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Old 3rd May 2011, 22:37   #91
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@Laluks,

You made my day by posting the snaps of the old Kodai road!
Nice very nice.
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@Laluks,

You made my day by posting the snaps of the old Kodai road!
Nice very nice.
That road has a lot of nostalgic memories associated. I guess you too have some
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Day 04, 02.11.2010
Munnar

After a lazy breakfast we bid good bye to CM Lake View Resort by 10:30AM.
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Just outside the resort you can see the Periyakanal Falls
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We drove towards Pooppara direction, so that we will take the Theni Dindigul route back.

Some views from the route before reaching Anayirankal Dam

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We stopped here to look at the views
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Club Mahindra amidst the mountains
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Some more views
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You can see Anayirankal Dam far away
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Day 04, 02.11.2010
Munnar

Parked Civvy to enjoy the tea gardens amidst the Anayirankal Dam
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The views of Anayirankal Dam
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Civvy - No Access
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Club Mahindra Resort can be seen from here too
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Drove on further towards the Hanging Bridge.

Parked Civvy to check it out
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Can you see the Hanging Bridge?
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Now?
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The Hanging Bridge.
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Did not feel like getting to walk on it. So drove again further towards the Dam.

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Day 04, 02.11.2010
Munnar

We reached Anayirankal Dam by 11:00AM
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We drove past the checkpost to the Reservoir side.

The views from the Reservoir side
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Parked Civvy next to the Reservoir.
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Wifey finds the way to the water as told by the checkpost guard.
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The Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
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PPGS at the reservoir
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Some for the family album
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PPGs enjoying the cool water
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Wifey enjoying the beauty
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Jr. PPG loved the place
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After an hour we decided to get back with our drive.

A final look at the reservoir for now
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PPGs did not want to leave the water behind
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Civvy on the Dam road
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We left the Dam by 12:00PM
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Just rated 5stars :o) A kind request - Please update to a better camera gear. If not a DSLR, at least a Sony NexS. The pics are great but the camera has not done justice to them :(
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Thanks for the stars

Its not the camera friend. Its me, I dont know much of this stuff. I admit my skills do not match the gear.

My idea is to share the places and make a log so that everyone including me and my kids can come back to it, and savour some moments. This is my favourite passtime, and not a bread winner for gear upgrades. I would not mind any sponsored gifts though, be it photography courses or gear

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Day 04, 02.11.2010
Munnar

We drove on towards our next destination Ponmudi Dam

Some wild flowers
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Some colourful trees
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Every other kitchen garden is now a spice garden tour here
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Some direction boards to give an idea
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Finally we reached Ponmudi Dam, 4km away from Rajakkad.
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Day 04, 02.11.2010
Munnar

Ponmudi Dam

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we drove on towards the old dilapidated bridge which is still used by the localites to commute with their jeeps.

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Day 04, 02.11.2010
Munnar

PPGs on the old bridge
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The walk on the bridge was scary
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Wifey Checking the bridge for a drive
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The condition of the bridge
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Day 04, 02.11.2010
Munnar

Wifey checks the alignment of the wheels with the bridge
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After a few inches on the bridge, Mission aborted, and the driver seat is mine
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Civvy after the circus
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After some time of stunts we decided to move on.

Civvy - Aint she beautiful?
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The canal below the bridge
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Some guys decided to get to the trickle
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Day 04, 02.11.2010
Munnar

Since we had come down so far from Munnar, decided to hit Cumbum. We were bowled over by the views of Cumbum from Chellar Kovil medu on our Onam drive. So we decided to check it out and visit Suruli falls also.

A bus to Pooppara
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We head in the other direction. We pass by Udumbanchola
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We go in the direction of Kumily
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Thekkady is also in the same route
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We take a turn after 10KM
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Cumbum is another 22Kms
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We were greeted by this
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After some winding narrow beautiful roads we reach Cumbum. We head straight to Suruli Falls

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We reach Suruli falls by 17:00PM
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Walking up towards the falls
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Suruli Falls
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Spend a few minutes and walked back
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The green cover near the falls
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Almost all trees had this flower
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Squirry got scared of us
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Day 04, 02.11.2010
Munnar

Some Monkey Business too

Mummy, let me check your face
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Mera number kab aayega??
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A family - scared by their predecessors
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Soon they were comfortable with the evolved species. Realisation took some time for both the ancestors and the predecessors
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I told you to listen to mummy. See you have lost all your hair
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Why am I here?
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In vacant or in pensive mood
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We drove on from Suruli falls by 17:15PM

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Day 04, 02.11.2010
Munnar

We stopped by the wine yards of Cumbum
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We got two cases of grapes at very cheap rates.

We moved on
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Got in to some small roads to check out

We saw this
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By 18:00 we decided to call it off for Cumbum, and our trip.

By 18:30 we reached the Kumily Theni route. We drove non stop and reached Bangalore by 02:00AM the next day.

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