Its been quite a while since we had been planning a trip together. Whatever the destination ,the fun of being with my besties is what mattered. But when everything came out so well , it became a wonderful one to add to my list of memories.
Idukki, a paradise in God’s own country, blessed with hills, greeneries and streams was waiting to be explored. Our eleven membered group started off in the morning in two cars. On our way while climbing the hill, we had to stop the cars at several points as she kept alluring us.
The stroll through a small forest, so peaceful ,with birds chirping, stream flowing and the cool breeze blowing took my soul to a peaceful home that I always yearn for.
In the evening , we went onto see the waterfalls which resembled streams of milk flowing down the rock. We clicked photos to our hearts content.
Next one was an adventurous drive to another hill top which nestled an awesome homestay. The lookalike of a traditional Kerala home .Staying here in the chilling climate was the best part of the trip. The hosts were so loving and the food served was delicious.
After dinner, we had a campfire, the one time we all crooned to our heart’s joy.
As the sun came out to greet us, we got ready for boating , as we moved through the Periyar river, several elephant herds, monkeys and exotic birds could be spotted on the banks . We also spend sometime at a charming resort located amidst the river.
On the way to our next destination, a beautiful vineyard at Cumbum valley , we enjoyed watching many farms cultivating flowers,fruits and vegetables . The vines had bunches of grapes hanging from them . The grapes were really tempting but thanks to the pesticides sprayed all over them, none of us dared to pluck them.
Since Idukki is known for forests and wildlife, we visited a tribal museum which threw light upon mother forest and her children and why their protection is the need of the hour.
Driving our way back through the mountains covered with beautiful tea gardens, we bid bye to Idukki.