Certain get-togethers turn out to be very special when we have stayed apart for so long and finally get to see each other. Such had been our get together that we had planned at Wayanad. 10 of us had finally planned to get together after college had been over and it had been 2 years of being the crazy self. Thankfully none of the girl gang had got married and hence we had been looking forward to having our bachelor girls hangout. The place had been decided such that the people working at Bangalore could also reach comfortably. All of us had weekends attached to our sick leaves for the tour and hence around 4 days had been planned where two days were required for the to and fro travel to the destination and two days for the sightseeing fun we could have. The planning and travel vehicle was booked through Seasonzindia so that we did not have to face last time hassle for a carefree journey. The 23-year-old set off from different places for the journey and all of us reached the resort that had been booked for the stay by 10 pm. The trip to Kerala of ours officially started the minute all of us had reached one room.
The night became ecstatic where we set up a campfire in the 17-degree Celsius climate and got to eat together just like the hostel days were being revoked. And then the next day we rose up and the journey began where we were picked up by the driver and we had been enjoying the weather that kept us cold. The first place of visit for us had been Banasura Sagar Dam. The largest earthen dam was beautiful and happened to have boat services due to which in groups we set off for a quick speedy cruise. The surroundings were very alluring and each breath felt like freshness party in the lungs. After we had got enough of posing in the place, we decided to return where the driver said us we could visit Meenmutty Waterfalls as per the itinerary. The falls was what unleashed the crazy part in us that we had been head over knee happy playing in the water. We spend a lot of time there and it was where a lot of tourists had been as well. When it was high time that we return, the driver called us up for otherwise we would just not leave the place at all.
Post lunch we moved forward with the tour and reached the Karlad lake on a long drive. The one exciting thing that had been there was the zip line on which all of us wanted to try the adventure out. the queue was quite long for it but standing in it, we made our own entertainment taking us back to the college days. That was it for the time being where we had had enough of it and then reached each of our turns to go across the lake in a zip line. The safety jacket was put on and then we had the exciting adventure done and struck off the bucket list. And that wa sit for the day where we were driven to our place of stay. The stay was another wonderful place where we got to be in a flora hotspot. A lot of trees and plants stood around of which the main had been coffee. It was a wonder that this is how coffee looked before it reaches crushed to us. Mangosteen and avocado trees had also been there from which we tasted the freshest of fruits. In fact, we felt more connected to the forest as well which was on one side where they had put wires of shock as elephants are known to be existing in the place. The people have also been wonderful hosts where they took us around and fed us with guava and litchis, everything fresh.
Our first place to visit for the next day was Edakkal caves. The walk up to the caves was the most exciting of all where we rest on the rocks in the midway and clicked a number of pictures. Walking through the rocks had been exciting where we felt captivated by some sort of rock fort. The view had been beautiful with all the greenery around where the landscape shots turned out to be the best. By the time we reached back, we were super tired. After sipping some drinks from the street vendors, we walked to the car and asked the driver to drop us for an early lunch. And after gobbling some good food from hotel Jubilee our travel continues and we were taken to Jain Temple which was the main reason that we had remained true vegetarians until then. The architecture of the temple was photo worthy. Even though it was small, there was some sort of aura that kept us there for a long time before we headed off to the next place that had been the Muthanga wildlife sanctuary. And it turned out to be the most favourite to us out of all the places we had visited because of the fact that we had been indulged in the walk along the forests where we got to spot elephants, deer and peacocks merrily walking along their home. All of us were hardcore fans of animals and birds and we could not be more happy of seeing animals all happy at their true residence. We also took a jeep safari through as walking long distance was not happening. Other than few exotic birds, we did not get to see anything more. That was it for the whole journeying as the end of it had been marked.
The best of get-togethers had hence been initiated where we knew that we had more of them to have in our lives. The hardest of everything had been to return back to the normal boring life. We packed our bags and were dropped at the bus station from where all of us had the buses booked to various destinations. The due amount that had to be paid to the tour planner was handed off to the driver where we also thanked him for bearing with our super excited screaming on the tour. Wayanad had been the perfect spot in Kerala for our tour and the amount of fun we had had was going to keep us going for another few months when we would end up planning the next trip. Since Kerala had been the best host, maybe we might return to some other destination in the state to make a bunch of memories.