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Old 17th December 2009, 09:13   #301
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Wonderful, nice pictures of the elephant and also wonderful narration. Thanks for taking us along a wonderful journey, it was like being there in person. So there is some other travel coming before the end of the year. Lalu, i lost count, how many this year?
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Wonderful, nice pictures of the elephant and also wonderful narration. Thanks for taking us along a wonderful journey, it was like being there in person. So there is some other travel coming before the end of the year. Lalu, i lost count, how many this year?
Thanks Majic.
I too lost count now, could be 11 or 12



Hey Star,
This is for you, the distance time chart
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Great travelogue Lalu. Nice pictures of elephants. Do put the 2006 pictures. I throughly enjoyed your narration and the pictures. Thanks for sharing with us.
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Hey Star,
This is for you, the distance time chart
Thanks very much, it would indeed help me.
Just now took a print out

It is amazing to see your passion for travel, for Photography, For exploring the unknown destinations, to write the experience in the form of travelogue, share it with all of us, motivate us to travel to those destination.



Most important, your power puff girls and their eagerness and support for sharing your passion is worth a mention

May your tribe increase.
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Great travelogue Lalu. Nice pictures of elephants. Do put the 2006 pictures. I throughly enjoyed your narration and the pictures. Thanks for sharing with us.
Thanks Aquarian.
I will put up the old pictures soon.

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Thanks very much, it would indeed help me.
Just now took a print out

It is amazing to see your passion for travel, for Photography, For exploring the unknown destinations, to write the experience in the form of travelogue, share it with all of us, motivate us to travel to those destination.
Sharing doubles the Joy.
Getting to know each other who shares the same passion is wonderful, and a big Thanks for motivating me to write.


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Some pictures from the old trip in 2006


Day 01, April 29th 2006

Bangalore - Mysore - Nanjangud - Gundulpet - Bandipur - Masinagudi - Kalhatty Falls - OOty (Hotel Dasaprakash) - Botanical garden - Doddabetta - Ooty Lake - Hotel.



All pictures from my trusted work horse, Canon Powershot A80. To the record he has clicked around 25K pictures in 6 years.

Somewhere on Mysore Outer Ring Road. We were quite smarter then
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My old Esteem on the 30th Hairpin at the Masinagudi Ghat section
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Junior Power Puff Girl at Kalhatty falls. There was no water in April 2006
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At Hotel Dasaprakash, Ooty
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The Botanical Garden
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Orchids
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Dalhia
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I don't know, anyone??
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At Doddabetta
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Somewhere on Kotagiri Road near to Tea factory
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Ooty Lake
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Day 02, April 30th 2006

Ooty - Coonor - Mettupalayam - Coonor - LoveDale - Avalanche - Parsons valley - Ooty




Ketty Valley View, On Ooty - Coonor Road. You can see the tracks
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Somewhere in Coonor Mettupalayam Road
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Laws Falls?
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Mettupalayam Black Thunder
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LoveDale
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Somewhere near LoveDale
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What a pose!!
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First view of Avalanche Lake
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Our find, Avalanche Lake.
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Our fallen tree!!
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We drove further from Avalanche lake into the Tea Estates and forest that evening.
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We got lost somewhere inside the forest, reached a quarters of EB, got scoldings from a very old man to have taken that road. He then told with exact kilometeres what board to look, what turn to take, and some landmarks to see whether we have got lost . In the ordeal, we drove 70 KM from Avalanche through the forests, tackled 42 hairpin curves, saw some pump houses, dams, some deers on the road, cleared fallen trees from the roads, made sense from fallen direction boards, intruded into restricted pump house to ask directions, and finally an EB jeep escorted us to Ooty from Parsons Valley. All this from 18:30 - 21:00 in the dark of the night.

The god sent old man at the EB quarters and the Jeep driver at Parson Valley Dam are the two people whom we can never forget in our whole life. We were scared out of our wits

This was a day of reckoning, what can happen if you lost directions and that too in the hills in night. GPS was purchased immediately on return to Bangalore.

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Good one Lalu, nice pictures from 2006. Glad that you did not get stuck in forest at night and were able to make it out of there. Its a very bad experience when you loose directions. Hope everything went well after that.
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Hello laluks,

I discovered this thread of yours while on a tour and had to keep myself from checking it as I would not have stopped till the end. Got back in last night and returned home from office early today to visit Ooty through your camera lens and words.

Your posts are an addiction, they spoil you. Once you start you are never satiated and crave for more and more and I am completely hooked. If my trip were any longer (on the road since 5th) I would have experienced withdrawl symptoms for sure.

My best wishes to the powerpuff gang for many more of such wonderful trips.

