Who does not like to enjoy the charming beauty of nature by indulging in the breathtaking activities? Participating in enthralling games will help you to pump your courage and enhance your mental strength. According to experts, the audacious beauty of nature should be explored by involving in daring games. But it does not mean that I like to play threatening adventurous games. Let me clarify that I am not that brave enough to do paragliding or to do hot air balloon rides in the crystal clear sky. But still, when I am with my friends I love to do some extraordinary things. From school days onwards I love to explore the gorgeous beauty of the unvisited or unexplored places. My parents are least interested in sending me to such places because of having a clear idea about the consequences. When I grew up I love to dig out the beauty of the least popular tourist places in various parts of the nation with my best friends from college and office. Usually, I used to visit the places near to my hometown or within my state. But after learning the boundless possibilities of exploration I understood that with the help of tour agencies one could enjoy the unseen or virgin beauty of the emerald environment. I think almost all the stupendous places situated in the various parts of south India, I and my friends explored. It was Kerala that failed to enter into our list. Therefore we had already planned to discover the beauty of Kerala during our last exciting trip. When we surfed on the internet about the scintillating tourist destinations in Kerala; the state was actually encompassed with many alluring islands and mind-blowing hill stations. Munnar, Thekkady, and Kumily and so on were the popular tourist destinations of Kerala, we read on the internet. But as we are fond of the least popular places we surfed a lot but failed to get the destination. While surfing on the internet I suddenly came across an advertisement for Gogeo Holidays, a leading private tour company in Kerala. They are the ones who focus on unexplored tourist destinations. Therefore we contacted them and expressed our wish. Understanding our desires they curated an exciting itinerary emphasizing on Veetikunnu Island situated in the granary district of Kerala called Palakkad. When surfed about the island; we understood that it really meets our expectations. Hence we purchased their group tour packages and boarded the flight to Kozhikode International Airport situated in Malappuram district.
Veetikunnu Island is known to be one of the fascinating and secluded islands in Kerala. Situated in the inner parts of Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary, Veetikunnu archipelago is known to be the twin of Peruvari Island. From the tour guide and also from the name board we came to know that Veetikunnu means ‘rosewood’ in local Malayalam language. Usually, travellers are supposed to seek permission from the forest department before stepping into the island. As we had already purchased the tour packages for our group from Gogeo Holidays we didn’t waste much time at the counter. Our tour guide had already recommended us to carry enough grocery items as the regions first of all uninhabited and lacks good food stalls. The journey from the entry office to the island is really thrilling. We strolled through the bushes. As we were ascending to the island we only saw thick bushes, tall bamboo trees and sandalwoods and felt that we may have to set the tent. But thank god over there we saw a cottage. We unwind ourselves before starting the exploration. We thought of taking a small nap but the herds of elephants and other wild creatures disturbed our sleep by their roars. I took out my binoculars and enjoyed the parade of elephants approaching the water body for quenching their thirst. We followed the path of our tour guide and explored the beauty of the forest. As I was deeply immersed in enchanting the charm of nature suddenly something bites my leg. At first, I thought it might some ants but when I raised my pants I understood that it was the leeches. Even though their intention was to purify my blood but the pain they give in return is really unbearable. As prevention or poison to the leech, I sprayed a little saline water on it. For a few minutes, the pain was not tolerable but gradually I was able to retain my old strength and continued my exploration. Followed to it we saw a watchtower in the midst of the island. The sun had already started to set and it was completely dark and hence we took out our cell phones and used its flashlight to climb the stairs. Even though it was dark we are able to enjoy the astounding beauty of nature in the reddish atmosphere. The cool breeze helped us to revitalize our soul and body. Spending a few minutes over there we descended and started to prepare dinner. We cooked our meals by burning the logs of wood and twigs. Even though the food was not tasty but when we prepared and ate together it induced our taste buds. Thereafter we entered into our cottage and enjoyed the tweets of nocturnal birds the whole night (as they did not allow us to sleep). After witnessing the alluring glow of the rising sun we moved to Peruvari Island. Over there we saw much rare and endangered fauna and flora belonging to different species. The archipelago is well-renowned for angling. By evening we boarded the flight to our hometown. A trip to Veetikunnu Island was one of the most memorable moment for us.