Tuesday, 17 September 2013

My recent trip to Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is just a 200kms away from Coimbatore, but we are planning to go for a trip to this place since we were in college. We went there during this Vinayagar Chaturthi weekend. The trip was bit fun, bit boring, bit freezing, but overall it was refreshing.

We were six members in this trip. The first day evening was really entertaining as well as freezing. Started with a fun ride in cycles around the lake, group of friends riding cycles together after a long time, last time I remember was during our school days while returning home from tuition center. Then, tested our balloon shooting skills in which I have failed miserably. My aim was as good as Pulikesi's. I think its time for me to change my facebook cover photo after getting to know about my skills in this subject. Other fellows were quite good actually.

Then we went for a boat ride in the Kodai lake. The person who came with us to row the boat was enthusiastic and he even taught us how to row a boat. So everyone took turns to try our hands in rowing. I was quite good in this and one of my friends as well. Other four guys, who were good at shooting, were not up to the task. So if I go to a lake again with my girlfriend (if any :( ), I can take her alone in a boat for a romantic ride without anyone's disturbance.

After that, we had some snack and dinner and back to our resort, it was already freezing outside. After reaching the resort we started were chatting for sometime. If boys get together what will be the topic, as usual the topic is girls. Actually everyone narrated their love story, I should say love "failure" story. It was a good time pass, even though I have heard some of the stories already. We really had a good time.

The next day was very boring for most of the time. It was raining, and in all the spots we visited like Suicide Point, Guna Caves, Pillar Rock, etc., we just saw mist, mist, mist, except pine forest. We also went to a most boring wax museum. When we are about to come back to Kodaikanal city, we went to another spot Dolphin Nose. It was raining, we were reluctant to get down from the car. Finally, we decided to step out, one of our lazy friend stayed back in the car itself. We have to walk for nearly thirty minutes to get to a viewpoint, the view was really superb, finally we get to see something that day. Then, we went farther down to stand at the edge of the mountain with our legs shivering, it was a thrilling experience (Obviously, took some snaps to update in FB). Then, even farther to the echo point and that's it no other way to go farther. This spot was really awesome which made our day. We have to walk nearly two or three kilometers, but it was really worth it. We must admit we all struggled while climbing back. And, at the halfway we met our friend who came looking after us. He too joined us in our struggle to climb back, but he missed all the fun we had.

Then back to Coimbatore. It was a better trip than our last trip to Ooty. Anyway the weather was so pleasing, of-course it will be when I go to any other place from Chennai and two days spent with friends. So in this trip I found out I am terrible in shooting, but better in rowing a boat :).


  1. Ippo elam 10th std payanla GF iruku nee unnum sooga smileya potukittu iruka

    18 Varushathu munadi kalyanam aaga vendiyava innum kollam pottukitu iruka :p

  2. Appadiye nama kalycito la vela seiyum bothu munnar trip ponom la. Atha pathi oru naal un blog la eluthu .... Neyar viruppam :-)

  3. Great post! Kodaikanal is indeed a beautiful place.

    I recently visited the hill station and wrote about my adventure here: http://shradhabhatia.com/2014/02/travel-diaries-kodaikanal/

    I would really appreciate it if you could take out the time to have a read and leave a comment!

    Keep the great content coming :)

    Regards, Shradha

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