Mahendra Trail - Musings (Villupuram - Tamil Nadu)

Here's the wrapping up post of the Mahendra Trail series! You've seen the earlier posts of the trail on Vallam & Theevanur, Dhalavanur, Mandagapattu, and Panamalai previously. When it comes to me, any trip always wraps up with the Musings in that trip. Remember, my post on Pudukottai musings long back??? So, here comes the Musings of the Mahendra Trail. 
Remember, in my Dhalavanur post, I was talking about how difficult it was to actually reach the place, travelling in highway, smaller roads, dirt track? Well, in the dirt track there were these 2 people taking care of their cattle herd. Their facial features, their innate country side, village look on them made me so inquisitive that I had to take a shot of them! So, how's it???

On our way from Dhalavanur to Mandagapattu, it slightly drizzled and climate cooled down completely. And guess what that paved way to? Ofcourse, an awesome rainbow! Able to spot it?
Well, let me zoom in... Now, I'm sure you can spot it!!!
As the temperature cooled down, and as we drove along, I spotted 'THIS' mister and I asked the the Mister driving the car, to stop for a moment. And guess what, THIS mister looked at me head on and posed for me till I took his pic and then flew away! 
Well, this mister is Indian Roller aka Blue Jay. Though this seems to be a common bird, sadly, I have never seen one so far!!! Happy that I managed some bird watching too, thanks to Mahendra Verma Pallava!!!

On a totally different note, I have already told you about CBC or Chennai Bloggers' Club! Remember my post on 'What Chennai means to me'? That was written for a blogtag by CBC. You may also have heard about cuponation.in, a coupon portal that shares coupons and vouchers of various Indian online shopping sites!  Well, right now CBC, hand-in-hand with Cuponation, is hosting a contest to create a badge for CBC! Here's my trial for the same, mixing the iconic Chennai Central Station, RSS icon for blog, and a font that's as crazy as we are!!!

Dedicated to Gopu, Siva, Siddharth, Prof. Sivaramakrishnan.

Bhushavali N

An ardent traveler by passion. I am a wanderlust.. Read more about me here.

25 comments:

  1. thats one confident bird posing for you :)

    loved the shots of the elderly couple!!

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    1. Ha ha! He's looking straight into the camera!!! Lolz!
      Thanks dear! :)

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  2. Mahendra trail posts have been awesome Bhusha. It was a pleasure reading them. Those portraits are lovely.

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  3. Hey Mitr, Happy New Year.
    DO stay safe on your travels.
    From what we see on the news here, its not that good for you at times.

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    1. Its pretty much safe here Roy! Just a couple of incidents!
      Have to be cautious, but I can continue my journeys! :)

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  4. beautiful portraits of these two. thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  5. Very good photo's have you made....i like them

    Thanks for your visit on my blog.

    Greetings, Joop

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  6. Your photos of the couple herding their cattle are very good, as is the portrait of the bird. I'm glad he posed so nicely for you.

    Thank you for visiting my site.

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    1. Thank you so much for the appreciation George! Do visit often! :)

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  7. What gorgeous sites and how cool that you saw the bird and rainbow! It will be a while before I go back to India again, but I would love to see this site too!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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    1. Thanks dear! Do visit Indian soon!!! :)

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  8. What lovely shots! Those people have such wonderful expressive faces.

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  9. Great shots. Thanks for your visit to my blog.

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  10. Lovely photography of beautiful people and country ~

    (A Creative Harbor) on blogger ^_^

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    1. Thanks Carol! Glad you liked! Do visit often!!! :)

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  11. Very enjoyable trip together!


    Aloha from Honolulu,
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    1. Thank you so much Cloudia! Thanks for visiting. Do visit often! :)

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  12. Hey Bhushavali .. I wandered here from your other blog .. love this one too .. I am a travel freak, just like you :) .. and as you must have seen from my Bhuj post, I love shopping while travelling :) ..

    Must say .. kudos to you .. for running 2 blogs simultaneously .. hats off!

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    1. Thank you so much Rosh! Ofcourse, Bhuj was the first post that I saw in your blog.. :)

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  13. ooohh .. and please follow my blog on Google+ .. I am following you on both blogs :)

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