Is there a way to access all of these photographs with your posts at one go? I would like it very much to be able to show these to my parents without having to load all the pages and to my 7 year old nephew who is also an avid photographer.

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Laluks, this this thread is what I link to for people who ask me anything about Ooty, especially my couchsurfing friends.

As a citizen who has been born here, I wish to mention that your thread offers almost complete details about the Nilgiris.

Great thread. Rated it 5 stars.

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Good one Lalu, nice pictures from 2006. Glad that you did not get stuck in forest at night and were able to make it out of there. Its a very bad experience when you loose directions. Hope everything went well after that.
My kids were sleeping throughout. But my wife was constantly giving me directions and confidence. At the end, we both skipped dinner, we just could not believe what has transpired. Because of the god sent old man and the jeep driver, we reached Ooty safe.





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Hello laluks,

I discovered this thread of yours while on a tour and had to keep myself from checking it as I would not have stopped till the end. Got back in last night and returned home from office early today to visit Ooty through your camera lens and words.

Your posts are an addiction, they spoil you. Once you start you are never satiated and crave for more and more and I am completely hooked. If my trip were any longer (on the road since 5th) I would have experienced withdrawl symptoms for sure.

My best wishes to the powerpuff gang for many more of such wonderful trips.

Is there a way to access all of these photographs with your posts at one go? I would like it very much to be able to show these to my parents without having to load all the pages and to my 7 year old nephew who is also an avid photographer.
Khoj,
Thank you so much for the kind words.
I'll put all these photographs to some site and will sent you the links. Please PM me your mail id.





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Laluks, this this thread is what I link to for people who ask me anything about Ooty, especially my couchsurfing friends.

As a citizen who has been born here, I wish to mention that your thread offers almost complete details about the Nilgiris.

Great thread. Rated it 5 stars.


beejay, That's a great honour. I am overwhelmed and happy to recieve this feedback from a person who lives there. Thank you so much.
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Thanks Lalu for sharing a wonderful Ooty experience. You have inspired me to make a trip to Ooty and it is the first task on my list of New Year resolutions.

I will keep in touch with you for help on charting a good itinerary that would help cover as much in 3 days.

Looking forward to more such enchanting travel experiences from you!
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Thanks Lalu for sharing a wonderful Ooty experience. You have inspired me to make a trip to Ooty and it is the first task on my list of New Year resolutions.

I will keep in touch with you for help on charting a good itinerary that would help cover as much in 3 days.

Looking forward to more such enchanting travel experiences from you!
Thanks Icemanz. Sure, 3 days is minimum requirement, we'll fine tune the itinery


You can follow some of the other logs here.


Leh Ladakh
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...humbleh-d.html (HumbLeh’d)



Chickmagalur
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...mmangundi.html (Swifted : Bisle, Belur, Halebid, Chikmagalur, Kemmangundi)



Goa, West Karnataka
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...km-8-days.html





Kodai Munnar
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ur-munnar.html



Coorg
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ted-coorg.html (Swifted : Coorg)



Agra, Mathura, vrindavan
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ties-love.html (Vrindavan, Mathura and Agra - A quick visit to the cities of love)
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Day 03, May 1st 2006

Ooty -Toy Train Drive to Coonor - Ooty - Kamraj Sagar Dam - Shooting Point - Pykara - Tree Park - Ooty



My wife trying to run the Toy Train
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Power Puff Girls with the Toy Train at Ooty. We took first class tickets and sat at the extreme front.
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We took the ride till Coonor.
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The mountain railway at Nilgiris is a Unesco World heritage Site.
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Kamaraj Sagar Dam
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Some EB installation we trespassed into between Shooting Point and Pykara.
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Shooting point.
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Horse ride at Shooting point.
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Pykara lake in 2006. There was very less water. Only row and pedal boats were allowed since it was shallow. In 2009, it was the other way because of too much water.
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The Gompa
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The meadows opposite to Shooting point. We found an entry and drove in
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Tree park
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A nice moment at the Park, captured by my senior Power Puff Girl
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Ooty night view from the hotel
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Day 04, May 2nd 2006

Ooty - Rose Garden - Glenn Morgan - Needle Hill View - Gudalur - Theppekadu - Bandipur - Mysore - Bangalore







Rose Garden
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There were over a 100 varieties, see some. Check the names too
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Glennmorgan
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Some views on the way to Gudalur
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Needle Hill View
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Check the roads, it was bad in 2006. It's a beauty in 2009
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Elephants at Theppekkadu
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A nice tree at Bandipur
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Customary shot of spotted Deer at Bandipur
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We reached Bangalore this day.

The END (2006 Trip)
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