Admirer of Paul Raj Paintings

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Paul was born in Kodaikanal on 22 September 1914 and died on 2 October 1979. G D Arulraj was born in 1925 and died in June 1972 while visiting India. Arul worked at Laguna Beach in the 60's and 1970's. G D Thyagaraj might have been born in 1922 and I am told that he probably died sometime before 1981. He moved to northern India as a young man. I lived in India as a child and spent a lot of time in Calcutta. My mother purchased several paintings directly from Paul Raj while living in Madras and this got me interested in his works. I then discovered he had two brothers Arul Raj and Thyaga Raj who were both fantastic artists. I could not find much information on the internet so decided to set up my own blog. Subsequently a Facebook tribute site has also been created to the memory of the three brothers. Contact me at:

Sunday, 22 February 2015

23 November 2014 On the road from Bandipur to Ooty

After we finished our dawn safari and had breakfast we packed up and had a short but interesting drive to Ooty which is high up in the Nilgri hills.  We had to climb 36 hairpin bends and we passed lots of broken down cars at the side of the narrow road.  In place we passed through some cloud and mist and then we would see a glimpse of the drop at the side of the road.
Shortly after we left Bandipur we went past some farmers with two teams of oxen getting ready to start ploughing.

It was a step road and we soon went though mist and clouds.
For all we were climbing up into the hills the landscape was still very lush and fertile.
Tending the vegetables in the fields near Ooty.
Getting near to Ooty.
Our chalet at the hotel in Ooty built in 1927, it was the one on the far left.

1 comment:

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