Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Coimbatore-Anakatty-Agali-Attapady-Mannarkkad Road trip

Coimbatore-Anakatty-Agali-Attapady-Mannarkkad Road trip
Route Map

Starting from Coimbatore towards Kanvai-Thadagam road, then its straight road through Anakatti, Agali, Attapady and will join at Mannarkkad onto NH 213 joining Palakkad and Calict.

The road is good in condition, You are almost travelling through hill roads and jungle, You will also pass through Mukkali Junction after Attapadi town which is the entry point to Silent Valley National Park.

My own Indica--Early morning @ Thadagam
Into Anakatty town
All belongs to Silent Valley zone
Roads are free and scenic
This bridge is the border of Anakatty Tamilnadu and Anakatty Kerala
You can see the hills inside Silent Valley National Park
Another view of hills
Can you identify this peak(Appukutty and Mohanlals son praying in Snehaveedu movie at attapady)
We are into Agali GramaPanchayath

There are few Wind mills you can see on the way
Mist almost covering the hills:(Appukutty and Mohanlal's son praying in Snehaveedu movie at attapady)
Inside Silent Valley National Park
Small Bio Break

Ghat Road section, here you will get a few good snaps of Mannarkad

KSRTC doing good job on all the hill roads

Welcome to Silent Valley National Park

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Munnar to Thekkady via Ramakkalmedu

Munnar to Thekkady via Chinnakanal, Nedumkandam

If you are travelling to Thekkady from Munnar or vice versa opt the Devikulam, Chinnakanal, Udumbanchola, Nedumkandam Route. This route will cover maximum attracting spots on the way like

2.Anayirankal Dam
3.Periyakanal Waterfalls
4.Lockhart Gap
5.Harrisons Lockhart Tea estate view

FYI:lease keep in mind that the distance would be approx 110 km instead of Normal Pallivasal, Rajakkad, udumbanchola road.

To reach Ramakkalmedu you need to take a left after Nedumkandam town then via Mundiyeruma, thookupalam junction.

Tip: If you have 1 hour time you can see the Penstock pipes crossing NH220 to Periyar Power house from Mullaperiyar Dam. All you need to travel 5 km through Kumily Cumbam NH220 Highway.

Route Map

Pen stock pipes from Mullaperiyar to Cumbam to Periyar Power station

Penstock pipes
View of Cumbam from Ramakkalmedu
Nimmi, Deepu and Nandu
Theni view
Great statue of Kuruvan & Kuruthy(under DTPC Idukki)
Small Pond on hill top @ Ramakkalmedu
On the way to Highest point @ Ramakkalmedu hills
We walk all the way almost reaching the highest view point
Theni – A breathtaking view from Ramakkalmedu
View from Ramakkalmedu
View from Ramakkalmedu
View from Ramakkalmedu
Rocks formation, all nature wonders
Theni Village view
Starting point to Ramakkalmedu. You have to walk some distance to reach on top of Ramakkalmedu
View through two rocks
Periakanal Tea Factory a TATA tea foundation
Myself with Wife @ Periya Kanal Waterfalls
Periya Kanal Waterfalls
Lockhart gap view point(from here you can see Mathikettan shola National Park view)
RamakkalMedu view point
Lockhart gap view point
Lockhart Tea estate view
Early morning Mist
Lockhart gap view point
Myself with Wife at Ramakkalmedu
Carrot is very common all over
Lockhart gap view point
I salute KSRTC, they have service through all hill roads
Myself enjoying wind @ Ramakkalmedu