Back after a brief hiatus, the reason for which being my trip to Wayanad, and the sluggishness that follows all my trips. Since I've never written about any place I visited, I'm grabbing this opportunity with both my hands.
Wayanad, a hill station, about 350 km from Bangalore, is the perfect getaway, provided you don't reach Bandipur between 9 PM and 6 AM. The road through the national park is closed during this time. You'll have to wait in your vehicle, which is what we did :)
This was my second trip to Wayanad in a span of one year, naturally I was apprehensive about going there again, but thankfully itinerary didn't have any of previous year's places. These are some of my favorite places there,
The first one is, undoubtedly Kuruva Islands. Needless to say, its flanked by water on all sides. You get to do River Crossing, Rock climbing, even Tree climbing and even swinging from trees. It is real treat for people who like "mild" adventure.
Check out some of the photos. Please ignore the timestamp, I'm too lazy to change it:)
Then there is Meenmutty falls for people who love aping their ancestors;). It is nestled between hills which are not easy to trek, but still the entire journey is a visual treat.
After two tiresome places, You can visit the peaceful lakes in and around Wayanad. I have visited two such lakes, Banasura lake and Pookot lake. The former is scenic with a wonderful view. Best time to visit is during Sunset. The latter is a regular lake, where you can go pedal boating. Given a choice, opt for Banasura lake.
And finally, The place that I liked least, Edakal Caves. They are caves on top of a hill, where apparently early men have inscribed( for me its "doodled":)). Nothing wrong with the place, maybe I was tired since it was a very hot afternoon. There is one thing special. Standing on top of this hill, you can see a huge rock that is vertically cut.
Before I forget, a special mention to all those wonderful tea gardens on the way, They make your travel within Wayanad, even more pleasant.
So next holiday, you know where to head to!
Go ahead and enjoy:)