Random plans are the best. We often hear people speak about this, but how many of us actually get to live this for 2 days-straight up?
From where it all started-
One fine high evening with school friends, amidst the jibber-jabber, a quick conversation around taking a trip came up … annndd BAMMM- 3 weeks later, there I was with taking a trip into the unknown, untapped world of Vattakanal!
About 6kms from Kodai, this place is for the #hippes !
Are you a hippie at heart? Or…Do you want to know what it’s like to be around a bunch?
If yes, then Vattakanal is THE place for you.
Dual Nuance Encounter
One side of Vatta was over visited and by that I mean parts of this place were so full of garbage that it felt like we were walking on a path made with an amalgamation of waste and rocks (whatvever happened to ‘Swachch Bharat’). The other part antithetically was so serene and beautiful that it felt like we were living a dream.
Foggy, misty and freezing cold weather brought the most intimate
revelations conversations out of us.
(my friends reading this know what i mean :-p )
A gift to self!
I believe, we all need one of these trips every month to rejuvenate our souls. Yes, heading back to work after a weekend in Kodai was different. I could concentrate more, assimilate faster and the best of all, felt at peace! Now there’s something about a place like this; it makes you want to introspect without running away from self which we all seem to be doing in the midst of a crazy city life.
Sometimes a budget trip is all you need to remind yourself that life is beautiful and all the intricacies that we think we have around, are simply in our heads!
If you are planning to visit Kodai-
->Please reserve all your meals for the awesomest eating joint : Altaf Cafe ( Ever wondered how it’d feel to eat lip smacking delicacies in the clouds? Well, that’s an Altaf experience for you right there !!! )
-> Load yourself with tons of passion fruit, oh yeah!
->Make sure you stock up bottles of oil (trust me, your skin will thank you every time you feed it with the oils from Kodai)
-> Beware or be aware of ‘shrooms’
DID YOU KNOW?
Kodaikanal (tamil) means ‘the gift of forests’ and is referred to as the ‘Princess of Hill Sations’!