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Suryanelli

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2 travelers at this place:

  • Day2

    I was the only person in the vicinity and the nearest village is suryanelli which is 4 kms from there. I wanted to take more pictures in this spot but was scared to death when I heard rustling in the bushes, that too only when I bent down to shoot a picture. The entire mountain had bushes and trees and the bushes were all to my knees and anything hiding in them is hard to be noticed. I was thinking I am spotted by a leapord or a bear and I couldn't move even an inch. I kept my eyes hooked to the bush from where the rustling were heard. And to my relief 3 dogs came out of the bushes and flushed out all the fear in me. I then realized, just for a photograph, how crazy have I gone, in the middle of the forest, 400 MTS away from the car and all alone. I couldn't believe what I am doing. But didn't regret for this crazy step I put forward from a sightseeing photographer to a travelling photographer. 'To me' it was a proud moment, but somehow didn't feel comfortable and confident enough to shoot pictures from that spot, if not a leopard or a bear, the place should have lot of snakes for sure. So didn't stay there a minute more and moved on to my car. Though my initial plan was to shoot the misty mountains, the thirst was not quenched. I went further ahead in the same road and saw a col (basically a lowland between two mountains) with a lean stream running on it. Jumped in there for some more pictures.Read more

  • Day2

    So this day I tried to be a traveller and I almost got in to the club. At 5:30 Alarm screams, I gave it the usual response, but realized today I am in Munnar and not in chennai. Immediately got out of the bed. It was easier to wake up early but what productive am I gonna do ? No idea what to do and where to go, I lit up the cigarette in the balcony. In a very long distance I saw the mist covering the mountains. Why not find a place to get a better view. Got the ETTAquipments loaded and went in search of a view point. Drove for 4kms but still couldn't find a view point and finally gave up. I stopped at a point where I thought I will click a picture of the car with a half mountain in the background. When I was framing the picture, it struck me, why not climb the half mountain and check what is in the other side. It was a ~300mts trekking up the hill and I can't get luckier than this. More than the words let the pictures explainRead more

  • Day2

    ETTA was for FUN:

    May 3, 2014 in India

    Since this day was for the kids, we didn't think about covering all the spots, so decided to call it a day so the kids can rest.

    When we reached the home stay, a sad news was awaiting us. The owners, George and his wife left to wayanad since her father passed away in the afternoon. George left us a note of apology for his inability to serve us with the food for the rest of the days but our stay would not be disturbed. Felt very sorry for what had happened. Now we have to find a good place for our dinner and food for the rest of the days. Siva hotels (a small barotta shop),the only hotel in suryanelli turned out to be a reliable place for the food. We didn't want to be awake for a long time, so quick we went to bed having a high expectation for the next day without even knowing a hint of how useless the next day would end up.Read more

  • Day2

    ExcitemenTTA

    May 3, 2014 in India

    Since the other family has already reached the home stay it wasn't hard for me to find the place. By 4:00PM we reached Suryanelli, where the homestay 'Silver Mount Homes' is located. We had booked for this homestay one month in advance, so there was not hassle in checking in. all the rooms were available and we had the choice. I opted for a room with balcony. Both me and my friend were concerned about the money we are gonna spend for the stay, we wanted it to be cheap and best and we managed to find one. Since we booked it one month in advance the owner gave us some discounts and final price was INR 1500/Night/Room. Both the rooms were very neat, comfy. Our room had no hangers or shelves, so organizing our luggage were a mess, which was only the negative. Also the rooms were small but our expectation has to be genuine for the price we pay. Since this is a homestay we had no expectation for kids play area. Otherwise we were happy we opted this stay. The owner George and his wife were very generous and eager to help. I would go back to this homestay again.

    After a quick rest, we decided to start to munnar town which is ~25KMS from our stay for a small shopping. Ladies had their time to enjoy shopping while the men were running behind the kids. By 8:00PM we came back, made our family have their dinner and sent them to their bed. Now I have to join my friend who is waiting down outside with the chicken and Hobsons Brandy. So it was a slow but great enjoyable day for all of us. After the drink I deserved a sound sleep and rest to be up and running for the FUN part of the Etta.
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  • Day2

    ExcitemenTTA

    May 3, 2014 in India

    Anyway we reached the safe-zone which is after the Kerala Check-post and a heavy rain pored down. After this again the roads got better which was a mix of more good and very little bad. I never expected this route to be so scenic, thanks to the heavy rain which took care of the beautification of already beautiful scenery. I thought I should have driven slower and spent more time out of the car. But the other family is waiting for us so we have to show some generosity.Read more

  • Day2

    A Day Well Misspent

    May 3, 2014 in India

    Reached homestay at 10:00PM. Guilt still in our minds we didn't have the mood for a drink and chat. Went to bed sadly since the next day we have to vacate our rooms and we have already wasted a precious day. In the middle of the night the photographer in me woke me up, it was 3:00AM. Set up and alarm for 5:30AM, determined to go out for witnessing the sunrise and come back with few photographs to add weight to the ETTA Story.Read more

  • Day2

    A Day Well Misspent

    May 3, 2014 in India

    Our 3rd day, May 2nd, Kids and Parents, all were were expecting a long but a delightful day. Done with our breakfast at 8:00 AM, we straight headed to Thekkady which is ~80 KMS from our stay. We already informed our kids we are again going for a boat ride and watch animals from the boat. My son started listing out the animal names which he wants to see from the boat in thekkady.

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