Avalanche in the Nilgiris: Recent trip

#31 Oct 11th, 2011, 10:58
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Thanks Kernelguy.

You can also go to the Upper Bhavani lake via Manjur and Korakundah estate, it is a very scenic drive. The turn off is from Emeralde if coming from Ooty and from Coonoor there is a direct road to Manjur.
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#32 Feb 9th, 2012, 00:27
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Hi snonymous

Great report. I like all your postings. I am new to the forum and am still catching up on your nature trips.

BTW, the link at the very top of this page is broken. Not sure if it is a website problem:
[Photos at http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog...000/tpod.html]

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#33 Feb 9th, 2012, 10:43
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Thanks for your appreciation Sradhakr.

I had forgotten about this trip altogether, your post has brought it up and out of obscurity! Did a few more to the same place subsequently.

Yes, you are right, there is something wrong with that link which I cannot now edit.
The entire report with photos are at Travelpod:

Avalanche Revisited


At the time of posting here, we were not allowed to put photos in the post and I had no idea how to attach them then, so maybe I might add a few now by and by as they are now permitted.

If you are interested in the photos, then you can click to see my Flickr collection of the Nilgiris here:
My Nilgiris Photos on Flickr

Travelpod entries with pics on our Nilgiri trips, you can get from the Travelpod link in my signature below.
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Hi Snonymous, thanks so much for your prompt reply. I see that I have many more nights to burn to catch up and read your awesome reports -- and those reports are as spectacular as the places you have been to. Yes, afterall we are part of history and these blogs that you have written with utmost clarity are not only great for people to get a first-hand idea of what to expect in Nature India but also to cherish the beauty even otherwise.

I am sure the moderator may fix the broken link. Now that you have sent me the Nilgiris trip link, I can browse them in Flickr.

And do you have a first name that one can address with next time!?

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Thanks for your appreciation.



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And do you have a first name that one can address with next time!?



I thought the whole idea of having a pseudonym was to maintain some degree of anonymity on the net!


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Agreed that there should be some anonymity; but one need need worry in a world -- of 1 trillion unique URL's -- if one just identifies by their first name. It is "automated" rogue programs that one has to worry more than real people. As long as there is no personal information stored on servers (date of birth, address, work place, phone, etc), one is safe in the web amongst the 2 billion internet users (1/3 of world population).

And, to those contributors like you, having a name behind their freelance work is the only recognition!

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Yes, I suppose you are right. It is wise as you said, not to store any personal data as mentioned.
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G, I am finally done going over many of your trip reports. Some I had to read 2 times because they were so long that I would forget the beginning! Anyways, if I go to Pollachi-Valparai area, I will be having your bible by my side. Will let you know if that happens, Incha Allah. Looks like I have missed a lot.
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Ha ha, you certainly have a lot of patience. Some of my older Travelpod entries were not even formatted properly, simply because I did not know how. Even I find them hard to go through!

The TP interface is not particularly user friendly but I could not be bothered now to create a new site elsewhere.

So are you planning a visit to the Western Ghats in the near future?
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Anyone done the Karamadai - Mulli - Kundah - Emerald stretch recently? I was planning on reaching Emerald via Mettupalayam - Kotagiri - Ooty this weekend when I bumped in to this thread. I would like to know the current road condition to help decide. Also, do taxi drivers from Coimbatore entertain this route?

Dacoit Chief, snonymous ... any information?
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Here is my update ... I decided to take this route on the return trip after enquiring with a few locals. I wasn't sure about the road condition even as we set out. But to my surprise it was one of the most beautiful drives ever! So much that some day I want to take a motorcycle there just to enjoy the ride. The stretch between Kundah & Geddai is every bit as amazing as it looks on the maps what with all those hairpin bends! The road was in excellent condition until we reached the plains. Only a 20 minute stretch (through the forest) around Mulli was patchy. Still we made it from Emerald to Karamadai in less than 3 hours. The best part was that we only saw a handful of other vehicles along the way.
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