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Old 24th April 2009, 10:45   #16
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Beautiful pictures. Amazing colours. You dont seem to answer the camera and lens questions! (although it doesn't matter so much as your skills and steady hands)
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One of the best trips where the pictures do most of the talking than the talking itself. The images gives me a fresh scent of the places and the life around. Iam so much in love with that manager bungalow place. Can you share some more details on how to get there, distances from bangalore and how to get bookings.
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Wow! Pictures are breath taking. Truly awesome. Nice job. It will move right up in my must visit list and will have to see when can I do that. Simply superb pictures.
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Day 4:

Was in no mood to leave at all but with a heavy heart we all left, vowing to come back in Monsoon time where this place will be at its best, some parting shots

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Beautiful Nilgiris
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Old 24th April 2009, 11:33   #20
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Hi Redrage,

Those are some of the best pics I have seen here on TeamBHP - wonderful!

Some pointers needed about the estate:

- how can I book a room/cottage - if you have any contact details, do share the same along with tariff; plan to do a getaway in mid-May.

- also, can you advice me on how child friendly it is (my 2 kids are 6 years and one year, respectively) - are the rooms comfortable?

- last but not least - how is the food?

Look forward to your responses on the above.

Thanks & cheers,
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Old 24th April 2009, 11:37   #21
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Dear Mods,
Please merge with last post since i was editing the time duration was over.


Additional Info:

Booking for Palaniappa Estate:
Homestay in Coonoor near ooty.

The contact nos are given there,Please talk to Mr. Laxman, Mr. Dinesh. This month is off season, So with discount the it worked out about Rs 600/- per head including Dinner, Breakfast,Lunch, Trekking and a drive in their jeep. Fanatstic VFM i must say. During season (May+) i guess its 1k per head.
I forgot to mention this place has one of the best cooks and great vegetarian food preparations. If people like rice,sambar,appla's and vegetable poriyal, this place offer's one of the best. Breakfast too you get mouthwatering idli vada's ,dosas and yummy chutney. Strictly vegetarian.

The best thing i liked is the hospitality guys, believe me the way they treat you its just not matchable by any star hotel. Its not just the fare, but guest treatment wise they are difnetly a 7 star and the silence aah...!! I can just go on and on. Let me know if you want more details about this place.

Then there is a better cottage on a slightly higher altitude, Mango tree bungalow, RS 2500 per couple per day, my company boss came and stayed there on the day i checked out, he just simply couldn't stop praising the place, Mango tree is more luxurious and has a better view.

Some pictures of the mango tree bungalow from inside from devashola.com
Managers bungalow also quite similar,

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I am sorry for answering late, was trying to upload the pics ,

I am using a Canon 40D, Canon 18-55 IS and a Canon 100-400 L IS for the birds.

Bangalore -> Ooty

Route Map: from ooty
Ooty -->Lovedale --> Devashola Bazar --> Kaikatty --> Manjacomby --> Kollacomby --> Pallaniappa Estate

Route Map from coonoor:
Coonoor ----> Katteri -----> Salas -----> Kolakambe ----> Palaniappa Tea estate

Note: Please don't ask for Devashola Estate. You will be misguided in the route. Ask for Pallaniappa Estate and proceed.

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Awesome pics red!!! hoping to see more of those :-)

Cheers!!!
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Hi Redrage,

Thanks for the quick response with the details!

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Hi Redrage,

Those are some of the best pics I have seen here on TeamBHP - wonderful!

Some pointers needed about the estate:

- also, can you advice me on how child friendly it is (my 2 kids are 6 years and one year, respectively) - are the rooms comfortable?

Look forward to your responses on the above.

Thanks & cheers,
Thanks Jammy,

I personally feel for the children it would be quite boring as other than run around and watch TV they might not find anything "that"exciting, but can probably take volley ball, ball/bat for cricket, this would keep them occupied. Just a suggestion

Rooms are definitely comfortable , but while booking you need to mention that you are taking your children as well as they will arrange for extra beds.

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Simply amazing bird photography. Enjoying them. What lens are you using??
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amazing pictures my friend and what a trip !, the home stay also sound good ....
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Wonderful Pics i must confess.They look like picture postcards.
I have been to Bandipur years back,but this captures the true essence of it.
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Wonderful Pics i must confess.They look like picture postcards.
I have been to Bandipur years back,but this captures the true essence of it.
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Hi Redrage,

Wonderful photography specially birds and landscape. And above all nice
travelogues very interesting. Look forward to see more coming from yourside in future.

Good luck!
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