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Old 15th June 2010, 17:04   #31
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excellent snaps Rocky, you have mastered the art already !
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Old 15th June 2010, 18:06   #32
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Finally the mist cleared up by 3:00 so that we could take some pictures of the resort. There were turkeys and ducks too in the garden for company and tea as well.

cottages itself were very clean and recommend anyone to this place. toilets are extremely well maintained and water clean with 3hours of hot water in morning and evening

The place had amazing serving of food, nice play area like TT, carom and other indoor sports. Best part was it had a badminton court unlike the ones we had visited but found barren land.


Entrance to our cottage which was lined with plum trees when hungry please pluck and eat!! as fresh as one can get
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Girls started to swing in action literally
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Taking a stroll in the garden
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Garden attached to our cottages
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Chikku enjoying a tv session.. truly an holiday!!
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Turkeys in the garden
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Ducks cleaning the garden by eating up the insects
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Pathway to enter the row of cottages
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The garden was full of wild flowers a photographers delight i must say right guys.Chikku and rocky have spent tuning their skills in closeup for more than hour. it was nice to watch them take snaps.



How i wish my daughter was 3+ years She would have enjoyed this to the hilt.





After which we headed towards.....to continue...

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Old 15th June 2010, 18:33   #33
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here are a few flowers i spent fine tuning my photographic skills on.
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Old 15th June 2010, 18:37   #34
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freak; those pictures are very nice especially the hibiscus and the bee ones.
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Old 15th June 2010, 21:29   #35
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Nice photography work Rocky..
By the way whats the camera you used?
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Old 15th June 2010, 21:51   #36
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excellent snaps Rocky, you have mastered the art already !
Not yet siva, but pretty good for a person who has had a DSLR for a little more than two weeks right.

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freak; those pictures are very nice especially the hibiscus and the bee ones.
Thank you for your kind words. you know its mostly the camera doing all the work.

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Nice photography work Rocky..
By the way whats the camera you used?
Thanks, I use a canon 500d.
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Old 15th June 2010, 21:56   #37
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The resort sure looks very nice! Was it raining heavy during this period?
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Old 15th June 2010, 22:00   #38
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The resort sure looks very nice! Was it raining heavy during this period?
Nope there was constant drizzling. nothing heavy but it did rain heavily the night before we left for bangalore.
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Old 16th June 2010, 01:29   #39
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Finally my pc is up

This was the trip I enjoyed the most, without taking my zen.
Kodai had super cool weather at temperatures below 16șC. Those misty mornings, chilled evenings and cloudy afternoons in between made a good holiday.
Here are a few landscapes on the way to hills.

rest of the pics will follow with report..
pretty busy with work
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Here , some more

Silver cascade park falls on the way,
The resort we stayed and
Beautiful look of the valley from top of the resort.
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Old 16th June 2010, 08:46   #41
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Here are some more pics of our resort where we stayed.

Mr sriraj when are you going to start talking about the places we visited?

The lobby entrance
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The fog looked like an avalanche coming down the mountain.
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See how it has covered everything.
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our hotel entrance.
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Me and my gal infront of our room.
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Mr and Mrs Sriraj
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Every 5mins the fog eats up the entire town then clears.
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Mr sriraj has promised to take over Dr.Ambedkar's place after his statue is retired from service.so all the practice being taken now.
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Mr raj.barcode took some ramp walking lessons from chikku and started posing for the camera. Looks good, why not consider changing profession from architect to model?
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More posing
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Looks like a photography competition is running between Raj, Rocky and Chikku. This has become a visual treat for BHPians and a virtual visit to Kodai
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Rocky, your pics are rocking. Great one. Love those flowers. Hmm, seems you had a very good time.
Btw, what are the other things you guys did apart from photo shoot. Lol.
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@ rocky; Sorry was held up with lot of work

From here on we went to the lake right in the middle of the town. It is a brilliant place with 5 km road surrounding the lake which makes an apt place for cycling as well. we did try our hand at boating. it was tiresome no doubt.
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The other side of the road is filled with local market, with handicrafts and Tibetan shops which makes the walk around the lake very lively.


we walked around and spent most of the time around the beautiful lake eating home made chocolates. It just was damn good. If i rate ooty chocolates and kodai ones on a scale of 1 to 10
kodai get 10
ooty gets 6

It was made right in front of us and served. Was a little expensive but worth every penny. cost us 650/- per kg. irrespective of the stuffing like almond, raisin etc..



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Kodai at night from the hotel
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The clouds taken in night mode

We came back to the resort had a brilliant session, it was better with the fact that weather was so cold and hot chicken and fish servings.

Place where we played carom after the session it was 4 degrees or so
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p.s I cannot upload the session pictures you guys know why?
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Old 16th June 2010, 09:56   #45
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Rocky, your pics are rocking. Great one. Love those flowers. Hmm, seems you had a very good time.
Btw, what are the other things you guys did apart from photo shoot. Lol.

we are still in the first day we have two more days of travelogue to go. Since it was relaxed atmosphere the same effect has taken over in the postings as well . Slow and steady
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