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Old 24th April 2010, 12:39   #166
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Day 2, April 3rd 2010 continued

Nelliyampathy

After the rains me and wifey decided to climb the hill behind the resort for some views. From the hills you can see Parmbikulam forests and Dam. But since it was misty we could not see that far.

The place was heavenly, just you and the hills and the forest around you. What a bliss compared to Seethargundu with all that crowd and junk!

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I have climbed up the hill every morning and evening till we left. Everytime you climb you see something different. It was here that I was chased by a Gaur. It was photos from here that the owner showed me - a Bear chasing video, the 14 hornbills on a tree, elephants to name a few. I wasn't that lucky.

After a satisfying and tiring climb we reached the resort back by 19:30PM to enjoy the FireFlies Show. Was tired to touch the camera, and sat in the Verandah of the cottage and enjoyed the fireflies. What an experience it was. The entire stress of the trekk immediately vanished and I dozed off into a nice sleep.

I was woken up for a nice dinner with Kerala delicacies as asked by us, Karimeen pollichathu, Beef olathiyathu etc.. to name a few. Lovely.

Hit the beds at 22:00PM, with an alarm kept at 05:30Am for the trek to the hills again on Day3.
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Old 24th April 2010, 13:39   #167
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Great Travelogue.

Are you referring to Jugnu when you say fireflies there. (Fireflies must be having many species I guess). I remember as a kid, when dark, we used to keep few (jugnu) on our shoulders and call them stars (as police ranks would have)
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Hi laluks,
Amazing photo for the start. Wonderful details about the fireflies too.
Waiting for the full travelogue. Probably this is the first travelogue after your Ladakh visit or did I miss anything ?
Hey man! wake up, wake up Dear FM, otherwise, it'll be too late and it'll be difficult to read all the travelogues when Laluks would have 'swifted/ civiked' whole of this beautiful and diverse country! and given his frequency of trips, the day will arrive sooner then one can expect!

Jokes apart, excellent depiction of nature and its beauty. Laluks. Hooked to it, and jostling about how to fit in Nelliyampathy into my proposed trip plan of beautiful south.
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Great Travelogue. Are you referring to Jugnu when you say fireflies there. (Fireflies must be having many species I guess). I remember as a kid, when dark, we used to keep few (jugnu) on our shoulders and call them stars (as police ranks would have)
I too think so. We all have seen them in our childhood, but, as HVK sir said, they seem to have become endangered, may be left in forests only. All this because we are destroying their habitats and creating concrete jungles!
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Great Travelogue.
Are you referring to Jugnu when you say fireflies there. (Fireflies must be having many species I guess). I remember as a kid, when dark, we used to keep few (jugnu) on our shoulders and call them stars (as police ranks would have)
Yes, they are the jugnus.
Police Ranks with jugnus


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Hey man! wake up, wake up Dear FM, otherwise, it'll be too late and it'll be difficult to read all the travelogues when Laluks would have 'swifted/ civiked' whole of this beautiful and diverse country! and given his frequency of trips, the day will arrive sooner then one can expect!

Jokes apart, excellent depiction of nature and its beauty. Laluks. Hooked to it, and jostling about how to fit in Nelliyampathy into my proposed trip plan of beautiful south.
Hey LongDriveLover thank you, that is my dream
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Old 24th April 2010, 17:00   #171
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. I'd be driving down to Trivandrum next weekend (01.05 and 02.05). Any possibility to meetup?
Would love that. Will PM you my number.
Is this fixed? If so, I will call Jk & tell him to arrange a meet if possible.
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Would love that. Will PM you my number.
Is this fixed? If so, I will call Jk & tell him to arrange a meet if possible.
This is fixed. PMing my number to you.
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Some pictures of my home in Bangalore, whose garden I made to look like a forest I love it though!!

The front view of the house. House is hid behind trees
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Side view of my home, the creeper is Jasmine "Pichi" I love the smell.
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The grape vine we got from Nandi Hills - Grovers does it ring a bell?
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The grape vine and Alphonso Mango at the rear
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Alphonsos
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Priori variety - I have Alphonso, Badami and Priori
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Goose berry tree from Yercaud.
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The new addition, the Passion fruit sapling from Nelliyampathy
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The care taker of my garden, my loyal Lab, Dashy.
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I love canine operas. Lab looks cool. How come he didn't come with you on your trip?
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I love canine operas. Lab looks cool. How come he didn't come with you on your trip?
The choice of places where pets are allowed are drastically too low in India. Hence most of the time she has to stay back :(
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The choice of places where pets are allowed are drastically too low in India. Hence most of the time she has to stay back :(
Who takes care of her food, etc while you are away ?

i am asking becasue, my daughter is asking for a pet these days, we are thinking about these issues.
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Who takes care of her food, etc while you are away ?

i am asking becasue, my daughter is asking for a pet these days, we are thinking about these issues.
We have a full time maid to take care. They really need your time and care, think about it. It is involving.
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lalu, please let me know the route you are planning to drive down if it is somewhere close by i would defenitely like to meet you....Please PM me your number and also the route if it isnt much. Wow, i am really surprised by your small garden, i have a bigger garden yet dont have so many fruit plants.Looking forward to the rest of the travelogue and also the pictures
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Day 2, April 3rd 2010

Nelliyampathy

Some pictures from my Power Puff Girls. I love their themes. Amazing.

Hope one day they turn back to this thread and have some nostalgic moments! Tomorrow belongs to them, and as for today I can at the max do is record the great moments that we all had together.


The tea garden
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Photography Lessons Together
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To be a good leader, You have to be a great follower, Following Daddy
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The road turns ahead to unknown destination that I am headed to.
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Laluks - with a house like that you hardly need a trip outside for a holiday!!. Living your dreams
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