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Old 31st August 2010, 20:56   #1
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Don't know if I should enter this thread in travelogues or foodlogues, since the latter doesn't exist on T-BHP... here I am.

It was another weekend which made us head to Srisailam, like so so many ones before. The weather was just awesome in Hyderabad and all the way through, greenery all the way, all around and we knew Srisailam... the largest tiger reserve in India with an area of 3,558 KM2 would be very dense due to a very good rain fall this year. And it was.

The intent was not to spot wildlife as always but to enjoy the forest in its pristine glory, I did not carry my zoom lenses, just my camera with the wide angle lens.

Our group comprised of Abbas (brother) Vijay, Kazam (cousin) Devidas and myself. We are a food oriented lot and we carry all the raw material and utensils on every sojourn. Picked up lamb from Hyderabad and that was our dinner to be made in a village in the forest. The next days lunch was a fresh morning catch of fish bought in another village on the bank of river Krishna.

Just two days ago the Srisailam dam had its 10 gates wide open as the inflows were heavy but when we reached there on Sunday morning only two were open, this too was a majestic sight.

A very relaxed night-out saw us back to Hyderabad after our late lunch, concluded one of our countless trips to our home away from home.

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An ancient temple arch at the entry of the reserve.
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View from there.
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Breaking for dinner in the middle of the reserve.
That's our lamb in our pot, under construction.
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Tadka for the daal, underway.
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Ready to eat.
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Asana's to pull you through another day.
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and a view from there. (notice on the far horizon, the famous Srisailam temple on the top center).
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And then the surging waters (cars on bottom left for scale).
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A panoramic view.
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From a lower level, downstream.
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Shopping for lunch.
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The chosen ones.
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This time I was not the cook but the official fuel supplier.
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Quietly flows river Krishna.
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The only animals we saw this time.
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Meandering way.
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Old 31st August 2010, 22:54   #2
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Awesome teaser sir.
This looks really good. Waiting for more.
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Fazal Sahib

View (s) of the dam are fantastic. worth the visit.
cooking a meal with friends and then having togeter is one of the best way to spend the weekends.

it appears eventually you "kept walking" till you reached home

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Lovely pics Fazal saheb, esp the water falling off the dam is awesome
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Don't know if I should enter this thread in travelogues or foodlogues, since the latter doesn't exist on T-BHP... here I am.

It was another weekend which made us head to Srisailam, like so so many ones before. The weather was just awesome in Hyderabad and all the way through, greenery all the way, all around and we knew Srisailam... the largest tiger reserve in India with an area of 3,558 KM2 would be very dense due to a very good rain fall this year. And it was.
Awesome. It seems you could finally take that much deserved break. Seems like your chariot was again the Devidas-mobile.
The pics and the narration reminded me of the fun we had at the Pench FRH when you were here. I would just love to have may more such experiences with you and your jolly gang.

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The intent was not to spot wildlife as always but to enjoy the forest in its pristine glory, I did not carry my zoom lenses, just my camera with the wide angle lens.
A good choice given the weather. But I would like to explore this Tiger reserve with the intent of spotting wildlife also. I am not being able to get the shot of my dreams in this season- that of a large herd of deer in torrential downpour and the monsoon is slipping away. Wonder if Srisalam will get me this pic.

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Our group comprised of Abbas [i](brother)
Memories of his antics came flooding back (thats a private joke which only Fazal saab and Devidas will understand)

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Just two days ago the Srisailam dam had its 10 gates wide open as the inflows were heavy but when we reached there on Sunday morning only two were open, this too was a majestic sight.
Now that is an amazing composition. Can you mail me the orignial to be tweaked to get the real effect out ?

How are you placed over the extended weekend after Ramzaan (10th to 13th Sept) ?
How about a sortie to Tadoba with exclusive stay at Kolsa Forest rest house or in Moharli village amidst greenery and Thundershowers ? I will be doing just that !!! Howzzat ?

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Wow. Looks amazing. Some places look so beautiful!
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Younger than me from within. I wish I could be on such a trip where we could cook and eat some delicious mutton and fish. Slurp.

Please upload more and more pics and the recipe too would make your TL a completely unique and outstanding one.
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Excellent Pics Fazal!!! the Dam pic and krishna river is very well clicked.
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Fazal Saab, awesome pictures and I green with envy seeing what fun you had.

Thinking of doing an encore this weekend. Will call you for details

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Fazal Saab, awesome pictures and I green with envy seeing what fun you had.

Thinking of doing an encore this weekend. Will call you for details

Cheers
+1 on that. I have a Fazal Saab's detailed mail he sent me the last time. Ani, i've forwarded it to you, check your mail too.

However, Amazing treat to the eye Fazal Saab. Would love to do something like this.
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Guys

Looking at the size of the fish and the colour of the beverage in the bottle, am sure you must have had a great lunch.


Is that fish called tilapia??

Enjoy
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Fazal saab, you had a delicious trip in almost perfect weather. Oh what greenery and the magnificient dam! Great going sir...
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Guys

Looking at the size of the fish and the colour of the beverage in the bottle, am sure you must have had a great lunch.


Is that fish called tilapia??

Enjoy
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No It is called Katla (Most eaten fish in North). A pond fish.
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Thank you all.
The beauty of the place is such that only a fraction of it can be recreated and represented here in pics.
The fish is known as Rahu, it is not as delicious as a Murrrel.
Will be uploading a few more pics as not much were clicked on this trip.
Imposing Krishna, brim full.
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Wild flowers.
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If 2 an do this what would 12 do?
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The fish is known as Rahu, it is not as delicious as a Murrrel.
Oh, never knew Rahus are so big in size. The size is the only thing I could make difference between Rohu and Katla.

Anyways
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