Tag Archives: Idukki District

Over the Hills and Far Away… The Kerala Highrange Landscape

The blue hills loom in the distance stretching for as far as the eye can see, in the wee hours of the cold monsoon day at Peruvanthanam just after Mundakayam on the Kottayam – Kumily (KK Road), now the Kollam – Theni national highway no 183. The location is idukki district though the view will contain parts of Kottayam distraict also. ...

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A KSRTC fast passenger bus rounds a corner at high speed on KK Road near Kumily

The Balanpillacity Fast Blasts Around a Bend on the KK Road

Trees and vegetation blur away as Kerala State Road Transport Corporation’s RNE511 Fast Passenger bus of the Kumily depot blasts around one of the numerous corners on the Kottayam – Kumily Road (KK Road) as it approaches Vandiperiyar near Kumily on its long journey from Kottayam to Balapillacity via Kumily and Kambammettu. This is an epic highrange route coursing through ...

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From the Highranges of Kerala: Calm Hills, Angry Clouds, Happy Flora

Angry dark clouds swirl downwards from the skies as the ancient hills rest calmly and knowingly, having seen it all. The flora happily look forward towards the mist gripping them in its cold embrace, joining them together as one in the landscape that is so alive in its silence, where the hills and valleys hold keys to secrets and mysteries ...

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Winding narrow and hilly roads among tea estates in Kerala. This photo is of the highrange in Kerala, the road to Vagamon from Elappara in Idukki district

A Winding Road Among Tea Estates in Kerala

A stunning view of the Elappara – Vagamon road winding like a grey necklace among emerald green tea estates in the high ranges of Kerala, in the Idukki district. This place is called Elappara, literally meaning “Cardamom rock” after the spice grown here. The scenery and beauty of this entire area is breathtaking, often wrapped up in mist even during ...

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