Thursday, September 4, 2008
At Eravikulam National Park - Munnar
Having grown up in the high ranges amidst tea estates, I was not that eager to see Munnar. Call it being snotty or maybe I just couldn’t bear to let anything replace the beautiful memories of the place I grew up – Peerumade.
But I have to admit that Munnar is beautiful and we were lucky to have visited it during the off season. The monsoon this year being sparse did not in any way hamper our trips.
(But as I write this the Monsoon has finally gained strength in Kerala. There are mudslides on the roads that we travelled.. and the dams are being filled finally)
The visit to Eravikulam National Park to was too good. Only the State run buses are allowed to ply inside and one is left to climb a kilometer of the mountain.
On your way one is sure to meet the Niligir Thar as we did.
We also got to see a few late bloomers of the “Neela Kurinji”.
This only blooms once every 12 years and should cover the mountains again in year 2018.
We saw the majestic Anamudi, small streams, clouds.....
I had the time of my life since it reminded me so much of those walks we used to have as kids.
Let the pictures talk….
P.S. More pictures are posted here
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