After days of discussions it was Silent Valley ! Not many had seen the place, so didn’t took much time to confirm. Being the HR’s responsibility to confirm everything & update, I had to call the respective office at Silent Valley for advance booking.
The lady at other end said “ Jeeps are already booked for all Saturdays and Sundays of December…” this was a hint; soon nothing had to be thought than to change the spot. It didn’t took much time to decide a similar spot & it came out as Nelliyampathy. But Nelliyampathy could not convince as did Silent Valley, since the place seem familiar to many. At last the spot was fixed to be Nelliyampathy. For me, who don’t have handful of visited places on to my credit, everything was favorite.
Being in a small yet wonderful town with people who still raise their eyebrows when girls came in jeans, kept them safe in my cupboards till then. This chance matched with every circumstance and hence found no way to reject my favorite casuals of jeans with warm over coat. Each one taking the counts and ensuring the presence of all, not because we are still those gang guys looking for gang members to enjoy the party, instead missing of any one meant reduction of something from our menu; as each was responsible with a dish!. All joined and we started from the Mangalam Towers building on 10th Dec at 7:30am. All seemed excited about how the trip was going to be.
It surprised me as to how I changed with days when the seat we occupied & the friend sitting near us meant everything when I hold the status of a student. But not even for a second I had a thought about the seat going to be occupied or with whom to sit, I was adaptable to all and liked all; now those days seems crazy and naughty!
As we neared the destination the roads were as beautiful as a girl whose thin curly hair is left un noticed on her face. On the way we stopped for our breakfast, it was amazing each serving the other. Around 10:00am we reached the place. Walking into the forest breathing the nature never tired me. ‘At this spot Sitharakundu we could get almost the whole view of Palakkad’ claimed the locals; but nothing rather than jealously towards birds ruled my mind then.
After long way of walking we reached an end where nature just flourished with all her beauty, two distant waterfalls could be seen, which was 1.5 hours away. But since we had others spots on our lists we had to sacrifice that beauty. Next, was Kesavanpara, wished I could know the history behind the name; thought of dumping all doubts on to Google later. We had to walk a little distance to reach Kesavanpara and the way was so mesmeric with forest on both sides & a narrow path for the walk which had a close resemblance with the scenaries in calendars. Caressing as much leaves as we could touch, sprinkling the chilled water from a small pool on face we walked into the forest down the Kesavanpara. The season being dry was a boon for us, and we sat on the edge of a waterfall area.
From Kesavanpara we had an adventurous and superb trip via jeep to Anamada. The way was full of round stones and rocks of various sizes. We reached the peak Karashoori , where the cold wind was so freely yet strongly flowing. It was so cold and strong that even at the extremely exposed sunlight we crossed our hands to warm up ourselves. Karashoori was said to be noticed after the Malayalam movie ‘Bhramaram’ choose it as one of its location. While trying hard to capture the distant sights the breeze was rejoicing making all eyes watering. For a while we played few lively games and there came the hindrance in the form of jeep driver to take us back.
On the way back I thanked the nature for a peaceful and memorable day and only wishes in the form of prayer remained “ Let these forests last for ever with all its beauty & charisma and spread life till eternity!”
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