Friday, December 08, 2006

Picnic to BanasuraSagar – Wayanad

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18th of November was a cloudy day. I was there in Payyampally to Sajith’s engagement with Shymol. After attending the betrothal, we four planned to visit this wonderful place – BanasuraSagar.

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Along with my mother, Baby chettan and Unni chettan (Bennison – Texas Computers, Mananthavady) I started towards Manchoora and BanasuraSagar. We stopped in-between for coffee and reached the location within one hour from Payyampally.

I could not believe my eyes. I was not ready to believe Bennison’s words when he said that we have such a beautiful location in Wayanad. I never expected such a beautiful place in the midst of Wayanad where most of the places are hilly.

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We reached Manchoora first and got a good view of the storage area of the dam. There has been a lot of protest from the people of Wayanad against the construction of this dam. Yes, a dam causes a lot of places to be swallowed by the water making the living creatures naturally inhabited to move on to find some other place or they just die and disappear.

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The blue-green mountains visible behind the dam are an ideal location for trekking and mountaineering but with risks of animal attacks. I am researching about how to do that, I mean where to start, which all paths are available for trekking up the mountain, how safe it is, how long it will take etc…

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14 comments:

  1. Deepu, it's superb..why don't u join National Geographic? ..U r a talented photographer..

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  2. Hi Radhika, The bench mark for a nat-geo photographer is too high, and I am sure I am not anywhere near that.
    But wish I could be in one day. Lot of commitment needed.

    I know one PM from MindTree, Gautham, who really wants to do so and he already started working for the purpose.
    View his photos at http://gauths-pix.blogspot.com/


    One day I hope I can leave my professional life for earning money for ever and spent the rest of my life for my hobbies.

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  3. Hi Basheer and Jansan

    Thanks for visiting and leaving the comments.

    Keep blogging.

    --Deepu George V

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  4. Nice one Dude! keep it up and wishing you the best!

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  5. Thank you Dear Guitarist (Dawn) for visitin the blog. :-)

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  6. Wow....excellent photograph.. amazing

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  7. Thanks dear reader. Keep visiting.

    --Deepu George V

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  8. Superb potos..never imagined Wayanad has such beautiful places !!!

    Our native place is Wayanad, Trikkepetta

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  9. Shanti, Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the comments. Nice to hear that you are from Trekkaipatta. All my journeys outside Wayanad taught me again and again that, Wayanad is very beautiful, and urged me that, I should come back to my hometown always.

    --Deepu George V

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  10. I would like to say this is an marvelous photos that I have ever seen come across. Very beauty full pictures. Please send more so that we can get see more nature beauty..

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  11. sometime back we a group of five been to wayanad on a weekend getaway. could cover many places but sadly not the pookat lake and banasura sagar. not sure, when I will be able to make it. which ever the places we visited, we stayed for a long time.. maybe, we should left a bit early from all the places we covered, and then we would have been able to cover banasura sagar and lake too. food and accommodation @ tropicalforrest; we are totally satisfied. above all, the first snap is great.

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  12. Dear Deane Barclays,

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the wonderful commments. Hope that you will be able to visit Banasurasagar dam and Pookot lake and many more un-explored beauty of this heaven, when you visit Wayanad next time.

    --Deepu George V

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