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Friday, 21 March 2014

Manampalli forest valparai


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We had lots of obstacles and challenges in achieving our 4th time journey towards Valparai. After landing our steps on the land of beauty everything vanished like a mist on a sunny day. Thought the place is not new to us the excitement and eagerness was not lacking at any point. After passing through the first check post here comes the Monkey fall as usual failing to shower us, not disappointed as we already drenched ourselves at Pollachi dam water bed. After sighting the newly opened view point located on the mountain we put a halt at our usual tea shop for a sip. 

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 Once we reach Valparai we finalized our home stay, had our meal and headed towards ‘Number Parai’. One cannot forget the experience had at this place especially the unplanned short trekking on the drizzling evening. I’m sure we frightened Ajay, the driver of Sumo (which carried us to NP) to an extent by alarming after misunderstanding a near dead cow as a tiger. On our way to our home stay that night, did we panic? Oh yes!! After hearing the tusker alert alarm that triggers after its been detected via sensor. Soon we again struck in a shock as soon as we noticed the tusker’s dung only minutes old. Our ‘driver Annan’ confirmed no trace of elephant with a vehicle heading from opposite. Between, the people on this vehicle confirmed they sighted two leopards (rendu puli kandu), we anticipated that it could be a lie due to we were already tired of hearing loads of false news throughout our wildlife journey we did not seem to bother what they claim to have seen. It was a satisfying home stay that one could prefer to stay situated 12km away from the town, very remote and isolated. We did not suffocate from powerless night as we do in our city. Moderate climate was not cold enough to wear a sweater or hot enough to make us sweat. The next day was perfect sunny day. Talking about the breakfast I strongly claim that no one would ever paid Rs 11 for single piece of idly in that village offered by the ‘lady in the nighty’. I’m unsure whether we should be proud for paying high or ashamed of being cheated, it is left with our own perception. God bless the lady.

 

 
 

 

 
 
 






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We do have a cooking experience in the past that helped us to purchase the groceries for our one day stay at Manambally forest guest house.
Manampalli forest guest house. Do you thing the name itself sounds wilderness? Of course it is. If valparai having major portions of the land owned by private tea companies, large forest areas continue to be out of bounds, Manamballi forest is greatly wilder than valparai having very less trace of human and more wildlife habitat. This place is a widespread dense forest with no tea plantation or other human activity. We had to travel through the jungle for about 9km to reach this place. There are around 15-20 families surviving at this place by working for power plant which is a primary electricity source for valparai.



 
 
 


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 What could I particularly say is the best as everything we experienced here is top class. If sighting crocodile on the river bank adds pleasure, then hearing elephant trumpet (seems like approaching us) put us in terror. The music of bird, the wild big squirrel, big fishes in the river, numerous species of birds and the unguided trekking added more amusement. Overall Manambally is worth for its cost.
The last day, before the sadness could fill our hearts for vacating manambally, Nallamudi Pooncholai comes as a treat. I’m surprised that I’m remembered by the sage or priest or whatever he is. I never failed to say “Om Adhi Muruga” after meeting him. His story was not new to few however not for the all.  The waterfall was like a final touch for a painting. We swam, relaxed and getting ready to travel back to our homes. Overall this tour to Valparai was very amusing and wonderful.

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manampalli forest valparai

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Contact Info :
Need Prior permission to get in and stay in the manampally guest house, Permission to stay in the Manampalli guest house must be taken from the main office in Pollachi or contact DFO for permission.

9 comments:

  1. Where to get permission for this... Will they gv permission if we approach normally or we have to get any recommendations frm govt depts... If there are contact details pls provide... or els if u dont mind kindly gv ur contact number.. ?

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  2. Nice Place , But Climate Hot . And In Manampalli guest house No Fan , No Light In Bathroom . Only Solar Current There Are Using . Cost Is High .... No Plates Surved . Waste Of Goingggggggggg :(

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  3. No you may gone on Sunny day, Manampalli such a lovely place for Nature lovers and this place not suitable for normal tourister's.

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  4. Thank you for the informative post, Bhakya Raj. Good pics too. Which DSLR and lens did you use?

    Also, can we visit Manampalli during the day without any permission from forest office? Don't want to stay in the Guesthouse, just a day visit.

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  5. I would prefer a night stay. Here we can spot animals during evening and early Morning. Such a lovely place.

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  6. Sai: You need to get permission, whether it's for sight seeing or stay.

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  7. How did you reached manampalli? By trekking or by car? We are planning to visit there shortly and like to know some info. We have a suv but not a 4x4 drive, so wondering whether it will be fine? Also heard there are lot of leaches, so kindly suggest us. Thanks in advance for your time and effort to answer us.

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  8. How did you reached manampalli? By trekking or by car? We are planning to visit there shortly and like to know some info. We have a suv but not a 4x4 drive, so wondering whether it will be fine? Also heard there are lot of leaches, so kindly suggest us. Thanks in advance for your time and effort to answer us.

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    1. Hi Prakash, SUV is good enough, 4x4 not required as the route is less steep. Permission from forest dept. is mandatory as you cannot go past the check post unless you have a permission letter.

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