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Mallu Industrial Visit Part I

Industrial Visit . This is the name which is used by Engineering college students across the city to represent ‘College Tour’ . But we CEGians are different . I mean we have to be different . Different in the sense we go on a tour ONLY to visit industries, unlike others who just go taste sarakku . Okay all these are in accordance with the Industrial Visit(will be referred as ‘IV’ henceforth) which we CSE guys went last week . And what other place to go other than Kerala ? God’s Own Country . Ennavo kadvul anga vanthu karayorama ara ground nelam vaangi vecha maari solraanunga . Anyways IV was scheduled to ‘happen’ at Munnar and Cochin . Both of them are highly ‘industrious’ cities . We visited more industries than we can remember . I’ll to bring out the maximum . This IV was not a normal one . Had many discrepancies .

Neraya per naan varla – nee varlannu kazhandikkanunga . Hmmm . Avangalukku therila indha industry ellam paathu vara knowledge vera engayum kedaikkathunnu . Poor fellas . Anyways . Namma matterukku varuvom . The Start of IV itself was great . I mean we were supposed to get off the trainby 2 am in Ernakulam. Then we went to Munnar by Bus which was booked previously . Enough stories , well get into serious Industry Business.

First Day was fully Munnar Sight Seeing . We covered two industries .

1. 4 goats & Lots of Grass Inc.

4 goats & Los of Grass Inc.

4 goats & Lots of Grass Inc.

This was a flourishing industry in that area. Sema Crowd. It was ‘built’ on top of a hill. We had to pay an entry fee of Rs. 25 to see 4 goats and walk uphill for about a mile . Ya i almost forgot about the special extra charge which Thanu paid for his camera . Very informative . This Industry answered many of the questions which were puzzling us right from childhood viz. What goats eat for breakfast ? How do goats look like ? and such High IQ things . To cap it off we drank a Pineapple Juice there which was prepared using just the crushing action of Human Hands . No juicers , No filters . The worst which can ever be made .

2. Just-Another-Stupid-Dam(n) Industry.

Just-Another-Dam(n) Industry

Just-Another-Dam(n) Industry

The Bus stopped somewhere and i really thought it was a breakdown. I was wrong . There lied an industry which was feared to be the greatest in Munnar . It was a Dam . Water-Stupid Photos-Trying to see girls inside approaching cars-Walk our leg off to a ‘Viewpoint’-Elachi Tea 8 Rupeees-Back to Bus . It was very interesting as you can see . We had the times of our lives.

3. Garden-of-Laden CampFire Goods.


Garden-of-Laden CampFire Goods

People say Ooty Botanical garden is the best in India . Atleast South India . They are soo wrong . This modern Munnar garden-like place was featured on the “1000 places you should aviod seeing in your lifetime” survey . Ya, there were 12 varieties of grass and supposed-to-be fountain . And wild flowers which grow on their own alongside NH 47 . Place to be noted down by botanists .

Next Bill , Camp Fire. 25 Rupees each. I mean it was worthy . 25 x 66 = 1650 Rupees . Come on guys One litre Kerosene+5 and half wooden sticks+Cheetah Match Box+ Bose BL2067 Speaker Systems what do you guys expect huh ? 25 was very cheap actually . Could have easily costed the park more than 5000 rupees . People were dancing around the fire . Some on their own . Some induced by Romanovs . And i fell into the category of some who were trying to dance. Actually enjoyed it (Real this time. No sarcasm) . Besides dancing, seeing pros dance was a real sight . I mean Gokul was at his best . Nitin-Samaya moves were beyond Godlike .  Bottomline Fun .

Day 2 Started with an Aappam in Hotel Mezban for me, Sivagami and Jegan.

4. Thirunelveli Speed Boats & Co.

Thirunelveli Speed Boats & Co.

Thirunelveli Speed Boats & Co.

If Campfire was the fun moment of day one , it has to be Speed Boat for day two . Coz Speed Boating was the only thing we did on day two . 300 bucks for 5 . Reasonable . Worthy . We got a driver who is supposed to be the Speed-Junkie there . Thirunelveli aalu . Boat a enna valai valachaaru . Really enjoyed it . Oru kaila boat a ottittu innoru kalia camera vaangi photo vera eduthaaru . When asked to overtake the girls boat which went in front of us he said , “Ada viduppa, potta pullainga “ . Chance illa .

5. ‘Kaalamellam Nari Vazhga’ Sound Services.


'Kaalamellam Nari Vazhga' Sound Services

Next Stop. Echo Point. We tried shouting out names and made all sorts of funny noises . And i have to admit some sounds really echoed 😛 . Anyways echo point wasnt really all about echoing . They had pedal boats. I repeat , pedal boats . Pedal Boats which looked rusted due to very less usage . No body seemed to go out boating . Then one pair bravely took the challenge . It was Shanketh and Logesh . Then many ppl seemed to start taking out boats like Samaya-Revathi etc. But the one boat that made all difference was Nari-[ ]-[ ] . It started ripples not only in water but also inside many guys who were simply sitting and eating roasted cashewnuts till then. Nitin-Rohith went after them on a hot pursuit. Seriously if Men’s Pedal Boating were an olympic event like Double Sculls Nitin-Rohit would have already wore their Gold medals to college. Nari raised a fair income to the troubled boat owners association that day.

