Monday, March 13, 2017

Wayanad - Coorg trip : Day 1

Dated :17th Dec 2016 to 19th 2016
Crew : Nishand, Anand, Tamil, Bharath and Me

Initially I was not part of this planned trip, but somehow I have joined in the troop.
We took the car to drove all the way for the trip. We started from Chennai at 9:30 PM and reached first wayanad at 9 AM by touching the Bangalore -  Mysore -  Kalpetta cities.
Police check up has been there before entering the Bandipur Forest Area.
The 10 km stretch is very serene and beautiful. We spotted some the dears too.
We started with the Kanthapara water falls, but the roads are like hell and it is very dangerous to ride for the new bees.

Kanthapara Water Falls:
Timings : 6 AM to 3 PM
Ticket Fare : 50
How to Reach: Only by car and bike.
Best time to Visit: After rainy season.
Duration: 3 hours
Highlights: Tea plantations on the way.
Nearby Places : Sathpara water falls.
From there we reached meppadi, nearest town where you can find the hotels. We spend 1000 for the single double room with extra bed.
By the time, we are full enervated but some how I pulled the people to cover the remaining places for the day.

Pookode Lake(Boating):
Timings : 10 AM to 5:30 PM
Ticket Fare :
How to Reach: Buses available from KSRTC bus stand to Srirangapatna Bus stand and then reach temple to another bus.
Best time to Visit: After rainy season.
Duration: 1 hour
Highlights: Separate boats for couples and the troop
Nearby Places: Peak point, Chembra peak
We had a nice guide there and shared his knowledge about the nearby places.
A fresh water lake where water born from underneath earth, but from river flows.

Lakkidi View Point: It is a simple view point from the hill on the Calicut(Kazhakodi)  highway.
Timings : Open all the day.
Ticket Fare : Free
How to Reach: Buses available.
Best time to Visit: Any time
Duration: 1 hour
Highlights: You could see the 13 turns of the hill road.
Nearby Places:
Dinner at meppadi. It is better to know before what you order. As the people will eat beef here,  be careful for mixing up.

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