Saturday, January 17, 2009

Day 3 - Valparai

For day 2 , Udumalpet, Thirumurthy

Valparai is not a proper tourist destination like ooty or kodaikanal. It is a quiet,calm place to relax and enjoy... full of tea estates and dams. The road to valparai downhills had 40 hairpin bends, which are really steep than u expect. Valparai trip was coordinated and guided by M.S.karthi and his dad.

we stayed at solayar dam inspection bunglow,20 kms from valparai. As his dad was a govt employee, we could get access to reserve forests and waterfalls, which are inaccessible to public. Once in a lifetime opportunity for us. Thanks to uncle for this trip :)

I will never forget this trip. I slipped and fell down on all three days. First in veegaland, second in reserve forest(twice there :P).We could walk in places where crocodiles rest in night( we saw their sand trails).. saw deers, orangutans, cat(at mudis club)

Thanks to Lakshmi mess( 4times) and Mudis club for the tasty food. We covered Nirar Dam, Reserve forest, solayar dam, balaji temple, Chinnakallar( literally froze to death while taking bath there), Seeeen god view point( A fraud samiyar lives there claiming,"i've seen god". We couldn't find him when we were there.. ) . Chinnakallar is a small falls where elephants come to quench their thirst. We couldn't spot them, but we found their dungs(big..compared to cow's) all throughout the path leading to falls.

The return journey in government bus from valparai to palani( 5 hours), palani to trichy(4hours). Finally reached NITT on Monday morning 3.30 am.

1 comment:

Shriya said...

Post some more pictures. Your trip report is nice

you can see some of my bandipur mudumalai wildlife / bird pictures at
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