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Deepak Bala
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Joined: Feb 24, 2006
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I was on vacation for a week at Munnar in India. If you guys are looking for a spot to chill off in India I suggest you go there. There are tea plantations everywhere and the entire place is green. Its about 14 degrees now and goes to 0 and below in december. It would take about 2 - 6 days to see the surroundings based on how much time you have to spend. The tourism police seem to be doing a good job of keeping the plastic and crap out, but there is the odd junk lying here and there.

Here are some pictures

Insect pretending to be a dead twig:


Look closer and you see more than just grass:


Path to a peak where you can see several valleys meeting each other:


One of many:


Jack fruit:


Its like this all the time:


I made friends with this giant scary thing:


He is bigger than my palm

[ June 13, 2008: Message edited by: John Meyers ]

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Rambo Prasad
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Joined: Feb 23, 2006
Posts: 628
John,

Would 2 days be enough to tour around Munnar..?


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Deepak Bala
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Originally posted by Rambo Prasad:
John,

Would 2 days be enough to tour around Munnar..?


Sure. There are other things to do even after 2 days go by though. For example you can trek to the worlds tallest tea estate - kollukumalai and it would rob you of 4 and a half hours of the day just to climb down. You might end up spending a day just trekking up and down the hill
shan Iyer
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Joined: Jul 13, 2005
Posts: 391
Talk about travel and i am here

Last weekend I had been to Shimoga. Visited Gajanur dam , 16kms form Shimoga and Sakerapalle Elephant Park , 3 kms further down from Gajanur Dam . Both these places were so good that we cancelled our Jog plans for the next day and came back here once again.

The view form Gajanur dam is exotic ! I have been to many dams including the tungabhadra dam , but none seem to match this small, beautiful dam. There wasnt a single person there except the forest officials . And you feel as if you have walked into a painting . Hills covered with clouds , little islands in the water , birds just skimming the water surface and the endeless stretch of water on one side makes it , probably the best picnic spot I have ever been to .

3 kms further down is the Sakrepalle Elephant Park. There There are aroud 30 elephants that are brought form the surrounding fores everyday morning . They are then given a bath at the Gajanur dam , well fed and taken back to the forests again by 11 am . Hence one needs to go there early. You get to pet the elephants there, literally . You could touch them , pat them , pull their eras , play with their trunks , give them food and go on a ride if you want to. Eveery elephant here has a name and elephants here are by far the friendliest i have seen .
[ June 13, 2008: Message edited by: shan Iyer ]

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Jim Yingst
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Originally posted by John Meyers:
I made friends with this giant scary thing:


He is bigger than my palm


That was just a baby. Eventually they grow up to be like this:



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shan Iyer
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Joined: Jul 13, 2005
Posts: 391
Originally posted by Rambo Prasad:
John,

Would 2 days be enough to tour around Munnar..?


Excluding the day of arrival and departure , Yes !
dhwani mathur
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Joined: May 08, 2007
Posts: 621
Hi All


Even me heard a lot about Munarits a beautiful place to be at.......once in a life time......


I realy wish if i could go to Munar Once
but let me get a leave from my Office first.....
hmmmmm :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
:roll: :roll:

John its realy nice to see Munar in pics............

Dhwani:>Life is beautiful just as rose but still
carries some thorns with it.
Deepak Bala
Bartender

Joined: Feb 24, 2006
Posts: 6661
    
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That was just a baby. Eventually they grow up to be like this:


gasp ! atleast it protects us from godzilla
reeja kesav
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Joined: Jun 25, 2008
Posts: 1
Munnar is the hill princes for the south india. It has got more fame for the chillness
[ June 25, 2008: Message edited by: reeja kesav ]

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