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Old 2nd September 2010, 14:51   #1
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Civved : Parambikulam, Gavi, Vagamon via Thekkady & Valparai

After the trip to Nelliyampathy in April 2010 (Swifted : Nelliyampathy via Valparai), the idea of being to the forest down of Nelliyampathy was strong in our minds. Onam was an excuse to be back in Kerala, and off we were on a long journey to enjoy the beautiful green Kerala.

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Day 01 : 19.08.2010 : Start from Bangalore
Day 02 : 20.08.2010 : Top Slip, Parambikulam (KFDC Tented Niche)
Day 03 : 21.08.2010 : Parambikulam (Sambar Machan at Kuriarkutty)
Day 04 : 22.08.2010 : Parambikulam, Valparai (Waterfalls Estate)
Day 05 : 23.08.2010 : Valparai, Kumily
Day 06 : 24.08.2010 : Thekkady (Club Mahindra Tusker Trails)
Day 07 : 25.08.2010 : Thekkady (Club Mahindra Tusker Trails)
Day 08 : 26.08.2010 : Gavi (KFDC Cottages)
Day 09 : 27.08.2010 : Gavi (KFDC Cottages)
Day 10 : 28.08.2010 : Gavi, Moozhiyar, Pamba, Mundakkayam, Vagamon (Summer Sand Hill Resort)
Day 11 : 29.08.2010 : Thodupuzha, Idukki, Vagamon (Summer Sand Hill Resort)
Day 12 : 30.08.2010 : Vagamon (Vagamon Heights)
Day 13 : 31.08.2010 : Vagamon (Vagamon Heights)
Day 14 : 01.09.2010 : Vagamon, Bharanamganam, Kumily
Day 15 : 02.09.2010 : Reach back Bangalore

Around 2500KMs of Civving. All through the trip it was raining, and was MISTY WET through out.


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"They were after my blood, Thankfully my Power Puff Girls were spared"
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Around 2500KMs of Civving. All through the trip it was raining, and was MISTY WET through out.
This sounded pretty exciting. Waiting to see beautiful Kerala in rains and mist through your photoblog
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Default Scoop! It is a Double Sundae treat

Hi laluks,

So what do we have here, another yummy treat being dished out by the power puff girls & you. The duration of the trip reminds me of an ice cream a 'Double Sundae' to be exact.
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This sounded pretty exciting. Waiting to see beautiful Kerala in rains and mist through your photoblog
Thanks mobike, Hope the pictures have come out nice. Have not yet looked into it.

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Hi laluks,

So what do we have here, another yummy treat being dished out by the power puff girls & you. The duration of the trip reminds me of an ice cream a 'Double Sundae' to be exact.
Thanks Khoj. Hope I would be able to give you a wonderful tripple sundae
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WOW ,Long Onam vacation. I will get enough material for my next Kerala visit this October when i will be driving down from Delhi. I am hooked.
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No wonder you were so silent in here. 2.5K? Man, you always do 4 figure trips only?

Whats up with your gadgets? Still under processing? Get it on man.
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Was wondering when your trip report would be up, never knew you were on such a long trip. Keep them coming, hope you enjoyed the tropical rain forests during monsoons.
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Good Laluks; Vagamon is less than 50 Kms from my home town & my Uncle & cousins insisted we visit Vagaom. Not sure what we'd missed; Now I'll have an opportunity to see them. I'm also all eyes to see on Vaalparai. Keep the pics flowing.
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Wow! 2500 kms drive. Yet another ***** thread. I glued to this travelogue. Trip for almost 2 weeks..are you self employed
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And the 3 am sms you sent was confirmation of the fact that you were out "Civving" or "swifting", will say this again, don't know if I'm envious or jealous of your travels

and this time you have been to all the places which are as close to paradise as they can get, please start with the photos.
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WOW ,Long Onam vacation. I will get enough material for my next Kerala visit this October when i will be driving down from Delhi. I am hooked.
Bring your 4x4, and enjoy most of these places in style

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No wonder you were so silent in here. 2.5K? Man, you always do 4 figure trips only?

Whats up with your gadgets? Still under processing? Get it on man.
Mahesh, what to do. A round trip always makes it 4 figure

Just finished with 50% of the chores pending at home after such a long trip. Now I'll start with what my gadgets have. Please bear with me.

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Was wondering when your trip report would be up, never knew you were on such a long trip. Keep them coming, hope you enjoyed the tropical rain forests during monsoons.
Enjoyed the rains, the mist and ofcourse the leeches who wanted only me.

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Good Laluks; Vagamon is less than 50 Kms from my home town & my Uncle & cousins insisted we visit Vagaom. Not sure what we'd missed; Now I'll have an opportunity to see them. I'm also all eyes to see on Vaalparai. Keep the pics flowing.
I don't know whether I'd be putting salt on the wound. You missed quite some panoramas. No wonder Vagamon is called the Scotland of the east. An amazing place.

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Wow! 2500 kms drive. Yet another ***** thread. I glued to this travelogue. Trip for almost 2 weeks..are you self employed
Thanks Surprise. I wish I could stop working for money one day. But for now I am just another salaried class.

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And the 3 am sms you sent was confirmation of the fact that you were out "Civving" or "swifting", will say this again, don't know if I'm envious or jealous of your travels

and this time you have been to all the places which are as close to paradise as they can get, please start with the photos.
Just when I stopped the car, I switched on my mobile to see all the pending 15 days of SMS. I wanted to be completely cut off. And trust me those 15 days was bliss.

Photos coming up.
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I don't know whether I'd be putting salt on the wound. You missed quite some panoramas. No wonder Vagamon is called the Scotland of the east. An amazing place.
What?
That definitely is, not salt, but chilly powder!!!
Did you drive from Pamba to Vagamon via Thodupuzha? Well, 15 days is too much; I wish I'd 2 weeks off. With only a week & a family with 2 little devils, this is all I could do.

Now come with the pics on Vagamon. Atleast, I'll try to make it next time along with my cousin.
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Ah, can't wait for this log Laluks

Your excellent photography always makes it a treat!
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What?
That definitely is, not salt, but chilly powder!!!
Did you drive from Pamba to Vagamon via Thodupuzha? Well, 15 days is too much; I wish I'd 2 weeks off. With only a week & a family with 2 little devils, this is all I could do.

Now come with the pics on Vagamon. Atleast, I'll try to make it next time along with my cousin.
Sorry

From Pampa I byepassed Erumely and reached Mundakkayam, and then took the misty road to Kuttikanam. From Kuttikanam to Elappara and then to Vagamon.

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Ah, can't wait for this log Laluks

Your excellent photography always makes it a treat!
Please bear with me, have already downloaded the pictures to the PC. My internet connection and some PC issue makes it a little hard now.
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Hey Lalu

It appears, at last your MEGA vacation is over. 15 days long vacation is a dream. Indeed you have become "a European" for enjoying such a long vacation in Aug-Sept (European Summer)

now i forecast a 2 month long running blockbuster travelogue.
(Happenings & photographs of over 15 days x 4 days to write, upload, answer questions, debate etc = 60 days)

proof is already 15 posts over with just you uploading your iternary



i already rated this 5 star ( just raising the expectations)
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