangalam

Finally, we reached Thodupuzha and barged into a friends home and raided their Kitchen, before setting off to Cheruthoni at 3.30 Pm. The climate which had been so bright till then suddeny turned cloudy and it poured on into us as soon as we started the car..
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Old 11th November 2008, 11:30   #17
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The journey was once again in the company of battering winds and heavy rain and mist also setin by 5pm. Our friend's dad began frantically ringing him up to cancel the trip and return home. But we managed to click some pics on the way.
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Old 11th November 2008, 11:38   #18
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Hey, The photos are too good. I badly miss my "Gods Own Country"
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Oh all those green and rain drops brings back memories or my home state and the wonderful days i had there ..phew..

The pictures talk for themselves and do convey the great experinces and tranquility that you were treated to :-), nice trip dude
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nice pics and nice write up Mysticeyes...really enjoyed the pics..really a pleasure for the eyes...

Me with some of my friends have also been to Munnar about a year ago...really a nice place to be... will upload some of the pics of mine in my next post
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I visited Thekkady 10 years ago. We stayed in hotel that was inside the scantury, I believe. To reach this hotel, there was a very steep climb of around 30-40 mtrs. It was nice.
I think that the first photo in this thread is of thekkady lake. Not much has changed. I remember me and my cousin cycling from Thekkady to kumily on bicycle. It was at time I realized the power of engines when we were tired bicycling on hilly roads. The hotel where we stayed had bicycles that we could take on rent.
In Kumily there was a place where a gate was closed ( the gate was like we have in most of railway crossing, a long metal rod ). The other side was other state. This was amazing.
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Came across this post only now. Me too belong to Kerala and studied in Kothamangalam 14 years bak. Thekkady & Munnar used to be our regulat get aways and your snaps brought all the good old memories back. Monsoon is enjoyed the best in Kerala, but not sure whether I will enjoy a night drive during monsoon with glaring head lamps around. Thanks for the terrific snaps and well written travelogue.
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Lovely, Sir. All awash in recent rain makes it moist and succulent and certainly GREEN! They say Ireland boasts 400 shades of green, but I think whoever endorsed that hadn't seen Kerala.

I visited Thekkady 11 years ago with an uncle visiting from the US, and I think we stayed at the Govt Hotel overlooking the lake (the name is lost in the mists). We made Fort Cochin base camp...a place that quite intrigued from the boutique hotel we lived in to the exotic cuisine.
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OT; friend of Rajesh?

Hope this re-ignites the drive threads.
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Very nice write up and good pics. Looking forward for more.
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So what is the best time to visit Munnar? Summers or Rain ?
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Pervez, Enter when the monsoons are in full swing and the weather can be a damper (for family outings)

If you can time it right and hit the area just on the onset of the monsoons then you will be treated to short bursts of rain and rolling mist and fog which makes you feel like your in paradise.

Summer is best avoided, there's hoardes of 'touristy' tourists and the fauna isnt at its best.

Great post! Thanks for sharing
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Pervez, Enter when the monsoons are in full swing and the weather can be a damper (for family outings)

If you can time it right and hit the area just on the onset of the monsoons then you will be treated to short bursts of rain and rolling mist and fog which makes you feel like your in paradise.

Summer is best avoided, there's hoardes of 'touristy' tourists and the fauna isnt at its best.

Great post! Thanks for sharing
Hey thanks s0uljah, I should be planning for sometime in early June then.
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OT; friend of Rajesh?

Hope this re-ignites the drive threads.
errr..was the question for me?know couple of rajesh around here. which rajesh did u mean?

souljah is right about the timing to visit munnar. when we went, the climate was part sunny and part rainy (70% time it was raining), but it was really enjoyable. the climate around here is changing fast. earlier, the monsoon used to set in by 1st of June without fail.but now, it has shifted to 2nd week of june.

@ netchef, did u stay at thekkady or munnar?in thekkady, there's a hotel matching the profile you had mentioned. its name is aranya nivas
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errr..

@ netchef, did u stay at thekkady or munnar?in thekkady, there's a hotel matching the profile you had mentioned. its name is aranya nivas
Mysticeyes: Correct, Sir. Aranya Nivas it is!
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