Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Unveiling the Enchanting Gap Road: Munnar to Pooppara Drive | Kerala Travel Series | Video 2 of 4

Welcome back to our enthralling Kochi – Neriamangalam – Munnar - Poopara – Theni – Kumily – Kochi round trip adventure. In this second episode of our captivating travel series, we invite you to witness the spellbinding beauty of Gap Road, a scenic route stretching from Munnar to Pooppara.

After indulging in a hearty breakfast and a well-deserved respite at the charming Issacs Residency hotel in Munnar, we set out on our expedition at 9:50 am. The destination? Pooppara, nestled at the Idukki border, a serene haven that stands at the juncture of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, connected by the alluring NH 85.

As our wheels embraced the winding road, we were met with breathtaking views that seemed like nature's own canvas. The Gap Road, also known as NH 85, extends over 32 kilometers, showcasing the untouched beauty of Kerala's landscapes. This is the first time this highway has been fully accessible, offering an unparalleled opportunity to revel in its scenic grandeur.

Despite its designation as a toll road, our journey was toll-free, owing to the highway's yet-to-be-officially-inaugurated status. Interestingly, this stretch is destined to be home to Idukki's first toll plaza, an emblem of progress harmonizing with nature's beauty.

The 4K quality footage, meticulously captured by our GoPro dash cam, presents the journey in all its vivid glory. The video's 21:9 aspect ratio amplifies the cinematic experience, inviting you to step into our shoes as we traverse the Gap Road.

At the outset, the first 2 minutes provide a tantalizing glimpse of the mesmerizing highlights that await in the subsequent 20 minutes. But the complete video isn't just a feast for the eyes; it's an exploration of Kerala's heart and soul. The journey unfolds through the breathtaking Lockhart Tea Estate, alongside the tranquil Anayirankal Dam, and beyond, revealing rocky mountains, mist-kissed cliffs, and verdant forests.

This route is a haven of untouched beauty, where the only human presence you'll spot are a few structures and the occasional road-side vendors offering refreshments at scenic viewpoints. The Gap Road is a symphony composed solely by nature, its beauty complemented by the cool morning breeze at 10 o'clock.

To visitors of Munnar, a traverse through Gap Road is an indescribable must-do. Its vistas tell stories of a land untouched by time, a glimpse into a world where nature still reigns supreme.

As our journey reaches Pooppara, Idukki, and we take a left turn towards Theni in Tamil Nadu, we invite you to join us in the upcoming video (Part 3 of 4), where we explore the awe-inspiring Bodimettu mountain ranges. Be sure to subscribe to our channel and hit the notification bell, ensuring you don't miss a moment of this unforgettable journey through Southern India's natural wonders.

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Neriamangalam to Munnar: Gateway to the Western Ghats | Kerala Road Trip Series | Kochi – Neriamangalam – Munnar - Pooppara – Theni – Kumily – Kochi round trip | Part 1 of 4

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Kerala's natural wonders as we kick off our Kochi – Neriamangalam – Munnar – Theni – Kumily – Kochi round trip adventure. In this captivating video, which marks the first installment of our series, we invite you to witness the mesmerizing beauty of the Neriamangalam to Munnar route along NH 85.

The journey commences in the tranquil early hours of the morning, with the city of Kochi still adorned in slumber. As the sun casts its golden glow upon the landscape, we set out from Kochi, leaving behind the urban hustle and bustle in exchange for the serene allure of Kerala's picturesque terrain.

While the initial stretch from Kochi to Neriamangalam remains hidden in the darkness, our cameras start rolling as daylight graces our path. A GoPro camera, serving as our trusty dash cam, captures every curve and twist of NH 85, all meticulously formatted in a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio, promising an immersive viewing experience like no other.

One of the early highlights of our journey is the iconic Neriamangalam Bridge, a historic arch bridge constructed in 1935. Serving as a literal and symbolic gateway between the Ernakulam and Idukki districts, this architectural marvel stands as the entrance to the majestic Western Ghats mountain ranges.

The adventure continues, revealing the enchanting beauty of Kerala's landscapes. The journey introduces us to the stunning Cheeyappara Waterfall, a seven-step cascade that conjures a mesmerizing symphony of water and verdant greenery. The Valara Waterfalls follow suit, adding an additional layer of magic to the voyage.

Traversing through the charming Adimali town and the sprawling tea estates, we approach the vibrant Munnar Town, where our journey pauses momentarily. Around 9:00 am, we find ourselves at the Issacs Residency hotel, where we enjoy a hearty breakfast, recharging our spirits for the adventures that await us in the subsequent legs of our journey.

