Saturday, January 31, 2009

Panoramic views of Nelliyampathy hills, Palghat - Jan 2009

Unbroken views of Nelliyampathy mountain ranges and tea plantations, Palghat, Kerala.
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Nelliampathy Mountain cliff, Kerala - Jan 2009

Different views from Nelliyampathy mountain cliff. We can see the landscapes beneath spreading throughout the Nenmara village, Palghat from top of the cliff. The forest surrounding this cliff accommodate a variety of wild animals like bonnet monkeys, langurs , elephants etc. The fresh dung and the crushed tree trunks after eating the barks on the walkway along the ridge are evidences of wild elephant's presence in this forest belt (see photo NLPY_071 below) bordering on the tea plantations.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bonnet Macaques of Nelliampathi mountains in Kerala - Jan 2009

These Bonnet monkeys seen in the hills of Nelliyampathy are very friendly to humans and often found taking food from tourists visiting this mountain cliff. One can also see the Gray langurs ( Hanuman Langurs ) on tree tops from a distance and not on the rocks or the grassy plains as they are not friendly like the Bonnet macaques.
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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Captivating Tea Estates of Nelliyampathy, Kerala - Jan 2009

Stock photos of ravishing tea estates, Nelliyampathy in Kerala. Obviously the physical impression of these plantations is different from tea estates of Munnar. Nelliyampathy tea estates which are confined to small pockets in contrasting to the vast tea plantations of Munnar hills.
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Nelli (Indian Gooseberry) tree of Nelliyampathy - Jan 2008

This is the Nelli (in Malayalam) or Amla (in Hindi) tree which is the trade mark of Nelliyampathy picnic spot of Palghat overhanging the cliff. Nelliyampathy, derives its name from this gooseberry tree.
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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Landscapes, Nelliyampathy - Jan 2008

Mountain and meadow landscapes of Nelliyampathy, Palghat.
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Monday, January 5, 2009

Check Dam at Nelliyampathy - Jan 2009

Check dam constructed across a stream for irrigating the cultivations at Nelliyampathy, Kerala.
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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Ripe Coffee Cherries, Nelliyampathy - Jan 2009

Mature coffee berries ready for harvesting at an estate in Nelliyampathy hills of Palghat district bordering Tamil Nadu.

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Boating at Idukki Dam Reservoir, Kerala - Jan - 2009

Stock photos of boating at Idukki dam reservoir which is a rare opportunity to tourists only on festive holidays of Onam and Christmas. This boating is conducted by the Hydel Tourism wing of the Kerala state electricity Board. The speed boat being temporarily brought from Mattupetti reservoir where boating facility is available throughout the tourist season.
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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Tender Coffee Berries on coffee shrub, Kerala - Jan 2009

Images of unripe coffee ( Coffea canephora also called Robusta Coffee ) drupes on coffee plant at an estate in Nelliyampathy hills, Northeast Kerala.
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