Doesn’t it sounds a bit like a tongue twister?! 😉
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lets have a look through the window.
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
As the view got better, traffic got worse. A long line of vehicle formed in no time.
But the real fun of driving had just started!! Do you want to see how the road looked like from above?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A little bit more. It was near. And we started to see the high mountains where the cave is situated.
There it is. 1200 meters above sea level. The natural cave with carvings done by the ancient cave men.
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