Red Carpet Treatment

Tea Estates of Valparai during a three day solo bike ride to Valparai. As the road snakes down towards Sholayar Dam from Valparai, there are beautiful tea gardens flanked by dense forests. Being the fag-end of monsoon season, the clouds played hide ‘n seek with the mountains. Dotting the gardens are these African Tulip Tree…

Scarlet Blooms

Tea Estates of Valparai during a three day solo bike ride to Valparai. As the road snakes down from Sholayar Dam towards Athirapally, there are beautiful tea gardens flanked by dense forests. Being the fag-end of monsoon season, the clouds played hide ‘n seek with the mountains. The view above was across the valley of…

Athirapally Falls

Visited the Athirapally Falls during a three day solo bike ride to Valparai. At the falls, there is a small trail that leads to the bottom of the falls just to the edge of water. It is a steep with multiple switchbacks descending down. While the heavy riding jacket made the going tough, the humidity…