Sunday, August 29, 2010

A mus(t)seenagudi...

Last weekend we, along with friends decided to drive down to Masinagudi, nestled amidst the verdant foothills of the Nilgiris in Tamilnadu.
It was a pleasant break that involved...
* driving through the lush Bandipur and Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary.
* spotting some spotted deer.
* watching the cotton like clouds descend on the mountains.
* sleeping to the sound of steady rain outside.
* eating fresh ripe guava before the Malabar giant squirrel gets to it.
* exploring the wilderness hand in hand.
* finding a gurgling hill stream.
* picking up some pebbles for my succulents back home;-)
* becoming kids again when we saw a wild hare hop right before us and straight into the darkness.
* suddenly becoming quiet when we saw the bulbuls chirping in the morning on the evergreen tree.
* identifying the birds and the bees( oops, the moths)
* tasting some delicious locally grown gooseberry, jamun, bilberry jams
* devouring some sinfully delicious desserts.
* drinking cups of chai.
*taking in the colour green.
* enjoying every moment of the day.
* re-living those simple but beautiful moments through this post:-)
my friends' little daughter...
silver oak leaf...
gurgling stream...
The beautiful place where we stayed...
our charming cottage...
morning after the rains...
our wildlife and nature enthusiast friend helping us identify a bird...
sitting pretty on our window...
breakfast time was divine...

(images by Arch)

16 comments:

Patricia Torres said...

Oh so so.. gorgeous!! the place you stayed looks very beautiful.. Such an awesome place.. close to nature.. and so close to home.. I envy you guys.. I really do!!

Arch at Rang said...

Patricia~ Next time you are in Bangalore, do let me know will give you all the details:-) I am sure you'll love it:-)

Anpu said...

Lovely Archana...The greenery is so lush. Perfect place for a weekend getaway. so close to nature...

Anonymous said...

awesome..:)
Masinagudi is one of my fav places ever :)
~Sharanya

Smitha said...

Lovely post archana..and beautiful place ..did you get to meet the host, we both studies in the same school :)

~ Smitha

megha punater said...

something to dream of, lovely place arch :)

brad said...

"enjoying every moment of the day" Very nice to remember to be there.

Arch at Rang said...

Anpu, Sharanya~ Thank you:-)

Smitha~ Thanks:-) Yes, Vikram and Anushri were so hospitable:-)

Megha~ Thanks:-)

Brad~ Yes, something I completely believe in:-)

d said...

we went to jungle hut 12 years ago and loved it!

next time go here -
http://www.acres-wild.com/
this is where we spent our 12th anniversary last weekend.

d said...

ps - its the kind of place that on the one hand you want to tell the whole world about, and on the other, that you want to keep as much a secret as possible!

Arch at Rang said...

d~ Looks great and congrats on your 12th anniversary:-)

d said...

thanks! send me a mail id if you are interested i'll send you a link to our pics...

Henna @ AboutCabinets Blog said...

it seems like you were in the middle of nowhere yet in middle of nature, the scenes and sights are just too good and the the names imprinted on the tile was just too cute, i loved it

Travel Bug said...

That is beautiful, I am planning on visting Connor/ooty next year, is this place in the same area?

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice shots.

www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

ramdin khan said...


Hi,
I like the way you writing the post...
Images shows the beauty of wildlife..
Mudumalai Resorts also the best option for wildlife Trip..
Thanks for sharing such a great information..