The chill dawn, the pilgrims on their way (most pilgrims would finish their pilgrimage by January 14th, when the sun begins its "uttarAyanam" or northward path, and the festival of Sankranti or Pongal, the harvest festival, happens), and the little lighted shrine in the gloaming, made me feel peaceful...
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The lovely trip ended with this beautiful sunset:
Then came the largest full moon (also the first full moon) of 2009:
Valparai is beautiful (even if Hotel Treat is not)...do visit when you can!
I am off to Daroji Bear Sanctuary in an hour or two...everyone, don't be good, until I get back!