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Old 7th December 2008, 17:25   #16
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Tea Estates reappear

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Again, tea plantations disappear to give way for cardamom . These regions are 'Jeep Counties'

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We are approaching Devikulam. The lake you see is Devikulam Lake. There is a myth that Sita Devi had taken bath here and hence the name as 'Devi- kulam'. Kulam in Malayalam means Pond.

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'Kanan Devan' is one of the major tea brands of TATA, which is grown in the hills of Munnar

The caption in Malayalam reads 'Enjoy the ever lasting spring all times'

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We are reaching 'Periyakanal'. After that 'Chinnakanal' will come. Periya and Chinna are words in Tamil meaning big and small. 'Kanal' I think is forest. These tea estates have a lot of Tamil migrant population who have been working as estate labourers.

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Oops, that guy is suddenly reversing. We had seen him some posts before, going ahead of us.

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Devikulam Lake seen below. We saw many camp sites on the banks, tents and of course open jeeps Being long shots, my basic camera was not able to capture those all

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You could see some buildings far away on the hills. Those are the resorts on the Chinnakanal area, on the road to 'Suryanelli'. Club Mahindra and Sterling Resorts are among those. I had my honeymoon at Sterling Resorts, way back in 2003.

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Sweeping curves, love to drive here.

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Sorry to see the thread having an abrupt end. It was nice snaps with good captions. Me to belong to the same place and most of the places are familiar, so loved them
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you are the same fellow on skyscrapercity tvm photos blog right?

Yes. I have been following his presence on SSC since 2004.

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