In Search of the Haunted Bungalow at Bonacaud, Trivandrum - Kerala

harikeshpk

Member
distant view of factory

ruins..

star, sickle & hammer - symbol of the might to break down the walls & shackles. but often, it serves to close the windows to the world..



the distant engine sound of the road transport corp. bus breaks the sounds – that of the howling wind and waterfall down the valley. there seems to be a sense of rhythm in the way in which the bus climbs up the hill, shifting gears and the sudden stop before negotiating the hairpin bends. Then, for fleeting moments, one can hear the sound of the waterfall again, only to be broken by the sound of the engine once more..
very good pictures. the beauty of bonacaud is there is hardly any tourist there. still un exploited.
 

Scorpio1971

Maverick
Amazing! I have fallen in love with this place. Nothing can be better than this. Added to my places to be visited before I kick my bucket.:D
 
very good pictures. the beauty of bonacaud is there is hardly any tourist there. still un exploited.
Amazing! I have fallen in love with this place. Nothing can be better than this. Added to my places to be visited before I kick my bucket.:D
no, no, nooo.. I won't let you better my love for this place :twisted: as harikeshpk said, beauty of Bonacaud is its total anonymity. Initially, it was the beauty of the place which kept luring us. But now, as we came to understand the storied past and people, the present lure is just not limited to beauty, but the love for history and lives there

the trips did have fair share of lighter sides..sharing some


"If you don't get a tiger, you can beat up a cat and make it confess that he was the 'tiger' who attacked the humans" - goes and old saying about Kerala Police. Same here in the case of an ace photographer in our team who found a way to overcome his disappointment for not being able to click any wild-life in this particular trip. Close-up 'wild-life photography'??
wildlife photo.JPG


Sergeant giving us troops some tips for dealing with pachyderms if they show up. According to the expert, it is ideal to lie down calmly and say "chillax honey, we ain't here to peek into your room". Pachyderms are bound to understand this gesture and retreat - he said

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Sergeant demonstrating 'Plan B', in case the pachyderms are not in mood to listen to our reasoning
watchout.jpg


Well, he was not much interested in Sergeant's class and thought of being bit practical as we heard branches being snapped somewhere
run baby run.JPG


vinod (red shirt) - "come on buddy, it seems a nice weather, let's go for a walk and get some fresh mountain air"
they started walking...jpg


shyam - "should we go, didn't we see a dried up dung 2 corners back as we drove up here?"
vinod - "don't worry, its some tamed elephants which were brought to pull trees..trust me" and they walked on
and the walked on...JPG


and they got enough 'air' running back..it was just a 'tamed' domestic dog around the corner which caused this reaction
and they came.jpg
 
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Ben alikannu

New Member
no, no, nooo.. I won't let you better my love for this place :twisted: as harikeshpk said, beauty of Bonacaud is its total anonymity. Initially, it was the beauty of the place which kept luring us. But now, as we came to understand the storied past and people, the present lure is just not limited to beauty, but the love for history and lives there

the trips did have fair share of lighter sides..sharing some


"If you don't get a tiger, you can beat up a cat and make it confess that he was the 'tiger' who attacked the humans" - goes and old saying about Kerala Police. Same here in the case of an ace photographer in our team who found a way to overcome his disappointment for not being able to click any wild-life in this particular trip. Close-up 'wild-life photography'??
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Sergeant giving us troops some tips for dealing with pachyderms if they show up. According to the expert, it is ideal to lie down calmly and say "chillax honey, we ain't here to peek into your room". Pachyderms are bound to understand this gesture and retreat - he said

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Sergeant demonstrating 'Plan B', in case the pachyderms are not in mood to listen to our reasoning
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Well, he was not much interested in Sergeant's class and thought of being bit practical as we heard branches being snapped somewhere
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vinod (red shirt) - "come on buddy, it seems a nice weather, let's go for a walk and get some fresh mountain air"
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shyam - "should we go, didn't we see a dried up dung 2 corners back as we drove up here?"
vinod - "don't worry, its some tamed elephants which were brought to pull trees..trust me" and they walked on
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and they got enough 'air' running back..it was just a 'tamed' domestic dog around the corner which caused this reaction
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Has the forest department stopped giving trekking permits to bonacaud
 
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