A Monkey Parade!

No, not the parade for hopeful courting teenagers!

This was a trooping ‘home’ of scores of simians across the roof behind the Gateway hotel in Coonoor, and up a nearby tree to wherever it is they bed down for the night! I am guessing leaving room doors open here isn’t an option.

Although not part of the parade, I couldn’t resist including little Hanuman (as Meredith would surely have named him) and his adoring mom, who I captured on the highway, against R’s dire warnings about getting mauled and having my camera snatched away. I admit it was foolhardy of me, but just look at them!
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Happy Thursday!

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Hi, I'm Madhu. Wanderer. Travel blogger. Story teller. Bitten late and hard by the travel bug, I am on a mission to make up for lost time.

97 thoughts on “A Monkey Parade!

    1. Thank you Viveka. Heart melting is the right word. I got misty eyed when I saw that look on the mama’s face 🙂

  1. Oh! Oh! Oh! You reckless woman, that is the most beautiful image! 🙂

    Madhu, can I check that you are ok and that noone you love is involved in the building collapse in Chennai? I saw the news headlines just a few minutes ago.

    1. Thank you Jo. Appreciate your concern. No one I know was in that accident. Can you imagine the carelessness of those builders? Arrested now, but who is to answer for the lives lost?

      1. I didn’t fully understand the cause, Madhu? I thought they were blaming excessive rain but surely that should be taken account of?

        1. Yesterday’s sudden sharp thunderstorm lasted little over an hour!! Nothing like our incessant and cyclonic monsoons. It had to be faulty construction and suspect material. The building was not yet ready or the death toll would have been higher.

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