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Old 27th April 2010, 15:10   #211
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Some pictures of my home in Bangalore, whose garden I made to look like a forest I love it though!!
Awesome pad you got there Laluks! You know these are the kind of houses that me and my wife typically pause for a moment and make a mental note of where to live after 10years Funny part is we've been doing this for the last 5yrs and the 10yr target still remains at 10

To add to the fragrence of your garden, you might want to add a "Parijatham" tree.

And yeah, Dashy looks dashing! Love the pic where she's singing
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Your house with all those garden is good. I have grand plans when I move to chennai in may be 5 years time. My grandfather was an avid gardener and I used to help him as a kid water the plants and trees!
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One Khoj is enough sir. I've put my weekend travels on stop till May 22nd! On 23rd, I'm off to meet HVK! It's so tight that no time for logue-ing.
, Any big trip in the plan - got curious when someone visits HVK.

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Awesome pad you got there Laluks! You know these are the kind of houses that me and my wife typically pause for a moment and make a mental note of where to live after 10years Funny part is we've been doing this for the last 5yrs and the 10yr target still remains at 10

To add to the fragrence of your garden, you might want to add a "Parijatham" tree.

And yeah, Dashy looks dashing! Love the pic where she's singing
Thanks Sriram. Parijatham is the small white coloured fragrant flower which grows as a tree? I guess I have a similiar one.



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Your house with all those garden is good. I have grand plans when I move to chennai in may be 5 years time. My grandfather was an avid gardener and I used to help him as a kid water the plants and trees!
Thanks MX6, waiting to see you making up the garden, and believe me I'll give enough advice to make it look like a forest.
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Old 27th April 2010, 21:39   #214
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One Khoj is enough sir. I've put my weekend travels on stop till May 22nd! On 23rd, I'm off to meet HVK! It's so tight that no time for logue-ing.
Guess who else is going to be there for the Thane meet!!

You better finish up posting the earlier logs especially now that we all know you don't have the "I was travelling" excuse.

this is like being back in collage.
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Old 27th April 2010, 22:23   #215
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this is like being back in collage.
I am loving it now
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Old 27th April 2010, 23:25   #216
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Day 4, April 5th 2010

Nelliyampathy

Woke up very early and trekked up the hill . This time I wanted to see the day break from there. It was a wonderful experience.


Sunrise
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Moon was still in the sky
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The mist was slowly clearing
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The woods far away
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Mynah with some food for its kids
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The path to the resort
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A lone tree
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Stayed there for over two hours and reached the resort back by 09:00Am for breakfast - idiyappam and mutta roast, yummy.


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Old 27th April 2010, 23:59   #217
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Day 4, April 5th 2010 continued...

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More pictures from the resort after breakfast


Funny
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The praying mantle on a nice flower.
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A small bridge
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The restaurant
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Wax Flower
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Checking out the waxflower plant
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Kanakaambaram
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Cabbage garden
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Touch me not
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Cottage
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Swifty
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Passion fruits
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The broad headed Skink
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It was time to say bye bye to the resort. Packed up and said bye to the owner and left the resort by 12:00PM. The owner gifted us with a sapling of the Passion fruit. All in all a nice experience, and completely charged up for the hectic schedules back in Bangalore.



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Very nice vacation you had there Lalu.

More importantly I like the energy you guys have even on a vacation. With small time intervals, you explore so many places and always game for the next one next instant! I thinks thats spirit which keeps one going. I have seen many who just crash down in a room on a reaching the resort and all they want is the food and sleep!

Seeing the cabbage snap, I remembered I used stay in the Gangetic plan long back (in UP) and my mom an amazing gardener would cultivate so many vegetables. Come winter and it would be Cabbage, Cauliflower, Okra, Brinjal, Tomato, Chilli, Greek Gourd, Bottle Gourd, Bitter Gourd, Pumpkin, Potato, Onion and the list continues sine die!

Cabbage, Cauliflower, were just one of them. But seeing a checkered pattern of cabbage was pure ecstay !

My mom used ask, what you want for BF and I would say "Mooli ka Paratha".
And off I went to the kitchen garden to fetch fresh "Mooli" (Radish) ! Those were really some times!

And as Dylan says: The times and they are changing !
Those times are just gone.
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Thanks ampere.

Hot food by mom from the freshly plucked vegetables - heavenly! You are right, Time is flying and are just gone
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Day 4, April 5th 2010 continued...

Nelliyampathy

Some views from the roads till Nemmara. As we drove through this road in the midnight we had missed all the beauty then. We slowly drove back enjoying the beauty and stopping for some photos.


View of the hills from the viewpoint
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Yours truly
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View of Pothundy Dam from the viewpoint
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Pothundy dam and the beautiful curvy roads below
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Swift parked around 8Km from Nelliyampathy.
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Landslide area
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What's this? Beautiful anyways.
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Beautiful Roads
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First full view of Pothundy Dam
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Stopped at a vantage viewpoint to enjoy the Dam and surroundings
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Poothundy Dam
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lalu, wonderful log as always and excellent pics ! Brought back bachelorhood days memories of my Neliyambathi visit !

by now your powerpuff girls would have become travel addicts that they will soon start charting out travel plans for you ! All you may have to be is their driver !
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lalu, wonderful log as always and excellent pics ! Brought back bachelorhood days memories of my Neliyambathi visit !

by now your powerpuff girls would have become travel addicts that they will soon start charting out travel plans for you ! All you may have to be is their driver !
Thanks Siva. How was your ooty trip?
The power puff gilrs like to travel
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Day 4, April 5th 2010

Nelliyampathy - Bangalore


Here is the log for the uneventful travel back to Bangalore.


Time --- KM ----- Place
12:00 -- 000.0
-- Nelliyampathy Jn.
12.10 -- 003.6 -- View Point
12:50 -- 017.9 -- Pothundy Dam
13:00 -- 018.2 -- Nelliyampathy Checkpost
13:20 -- 026.9 -- Right turn to pollachi (48km), staright to NH47
13:35 -- 032.1 -- Right turn to NH47
13:45 -- 038.5 -- NH47, Right turn to Palghat 22km
14:05 -- 059.5 -- Right turn to Coimbatore
14:30 -- 078.8 -- Walayar Checkpost
14:45 -- 092.2 -- Coimbatore Byepass
14:55 -- 099.3 -- Straight to Salem, Right turn to Pollachi 30Km
15:05 -- 119.5 -- Exit bye pass
15:45 -- 145.3 -- Avinashi
16:00 -- 161.4 -- 4 lane road starts, Bangalore 303Km
16:10 -- 175.3 -- Toll Plaza
16:40 -- 221.1 -- BP petrol pump - mileage 11.17kmpl - due to hill drive
17:25 -- 264.4 -- Salem
17:45 -- 276.1 -- Toll Plaza
18:15 -- 314.0 -- Toll Plaza
18:55 -- 380.1 -- Krishnagiri Toll Plaza
19:45 -- 435.4 -- Hosur/Bangalore Border
20:45 -- 476.4 -- Home Sweet Home.


Reached home by 20:45PM, had dinner and hit the bed. Woke up early next day and rushed to the office for a presentation


Total days : 4 days
Total Kms : 1400 kms
Total Fuel : 109.73litres
Fuel Efficeincy = 12.76kmpl.


That concludes the log for the first trip in 2010.

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laluks,

At this rate I am running out of compliments. So from here on I am going to simply say thank you for taking us along on yet another memorable journey. This one is special as we discovered a new photography enthusiast and also were introduced to Dashy.
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good stuff. nice photos there. Good doggy too. And keep khoj busy so that he get's off my back.
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