Reconnecting with yourself: Stunning South India

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9th Aug 2013
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NICE - Mysore Bangalore Highway
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To OOTY in Bandipur National Park
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At Bandipur National Park
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Mudumalai Tiger Reserve
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Ooty City View
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View of Hill station
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Alapuzzha - Backwaters
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Cruise - House Boats
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Village on Shore
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House Boats in BackWaters
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Villagers of Backwater tradition
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Athirapally Falls- Indian Nayagara
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Murudeshawar Raja Gopuram
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Inside view
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Lord Shiva Idol
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Lord Shiva Idol - Top View From Gopuram
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Night View
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Old Goa Church Ruins - World Heritage Site
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Bom de Bascillus - World Heritage Site
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Goa
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Goa
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Goa
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ooty
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Ooty - Rose Park
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Punnathoor - Guruvayoor
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Murudeshwar Beach
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Backwaters -Allepy
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Mighty Mysore Palace
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Mighty Mysore Palace
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Dodabetta Peak - ooty
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Paykara Lake
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Boating - Paykar Lake

In a busy work life, we felt there is a need to reconnect with nature and to bag the cherishing moments after college. So we finally set out for a trip covering the stunning south India. Based on my experience and expertise with south India, I devised an Itinerary covering the famous tourist destinations of south India in 10 days. We started from Hyderabad and reached Bangalore to add few more buddies and this would be the best point to start to any destination in south India.

First destination is "Queen of Hill Stations". You got it right !!!!

Yes, she is none other than Udhagamandalam or Ooty. A famous hill station situated deep in the Blue Mountains which contains breath taking scenic beauties. It is situated in 290 kilometres (180 mi) from Bangalore via Royal city Mysore. We restricted ourselves to just visit the mighty Mysore palace even though several destinations in Mysore like Chamundi hills etc because we need to cross Bandipur National park before sunset to reach Ooty. Here you may go for a wild life safari in the vehicles of Forest Department.

Reached Ooty by evening and took some rest in booked accommodation. It was so pleasant evening and we went out to explore the city actually for a good cuisine. It was so cold and we were shivering even after wearing jackets. Morning started to Dodabetta Peak. It offers a magnificent majestic view of Nilagiri The Blue hills. This is the highest peak of Nilagiri hills. We started back to see the Rose Garden, Botanical Garden, Pykar Lake.

In the evening we started to experience the delightful backwaters in Kerala. Started passing through Coimbatore, Palakkad and reached Aleppy. We took a house boat to experience the best of Back waters. You will experience the best cuisine. We spent a day here. You can hire a boat for a day starting from Morning to next day morning. Definitely it offers a delightful experience.

It was time to see the Guruvayoorappan. So we started to Guruvayoor via Thrissur. We wanted to have the morning darshan. So I woke up in the early morning 2.00 clock and went to witness the beauty of the temple and to have the darshan. It was truly amazing experience in the morning. Idol was truly amazing and it was really worshipped by Bramha to create the universe, Devaki and Vasudev to get Krishna as their son. After having darshan, we moved towards punnathoor to see the elephants of the temple.

Then again, it was time to experience the Gods own country beautiful falls, which is termed as Indian Nayagara "Athirapally Falls". So we had a great time playing with the water and after having so many clicks started towards calicut to experience the evening Sunset. By the time we reached calicut, it was cloudy and started raining. So I not able to witness it.

With that disappointment, moved towards Udupi for Lord Krishna darshan again. Then we went to Murudeshwar to see the recently built temple with Raja Gopuram of 20 storey high. So it offers a great view of the ocean and temple. We thought of going for Scuba diving here but it was rainy weather, people said it was not available the best season would be october. From here Gokarna, a famous shiva temple.

Finally Goa, Land of beaches. We spent two days in Goa by seeing the Candolim, baga beaches, Fort, World Heritage sites and Go Karting, Dudh Sagar Waterfalls etc.

After having great excitement and entertainment, we felt rejuvenated started back to Hyderabad.

Historic city with sites like Seven Tombs, Golconda, Charminar and Software hub

Photo of Hyderabad by PavanKumar
Photo of Hyderabad by PavanKumar
Photo of Bangalore, Karnataka, India by PavanKumar

We visited Mysore Palace Chamundi hills, Brindavan Gardens are worth visiting places in Mysore. Around Mysore, Nagarhole National Park,Nanjanagud and Bylakuppe and the waterfalls at Shivanasamudra are of importance

Photo of Mysore by PavanKumar
Photo of Mysore by PavanKumar

National Park and serenity

Photo of Bandipur National Park, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Bandipur National Park, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by PavanKumar

Ooty deserves the name Queen of Hill stations. Picturesque scenic spots and serene nature soothes you to forget all your work tensions. Ooty Lake, Paykar Lake, Avalanche Lake, Emerald Lake, Rose garden, Botanical Garden, Dodabetta peak, Mudumalai National Park will make you to bag cherishing moments.. Ooty Mountain Railway which is a part of the World heritage Sites by UNESCO. ooty-MettuPaliyam is a wonderful journey.

Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by PavanKumar

Aleppy Backwaters and House Boats offers a delightful experience and exquisite cuisine.

Photo of Alappuzha, Kerala, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Alappuzha, Kerala, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Alappuzha, Kerala, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Alappuzha, Kerala, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Alappuzha, Kerala, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Alappuzha, Kerala, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Alappuzha, Kerala, India by PavanKumar

Lord Krishna, Guruvayoor Temple. We are truly blessed to see the stunning temple with a historic legacy dating back to hundreds of years. Having darshan in the early morning hours 2.30-3.00 hrs will make you to feel like in heaven.

Photo of Guruvayoor, Kerala, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Guruvayoor, Kerala, India by PavanKumar

Athirapally Falls - A mighty falls from Chalkudy river, one of the finest attractions in Kerala

Photo of Athirappilly Water Falls, Thrissur, Kerala, India by PavanKumar

Sunset in Beach will offer delightful experience

Photo of Calicut, Kerala, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Udupi, Karnataka, India by PavanKumar

Murudeshwar temple and beach

Photo of Murudeshwara, Karnataka, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Murudeshwara, Karnataka, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Murudeshwara, Karnataka, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Murudeshwara, Karnataka, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Murudeshwara, Karnataka, India by PavanKumar

A famous and ancient shiva temple

Photo of Gokarna, Karnataka, India by PavanKumar

World Heritage Sites - Church Ruins and Bom de Bascillus

Photo of Old Goa, Goa, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Old Goa, Goa, India by PavanKumar

Beaches, Fort, Go Karting etc

Photo of Goa, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Goa, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Goa, India by PavanKumar
Photo of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India by PavanKumar

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