Monday, January 23, 2006


Yesterday had been a wonderful day as i was part of the trekking which was organised by the CAP and Nature Club of the College. The whole trip was fun filled and exotic one. We had been to place called "Pothi Mand" which is in the interior forests of Nilgiris range. It is a one and a half hour journey from Ooty.

We started the journey at 6.30 with bus( PSG bus) full of guys from various departments. Then proceeded to Ooty and then the "Pothy Mand" , which is a restricted forest area known only to few people. People say that it is the Maniratnam's favorite spot and been in movies like Roja and Alaipayuthae. We started the trekking at around 1 in the afternoon. The place was exotic location untouched by common people. It was wonderful to see such a place where no pollution has peeped in. The air was fresh and the climate cool and no words to explain the happiness which i got after seeing those places..

It was a dense forest totally covered with the trees everywhere , and we had to go in places where only there was way for a man to go. It was nice to have an adventurous journey inside those dense forest area. First we went to the Pothi Mand Water Reservoir , which was an amazing dam with very steep walls and the amount of water it was holding was tremendous. As crossed it we entered the jungle.. From there we had to go in to the deep forest which was a 4 km walk. It was an adventerous walk all the way , with streams of water gushing along the way and a mini water fall in the way. From there we reached a place they call it as "hut".. Took rest there for sometime. Then we proceeded to the lake which the Pothi Mand Dam preserves. The lake was an exotic location like which i have seen only in Discovery and NGC . I wondered such a place existed in India. Why should we go for Hawaaiian islands when we have such places here itself..

The we had to return back. We all were totally exhausted during our return from the place. It was very cold and dark as it was nearing 5 o clock. The chillness was extreme and the jungle full of noices from the insects.. When we were returning from the Dam we had a wonderful scene of a herd of Bisons, around 20 to 30 on the way. It was nice to see such animals at the night time. Atlast we have seen some animals in the forest.
It was around 12 when we reached the Hostel. We all were totally exhausted , no energy. Had a good night's sleep..

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