As you delve into this immersive video, be prepared to be captivated by the breathtaking landscapes, the historical bridges, the cascading waterfalls, and the hospitality of Munnar. This is just the beginning of our exploration; stay tuned for the forthcoming videos where we traverse through Munnar to Theni and Kumily before concluding our epic voyage back in Kochi.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel and hit the notification bell to stay updated on the upcoming episodes, as we invite you to be a part of our remarkable expedition through the captivating beauty of Southern India's natural wonders.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Morning Magic in Kochi: Backwaters & Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Marg | iPhone 14 Cinematic 4K Video

Dive into the captivating allure of Kochi, Kerala, as we unveil yet another enchanting episode in our visual exploration. In this 2-minute visual gem, we present a spellbinding tapestry that captures the very essence of Kochi city.

Our lens takes you on an immersive journey, showcasing the iconic Marine Drive and Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Marg walkway, both adorned by the majestic backwaters. The timeless charm of Goshree Bridge intertwines with the breathtaking vista of Bolgatti island, creating a symphony of sights that dance in harmony.

Discover the hidden treasures of Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Marg walkway, a haven for early morning joggers and fitness enthusiasts, where nature's serenity and human endeavor coalesce. Witness the graceful presence of two classic private boats nestled at the jetty, as a passenger boat glides under the iconic Goshree Bridge, a testament to the seamless flow of life along Kochi's waterways.

Captured with meticulous precision on the revolutionary iPhone 14, this cinematic masterpiece comes alive in mesmerizing 4K @ 60 FPS. The seamless transition from 60 FPS to 24 FPS, combined with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio, crafts an immersive experience that beckons you into Kochi's narrative.

Filmed amidst the cloudy morning of 11th August 2023, between 6.30 and 7 AM, this video encapsulates the city's charm under overcast skies. Unfiltered and untouched by color correction or grading, the authenticity of each frame is preserved, and the iPhone 14's remarkable stabilization capabilities ensure a steady and engaging perspective.

Join us as we celebrate the convergence of nature and technology, and become a part of the visual symphony that captures Kochi's undeniable allure.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Navigating Kochi's Waters: The Government Boat Saga | iPhone 14 Cinematic | 10 AUG 2023

Embark on a visual journey along the serene waters of Kochi, Kerala, as we delve into the captivating story of Kerala's government-operated passenger boat. In this 3-minute cinematic masterpiece, shot using the innovative iPhone 14 in mesmerizing 4K @ 60 FPS, we unveil the grace and significance of this maritime marvel.

This episode invites you to witness the seamless fusion of technology and tradition. Our lens captures the elegant passenger boat's voyage, as it emerges from the southern horizon and elegantly glides beneath the majestic Goshree Bridge. Its northward journey culminates at the iconic Marine Drive Jetty, where the modern skyscrapers of Marine Drive form a breathtaking backdrop.

As the boat navigates the gentle waters, the cinematic magic unfolds through a meticulous transition from 60 FPS to 24 FPS, achieved through post-editing mastery. The cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio accentuates every frame, inviting you to immerse yourself in the rhythm of Kochi's waterways.

Captured during the serene early morning hours of 10th August 2023, between 6.30 and 7 AM, this video is a tribute to the art of visual storytelling. Experience the authentic allure of Kochi's waters, untouched by color correction or grading. The iPhone 14's impeccable stabilization technology ensures a steady and immersive perspective, offering an unfiltered connection to Kerala's maritime heritage.

Join us in celebrating the elegant dance of engineering and aesthetics, and become part of the tranquil melody that resonates as the passenger boat charts its course through the heart of Kochi.

Monday, August 14, 2023

Morning Serenity in Kochi | Captured on iPhone 14 in 4K | Goshree Bridge Sunrise

Experience the captivating charm of Kochi, Kerala, through a lens that weaves together technology and nature into an exquisite visual tapestry. Our latest video installment, captured on the remarkable iPhone 14 in stunning 4K @ 60 FPS, unveils the heart of Kochi city like never before. Traverse iconic landmarks such as Marine Drive and Goshree Bridge, and immerse yourself in the serenity of the backwaters, where a graceful passenger boat glides through the waters. The crowning jewel of this cinematic voyage is a breathtaking sunrise, witnessed from the vantage point of Goshree Bridge, captured on the morning of 9th August 2023 between 6.30 and 7 AM. This 2-minute masterpiece seamlessly marries cutting-edge technology with the timeless allure of Kochi's landscapes. Join us on this poetic expedition that celebrates the magic of early mornings and the art of visual storytelling.

Thursday, August 10, 2023

iPhone 14 Cinematic Showcase: Mesmerizing KOCHI in 4K | Unveiled on 8 AUG 2023

This is about a 5 minute video of Kochi city, Kerala featuring Marine Drive, Abraham Madamakkal Road, Goshree Bridge, Queen's Way walkway and particularly backwaters around Kochi city. As mentioned earlier this Video captured with iPhone 14 in 4K @ 60 FPS and slowed down to 24 FPS and 21:9 format for a really cinematic film look in post-editing. No color correction or grading done in post editing and no gimbals were used, only the stabilization of iPhone 14.