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Curvy road-ride to the Carvings of Cavemen

Published on : September 17, 2014 
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Last Updated on July 26, 2018 by Trablogger

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Doesn't it sounds a bit like a tongue twister?! ūüėČ

I am on my way to see some carvings created by cave men! I am taking you with me on this amazing road journey. This is a pleasurable drive indeed. You will soon come to know.

The best time to drive I believe is in the morning.

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A good Morning

The roads will be empty or  Lesser traffic. Sun won't be too harsh and the weather will be lovely.  The drive will be peaceful except if  you are a fan of rash driving.

And I love to click from a moving body, may it be a car, a bike or a train. Because the sense of achievement after getting a good picture while moving is incredible for me.  There are a lot of factors to take care while taking a picture, like the settings, the composition etc etc within a very short span of time. To add more challenge to the situation, I try to take all the pictures in full manual mode keeping the lens in Auto focus.  So forgive me if any picture isn't up to a certain standard.

Well coming back to the curvalicious road.

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Curvalicious roads

The road which we are taking in this journey is going to be very nice in most of the parts unlike many other roads in this area.

So after an hour or so you can see the changes in the surrounding.

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The first signs

Slowly we are going up the hill. And the first signs started so show up. A beautiful mountain region decorated with clouds can be considered as a good omen, at least I am considering it as one now.

So we are moving higher up. Yes we are approaching a hill highway.

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Start of Hill highway

Lets have a look through the window.

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Western ghats

Oh! isn't it the beautiful western Ghats?! Yes it is.

Lets see what wiki says about

The Western Ghats are a mountain range that runs almost parallel to the western coast of Indian peninsula. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the eight "hottest hotspots" of biological diversity in the world. It is sometimes called the Great Escarpment of India

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Western Ghats again

As the view got better, traffic got worse.  A long line of vehicle formed in no time.

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You are on Queue

But the real fun of driving had just started!! Do you want to see how the road looked like from above?

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Thamarassery churam

If you are following me from the beginning, you will be remembering about this tricky curves of Kerala among the travelling is so much fun in Kerala pictures. This is the famous Thamarassery churam with 9 hair pin bends like this. Driving through this path is nightmare to some, while fun for some other people.

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Manoeuvring the curves

For the bus drivers it's neither nightmare nor fun, but their daily life. I'm sure these curves have so many stories to tell, both good and not so good ones.

Also the stories of effort and hard work of hundreds of people who made this road possible.

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The bird's-eye view

Here you can see how small the man is, at the same time how he his hard work made impossible, possible!

The thoughts were disturbed by a bunch of ancestors of humans.

Monkeys rule the road side

Monkeys rule the road side

Monkeys are a common sight in this route. There are a bunch of them in here.

We were moving forward without wasting much time. And we were approaching our destination. The sign board welcomes us.

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Welcome to Wayanad

So we came from Kozhikode district to Wayanad district. Both belongs to Kerala, southern state of India, popularly known among tourists as God's own country because of its greenery, Ayurveda, backwaters and much more. You can find some reasons here in the Kerala million reasons 

The view again started to change. This time it was the beautiful tea plantation, escorting the curvy roads.

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Through the tea estates

The different shades of Greenery gives a special feeling while driving. And I couldn't stop clicking. These are just very small percentage of pictures that I have clicked. Maybe I will upload more pictures at my instagram.

Anyway we were about to reach. The shades of road started to change along with the greenery.

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About to reach

A little bit more. It was near. And we started to see the high mountains where the cave is situated.

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cave, we are coming

There it is.  1200 meters above sea level. The natural cave with carvings done by the ancient cave men.

Lets enter into the cave. Part 2 : Carvings of Cavemen finally revealed

Part 3 : Return Journey

All pictures are taken by Trablogger. Please contact for approval, if you would like to use them for any purpose.

Written by : Trablogger
Trablogger aka Jithin is an Indian travel blogger who is obsessed with leading a travel life. When he is not traveling, photographing, writing or blogging, you can see him thinking about sustaining this travel life or helping someone to travel more.
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