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Old 28th January 2010, 16:28   #1
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Default Weekend Exploration in an unexplored resort

After the trip to Parmabikulam and valparai (Liesure trip --- Bangalore - TopSlip - Parambikulam Forest - Valparai - Bangalore)the next trip happened just in two hours - Totally unplanned.

Saturday morning by 9:30 my friend called me and asked "Are you ready to join us?"

packed all stuffs and some eatables to my kid and started the journey by 11:40 AM from home - Reached Electronic city to catch the NICE road.

The place is called Avalanchee - Emerald lake and the name of the resort is Redhills.

My friend spoke to the owner of the resort about the accommodation and hence my job was just to drive and enjoy the nature.

The approachability to the resort is quite tough. the roads are not too good after you cross ooty (from Bangalore), infact once you enter the private road, you should either drive a SUV / car with good ground clearance.

Now you can see how the road is i took the photo while we were returning. Of course, I could not think about snapping that when i was going uphill

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The resort

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Hill top View from the resort

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Lake view from the resort

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We had a 4 hours trek to the hill top with a guide provided by the resort

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Ariel view of the resort from the hill top

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Lake view from hill top

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Early in the morning the view was much better with lot of colors with it. This is why i love nature a lot

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View from our HUT

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The panoramic view

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Route - Bangalore - mysore - ooty -towards conoor ask for avalanchee / emerald lake.

Wallet factor : 2 ~2.5 k per person per night inclusive of very good food
No food is repeated on the next any meal

We bargained to 2k as we were 5 people. Otherwise it is 2.5k

Resort owner : Vijay kumar
contact : +919442254755

And with this trip my Getz completed 55000 kms in 2 years
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Old 28th January 2010, 17:37   #2
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Looks like an excellent place. Recently my colleague went to a similar resort in Avalanche with his family. I forgot the name of the resort. They charged 2.5k per person per night inclusive everything (food, fishing, horse riding, guide for trekking etc).
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trtraj,
A very scenic location, very well captured by you. Thanks for sharing
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After returning startled from Munnar, I can 'feel' how you felt there.
Thanks for sharing.
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Breathtaking pictures indeed!!! It is definitely a very beautiful place and very well captured. Did you use a digital SLR?
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Breathtaking pictures indeed!!! It is definitely a very beautiful place and very well captured. Did you use a digital SLR?
I wish i should get one. As of now am using Sony-DSC H2 manual mode.
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Very nice photos esp. the long shots of the lake. I was told one needs a special permission to go to the Avalanche hills. Is it so?
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Nice view of the lake. It is a wonderful experience to enjoy the nature at its best.

Your early morning pic looks like a post card. Good shot.

So, how did you manage to drive to the resort? In your car?
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Awesome, looks like paradise on earth. Thanks for the info, hope to visit there sometimes.
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what a spectacular place to be. the photographs are really awe-inspiring especially the panaromic view. thanks for the useful information of the resort as well. The first pic of the road seems to be like an offroading experience you had.
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Great find. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing this. Whenever there is a next trip to Ooty will keep this place in mind.
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Very nice photos esp. the long shots of the lake. I was told one needs a special permission to go to the Avalanche hills. Is it so?
The special permission needed only for the Mukurthi forest. it is one of the virgin rain forest in India - information Courtesy Subhro (my friend)

However, This resort is not exactly in avalanchee. once you decided to go there the resort people will guide you properly.

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Nice view of the lake. It is a wonderful experience to enjoy the nature at its best.

Your early morning pic looks like a post card. Good shot.

So, how did you manage to drive to the resort? In your car?
Thanks mjothi for the compliment on my pic

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what a spectacular place to be. the photographs are really awe-inspiring especially the panaromic view. thanks for the useful information of the resort as well. The first pic of the road seems to be like an offroading experience you had.
It was typically a off road experience as the pebbles are rolling around. My front left didn't get the grip on the road and hence I had to drive in the right most dangerous side of the road But my Getz CRDi did it without any struggle.
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Lovely place and great pics Raj, thanks for sharing, must plan a trip to this resort soon !
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Great Pics dude.nice place calm and quiet

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tilak brilliant stuff there man. I think member hari(lukeskywalker) also had visited this place. Looks like this would be your last getaway from the Bangalore side.
I have definitely decided to pay this place a visit coz its been quite a long time since I visited ooty.
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