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Old 19th March 2011, 20:48   #91
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Day04, 01.09.2010
Kurishumala


Fourteenth Station : Jesus is laid down in the tomb
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The chapel at the top
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Inside the chapel
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Jesus - bringing hope and joy to the world
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The wooden crosses carried by the pilgrims during the climb
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The view of Kurishumala with the chapel
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PPGs before the fourteenth station and the chapel
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We sat there for a while and looked at the views around.
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Mist slowly covered us
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This guy caught my attention.
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It was already 11:45AM by then. We took 1 hour 45 minutes for the climb. We started the descend slowly with a calmness in our mind. Mist was playing hide and seek.



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Old 19th March 2011, 21:05   #92
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Day04, 01.09.2010
Kurishumala

Jr. PPG slowly trying to go back
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We reached the Twelfth Station
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We continued to descend
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We could see our Civvy
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We reached our Civvy by 12:30PM, which makes it a 45 minute descend
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Some statues at the parking area.
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Some Instructions
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Old 19th March 2011, 21:21   #93
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Day04, 01.09.2010
Muruganmala

While the PPGs were resting in Civvy, I decided to climb Muruganmala.

View of Kurishumala from Muruganmala
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The views on the other side
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The temple is hidden behind this
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Murugan temple
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It only took 10 minutes to climb this hill. I started the descend immediately and it took just 5 minutes to be back.

Civvy is seen
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By 12:45PM we started from Kurishumala towards our next destination Bharanamganam to offer our prayers at the Tomb of St. Alphonsa.


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Day04, 01.09.2010
Kurishumala to Bharanamganam

Drove towards Bharanamganam in the narrow curvy roads.
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Some distance ahead my GPS showed we are infact near Vagamon Heights. Yes indeed we were, but the only difficulty was we were in the next hill already .

Vagamon Heights is on that Hill
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We drove on to reach Bharanamganam by 14:00PM
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Day04, 01.09.2010
Bharanamganam


We reached the Tomb of St. Alphonsa and offered our prayers.
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The museum
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Some information
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Old 19th March 2011, 22:04   #96
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Day04, 01.09.2010
Bharanamganam

Outside the chapel I found these parrots in a cage.

Two lovers
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Hmm....
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An affair?
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The wise prefers to stay away
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Deep in chatting
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Eyes meet!
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OK its time to censor. Those fellows seemed to be madly in love

By 14:30 we started back. We have to head to Kumily for the exit towards theni and then Dindigul to catch NH7 to Bangalore. But not before going to Mundakkayam to our tasty find we did on our return from Gavi.

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Day04, 01.09.2010
Bharanamganam - Kuttikkanam

We drove on towards Mundakkayam. But I wanted to visit Poonjar Palace on the Erattupetta route. This place has a royal collection of antiques. Checking with the localites I ended up infact in two palaces.

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The latter was confirmed to be the palace to visit. But I had to take the permission from the "Thampuran" (King) and he was not there.

So continued towards Mundakkayam. Stopped Civvy at the busstand and went to our favourite restaurant and stuffed our tummies.

We drove again to reach Kuttikkanam by 17:30PM.

A waterfall enroute
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Signboards at Kuttikkanam
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A college at Kuttikkanam
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Day04, 01.09.2010
Parunthupara (Falcon/Eagle Rock)

We took a deviation from KK road towards Parunthupara.

The beautiful route to Parunthupara
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We reached Parunthupara by 17:45PM
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Some place to stay?
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Some views from Parunthupara
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The road still continues into some tea estates
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Civvy trying to get to the skies
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Waiting for sunset
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Day04, 01.09.2010
Parunthupara (Falcon/Eagle Rock)

All my angels at Parunthupara
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Civvy resting at the beautiful environs
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A panorama
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Beautiful
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Some views from the cliff
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Wifey checking out the views
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The setting sun has painted the horizon
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Day04, 01.09.2010
Parunthupara (Falcon/Eagle Rock)


Some very beautiful moments from Parunthupara.




PPGs enjoying the serene beauty of the place. The smile says it all
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Friends forever
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Into the skies
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Parunthupara (Falcon/Eagle Rock)


We waited for the sunset.
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We finally started from Parunthupara by 18:45PM after witnessing a wonderful sunset.

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Day04, 01.09.2010
Parunthupara - Kumily

We headed on towards Kumily.

A little later we found Pattumala Church fully illuminated.
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We drove nonstop from here by 19:00PM and reached Kumily by 20:00PM.

Kumily - Salem

We reached Theni by 21:00PM and headed on to Dindigul. We reached NH7 at Dindigul by 22:30PM.

We reached Salem by 12:00AM, nonstop from Kumily totalling distance of 303Km in 4 hours.

Day05, 02.09.2010
Salem - Bangalore

We filled some petrol from Salem and drove on nonstop again to reach home by 02:45AM.

By 03:00AM we dumped all the luggage and hit the bed. When sleep took us over, we never knew.

The END

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Hi lalu,

Am planning to visit Vagamon in last week of April. Will it be a good time to do so? Also how many days do you think should be sufficient for the visit?
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Hi lalu,

Am planning to visit Vagamon in last week of April. Will it be a good time to do so? Also how many days do you think should be sufficient for the visit?
Could be a bit hot.
If restricted to Vagamon, 2 days would be good enough, 1 to sight see and 1 to laze around
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Excellent writeup yaar. Infact I came to know of a place called Vagamon after reading your travelogue. Am planning for a trip to vagamon & gavi in another 10 days. Its going to be 6 guys, 3 days and 2 nights. would that be enough? Any pointers on the trip would also be very helpful.

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