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A ride to Hogenakkal [Dec. 14th, 2007|02:31 pm]
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Boatman, Boat

Boatman, Boat: the boatman carrying his round-boat/coracle, taking it along with him to the next point where he was going to take us along; Hogenakkal, Tamil Nadu

The boatmen with their coracles, with mutual understanding among themselves to not fight for customers, carrying around their coracles from one place to another, waiting for the passengers to roam around and come back before continuing and later ending the ride with a customary swirl in their round baots. Then there is the market, always busy, with fish being caught in the river, and cooked in black pans by the pathway, sliced and fried right there, pulling people in with the sight and the smell. And this is in July, when the water level is high, the falls gushing down from every rock and there are no kids jumping off the cliffs into the water to earn a few bucks.

The were two routes to Hogenekkal, "Bangalore-Hosur-Krishnagiri-Dharmapuri-Hoganekkal" being mostly along the main road which was the route we took while going there and then there is the backroad route "Bangalore-Hosur-Rayakottai-Palacode-Pannagram-Hogenakkal" which we took while coming back and was much better in terms of the scenery, both of them being 150-170kms.


12 What's in there? 11 Ready
10 Cooking fish 9 Enjoying the ride
8 Waiting for customers 7 Ready for you
6 Cooking fish 3
2 Laundry 1 Between a rock and a hard place

4 5

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[User Picture]From: zeeshanmn
2007-12-14 11:25 am (UTC)
Good to see you back :-).
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[User Picture]From: deepsan
2007-12-15 11:36 am (UTC)
:)
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[User Picture]From: anushsh
2007-12-14 11:52 am (UTC)
Ah.. yeah you are back :-)

Excellent pictures. Loved them all :)
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[User Picture]From: deepsan
2007-12-15 11:37 am (UTC)
Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: deponti
2007-12-14 03:55 pm (UTC)
walkum,walkum,walkum back! Good to see you back and your pictures, too.. awaiting the pics of your trip as soon as ever you can post 'em...
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[User Picture]From: deepsan
2007-12-15 11:37 am (UTC)
Thanku, thanku
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[User Picture]From: deepsan
2007-12-15 11:37 am (UTC)
Slowly but surely :)
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[User Picture]From: ashbirder
2007-12-15 04:49 am (UTC)
grt :) welcome back
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[User Picture]From: deepsan
2007-12-15 11:37 am (UTC)
:)
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From: mkrishna80
2007-12-15 07:03 pm (UTC)
The coracles remind me of the time in hampi where they squeezed in 8 of us into such a small coracle! was a scary ride!!
Welcome back btw!
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[User Picture]From: deepsan
2007-12-16 04:07 am (UTC)
But they do seem to be able to handle the load, as long as it is equally distributed; being only 5 including the boatman, we did not end up testing its limits :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-01-01 07:00 am (UTC)

Lovely photos!

Jus stumbled upon ur blog.
Lovely pics!!!

-Ms.N
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