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Landscapes of Mandalpatti & KushalNagar

by Harish Mohan on Dec.24, 2015, under Landscapes

We had a n quick get away to Mandalpatti & Kushalnagar last month.

Few high lights from the trip

After spending some quality time with family we proceeded towards kushalnagar

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Coorg-Kadakani Resort Trip-Pics

by Harish Mohan on Mar.10, 2013, under Landscapes

We decided to take a break from busy software life’s last month and headed to Kadakani resort in Coorg.
The Resort was a nice place to be and we enjoyed our stay there.

You can visit the resorts home page here http://www.kadkani.com

I will let the pics do the talking now

This one was shot en route to the resort

Coffee served at this resort was amazing..after a long time spent quality time and to add to that as a bonus when we traveled the resort was not crowded.This made our experience an exclusive one.

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Toronto-CN-Tower

by Harish Mohan on Dec.12, 2011, under Landscapes

The CN Tower is a communications and observation tower in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Standing 553.33 metres (1,815.4 ft) tall, it was completed in 1976, becoming the world’s tallest free-standing structure and world’s tallest tower at the time. It held both records for 34 years until the completion of the Burj Khalifa and Canton Tower.

CN Tower was originally made for a communication purposes.Yesterday we got a chance to visit this place and it was breath taking view from top of this tower.

The original plan for the tower envisioned a tripod consisting of three independent “pillars” linked at various heights

But finally this present structure was made

We had also visited castle loma in Toronto ,however we were late so could not et inside but i managed to click this in the evening.

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Niagara-Falls-Canada-pics.

by Harish Mohan on Nov.27, 2011, under Landscapes

Two weeks before myself and few of my colleagues arrived in Canada. After 2 weeks of office, today we got a chance to explore the near by places in Toronto,And the first thing on our list was Niagara falls.

I would let the pictures do most of the talking here.

The Niagara River, as is the entire Great Lakes Basin of which the river is an integral part, is a legacy of the last Ice Age.

The Niagara Falls, located on the Niagara River draining Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, is the collective name for the Horseshoe Falls

and the adjacent American Falls

Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfalls (vertical height along with flow rate) in North America.[1] Niagara Falls forms the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York

The Horseshoe Falls drop about 173 feet (53 m), while the height of the American Falls varies between 70–100 feet (21–30 m) because of the presence of giant boulders at its base. The larger Horseshoe Falls are about 2,600 feet (790 m) wide, while the American Falls are 1,060 feet (320 m) wide. The distance between the American extremity of the Niagara Falls and the Canadian extremity is 3,409 feet (1,039 m).

One of the attractions there was called behind the falls and it was an mesmerizing experience for me to stand near the magnificent falls about which we had read in our books

After experiencing the walk behind falls we had small stroll near the lake and i had few unusual friends posing for my cam

I guess its the seagull.bu not sure.If any veterans out there.Please correct if wrong.

I guess its the seagull.bu not sure.If any veterans out there.Please correct if wrong.
By afternoon we were in Floral garden which had a wide varieties of flowers on display

After sending few time here we proceeded towards butterfly park.

However when we reached butterfly park it was almost closing and we had to rush through

After that we went back to see the illumination of the falls which was the high light of the entire trip.

The light was flashed from the opposite side of the falls and the they were just mind blowing under those lights.

The illumination was so good that we who were almost wanting to lay down somewhere was walking for almost 1 km.

Finally after spending a fruitful day we left Niagara falls parkway.However the image of the gigantic falls will be in our minds for a lifetime.

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Bangalore-Waynad-Trip-Pics

by Harish Mohan on Aug.22, 2011, under Landscapes

Last week we travelled to calicut through waynad to drop my wife at her home for vacation.

Traveling from bangalore to calicut during the month of august brings in lots of pleasant sceneries enroute.& i am here by sharing few of them.

The below shot is from the famous “Thamarassery churam” almost every one who has travelled through this route would have shot this & i too could not resist it .

This post also will bring in a change in my blog which has only seen baby photographs over the last couple of months.

The route after the village of gundulpet to the start of bandipur national park is filled with such flower farms

During the months of august and septmeber its so beautiful that you can spend hours in these farms just staring at these flowers

This time we were allowed enetrance to a fenced flower farm by the farmers..

Thanks to my broken kannada the localites were happy to hear it & they allowed us with a smile on there face..

I was in my native for two days and on monday returned back solo to bangalore.

People who are from calicut & waynad and who have travelled through the “churam” would never miss this small temple on the enterance of the hill which, as legend goes has the soul of the tribal man who showed the british soliders the way through the hill to reach the foot hill.The man was later killed brutually by the bristishers for some reason.

After staring at the clouds for some time & praying in the above temple i started back to bangalore for a continous 6 hours drive..

However keeping the cam in the passenger seat proved lucky because i got these two guys walking down the forest while driving through Bandipur

That brings the end of another blog.Hope you guys liked the pics.

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Munnar Landscape pictures

by Harish Mohan on Nov.08, 2010, under Landscapes

Last week we drove down to Munnar.This was the second time after marriage that i was visiting Munnar.This place is a wonderful destination with green tea garden all over the place.There was intense mist & rain when we visited this time.Though it was a little difficult for photography but otherwise the entire place was so beautiful that we almost felt like extending our holidays for a few more days.

