|Somewhere between Sulia and Madikeri|
|Almost near Madikeri|
|The gradients formed by the moving clouds|
|Nothing like it..It was so relaxing there :)|
|I had to convince her not to ride :)|
We had crossed the boarders of 'God's own country' and it looked so true to its name. The 'Waynad Wildife Park' was just getting its shades of green. Tourists were all around waiting to get sight of something nice but we had a very deep craving for a hot cup of coffee/tea. We were heard, found a small road side shop and we stopped there for tea. The lady there was just kind enough to talk in Kannada and we elaborately explained our cravings. Apart from the banana podi they had she also said that she can make us some onion pakoda, we couldn't have asked for more. We hogged on what ever we got there, asked the way ahead and thanked her a ton.
|The god-sent tea shop|
|Through the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary|
The screaming peacocks, the chirping birds, groups of grazing spotted deer, the tall green trees and the wet roads all added to the beauty of the forest. Kottikulam was the place we had to reach and it looked like a small village on the way to the stay. We were already caught by a irresistible feeling of getting off the bike seat and then we finally found the place. Surprisingly the manager and couple of staffs were waiting at the gate to welcome us and we were all pleased by that. A small place at the first look but it all looked large enough for a comfortable stay. Our stay was a wooden house elevated on a platform, a dim lit room, trees through the the living room and a balcony with a view. Far away from the noise of anything, we were able to stick to our agenda of royally lazing out. With a view stuck in every angle, we couldn't have asked for anything more and the stay was worth to the last ounce paid.
|In and around|
|In and around|
|The sumptuous Kerala cuisine. The fresh pepper was the king in all the dishes.|
|The balcony, the view and the mate added a lot of flavors to the evening tea :)|
|We made some good friends there|
|The empty paddy fields around the stay which was turned to a football field in the evening.|
The way back was a cruise ride. Enjoyed it more than the previous ride since the rains had took a break and we never missed a road. Monsoon rides has its own pleasure to enjoy :)
The hard part was the bye-bye but we had to!