On 19th April 2011, my main task was to give a wakeup call to everyone. The previous night most of the folks were in office to complete one major project release. Dan as usual slept again after my wakeup call. I was doubtful; that’s why dialed again before leaving house. He used to stay almost 10 kms away from our meet up point. I just stormed out and granted him only 15 minutes. We were just about to start and Dan came huffing and puffing.
We had flight till Coimbatore. By afternoon we reached Coimbatore, …show more content…
He was our guide throughout the trip. Seriously in the south you need a local person for local guidance.
`Chukkuvellam,' the boiled, medicated drinking water has become a trademark of Kerala. It is quite healthy water; however none of us liked it first; that’s why decided to carry bisleri everywhere. The short and sweet kerala weddings are a complete contrast from the wedding feast. The Kerala Sadya (literally means banquet) is an elaborate meal with at least 20 different items (We dare you to count with a full tummy) and is almost always a vegetarian affair served. We loved the wedding food.
Even Malyalee weddings in Kerala are simple and brief. It has few rituals and far lesser religious compulsions. A traditional wedding is conducted in a nearby temple. None of us were allowed in the temple. It is must for female to be in saree and guy to wear dhoti. Following that other functions were conducted inside the hall. Post our lunch, we greeted the newlywed couple and left for Athirappilly …show more content…
It is set at the entrance of the Sholayar ranges and is often nicknamed as the Niagara Falls of India. The cool spray that covers a large area near the falls makes Athirapally a scenic location. By the way it is the same where most of the scene from “Ravan” movie got shot. Remember “Behene de behene de” song !!!
It was pre-monsoon season. By evening it started raining heavily. It was 12 AM night when we reached Munnar. We didn’t have prior reservation. After dropping Prashant at bus stop, we waited nearby tea shop till Dev was looking for homestay. Dev found one homestay at hill side.
Next day morning we all started for Munnar tour. Large tea plantations, forests, hill ranges, valleys and wildlife makes anyone fall in love with this place. Open jeep was our travelling vehicle. Rolling hillsides covered with tea plantations is a sight to behold. The lush greenery and the soothing cold wind with a mild aroma of tea leaves totally rejuvenates you.
We went to Kundala Lake; an artificial reservoir of a minor arch shaped dam huddled between the mountain ranges. The place is good for relaxing enjoying nature with the panoramic views of the dam, lake and its adjoining garden with tall eucalyptus