Monday, November 30, 2020

FORT VYPIN | Relaxing, calm early morning ambience

 Relaxing Beach Sounds and calm early morning ambience at Fort Vypin, Kochi with the Chinese nets in the foreground.

Redmi Note 8 Camera Test | Sample 4k video from Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 after MIUI Global 12.0.1 update

 Sample 4k video quality (H.265 30fps) from Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 after MIUI Global 12.0.1 update straight from camera without any color grading.

Review of Elysium Gardens Hill Resorts, Munnar

 Our review of Elysium Gardens Hill Resorts, Munnar: This place is decent enough. But do not go by the photos of the hotel seen in internet. In reality, the place looked very old and dingy. In one of the rooms that we booked; it was noticed that there were stains on the bed sheet. We also did not get sound sleep because there were noises in the attic above our floor that kept us awake throughout the night.

The beauty of Mattupetty and Kundala, Munnar

 Mattupetty Dam is one of the must visit place at Munnar, Kerala. Besides the green rolling grassy hills, the attractions here include a dam, lake and a dairy farm of international standards. Travelling about 7 km from Mattupetty is Kundala, another beautiful picnic spot where large green tea plantations and a dam with a scenic reservoir await travellers. If you are lucky, you could have the sight of elephant herds strolling on the grassy hills of Mattupetty.

Eravikulam National Park, Rajmalai, Munnar

 Eravikulam is the home to Nilgiri Thar, an endangered mountain goat. From the parking area, there are mini buses operated by Kerala forest department which will take you up the hill to the entrance of the park. From there you can trek up spotting the Nilgiri Tahr (not guaranteed always). From here, you also get a breath-taking view of Anamudi, South India's largest peak and the valley below. The park is usually closed from January to March as it is the breeding season for Nilgiri Thar. Park entrance fee is ₹ 200 per head for Indian Nationals.

Cheeyappara Waterfalls | Idukki | On the way to Munnar

 The Cheeyappara Waterfall is on the Kochi - Munnar Highway, between Neriamangalam and Adimali. It is in Idukki district of Kerala, India. Only in the rainy season this waterfall is in full strength and goes dry during the summer.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Our Munnar Trip

We had an overnight stay in Munnar sometime back. The weather was pleasant and rejuvenating. However, the place has lost its old glory and grandeur after the corona crisis. Most of the hotels and restaurants have shut down. Also the few ones that are still open are charging higher rates inspite of providing below average services and hygiene conditions.