Our guest blogger Sheila Kumar, copywriter-turned-journalist-turned writer (author of Kith and Kin), recounts through a series of frames, her visit to Nilgiris, one of the oldest mountain ranges; it is a part of the Western Ghats. There are three hill stations in Nilgiris -- Ooty, Coonoor and Kotagiri. Nilgiris is India's first biosphere. This is Sheila's second tour-de-frames for Nila Tamaraa. Drop by Sheila's blog Bindersfullawords for some more frozen frames.
Not so long ago, this alert was tacked onto a tree just beyond Mudumalai.
|The last of the `Bens` when coming up from Coimbatore.|
The `Sleeping Beauty` sprawls inwanton fashion. She is seen in her full glory only on clear days.
|A blaze of green as one approaches on the rail tunnels.|
|The utterly charming Lovedale station.|
The glorious clock tower at the Lawrence School in Lovedale.
|Jacaranda lights up the landscape at Wellington.|
The eucalyptus tree-lined track in the Ketty valley.
|Sitting pretty in a Coonoor tea garden.....|
A Toda (one of the tribes of Nilgiris) deity etched in stone.