While we were driving through Munnar,we saw a herd of 7 wild elephants which had descended from the near by forest.

It was really amazing to see how these ladies work on such steep incline plucking tea leaves.

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Pics from Madurai,Rameswaram & Kanyakumari

by Harish Mohan on Sep.10, 2010, under Landscapes

Traveled to Madurai,Rameswaram & Kanyakumari last week.Though it was a pilgrimage trip with parents,I managed to click few snaps.I am sharing few of my favorites from the trip here.

We got this sunrise on way to krishnagiri.

A peacock at ramanshree ashram at Tiruvanamallai.

A flower in the ashram

Madurai Meenakshi Temple,Madurai

Thousand pillar hall at Madurai.

Another view

A gopuram from inside of the Meenakshi aman temple.

One of the sculptures on madurai meenaksi temple goupuram

From Madurai we proceeded to rameswaram.

Rameswaram is a island which is connected to the indian subcontienent by The pamban bridge.

Dhanushkodi in Rameswaram was always one of my favourite places.

Dhanushkodi was a flourishing tourist and pilgrimage town before the 1964 cyclone.The entire village was washed away in this cyclone along with a train.

Every time I go there the place seems to haunt me with its broken houses & boats.

The drive to dhanushkodi is always a great experience with a striaght road connecting rameswaram & dhanushkodi which is covered from both sides by sea.

Indian govt had declared dhanushkodi as ghost city & nowadays only a few fishing floks live there.

After rameswaram we proceeded to kanyakumari.
& winded up the trip after visiting trivandrum.

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Pics from kodaikanal

by Harish Mohan on Apr.09, 2010, under Landscapes

My last post featured Sujith & his wife in kodaikanal.This post is a continuation to the previous post which includes the beautiful landscapes of kodaikanal & you will also get to see the other 2 couples who traveled

We reached kodaikanal on friday afternoon and even though the travel was about 6 hours ,we were not tired at all thanks to the excellent roads.
Kodaikanal greeted us with a cool climate & some really beautiful flowers

Friday evening it was time for a ride on the bicycle around the kodaikanal lake & this reminded me about the school times when we all used to have a backpack and water bottle and used to ride bicycle to school.and the best part was that 4 people in this trip had studied in the same school & same class.

The next day started with a visit to pine forest were i got some cool shots of ourselves.

After having some merry time here we left towards a distant lake in kodaikanal. and enroute Rekha & Suhas tried there luck with high jump…

Finally after 30 minutes of high jump and around 20 kms of high range driving we were near a small lake in kodaikanal.The lake though was not very gr8 place to be but then one snap which i got here made this place worth it..

That day evening we visited some more view point in kodaikanal like pillar rock,suicide point etc etc.Thanks to the crowd i didn’t even take my camera out of my back pack.
Finally in the evening we visited a place called coakers walk.This was half a km walk along a hill side which was not much crowded..

After Coakers walk we retired for the day & the next day we were travelling back.Our travel back started with a visit to a water fall in kodaikanal city,but thanks for global warming we were not able to see a single drop of water ,all we got was some pine trees and the below shots.

That marked the end of a beautiful trip & planning of a new one.

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Water Fall shots from Munnar trip.

by Harish Mohan on Feb.16, 2010, under Landscapes

Today i returned form US after 2 month long stay.After having a nice sleep & having lot of home food ,i was looking at my website & wondering what i will update.Thats when i thought of these two pictures which i had taken with my cannon S5IS camera almost 2 years ago,Myself & my wife was on a trip to munar on a weekend & it was an amazing trip.Read more about it at http://travel.harish-mohan.com/?p=51 .

Munnar is a hill station in kerala were Most residents are employed in the tea industry, or are involved in the tourism business. In 2000, the Government of Kerala declared Munnar as a tourist spot. This has helped in attracting more tourists to this beautiful hill resort. Several protected wildlife areas and the regions attractive climate area attract many tourists who support the many hotels, restaurants and transport businesses in Munnar and constitute an important, if seasonal, mainstay for its economy.

Until the early 1990s, Munnar, despite its enchanting natural beauty and salubrious climate, continued to remain a sleepy plantation town.However, the promotion of Kerala globally as God’s Own Country and the rapidly increasing spending capacity of middle class Indians has resulted in a virtual explosion of tourism activities in Munnar. Resorts, big and small,have started springing up all around the town and overnight the once sleepy town has became a bustling tourist destination.

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House boat experience in Alappuzha.

by Harish Mohan on Feb.10, 2010, under Landscapes

Alappuzha is now the hub for backwater tourism in Kerala. House boats locally called “Kettuvallam” are available on hire on a daily basis as well as for longer durations to take visitors on the old waterways. These house boats in general have 2 bedrooms and attached bathrooms. Some of the boats have the bedrooms fitted with air conditioners. A routine trip includes food cooked on board in the traditional kuttanad style.

Alappuzha also known as Alleppey, is a town in alapuzha district of kerala state of southern india. A town with picturesque backwaters & lagoons, it was described as the List of places known as Venice of the East byLord curzon. It is the administrative headquarters of Alapuzha District.

Myself & my family got a chance to visit these places couple of months ago.We went on the pullikattil  house boats on this trip & the house boat was fun to be.I managed to get some clicks on the boat & the owner of pullikattil house boats liked these very much.He requested me to share the snaps with him ,which i did very eagerly..

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