Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tilak and Nandani - Dolphin's Nose

En route to the viewpoint at Dolphin's Nose (named for the way the rock formations look at a distance), we stopped at Singara Tea Estate where we like to go walking.

We saw a very large bison.

 We stopped along the way, in the tea estates

 This shows a rock formation the tea grows around, as well as a water drainage track

Here's a view from Dolphin's Nose

 Besides the waterfall, the clouds were sitting on a bank of air or something making the clouds flat on the bottom, cutting off the tops of the mountains.  It was spectacular.

Here's that flat bottom of the clouds and one on top to the left!

 The steam would rise from the land and join the clouds.

This is the commercial side of Dolphin's Nose.  We were very lucky that there was hardly anyone else there.
 In the middle is Suresh, the pujari at the little temple in the base of a tree in the Singara Tea Plantation forest temple.  This day he was working in this tea stall at Dolphin's Nose.  Nice surprise.

We had taken guests to Dolphin's Nose many times.  It was always socked in by fog.  I tried very hard not to go, thinking it was a waste of time.  I'm so glad I went that day.  It was really magnificent.  Spectacular.


Dexter said...

Wow. Those clouds and the hills are amazing. And it's funny that you took a pic of some random western garbage. But I assume it's very rare to see that kind of thing in these hills.

Carolyn said...

I just thought that particular trash was funny, and Tilak had taken the picture. I had taken pictures taken by me, Gopal, Tilak and Raju for this post. It was challenging.