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Old 4th January 2011, 22:31   #76
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Hey, I too stayed in the Mynah!!
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Beautiful Pictures @Star. The place is a real beauty and staying there in the night is a great experience. My Mom actually wants to revisit some time again just to stay there . We stayed at Robin and Thrush

OT: I did my trip from 20-24 Dec and stayed at Parambikulam on 21st Noon to 22nd Noon.
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Default Couple of pages from the Jungle Book

@Lalu : That is a coincidence
@KRRaj: Even we feel we want to go back, hope you will take your mother back there again.


Orientation center has a mini theater room with a large LCD TV and DVD player. We were shown a short movie about Parambikulam Forest, history, current status, information about animals in the jungle etc.

Then we moved to the Safari Bus towards the Jungle... I thought of sharing some pages from the jungle book.

139 Chamataka the fox and Gang
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140 Spotty the deer and family
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141 Thought on the Spot..a penny for your thoughts
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142 Foxy Thoughts
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143 Peacocky Thoughts
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144 Bushy Thoughts
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145 Tribal Thoughts
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The above likely points of view should be used by us (visitors) to sensitise ourselves and behave in such a manner that our neighbours from the forest do not feel the way they might be feeling now.

146 Some thoughts for us to ponder upon
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The vehicle moved on..

147 Machan Hut
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148 Thoonakadavu Reservior.. made up of rain water harvesting
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149 I was amazed to know that there is no river nearby. this reserviour and tunnels were built more than several decades ago, hats off to the engineers who built it.
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150 Next ... The Kannimara Safari.
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EDIT : All the pictures in this post except the last 3 have been taken from inside the slow moving vehicle and then cropped as needed.

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Star, lovely captions.

"Room pottu yosepingaloo!!!!"
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@Star - That is the Thunakadavu Reservoir, not Parambikulam.

You are absolutely right about theses reservoirs.

Many such reservoirs are there in the area of Parambikulam and Valparai interconnected by underground tunnels etc. The water released from the Parambikulam reservoirs waste gate travels all the way to the Athirampally falls.
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@ Star - lovely captions those. Very thought provoking. The idea of capturing those thoughts in photos in itself is excellent.

So often (or should I say always) we forget that its WE who are on THEIR land and have to behave properly. If only everybody is thinking like this.
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Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing them. During my visit to Parambikulam in May '10 I had noticed a total of 400 vehicles which entered the day before (Sunday) from the register at Sethumadai. So weekends & vacations are not the best of time to expect wildlife sightings while one climbs up towards Topslip.

Looking forward to more pictures and experiences.
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As allways SV,

Nice TL and pics.

Keep rolling,

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"Room pottu yosepingaloo!!!!"
Even though you explained me the meaning of this yesterday, i again forgot it, may be can you explain again ?

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Many such reservoirs are there in the area of Parambikulam and Valparai interconnected by underground tunnels etc. The water released from the Parambikulam reservoirs waste gate travels all the way to the Athirampally falls.
I was not aware of this, thanks for this information. I still feel it is amazing task to build the water tunnels through the thick forests filled with wild animals. I see everyday in cities how a flyover or road construction creating havoc with the neighbourhood. Hats of to the engineers and the workers who built such tunnels in a green way.

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So often (or should I say always) we forget that its WE who are on THEIR land and have to behave properly. If only everybody is thinking like this.
Thanks advaith for your appreciation.

I remembered this board put up by the forest department when i read your comment.

150 Respect Animals (& Tribals)
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@pypkmsrikanth
Thanks for your comments and appreciation. 400 vehicles in one day seems to be too much. anyway tourism is a dual edged sword.

@raghu
Thanks very much for your good words
I will roll further with the story

151 Kannimara Trail..wonderful surroundings
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152 We saw a Sambaar deer
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153 and a langoor on the tree top
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154 About Kannimara tree
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155 Three idiots at Kannimara tree
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156 Thick friends
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157 Complete view of Kannimara tree (I have tried vertical panaroma)
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158 The vehicle (& sarathi) that brought us here
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159 The trail that brought us here
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160 On our way back
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161 a very scenic view
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162 i wish i could walk here
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163 We are back to the Thoonakavadu reservior (another view)
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164 the road becomes better, so is the view
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165 We see some wild boars ?, it seems we were near the tribal settlement.
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166 We reach dam view point
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167 Panaromic view of the Thoonakadavu Dam & the Kannimara forest
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168 Close up of the Dam
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169 One of the kids spotted this guy, I was happy that kids were were actively looking for these things.
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170 The Team..amazed by the opportunity the nature offered us.
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@star,

nice pics,
i see the special dresses wearing your family for such type of occasion like jungle walk or trek. What about you?

