`Valpara'- where nature in green skirts...
(Western ghats are the row of mountains at the southwest of India. Its south end separates the states Kerala and Tmail Nadu. This south portion is almost continuous and have thick green beautiful forest.
The very famous Ootty, Kodiakanal, Thekkadi, Silent Valley, Parambikulam national park, Munnar, Chinnar, Kuttalam, Thirunelli, Valpara etc etc all are in these range.
There are only a few notches through which the roads connecting two southmost states. Palghat pass is the widest one and NH47 and railway goes through this. Almost all the other ways are through thicky hill forest and tourists can fulfill their minds with great pleasure. I like very much the travel through this mountaineous roads.
One beautiful and amazing route is `Chalakkudi' - `Pollachi'. Chalakkudi is in Kerala and Pollachi in Tamil Nadu. You can see big group of wild elephants while passing through here. The famous `Athirappalli' waterfall, `Vazhachal', Sholayar dam, Malakkappara Tea estates, Valpara, Aliyar Dam etc are sonses of this path.
A few weeks ago I had a travel through this road and I camped at `Valpara' for a day. I consider the Valpara as Munnar of TamilNadu. I know that Valpara is as beatiful as Munnar of Kerala. But the tourists are not coming much because of the lack of exposure and inconvenience in transportation.
I have some snaps of Valpara, i think you also would like valpara...)
Morning was little showering at Valpara. I could see Very beautiful nature of Valpara... full of greenery... every hills put on smooth trasparent bra with fog and green skirts... every valleys are fulfilled with dreams...
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joso (2417) 2005-10-31 1:27
Amazing clarity in the foreground, on the background of the misty hills.
arnabchat (7233) 2005-10-31 1:31
Hi Pramod, this is a fantastic post. superb composition, i think next time i visit somewhere nearby i should visit this place, it is so beautiful!
the cahracteristic fir trees shading the tea gardens and the fog makes it a lethal combination. the magic touch here being the waterfall on the left and the small lake below!
thanks for posting this beauty.
serenadanesi (944) 2005-10-31 2:10
This shot is very nice.
I like the contrast between the sharpness of the reflection on the bottom and the foggy mountain.
Beautiful is also the predominance of green.
Thanks for sharing.
alon (1285) 2005-10-31 6:00
The composition here is very good. Those curves are beautiful. Great tones of green and fine reflections.
arindam_thokder (3985) 2005-10-31 6:56
Foggy Mountain, Lovely Green Tea Garden and the reflection on the river, nature in Valpara is very charming. My memories of Darjeeling has just refreshed here.
The use of light is excellent; you have created Magic with an A400 Camera.
gebala (0) 2005-10-31 9:51
hello, nice landscape with exellent green, nice calm photo with great point of view, well done,rgs
xavshot (69835) 2005-10-31 14:49
C'est un superbe cliché et une belle composition. J'aime beaucoup la reflection dans l'eau et le brouillard qui augmente au fur et à mesure que l'on monte
gaby (19819) 2005-11-01 3:36
Hi Pramod wonderful landscape and compo - green tones are fantastic and the reflections super -
a great great one
efigesta (12188) 2005-11-01 5:55
hi pramod, nice pic with a great color, so nice and lovely, hugs manuel
everlasting (14117) 2005-11-01 7:51
You have concivned me, i would liek to coem to Valpara.
Lovely hues of blues and greens and such depth through the mist. You have done credit to Valpara with this very nice composition.
Amellia (1862) 2005-11-01 8:45
wow ale niezwykły zakątek na ziemi, niesamowita roślinność, pięknie wygląda ta mgła, wodospadzik, wspaniała zieleń, bardzo mi sie podoba, bravo:))
UlfE (14463) 2005-11-01 13:31
Beautiful shot. I love the reflections and green colors. Nice title.
amol (952) 2005-11-02 1:42
this one is too good... the magic of mist on the mountains covered with lush greenery... and that waterfall is a huge bonus... do you have one with the waterfall more in focus and at center or 2/3rds of your frame... I have to see this place... waiting for more from Valpara...
Deepforest (9260) 2005-11-02 3:06
Beautiful landscape, green vivid colours and very good composition! I like the reflection. Great shot!
ALSOM (6616) 2005-11-02 4:37
Great landscape with vivid green colors and nice reflection. I like the constrat between the foreground and the foggy background.
grzegorz (955) 2005-11-02 7:01
wow!! what a view... perfect green and reflection.. I like also that fog in the top of the photo.
tinamunk3 (6404) 2005-11-02 14:24
So beautiful - like a painting!!
coco (30437) 2005-11-04 6:43
Excellent landscape with nice colours and good composition. The depth, by the fog, is also nice here.
Well seen and well captured.
jafadabret (56497) 2005-11-18 12:15
Salut Pramod, j'aime ce paysage très original tout en vert. C'est très délicat, on dirait que c'est juste fait pour la beauté du spectacle. Les premiers plans très nets se détachent sur les lointains brumeux. Très bon travail.
svo555 (1028) 2005-11-24 13:48
Very beautiful landscape Pramod!
Nice colours and reflexes in the water.
aljawad (428) 2006-03-04 13:23
Amazing shot .. i like every thing in this shot !
rashid4u (48) 2006-03-15 17:05
Definetly a place to visit
motiwala (0) 2006-09-06 9:23
Superb. After watching your picture I will definately plan to visit valparai. I am great fan of Munnar, I am sure Valparai too will be great experience.
sgregg (287) 2006-09-18 2:06
I like this shot a lot! Nice POV and a great note.
rasmis (291) 2006-10-13 4:48
Hi Pramod, thanks for this beautiful shot. I really felt the freshness of cool and foggy riverside air in a green valley. Very well capture of a piece of beautiful mother nature. TFS.