Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Down in the water and Up in the sky..

Had my 1st excursion from GEC during the last week. It was really a superb experience.

We started our journey in 'Palace on wheels' on last wednesday night. Our first destination was Hogenakkal and we reached there in the next morning. The experience we had there is beyond explanation. We rented large round skiff('vatta vanchi') and played a lot in the water. We made fun by striking and pouring water at eachother.

Rocks were seen as if somebody arranged them like that. Soo.. sharp egdges they have. The view of scenic beauty we had there is really wonderful with a series of waterfalls. After having a risky and adventurous voyage in water, on the same day itself we packed to Kodaikkanal.

Compsciz rocking on rocks

Everyone know about the beauty of this wonderful place. What a romantic place it is!! Even I felt romance with somebody. Who else?? - Kodai hills itself. Such a lovely spot it is.. On the top of the hills, we were like kissing the foggy, misty sky. The scene of lean streams flowing down in between the rocks was really marvellous.

We and our happiness reached the peak. A man with eyes and heart cannot restrain himself from appreciating the magical beauty of nature. Seeing all these mind freshening scenes, how can a person jumb down from suicide point. It's an irony!!

Went to almost all the tourist spots there. 2 hours cycling around the lake is an unforgettable experience. On Friday evening we started our return journey and reached GEC in the next morning. In both Hogenakkal and Kodaikkanal, we were blessed with a pleasing climate.

The only sad thing happened to me is the fact that on the first day itself my camera started working in an unusual method, since the water from Hogenakkal lake forcefully peeped in to it. So that I could not capture the beauty of 'the romantic place' in my camera.

Each and every moment we spent inside the bus was full of fun and happiness. And the experience we had climbing up the Kodai hills crossing each hairpin bends was thrilling. Actually, only we 2-3 were ready to sit all the way in the front of the bus, remaining awake looking along the sides of road. All others surrendered to deep sleep. They all missed a lot, I guess.

Signing off,

PS: Happy Diwali.


Anonymous said...

Great places to visit for sure..

@ PS: Happy Diwali


Devidas said...

good one there.. nice and aprecise.. wish that these sweet memories stay in our minds forever...
and by the way... we did have great fun all the time in the travel as well..guess i didn't see a mention of it..
good luck for the series test ahead.. i know you won't need it even then...
buzzing off

Devidas said...

and yeah thanks for the Mcaffee thing.. is saving me a loot of trouble...

Rohith said...

to be honest,u've tried a lot but dont guess its better than ur previous entries...
Well well we "didnt" even see a quarter of Kodaikanal it seems.. lots of mindblowing places we left untouched...(eg Pine forests, another suicide point, etc...)
aa.. one last I dont think there wer only three f u in front.. more than that...!!

ya really wish the scenic beauty n the mistic memories of the tour always remain alive in our hearts......

Anonymous said...

he's true internet says there were msny othr plsces we missed...
its k
lets go next time to finish off those places as well :)

Anonymous said...

yaa priya,,,it was a fantastic place,,,


Hailstone said...

Had grand Diwali celebrations.

@ Devidas,

@ Rohit,
"to be honest,u've tried a lot but dont guess its better than ur previous entries..." -- I guess you are right, since before you , 2/3 of my regular readers told me the same.

Anyway, Thankyou.
Criricisms always welcome..

Yaa..We missed a loot of places. I really wished to go to Pine forest..Athu nadannilla..Nxt time, we shall go there.

By "we 2-3 were ready to sit all the way ..", I meant those who were infront of the bus ALMOST all the time(during when others slept)..
You all were there...we were enjoying..rite??

Devidas said...

its quite a surprise for me to know tat you 2-3 were sitting in front near the driver to enjoy the scenic beauty.
honestly, wasn't it for pure kathiyadi?? :)

ej said...

heard dat u'd ur own share of tragedies.. stilll nice dat u enjoyed the place... i think last yr we also went to kodaikanal, eventhough i'm not sure a'bt it. i rem the cycling at d lake n some place called cocus circle..:D

Rohith said...

we enjoyed every place we wnt to the fullest.. glad to do that...:)

hmmm.. a tag to Devi's latest comment!!et

Black is beautiful said...

again.. this post reminds me of something... my UG days :D

why dont you post something on what you read ? ( some english novel...)

Rohith said...

try to embed this video on ur page


I hope u know how to..

Hailstone said...

@ Karthik anna,

Definitely I shall write it.

Thankyou Rohith for giving me the link of Dyuthi '07.

Ramakrishnan said...

we enjoyed to the fullest