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Monday, September 25, 2006,4:03 AM
KING FISHER
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I have never been lucky with king fisher, Its easy to spot though, You can never miss a bright blue tail almost flourescent.


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Though it is very small, it is visible from a distance.


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It flies so fast that I never had a chance to take a picture of its flight.


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DAYLIGHT AGAIN
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Thursday, September 21, 2006,7:10 PM
PUNALUR-QUILON
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This is Punalur - Quilon section. These pictures were taken last year. Took a train from Sencottai 5.30 in the morning, goes through Tenmala and Punalur, I did not stop at Punalur, continued my journey till Quilon, now called Kollam. Ticket for this breath taking Journey is 19 rupees, less than 50 cents. Sencottai-Quilon.




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Had a cup of coffee at Punalur Railway station.
I posted a few pictures some where which I can't locate. I did not post these pictures because they were too dark, had to brighten them, it was pouring non stop and there were rain drops on the lens in most of the pictures. Early in the morning, heavy rain, I was hanging out of the train taking pictures, not a good idea and not good for your camera. I was just overwhelmed by the lush green landscape of Punalur - Quilon section. Where ever you turn your eyes it looked like a painting.


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The mountain section ended at Punalur and the train runs through the plains, it pickes up speed from here. It was cold windy and I was completely wet standing outside clicking pictures.


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Here the biggest regret was I was missing the landscpe of the other side of the train. It was a tough choice.


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Wednesday, September 13, 2006,3:56 AM
RAILWAY STATIONS
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These are a few of the most romantic railway stations you'll find in between Sencottai and Punalur. I am posting the pictures of the breath taking journey in daylight Again.
Some Journey !!




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Please believe me, this IS a railway station. There is no platform, good idea, not having a platform, the train stops here for one minute.




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I do not know the names of all the railway stations, there aren't many, I was too busy enjoying the ride.


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The ride is full of life, Quilon - Tirunelveli train is always crowded. You can avoid that and take a train which starts from Sencottai, which runs almost empty. But I was in this crowded train.


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HELLO !
Next time I'll try to spend time at each station. These are all villages, there would be no place to stay.


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There are places to stay here at Thenmala. I have written about my last visit a few months ago.


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This is the Station master. He forgot to wave the green flag when he saw me taking a picture. Stood in attention, posing for me. Is it over Sir ? I said yes thank you. Railway staff could be a pain sometimes, they have the power to confiscate your camera.

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It started to rain again, i was sitting by the door


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This is where the journey began. Punalur Railway station. It rained here too.
Daylight Again
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