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Valparai Green could well be a new shade of the rainbow! It was September 2013 and towards the end of the monsoons in Valparai and the tea gardens and forests were washed clean - a contiguous velvet green as far as the eye could see. The lakes were full to the brim while the rivers gushed and cascaded downhill and the song of the Whistling Thrush echoed over the hills

This was a camp I organised at the Valparai ranges and our group soft trekked to magical places like Nallamudi Poonjolai, Puduthottam and Korangumudi, soaking in the cool mountain air.

The rest is seen in this photo essay and best viewed in sequence. Clicking on each image enlarges it a bit.Slideshow mode plays music if you so wish !

I carried only a wide zoom and a medium tele zoom - as such, most of the pictures of birds had be enlarged quite a bit.

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Cheers,

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The Aliyar rervoir and the Anamalai Tiger reserveUp the ghatClose encounters of the herd kindA view from Sholayar 1A view from Sholayar 2Folks! The Lion Tailed Macaque road show is here!First, a high wire trapeze act....then on the roof.."Wow! That's a Nikon D800E" !Passport photo for U.K.Visa :)Any closer, dude, and you'll be messing with these caninesAnd back to forests where he rightfully belongs..A view from PuduthottamThose rocks have horns !Gaur, seen on the slopes while we were on footGreat Pied Hornbill in flightGreat Pied Hornbill in flightGreat Pied Hornbill in flightA pair of Great Pied HornbillsGreat Pied Hornbill in flight

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Guestbook for Valparai Green
Aseem Kumar Kothiala(non-registered)
Awesome coverage of the region, loved the music, images and the captions...

Thank you for sharing

Warm Regards,

Aseem
K.D.Sathya Narayanan(non-registered)
Well documented and informative. Would love to visit this place.
Makarand Saraf(non-registered)
These are superb images. thanks for sharing!
Ronak Shah(non-registered)
Landscapes are superb - thanks for sharing!
Subramanya Chandrashekar(non-registered)
Amazing photos and description !
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