We were supposed to stay in Munnar that night and leave for cochin the next day . But the place where we stayed (Munnar Tourist Home) tried to move us out by force. So we set off to cochin after lunch that day.

And dont you see the post is fairly big now itself . So ill write the cochin experience on the next post.

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  1. madthanu
    October 10, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    we actually saw more places in munnar da:

    1. 2 ‘viewpoint’s we stopped when we were going from cochin to munnar. I thought viewpoints were supposed to be places where you get a nice view till then… it did make us to check in after 8.30 though, saved one day’s room rent

    2. murugan koil… guess bad boys like u dint go up there

    3. hotel saravana bhavan – never saw one crowded like that

  2. Samaya
    October 10, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    nitin-samaya dance illa …exercise!!! 😛 and goodness..u reminded me abt the pineapple juice!!! reva was initially upset i din get one seperate for her…apparam thaan avalku en natpoda mahimaye purinjithu!! 😛

  3. October 11, 2008 at 9:01 am

    @ madthanu

    I thought i should never blog about Viewpoints . They aren’t worth blogging about 😛 . And abt murugan koil ‘Pasi Vandhaal Pathum Paranthu pogum’ . Antha pathula onnu thaan murugan koil 😛 . Saravana Bavan wasn’t so great afterall . I mean how can a hotel serving Veg food be that great 😛 .

  4. October 11, 2008 at 9:03 am


    Neenga aadnatha paatha exercise maari therilaye … Baagyaraj padathula kooda naan antha maari ori step paathathe illa . Neenga ennavo IV varrathukku munnadi Jodi No. 1 setukku poi verva sindhi practise , rehersal llam panni aadna maari irunthuthu 😛 .

  5. October 11, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Oh sweet . I just went into Funny Blog with this post 😛 . First Pingback 😛

  6. Jegan
    October 11, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    At “4 goats & Lots of Grass Inc”, if they find us using the camera unauthorized ( i mean without paying that 25 ), you have to pay 25000 as penalty.

    I asked sivaguru why the hell they do that.
    He replied to me “macha, national security da.. what if we sell the pictures of indian natural wealth?”

    “Goyyala.. then why are they selling it for 25?”

    Getting money from tourists is very very easy. Just introduce new rules.

    [Pradep]Ah. Repeat Jegan . Indian Natural Wealth ? You should have showed me that on the hill. I didnt see it ? How does it look like exactly ? Like the thing in National Treasure and all ? 😛 [/Pradep]

  7. October 11, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    For things to do in Munnar and Munnar travel guide check out


    [Pradep] Thanks for the ‘informative’ link Jayesh[/Pradep]

  8. October 11, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Machan! See the above comment! It’s become a travel guide 😛

  9. saranraj
    October 12, 2008 at 2:28 am

    romba santhosam…. yenpa commen panravanga yaarum PRADEP tour la yenna pannanu konjam sollungapa…. 🙂 ding…
    and SIVA yenga da pona….??? munnarku thaniyava pona??? +65 thavira?

  10. October 12, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    @ Saran

    Part 1 thane mudinjirukku . Wait pannu pa . +65 na enna da ? En siru moolaikku adhu etta maatenguthu . Theliva sollu .

  11. saranraj
    October 13, 2008 at 7:30 am

    adhu irukattum…. SIRU moolaya??? unakku yellame SMALL thaana??? ding… 🙂

  12. Siva
    October 14, 2008 at 7:26 am

    +65 is the number of students. he s meaning i went single or with pair ! lol ..
    vetti .. open a pesalam .. no probs !!
    he he .. i liked jagan s comments .. more funny than the post ..
    by the way, u fall into one of the best bloggers of this IV post !! lol …

  13. Jegan
    October 14, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Dei.. You forgot to mention some da.. like kuuchee – Mango comedy.. the park was actually under construction!… bun and auto driver became friends… sarakku secrets… add these in your next post..

  14. smrithi
    October 17, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    whts in cochin then.. Malabar Ladies Fashion Tech …. ???? Twin Flip Monster sponsors Vomit and co… ??? Yarukku Yaaro 2 – trailor with exciting news and lots of dancing ??? come on waiting to know…. 😛 😛

  15. October 17, 2008 at 10:53 pm


    That was refreshing really . You know what i mean . And Malabar Ladies Fashion Tech a ? What the ? If it were malabar girls i would have been seriously happy 😛 . So no Malab ladies . And Twin Flip is WORTH a mention . No Vomits though . I totally agree with the Last one . All Hail Smrithi . And the next post is under construction . Trying to pull in many names this time 😛

  16. October 17, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Pro Style Blogging man.

    Waiting for Part 2.

    And Don’t miss out important events 😉

  17. madthanu
    October 18, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    This comment is not related to this post…………

    Antha ‘Ennatha Naan Solrathu…’ pic onekke konjam overa illa?

  18. Jegan
    October 18, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    im with thanu…

    Antha ‘Ennatha Naan Solrathu…’ pic romba overa iruku…

    PS: if anyone else think that pic is romba over, please comment in this post.. 🙂

  19. October 18, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    @ Jealous guys

    jeal·ous·y : /ˈdʒɛləsi/ Pronunciation[jel-uh-see]
    jealous resentment against a rival, a person enjoying success or advantage, etc., or against another’s success or advantage itself.

    I can smell that the photo is becoming a cult classic now . Ha ..

  20. June 8, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    That was really informative.

    About my serniors :p

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