The previous 7 pics will take you through the little walk I had to reach this point. OK about a 3 hr walk as I kept stopping to take pics!!

I started the walk from the right hand side of this pic and walked towards the lake below till the little island in the center. I then walked around the lake and up this hill. Distance in the mountains is a funny thing …. I sure took a lot longer than it looked – LOL!!

Here’s a pic-by-pic sequence of the walk to here:

Walking towards the water. This would have been the lake bed in wetter times.

Reach a small bit of the Emerald Lake

The top of the hill behind is where I ended the walk.

This is taken from where the cows were in the pic above

Halfway up the hill!

Came back here the next morning before sunrise to get the clouds rising up from the plains. That’s here


  • micklyn
    micklynover 5 years ago

    Amazing work! gorgeous images ( :

  • Thank you!! I hope to get to see that entire brown area under water when I go back there after the monsoons in Sep-Oct!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Anuja Manchanayake
    Anuja Manchana...over 5 years ago

    Nice photo(s) Vickram. By the way, where is this (or rather which part of India is this)?

  • Thanks Anuja – this is about 30 Km beyond Ooty in the hills above Emerald and Avalanchi lakes. Southern Part of India – these are the Nilgiri Hills (Blue Mountains).
    Went for a little holiday at a place called Destiny which is set miles from any other civilisation.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetover 5 years ago

    You created a fantastic series from your photo walk Vikram! Every single one of them is awesome in its own way, but they all have one thing in common besides the location: gorgeous light! Well done!

  • Thank you so much Johanne – that was one of the best days so far this year for me! It’s been ages since I went trekking (if a 3 hr walk can be called that – but I’m really unfit LOL! – used to do 1-2 week marches) – with the camera makes it so much more fun!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • simonesphotos
    simonesphotosover 5 years ago

    Lovely shot once again my friend!!

  • Thank you so much Simone – your stamp of approval means a lot!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • pryere
    pryereover 5 years ago

    Lovely shot and a great series. You had a good day.

  • I had an awesome day!! The pics turned out pretty ok too. Thank you!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Appel
    Appelover 5 years ago

    What an incredible series!!! You had a very successful day – what could be more fun than spending a day outside taking photos! I love them all!

  • Thank you so much Ann – this was so much fun! Can’t wait to get back there later this year.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 5 years ago

    Beautiful shots and I really enjoyed the journey!

  • Thank you so much Joanne! Glad you could see the journey here!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Gisele Bedard
    Gisele Bedardover 5 years ago

    This place is amazing,superb shot!!

  • Thank you so much! Yes, an absolutely amazing place!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Carole Brunet
    Carole Brunetover 5 years ago

    Very great series, gorgous mood in every one especially in this one. Wow!

  • Thank you Carole! I actually preferred the light earlier in the day. The walk back got pretty dark with the clouds and in the forest (far side) – it got really, really dark! But yes, the mood that dark clouds give is awesome!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 5 years ago

    What an amazing landscape, and captured so beautifully Vikram. Well done!

  • Thank you so much for a wonderful compliment Ursula!

    – Vikram Franklin

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