Sunday, August 17, 2008

Munnar

Wet wet wet...


Nutt and Minnal at top-station...


Lotsof beedis. A little vodka. Old friends. Many conversations. Laughter. An interesting driver with a clear head and a tragic past. Incessant rains. Breathtaking views. Minor treks. Mist. Chaaya. Pazha bajji. Colorful umbrellas. Wet winding roads. A road-side eatery with a taurpalin top to keep the showers away, where a drunk guy shook my hands and said "I like your flaasafee in life" (Why he said so?, the vodka in my blood wouldn't allow me to recall). A room with a view of a church. And a hostess who said "God bless you child" when we were vacating the hotel room. Faith/No-faith, that was a beautiful moment. A trip that was worth it's while, and much more. A weekend of drenching in munnar.

11 comments:

Zanychild said...

those were lovely pictures!

Parth said...

Sounds like a great little trip. Thanks for sharing the photos. I especially liked the first one.

theanalogkid said...

i was in munnar exact same time of the year 5 yrs back.. remember lush green and lying upside down a slope of grass watching the passing clouds for hours on the peak

oh and that umbrella pic reminded me ruskin bond's "the blue umbrella"

Chitty Cat said...

maaaan

u sure make all ur trips sound so nice and fun

i wants to join ur group next time!!!!

i pramees not to rant about ekta kapoor or cars or other trauma stuff

frissko said...

zanychild - Thanks...

parth - yes, it was...thanks...

theanalogkid - hmm nice...western ghats is totally magical during the monsoon...

chitty - totally welcome...and ekta kapoor rants would be welcome too (i remember your la-ekta kapoor plot, and that was fun :)..

chandni said...

wow!!! always wanted to go to munnar...may be some day!

Princess Fiona said...

munnar rocks...its not yet as commercial as ooty or kodai and so has managed to retain its original charm...
vodka and beedis during rainy weather amidst good company...siggggggggggggh!!! sounds purrrrrrrrrrfect :)i'm officially J!

popsie said...

Hmm... seems like a must visit place.
Waynad is another such beautiful destination.

Btw thanks for pointing that out. A friend shared the image(Kaka). Didn't realize it's from "Doing Jalsa Showing Jilpa" blog.

Chitty Cat said...

princess fiona
i wants to meet u - what say we all blogger fraaaaaaaaaaands go to munnar??

so that mr frissko can write a trauma post about how he will never go to munnar again

hee hee hee

frissko said...

chandni - you should...

p.f - and the crowds are much lesser than normal during the monsoons...

popsie - hmm...wayanad has been on my list for a while...in fact there was this one time when we had booked tkts and all but had to cancel in the last moment...

chitty - if u ppl are having the kudi session in chennai pliss to let me know, i'll bring beedis...

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