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Old 4th December 2009, 22:11   #106
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HI Laluks

Did your girls freaked out at the chocolate factory ?
how come you bought so less chocolate,

i would certainly take my girls (wife and daughter) to this factory for sure.

your snaps are indeed turning out to be great

i think, i should buy a D90 now
Girls just freaked out.
I did not say how much of each variety


I am happy on two counts
1) I have inspired you to go to Ooty
2) I have inspired you to get a D90

I wish TTDC and Nikon were listening...
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Girls just freaked out.
I did not say how much of each variety

please let me know how much you actually spent at chocolate factory so that i can plan for enough moolah

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I am happy on two counts
1) I have inspired you to go to Ooty
2) I have inspired you to get a D90

I wish TTDC and Nikon were listening...
May be you can try for commission from both of them
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please let me know how much you actually spent at chocolate factory so that i can plan for enough moolah
Rs 100/- per 100 gms is the maximum range. Starts from Rs 70/-. My favourite was Rum and Raisins, where as my kids loved the one with almonds. We went in nearly for Rs 700/-, mostly for our consumption during the trip. If you intend to gift, then ...

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May be you can try for commission from both of them
How I wish
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Day 2, November 28th 2009 Continued

Thread Garden


The Thread garden is on the Northern side of Ooty lake, or to be precise in front of the old Boat house. Many flowers have been created using hand wound thread. It took 50 people, 12 years to complete what you see in the garden.


From outside the Thread Garden looks unimpressive.
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Then what's the deal any way?
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This is what it is all about.
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Day 2, November 28th 2009 Continued

Thread Garden



Some beautiful flowers
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The best - Neela Kurinji (Strobilanthus), which blooms once in 12 years. Theory says the Nilgiris got its name because of these blue flowers.

Check my travelogue http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ur-munnar.html on Kodai and Munnar to see these flowers in full bloom in its natural surroundings which I captured in 2006. Here is one flower for you. Next bloom is in 2018.

Natural Neela Kurinji in Munnar.
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Neela Kurinji in the Thread garden
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How much ever you try, the natural beauty is something which humans can never recreate, and it showed.

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Wow, that was wonderful, the photos are really making a mark of it own, please continue looking forward to more!
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Wow, that was wonderful, the photos are really making a mark of it own, please continue looking forward to more!
Thanks majic,
Again a teaser - the best have not yet come
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Nice great pics dude, you sure are enjoying the queen of hills
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Nice great pics dude, you sure are enjoying the queen of hills
Thanks JP.
You bet, I am.

Goa and Ooty has a special place in our minds
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If that is a teaser i cant imagine what you have in store for the remaining time
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Day 2, November 28th 2009 Continued

Ooty Boat houses


We finished with the thread garden by 15:00PM and visited the old Boat House which was just opposite. As usual rush for people to do boating, and the parking woes, we just took some photographs and decided to leave. We had done boating on this lake in our last trip and that's pretty much Ok for the kids, and we moved on.

Boat House I
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You can plan your visit - These are the locations TTDC suggest.
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I must admit you need atleast a week to see Ooty in its Splendour, short visits and touristy places never makes justice to Ooty.


We drove further along the road keeping the lake to our left, and little later we reached the second boat house, relatively new called the Honeymoon boat house or Boat house II. This one seemed to be calm as compared to the old boat house. Few "young" couples were boating and enjoying their day. Here cycles are available - for small kids (with side wheels) as well as adults. You have a little bit of greenery and paths along which you can cycle. On the whole you can spend some time here if you like.


Boat House II (Honeymoon Boat House)
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We finished with the boat house by 15:30PM and drove further along the lake.


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Ok did you go to Deer park which used to be there near the lake side. I remember there used to be one long time ago, this used to be a favorite hangout of ours as this was close to the school i studied and this was a route for our routine morning run
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Day 2, November 28th 2009 Continued

Deer Park


We found a Deer Park on the way and decided to look in. We were just lucky, the park closed by 16:00PM and it was already 15:45PM when we entered to the park.


Red Riding Hood and Power Puff Girls on the Lake Road near the Deer park
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Power Puff girls at the Deer park entrance
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Power Puff Girls on the walkway inside the Deer Park
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Boat House I as seen from the Deer Park, note the parking area and chaos.
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A cute little Yellow Flower
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A very old tree - reminds me about "Ammachi Plavu"
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A lot of Sambars lived there.
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This fellow did not like me, see he's showing faces
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Ok did you go to Deer park which used to be there near the lake side. I remember there used to be one long time ago, this used to be a favorite hangout of ours as this was close to the school i studied and this was a route for our routine morning run
Thanks majic, for following the thread closely.
Yes, we went to the Deer park. The previous post has the details.

Hope you are liking it.
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Day 2, November 28th 2009 Continued

Arboretum


On the way we stopped at the Arboretum to take a look.

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An arboretum is a collection of trees. Related collections include a fruticetum (from the Latin frutex, meaning shrub), and a viticetum, a collection of vines. More commonly today, an arboretum is a botanical garden containing living collections of woody plants intended at least partly for scientific study. An arboretum specialising in growing conifers is known as a pinetum.


Power Puff Girls at the entrance of the Arboretum
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Info on this Arboretum
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Senior Power Puff Girl inside the Arboretum
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Sunflower
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A nice little flower up close
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After visiting the Arboretum we found the Lake Road ended. We drove back to Charring Cross to fill up some petrol for the Red Riding Hood. We also wanted to get some Pizzas. By 16:30PM we reached Charring Cross and took a break for pizzas, from a friendly little shop run by a lady near the Petrol pump.



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