Landing in the hottest part of the year, things were bit hard than expected. It was afternoon by the time we rested in our rooms after having the jumbo saravana meals and had just about 9 hours at hand before boarding the train to kodai. We did nothing for the first couple of hours in the room except finishing a disc of the camcorder with amusing videos wherein our granny’s dance was the limelight. Later, we were at the Spencer’s plaza which looked like 4 floors of sultan bazaar. Thanks to Reliance web world which gave us some place to sit in that jam-packed building.
Place: Kodai road- Kodai.
Don’t remember the time but it was definitely morning by the time we reached kodai road. There we had the first sight of our tour bus which we booked earlier- Shanmuga Travels owned by Mr. Murugan. After a 2 ½ hour dormant drive we reached the ttd cottages at kodai. Being a Sunday, complete kodai was teeming with tourists and koochi-koo pairs. Nothing exploratory but it was pretty okay, could have been better if the mass was less in number.
Spent the entire day visiting valleys, woods and hills. Thanks to Snehith, our special guide ;) who stirred energy with his Malayalam accent. Nothing much to elaborate on the sights, let the images do the talking. On the whole, I believe ooty is a better place than kodai.
Day-4 & 5
Place: Kodai - Munnar
It was a hypothetical four hour journey which extended up to seven hours. Munnar ghats were simply amazing. Travelling through the clouds everyone experienced the best part of the tour. Called the Himalayas of the south, it was definitely worth spending time near Erivakulam national park and south India’s highest peak.
Final day of our tour and back to the sultry weather, we thought of spending a day in the Houseboat. To end with, it was good to move ahead against the time in the backwaters watching the Chinese fishing nets, carpet and rope making, though it was only a 2 hour float.
Kooooo chuk chuk chuk…
Sitting in a not so balmy room, cursing our thoughts for not extending the holiday, here I am thinking about my workplace after a week.
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