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Old 8th July 2010, 18:58   #181
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Day 10: Continues..

After getting flowered at that center, we left for next stop - photo point!, took some photos there, moved on further, passed Mettupatti dam, thought of going in for boating, but left it for return from Top view! Also passed by Kundal lake and Echo point, to explore on return from the top.

My idea was let's go and see top first, as the weather may change anytime and we'll be devoid of valley views from top then.

Finally reached the top view point, spent some time there, clicked few snaps, but, we were little disappointed there. It wasn't much actually.


Now some snaps are in order..

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Day 10: Continues..

After getting flowered at that center, we left for next stop - photo point!, took some photos there, moved on further, passed Mettupatti dam, thought of going in for boating, but left it for return from Top view! Also passed by Kundal lake and Echo point, to explore on return from the top.

My idea was let's go and see top first, as the weather may change anytime and we'll be devoid of valley views from top then.

Finally reached the top view point, spent some time there, clicked few snaps, but, we were little disappointed there. It wasn't much actually.


Now some snaps are in order..
LDL where was this Floriculture center?

Near Mattupetty dam, a little further there is a place called echo point, where if you shout out you get an echo..did you try screaming out there to hear your echo?

In the 90's we used to be allowed to enter the Indo Swiss Cattle rearing project area. The cows used to be massive and large grasslands around used to be very attractive. Now they dont allow you.

A few 100 meters before you park the vehicle to visit the Top point, there is a road to the left. This road is now closed, else Kodai is just 50-60Km from here. Nice Forest roads, we went through that road in 1994. Took us 2 hours to Kodai.

You must visit Munnar when the Neela kurinjis are in full bloom. This is a rare and enchanting feat which happens once in 12 years. Last time it bloomed in 2006, next one is 2018.

I'll get you some good pictures soon.
Some of it can be viewed here http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ur-munnar.html

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@ LDL: Picked up the thread again after a 2-day break. Great trip you're having, including the history lessons! Look forward to more of Munnar and onwards.
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A few 100 meters before you park the vehicle to visit the Top point, there is a road to the left. This road is now closed, else Kodai is just 50-60Km from here. Nice Forest roads, we went through that road in 1994. Took us 2 hours to Kodai.

You must visit Munnar when the Neela kurinjis are in full bloom. This is a rare and enchanting feat which happens once in 12 years. Last time it bloomed in 2006, next one is 2018.
The "road" to Kodaikanal from Top Station closed down several years ago. I have driven my mobike in 1987 on that "path" which was quite a horror story (35 kms to Berijam Lake). Nowadays, a new OTR trail has opened up, which our friends have done OTR last year, which is a very difficult "road".

The entire "road" to Kodai is kurinji territory.
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ldl, your munnar log makes me remember our trip in march 2007. we stayed at CM, lake view at chinna canal. One of my best hill stations vacation i had.

I am uploding some old memories of munnar of our visit into your log.

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Great log LDL.

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LDL where was this Floriculture center?

Near Mattupetty dam, a little further there is a place called echo point, where if you shout out you get an echo..did you try screaming out there to hear your echo?

In the 90's we used to be allowed to enter the Indo Swiss Cattle rearing project area. The cows used to be massive and large grasslands around used to be very attractive. Now they dont allow you.

A few 100 meters before you park the vehicle to visit the Top point, there is a road to the left. This road is now closed, else Kodai is just 50-60Km from here. Nice Forest roads, we went through that road in 1994. Took us 2 hours to Kodai.

You must visit Munnar when the Neela kurinjis are in full bloom. This is a rare and enchanting feat which happens once in 12 years. Last time it bloomed in 2006, next one is 2018.

I'll get you some good pictures soon.
Some of it can be viewed here http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ur-munnar.html
Thanks a lot Laluks. First finished seeing your thread. Again lovely pictures and those Munnar snaps are awesome. Yes, I agree, Munnar is one place that we too felt need more visits, and we sure will visit it again when we embark on our exclusive Kerala trip in future!

That Floriculture center was on Mettupetty dam/Top view point road. It comes first as a tourist point on that road, may be around 5-6 kms on right hand side from Munnar center.

Yes, we spent quite a lot of time at echo point on return from top view. Kids enjoyed a lot there, and after that at every similar looking point, our daughter will scream loudly, papa, papa !! Will show some pics of our daughter doing some 'Kathak dance' at echo point!!

Also saw that closed road to Kodai, near top view. And HVK sir, all such roads which you need to put in " " , are actually no roads for newbies like us! Can't dare to step into them!

Thanks SS dada, and v&v for posting your beautiful pics. Shots from the hotel are very very nice.


Munnar pics coming up now..

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Kanyakumari was eariler know as Cape Comorine during the british period just like Chennai was Madras. So you can still find a mention of this name in lot of places.
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Day 10: Continues..

Green Munnar , clean Munnar : Some random pics from the day's drive on Top view road

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@ v&V : the second sunrise pic is awesome.

@LDL : Great pics. The tea gardens look beautiful. Junior LDL behind the lens this time too?
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Day 10: Continues..

Kundale lake

On return from Top view, we drove down to the Kundale lake. The place surrounded by old, tall forests appealed us a lot. There were 6-8 cars of tourists. It was cloudy at that time, and as soon as we got out of car and took few snaps, there were signs of rain coming up any time. I had to take the horse ride so as to give the daughter that experience, as she insisted for it. Our horse ride was half-way, and it started drizzling, we had umbrellas out already.

After horse ride, we went upto the lake shore, for boating, chose pedal boating (our son's choice), but by the time we paid the money, rain started. Boat people told, nobody knows when it'll stop, so they happily returned our money (My love and regard for People of Kerala only deepened, just like them for so many reasons since my higher education days).

Rain got really heavy, we took shelter in those small shades made-up with local wooden material for tourists, had some snacks. Views were great, still. Rain was getting thicker and thicker, so we shifted inside the car. Wife and me stepped into a Tea shop and had hot zinger tea, weather was pleasant and cool. Seeing no chance of rain stopping, tourists started to move in cars. We too left the place soon without boating, in the hope, we get good boating experience at Mettupetti dam!

On joining back the main road, I parked the Tigress, stepped out with an umbrella, and took some snaps in rain, including the very first teaser posted in the 1st post.

Pics coming up soon..
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@ v&V : the second sunrise pic is awesome.

@LDL : Great pics. The tea gardens look beautiful. Junior LDL behind the lens this time too?
Yes, at every place snaps were taken by both of us. In above Munnar posts, it may be 70:30 ratio in my favor.
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Kundale lake Photos.. and Rainy, but even greener Munnar road sides
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