It seems that the forest in that area is really thick and dark.

Looking forward.
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@ashish bhau
you noticed right. while i was away on the business travel, I had called home and told casually that they need to pack the sober and preferably green coloured dresses for the jungle stay. These girls had gone for some shopping and picked up the green attire for all three of us.

When asked why ?, i got a response "consider it as an investment, i am sure we will go on more such trips in future as well"

i wished, next time she could come and make the investment pitch for me in front of my management, when i am presenting some proposal.

you might see some of my green self some where in this thread.

moving forward with the story...

171 soon we were entering Parambikulam Village
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172 We saw this tree house
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Soon the bus stopped amid a tribal settlement and we were asked to follow the guide.

173 Guide spotting something on the tree. i was amazed how these guys spot animals.
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174 This is what we saw.. Malabar Moods
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175 After a while the Show was over.. Malabaar Namaskkarm
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176 some Tribal Children Future Spotters, Guides, Naturalists
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177 Sprited One with the children keenly listening to the guide
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178 This is where we reach
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179 Calm backwaters and Cooler surroundings
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180 we had to wait for the bamboo rafts for some time
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181 Here it comes...such a big one !!!
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182 No, actually there were three rafts
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183 Bamboo raft is a floating platform
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184 At last we are on board, Kids (bigger ones as well) were an excited bunch
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185 O Mazi re ...
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186 Apna Kinaraa..
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187 Parambikulam backwaters view I
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188 Parambikulam backwaters View II
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189 Parambikulam backwaters view III
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190 Personal raft, look at the tribal women probably more liberated than the women in the city. Many women in the city can not go from one place to another without being escorted by their men (before i get beaten up by the ladies, i agree ofcourse many women also drive thier own cars in the city)
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191 Goods Transport as well, again an independent women
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192 LMB Parambikulam
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193 Sprited one trying his hands at rowing
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194 Saw a bunch of guys , who are off to the Island stay for the night. They were escorted by gunmen, guide and boatmen.
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195 We were happy the way evening has gone so far
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196 A panaroma of Parambikulam backwaters
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197 A beautiful evening came to an end.
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or we thought so...

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Rev. Fr. Kanth finally decided to show himself in pic 195

Malabar namaskaram is cute!

Since the disclaimer of ladies driving cars independantly in the city was mentioned, you get a breather
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Since the disclaimer of ladies driving cars independantly in the city was mentioned, you get a breather
Probably the tribal ladies in the forest area are probably in a more safe enviornment than the ladies in the large cities. There are many in-human 2 legged animals in these large cities, that might be the reason for the increased dependence in the urban areas.

Anyway disclaimer saved me today.

We had already thought that the day was coming to an end, it was not so.

197 We started our climb back towards the safari vehicle
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198 Dil hai ki manta nahin : heart is not willing to come out of this paradise
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199 we again pass through the tribal settlement, one can see the use of bamboo everywhere possible
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200 Natural bathrooms again made up of Bamboo walls
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201 Narrow pathway leading to several Home Sweet Homes
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202 DIH TV has made it's presence felt
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203 So is the Solar Energy
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204 Electricity is not far behind i suppose
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205 This route goes back towards Parambikulam village
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206 Parting picture from the boating point
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We again thought the day might have ended, but not so

207 Soon we reached this place
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208 This is another dam, i was told there are 4 such dams
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209 I wished i could walk there
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210 We were at Parambikulam Aliyar Dam
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211 Team having a nice time, hats of to the enegy levels of the kids
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212 some views of the waterbody and the landscapes
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213 Some mother daughter moments
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214 a panaromic view of the surroundings
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215 SUN was setting a wonderful background
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216 soon we got into the vehicle
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217 and reached Parambikulam village for some Tea
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218 we tried some local stuff with the local tea..made for each other
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While having a cup of tea we looked around

219 Parambikulam is a literate village
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220 Parambikulam Signature tower
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221 Parambikulam Information office
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222 Attractions of the Parambikulam village. Economy seems to be dependent on the forest produce, agriculture, probably fishing and most importantly wildlife tourisim
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223 After the tea session, we were taken to the tiger all for Tribal Symphony
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I do not have any pictures of the Tribal Symphony which is nothing but the tribal women dancing to the drum beats by the tribal men.

