Monday, April 17, 2006

Kodai Trip, a sequel - 4

June 5th 2005


We woke up much earlier and Ranjith even went to buy milk along with Aziz Bhai in car. We started at 8 am and went to Hilltop woodlands for our breakfast. We then headed to Coakers Walk. It is a narrow pedestrian path, constructed by Lt. Coaker in 1872, a one kilometer mountain road which runs along the edge of steep slopes on the southern side of Kodai road. We had some radishes and then came out fast and then entered Bryant’s Park. It looks good, but nothing compared to the Botanical Garden in Ooty. After that we went to the Green Valley view and then to Pillar rock. Three granite boulders were seen adjoined. The place was very crowded. We resumed our journey to the Berijam route and stopped at a place where there were a lot of tall trees. We played and fought around the trees. We were returning and stopped at Kukkal caves, better known as Guna Caves where Kamal’s film Guna was shot. This was the pick of the tour. Except Pattar, all went down the cave. With his kind of stature, he can’t climb down into the caves. This rock shelter is at an altitude of 1500 m. The cave reveals traces of earliest settled tribal, Paliyans who used to wear leaf clothing. It was quite risky to traverse and the cavern was deep enough to leave no remains of those who fall. Anyway we really enjoyed it and came fast as we feared somebody will object the trespassing. We returned to our cottage and the packed our luggage. Pattar negotiated the rent for 1100 bucks. We thought of buying food and enjoying it during the trip, accompanied with drinksJ. So we bought VSOP XShaw and other food items and started our return journey. We climbed down the hill and for some time everyone slept. We stopped the car near a shady place at 2.30pm. Dining table was the rest above the dicky of the car. We took our drinks and food and then enjoyed it above the rocks nearby. Then Pattar was in full swing and started bashing everyone. This was one of the most fun-filled moments of our tour. Then we were back on the track, going fast in the Tamil Nadu roads. We stopped at a tea shop after Dindigul and went through Salem and Dharmapuri. Pattar was quite entertaining by guiding Bastian how to drive and how to out on High beam. We finally reached Bangalore by 11pm. We went directly to travel house and after the settlement, they dropped us back to our room.

Thus a fun-tour came to an end, mainly filled with Pattar’s bashing.

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