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Old 29th April 2011, 17:03   #61
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Day 02, 31.10.2010
Munnar

After an eventful lunch I decided to take a walk. PPGs decided to go to the activity centre and do something creative.

I strolled out of the resort and walked towards the next junction where there were some shops.

Some views from the walk.

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At the junction I saw a tempo on the top a building
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I returned back to the resort entrance.
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The way to the resort.
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I find this board from the PWD there. It states it is a public road.
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On enquiry I understood that the road joins a small village above the resort, and Devikulam is near that. The resort tried to take over the road and there were some protest and people won etc..etc.. So the road belongs to the panchayat and not private to the resort. But to me it seemed only on paper.


CM Lake View Resort
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Our cottage was here
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Some more views
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Some flowers
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I reached the activity centre by 16:30PM after a very nice stroll. Weather was cool with the rains stopping for a while.


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Old 29th April 2011, 18:24   #62
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Day 02, 31.10.2010
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Civvy resting near the reception. Today was a full rest day for her.
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Some pictures from the reception
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Some alternative thinking by CM
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Rain Gauge
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The details of the weather
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I reached the activity centre and saw wifey catching up with the world news.
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Sr. PPG was doing some canvas painting
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Jr. PPG did some crayon coloring
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They did some moulding too.
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I left them to their activities and went to the gym

Some info from the gym
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I did some stunts in the gym for sometime, hoping one day I'll get that six packs. As of now its a single pack, sorry sack

Later in the night ordered dinner to the room. Peaceful.

Saw some movie and retired for the day.
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Old 29th April 2011, 19:32   #63
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@Laluks, The place reminded of Sienna which is a km or two down the road. It was fun walking on that road on a misty day and with all the tea gardens out there!

Will definitely go there once again!
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@Laluks, The place reminded of Sienna which is a km or two down the road. It was fun walking on that road on a misty day and with all the tea gardens out there!

Will definitely go there once again!
Munnar after the rains is very dreamy
I've been there around 9 times now. Each time it looks different, and I try to see some more. Munnar never ceases to charm me.
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Day 03, 01.11.2010
Munnar

Woke up early today. I had a plan to trek to Devikulam, which is above the hills where the resort was situated. It is roughly 3 to 4km trek from the resort.

Left the PPGs in the room and started my trek to the famous Devikulam. Legend says Sita once took a bath in this lake, and from that day the lake was known as Devi Kulam (Devi Pond). People believe the water of this lake has remedial powers, and never dries up. The overflowing water from the pond makes the huge waterfall we see enroute Chinakanal.

Some pictures from the morning before I got out of the resort for the trek.

The resort in the morning
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PPGs were still sleeping in our cottage
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The morning views of Munnar from the resort
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I started to trek, and passed the various activities, garden of the resort.

Childrens play area
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Put Put Golf!!
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Kurinji garden
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Kurinji flowers bloom once in 12 years. Next one is in 2018. Please go back in this thread to see the bloom in 2006.

Finally I reached a mud path
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I was greeted by this guy!
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Day 03, 01.11.2010
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I continued with the trek
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A little later I reached a small waterfall.
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This is the same water that flows down to the huge waterfall by the road enroute Chinnakanal. The water flows to here from Devikulam.

I removed the friendly leeches while enjoying the waterfall
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I trekked on again
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Day 03, 01.11.2010
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I also stopped by to smell the wild flowers and enjoy them enroute.
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It was a wonderful experience, a beautiful morning, beautiful surrounding nature, and me all alone. It gave me the much needed space to look inwards often. I loved the solitary walk. I was touched by the beauty I saw.

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Mindblowing pics and a catchy writeup, Laluks.

By the way, how could you play friends with the leech? Didn't it start leeching on you? And I have known that removing leeches once they start sucking is pretty difficult. So how?
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Mindblowing pics and a catchy writeup, Laluks.

By the way, how could you play friends with the leech? Didn't it start leeching on you? And I have known that removing leeches once they start sucking is pretty difficult. So how?


My experiences with these small leechy guy :

Leech do not necessarily bite/leech as soon as he gets on to you. He gets on to you and searches for his cozy location. Normally the moment he gets on to you, you feel something cold has touched you. At this point if you realise, he is still friendly - he still have not leached you. Give your finger if you dare, he'll get on to that. Experiment with him what you want to learn. I realised he can be stretched like a rubber band, and he doesn't break in to two..

He is equally scared like you are scared of him. Throw him and he goes away.

But if he had leached you - then either let him drink till he gets a high and falls down knocked out OR sprinkle salt on him - this will make him die spitting blood (a very bad death to be seen - but often gives you a saddistic happiness seeing him die (blood for blood)). Don't try to pluck him out, he might leave his tiny teeth and this might make the small wound he made on you to worsen over a period of time. Best is let him have some blood - people say he drinks your bad blood. Very nice know - he drinks your bad blood and becomes a baddy so that you can be Gooddy. But then we play baddy by sprinkling salt on him. How sad.

The place where he bit will bleed for a while. Then when settled will itch for a few days. Well that's about it.
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Phew! I have had leechbites before (only a couple of times) but then I saw the creature only after he fell on the floor, completely bloated.

Thanks for all that info. I don't think I will have the nerves to play with it anyway! Eek!
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Day 03, 01.11.2010
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I continued with the trek

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I had to brave myself through this path.
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It was slippery, wet and leeches hanging from the leaves. With two hands closed my ears and walked on, so as not to have a leech inside the ears. Fell down twice, looked as if I had a mud bath, and boy it was the most treacherous part.

Once I emerged out of that path, the leech had become a baddy
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But the views of Devikulam soothed me down. So let the leech go, and walked on to the beauty through the marsh land braving the leeches.

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Day 03, 01.11.2010
Munnar

By 09:30AM I reached Devikulam

Devikulam
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Spend about half an hour enjoying the beauty and took a final look at the pond before leaving back
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Excellent snaps. I felt like I am in the midst of Munnar again. Again because I did my schooling there long long ago.
Mr Lalu, you have brought alive my desire to go there again, which i hope to soon.
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Excellent snaps. I felt like I am in the midst of Munnar again. Again because I did my schooling there long long ago.
Mr Lalu, you have brought alive my desire to go there again, which i hope to soon.
Hi rajeev,
Glad to hear you liked the pictures. Munnar is mystic and beautiful always. , And you can do away with the Mr. part.
You are one lucky guy to have done your schooling there.

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Another good log, thanks a lot for sharing the details? Does dekulam gets the name from the kulam (Pond)?

Are you a member of Club Mahaindra? Just curious as you stayed at their resort at Munnar and Thekkadi.
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