For the first time i saw women dancing to the beats of men, in the so called modern world roles have long back been reversed (with some pun intended)

More over i also saw the dancing group consisting of young girls to ladies of the house to the the older (appeared to be bereaved) women. In the so called civilized world, people put lot of restrictions on older women in indulging singing and dancing.

More over every dance presented by the group really showed their passion for their culture and artform, joy in enacting the same after a long and hard day and pride about themselves being able to capture so many eye balls.

A true performace, i would say. I was busy enjoying the dances, camera was busy with shooting the video (~400 mb x 4 dances), so i do not have any pictures of this tribal symphony.

After approx 45 minutes of performance, the tiger hall reverbarated with the clapps of appreciation. Several people (inclduing our team) showed the group some appreciation in the form cash as well. There was a polite and heart felt "thank you" in corus from these tribals while accepting the token of appreciation. I would say, the performance was worth much more than what we had paid for.

Soon we boarded the vehicle, and it started going back towards our place of stay for the night i.e. annapady.

The Guide instructed everyone that they should not use thier flash while taking the pictures. Soon there was a different world.

Forest at the night is actually more beautiful than what it looks like during the day. It is more dangerous as well. It is survival of the fittest there, more so during the night.

We were again shown several animals including bisons, deers, moneys, boars etc. I sincerely applaud the ability of these guys to spot those animals in the pitch dark surroundings.

The prized catch was this leopard. We had actually gone some 10-15 meters further, then the vehicle was reversed and the guide pointed the flash light on to this beauty.

224 The Leopard, the fastest predator on the earth as of now
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I could not get a clean shot due to vibrations of the vehicle as well as excitement of having seen a leopard in the open jungle for the first time in my life. Kids were super silent, probably due to the fear factor.

225 Further we spotted another Sambar
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Soon the vehicle reached Anapady probably by 7 PM. We took shower and freshened up. Hot water gyser really provided the relief to the tired body. We all had a quiet dinner and later on retired for the day.

It was simply an outstanding day for us. probably the longest one as well. We never knew so much can happen in one day. The moment we hit the bed, we were in our dreams.

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Date: 27th Dec 2011

We were asked to be ready by 6:30 AM, accordingly we were ready.

226 First view of the morning
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227 Mynah tent was already awake
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228 Heron tent was still sleeping
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229 This tent was also awake
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230 Sun was alsreayd up and ready
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231 So was my daughter
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232 Classic roof of a hut
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233 Early bird looking for some food
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soon everyone assemble at the dining room and have hot cup of coffee/tea.

234 at 7 AM everybody ready for the trek
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235 Manoj Naturalist...our guide
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236 It was a relaxed walk
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237 We spotted several birds, but i could shoot only these
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238 Sun was trying to reach the grass roots
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239 Some thoughts for us to ponder
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240 Spotted a herd of deers
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241 this fellow posed for a second picture
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242 We took the tunnel entry trail
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243 Wood pecker art
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244 Morning rays of the sun
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245 at last we were in lime light
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246 Thee idiots leading the trek
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247 rest of us followining
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248 soon we reached this point
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249 Sound of the water flow is very soothing to the ears and mind
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250 Sarkapathy Tunnel entry
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251 Amazing consutruction of the tunnel
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252 Guide as well as Kid Karrier
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253 met our ancestor
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254 for a moment i thought i am lost in a jungle
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255 This is said to be the resting place of the elephant herd
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Default Morning Trek continued..

256 We got some goose berries from the tree
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257 After ~2 hours of morning walk, we returned to the main road
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258 We saw the water canal (different from tunnel)
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259 We also saw the rain gauge
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I will be presenting some lessons i learnt during this morning walk. I take the help of the pictures for summerizing the learnings

260 Jungle Lesson #1
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261 Jungle Lesson #2, #3
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262 Jungle Lesson #4, #5
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263 Jungle Lesson #6
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264 soon we reached the Tented Niche
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It was break fast time.

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