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We went to the place where Bill Gates took the photo for Windows XP default wallpaper. Fortunately or unfortunately, it was summer and all the grass was not green, just pale brown.
Windows XP Default Wallpaper
[Seasons Changed and another bush is also there]
Physical Location: God’s own District [Wayanad], God’s own Country [Kerala],
Altitude: 2100m above sea level
- Manu a.k.a Dragonfly
- Vijay a.k.a Chaithanya
- Pauly a.k.a Pauly
- Shanavas a.k.a Shanavas
I also took a snap of me there, in case you don’t believe me
Vijay took a snap from the other side
I think Bill [Gates] is a stupid when this photo can be taken other than just the plain grassland.
We trekked ~3kms against gravity, so we consider it as 5kms [Total 10kms]
We reached the [supposed to be] heart shaped lake on top
I wanted to take the photo of the valley
He pushed some rocks from our path
We went to the highest waterfalls in that area
This is as close we could get.
Remarks: This was the most difficult part of our trip. To get to the place you will have to trek ~1.5km steep inside jungle. Better get a guide, ‘cos chances are many to loose track of your path inside the steep and extremely dangerous jungle.
Adventure is in our DNA
We started day 2 with a visit to the Wayand ghat pass
Area: 12kms of hairpins
Remarks: Will take 1hr for a bus to reach from bottom to top [according to our driver]
Mission II, Location:
Inside the jungle
We climbed the trees
Swung across the rocks
Slept in the trees
Enjoyed the scenery
Conquered islands after islands
Water seemed to be like crystals
Tried some underwater photography
Discovered some rare species of snails
We had to dive to take a snap of this snail with marks on its shell
Had fun with and in water
Tried some different angles of photography
Gave a classic touch to the jungle
Took a group photo
We visited God also [thought we will disturb him for some time]
Mission III, Location:
Remarks: More than 3000 years old
Original Kerala Architecture
The environment was so good, cool, serene and calm with the sun setting in the horizon. You could hear the classical music from the temple. I enjoyed solitude for some moments.
We witnessed a marvelous sunset also
Way back home
Special Thanks to all who helped to make this adventure real
ps: For more photos, visit Dragonflyz photos at flickr.com