Some pics taken at Wayanad or Wynad. North East of Kerala. A five hour drive from Bangalore, via Mysore and the Bandipur Forest reserve. Nestled amidst the mountains of the western ghat one is surrounded by tea estates and hills all over. A great getaway!
History has it that the region was known as Mayakshetra (Maya's land) in the earliest records. Mayakshetra evolved into Mayanad and finally to Wayanad. The Folk etymology of the word says it is a combination of Vayal (paddy field) and Naad (land), making it 'The Land of Paddy Fields'. There are many indigenous tribals in this area. It is set high on the majestic Western Ghats with altitudes ranging from 700 to 2100 m.
On the way to Wayanad - through the Bandipur forest reserve
The tea estates
Meenmutty Water falls
A cormorant on the look out for fish
A church on the highway roadside
As we enter the Bandipur Forest Reserve from Sultan Battery - a temple with the lovely Gopurams
The Pachyderms during their afternoon siesta
I've gotta visit India!!!
Nice Photos Bhavita.
The trip must have been rejuvenating!
Splendid photos, Bhavita.
I did not know that you are an excellent photographer as well!!
I am visiting this site after a gap of one year.
Very nice to catch up.
Sureshji, how are you? Hope all well. Yes a very long time.
I myself visit HF very rarely, happened to log in today after ages
Thank you... yes photography is quite a hobby
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