Monday, July 06, 2009

Poombarai

Poombarai
The place we decided to travel first after arriving kodaikanal was, Poombarai. It’s a beautiful village, with an hour drive or 18km from kodaikanal on the way to Mannavanur. It turned noon when we were moving around with couple of restaurants to get our lunch parcels to only get a replay of no after making delay, and the places we like to go further have no provision of food, so we just gone with bread and jam to stop some more delay. The route we went take us through pine forest, where woods laid nearer in order by nature or whoever, stands tall in almost wet surface, just makes cool like anything and ever green. The fallen woods that remain after removal from way are tuned to live within nature simply getting to ruin to feed nature and they say these woods are banned to remove from here and this one reason helps nature to bounce within at least.

We had nothing to do with the village Poombarai, but it does everything with its pretty views I have ever seen that make impress with the pattern it provides. Parked beside a curve road that gives a clean sight of the valley, we saw the beautiful village surrounded by different shapes and size of lands that carved like steps on the slope of hills and it was well known as terrace farming. One part of the fields in different soil colors, gives a wonderful pattern and few terraces are traced by ploughed and harvested, with remaining terraces into the progress of developing cabbages, carrots, cauliflowers, potatoes and hill garlic, which is noted here.
Terrace farming
Almost with tiles roof, the houses seem even at distinct. The valley that exist other side of the village is wide open to an excellent view of Palani hills where Poombarai situated as its heart, a mountain range in Western Ghats. There’s a wooden view point adjoin to the road side, to climb at our own risk and there’s a small hill top with shrine, where one could enjoy the cool mist and breeze that moves into peace and pleasure looking over the village. At far distance there was a falls flowing like a silver line and as far we move, the view continues along the way; and it was interesting with fresh green vegetation fields. The irrigation was done through a small canal where the spring water collected from nearby areas passes through and wonder how water supplied to the higher terrace when rain fail to visit.

And back in evening, it was another splendid view of mist covering the valley and slowly caresses the village. I wonder how the people would feel being under blanket of mist and just being hidden from the world view for sometime to clear.
village kissed by mist
The village exists like an untouched beauty as its core attraction, with petal like hills surrounded. It was nice to see them farming even on no flat surface and creating something to progress their lives, and not like those people who sell there well growing lands to more money and turn it to concrete floors in name of development. We come across many farming lands, but this was simple marvel. The village is connected with buses from kodai and it was a remote village with no clear signal of mobiles, and it holds a Murugan temple with history of three thousands years and once a year they celebrate cart festival after Thai Poosam that comes in Jan-feb.

27 comments:

Devika said...

Beautiful post, Jeevan
The last photograph is just superb :)

I have been there during college days...over twenty years :)

wishes,
devika

vishesh said...

ha haven't been there..maybe should go there next year :)

Kavi said...

Great snaps. We passed by that area too. But we didnt stop..

Maybe we should have !

:)

Anya said...

Great shots Jeevan,
special the last on is amazing :)
^___^

Shuuro said...

wonderful pictures jeevan. nice read, very interesting.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!!
cant wait for my holidays...

Jeeves said...

Awesoommee!

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Wonderful pictures! Absolutely stunning!

Babli said...

I liked your blog very much.I appreciate for the lovely post.
You are welcome in my blogs.

siva // ശിവ said...

It is amazing....

Maddy said...

Oh! Man, you brought loads of nostalgic moments of my living in Nilgiris

Rajesh said...

Amazing snaps. As you described, I can see from your snaps it is a beauty. I hope its stays that way forever.

tulipspeaks said...

it is certainly a beautiful place jeevan!


ammu.

krystyna said...

How nice there is still so beautiful and natural place in the world. Paradise on Earth!
Terrace farming - admirable!

Thank you dear Jeevan for this beautiful post and beautiful views!

Ash said...

Lovely images....love the lush greenery!

Jeevan said...

Thanks everyone for valuable comments on this beautiful place and i appreciate it, and like u I too wish the nature unchanged its way and we admire and not disturb.

Welcome babli, its nice having you here :)

Anonymous said...

It seems that you are not living in India :)

tamizh said...

super sir , my mother village is poombarai so I proud to be a citizen of poombarai.Thank u

thowfeek said...

we appreciate your nice photography. i am living poombarai so greatful

rAm moRRison said...

As a vivid visitor to Kodai for the past 10yrs ,I have now been trying hard look for info on Pumbarai and Mannavur on the net.Honestly ur blog is the best I have found so far !Cheers and thanks to u. God bless.

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Muhil Suganthan said...

Great jeevan...
I luv ur blog...

Anonymous said...

Quite interesting to read your vivid description of the winsome village. Hope to visit poombarai some time.

Subbramaniyan said...

Nice to see. One should not miss the Murugan Temple

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