APR 24, 13 .. ‘ZILLA ASKS .. PART VI ..

‘Zilla has a recurrent ‘ZILLA ASKS theme that goes as follows:  “Cap tell me about what sights there are to see in and around Kodaikanal.”

After a lot-of-thought .. and trust me I have given this a lot-of-thought .. I have come to the conclusion that .. as a ‘somewhat general rule’ NOT as an ‘ABSOLUTE general rule’ .. I am not particularly interested in many of the traditional Tourist Attractions ..

February 9th (give or take a day) of 2012 .. on my first ever visit here to Kodaikanal .. I took a ‘Local Sightseeing Tour’ .. below was the itinerary.

The itinerary for the morning was:

Croakers Walk / Upper Lake View / PIne Forest / Moier Point / Guna Cave / Pillar Rocks / Golf Course / Pambar Falls ..

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The itinerary for the afternoon was:

Kurunji Andavar Temple / Palani View / Kodai City View / Chettiar Park / Jain Temple / Bryant Park ..

In my two Blogspot Posts dated 15 APR 2013 .. Part I and Part II .. I showed what I saw from the above all-day tour.

They have several other Tourist Tours ..

La Saleth Church / Vattakkanal Falls / Lions Cave / Mountain Beauty / Dolphin Nose / Echo Rock / 500 Year Old Tree ..

Another ..

Silent Valley View / Fire Watch Tower / Berijam Lake View / Caps Valley View (THAT I ought to see!) / Mathikettan Solai / Berijam Lake ..

“SO?”  Many of you may ask?  “Your point is?”

I sit with somewhat ‘mixed’ feelings and ‘mixed’ reactions as to the tour issue.  Here is my conclusion:  There 100% definitely is a time-and-a-place for commercial tours.  In fact .. preceding this Post .. if you read it .. you saw some photos that I snapped on-a-tour I just took here in Ooty today.  This will be proof that I am NOT .. in ANY WAY .. against tours!

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BELOW ARE SOME UNUSUAL TOURIST SIGHTS THAT I AM INTERESTED IN ..

This man is INSIDE of my restaurant.  He is evidently still so cold that inside of the restaurant he has his ear muffs and stocking cap on .. this ‘Tourist Sight’ I find interesting!

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You’ve seen the below man who is cold at 70 degrees in the sun!

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I love the below CAP’S TOURIST ATTRACTION ..

SITTING UP-FRONT WITH THE DRIVER!

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And away he rolled!

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AND!

This man gave-up-his-seat so I could sit-down and all he asked in return was for me to photograph him! He was so tickled .. can you see that?

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And .. my special friend .. the Front Desk Manager at the
Raahat Inn so kindly allowed me to photograph him ..

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And finally .. I can see his very soul!

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YOU WANT SPECIAL?  YOU HAVE SPECIAL!

AND MY FRIENDS AT AL BAIQ RESTAURANT ..

Israel one of the cooks .. his specialty .. DOSAI !

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Israel ON THE PHONE WITH PATTI in Alaska ..

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AND HABIB .. THE MAN !

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ISRAEL AND SANTHOSH AND RABEEK ..

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AND WILL YOU JUST LOOK AT THEM ALL OUT FRONT ..

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AND RAMESH!

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AND PURUSH!

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I THINK .. WELL I HOPE .. YOU ALL ‘GET IT’ ..

AGAIN .. ” CAP?  WHAT EXACTLY IS IT YOU LOVE ABOUT INDIA? “

MUCH JOY .. CAP


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