Monday, June 5, 2017

TRIP TO KERALA 2017

28th May - 2nd June 2017

We had a fantastic trip of 3 days/2 nights at Waynad and 3 days/ 2 nights at Munnar, beautiful places at "God's Own Country", Kerala.
Felicitating Melshanthi LakshmiNarayanan
Day1 : We reached Kalpetta, Waynad, early morning, 5.30am, having left Bengaluru previous night by Manish Travels Ac sleeper bus.

K P LakshmiNarayanan, Melshanthi, Gramam Devi Temple, Ponnada, ManiyanKode was happy to receive us and took us to their house in the middle of coffee estate, with beautiful surroundings.
at EDAKKAL CAVES
By 10 am, we left for first sightseeing, climbing Edakkal Caves, very challenging task, returned and had lunch at Udupi Hotel, Kalpetta. LakshmiNarayanan's daughter Dhanya accompanied us with the driver. Post lunch, we went to Kharapuzha Dam with LakshniNarayanan's wife and returned.

Day 2: By 9.30am, we left for BanasuraSagar/Dam and lake and boating. After spending some time we, proceeded to Karlad Lake for boating and ZIP LINE, Mom and Dhanya enjoyed it.

Boating at Banasura Lake
We then proceeded to KrishnaMoorthy Varambally's beautiful house near Meenangadi, remote area in the middle of farm. We had lunch in their house  and his wife Sujatha was very cordial and affectionate. From there we proceeded to Tea estate and to Tea factory with Lakshmi and family and we returned.

at KrishnaMoorthy Varambally residence
Day 3: Left by 9.30 am to Kuruva Island, a distance of about 30 km, crossing in a rowing boat and then walking in the island and returned for lunch at Lakshmi's house, as the hotels were closed due to some strike.
Later in the night, after dinner, left for Munnar by bus leaving Kalpetta at 10.30 pm

Day 4: Reached Munnar at 7.30 am, beautiful hillstation, weather pleasant. After having breakfast at Saravana Bhavan, we left by Jeep for Ayur County Resort, a place at a distance of 20km on Thekkady road, a beautiful drive on hilly tea plantations. Relaxed and walked around the resort.

at AYUR COUNTY RESORT
Day 5 : Engaged a taxi and left by 9.30 am for Munnar Sightseeing. Waterfalls, |Kerala farm, Metupatty Dam, elephant ride, echo point, Rose garden etc etc.... Had breakfast at Saravana Bhavana and lunch at Sangeetha restaurant. Returned to Resort at 6.30pm and relaxed.

Day 6: Walked around the resort, had breakfast and checked out from the resort at 11 am and proceeded to Munnar by local bus. Had lunch at again at Sarvana Bhavan, and left for Aluva at 2 pm to catch the train. Reached Aluva at 5.30 pm waited for the Bengaluru express train, leaving at 9 pm.

at the WATERFALLS
The train was late by 1 hour and reached Bengaluru Contonment at 9 am, Rishi was there with Seena to take us back home, thus ending six days of wonderful trip.


written Tuesday 6th June 2017

1 comment:

  1. Woooow - super awesome!! Sounds very refreshing and very beautiful pictures.

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