Continued from Part – 2.
I am going to put this final part of my trip in pointers, as there are a lot more details and I dont have enough energy to type yet another long post.
- Having spent an entire night driving and then day after it doing adventures following GPS, I thought I will have sound sleep. NOT. Apparently, the hotel where we were staying had atleast three film crews staying as well. They were back precisely the same time we were back. Only that we went to sleep and they decided to shout, scream, party and create a lot of ruckus. So much so, they banged on our door thinking its their friends’ room at 12.45 in the night. Needless to say, I was scared to the core. Didnt have the heart to wake up peacefully sleeping S (for the first time, YES!) Thankfully after a couple of hours it was all calm.
- Wedding was a grand event, as usual. Awesome food. The girl seemed visibly happy than the groom 😀
- We got a bunch of our photos clicked by S’s friend who had a camera worth 1.5lacs ( I am not kidding). I think its God’s way of making up for very very less pics we manage to have together. I am yet to get the pics and am so excited that I cant wait to have a look at them.
- When I was dreading the journey to Theni with one of S’s friends, guess what happens on the return journey – one more joins us. This time I was more welcome right from the beginning without any apprehensions. Needless to say, we had such great fun together.
- We decided to stop at a small tourist attraction – Suruli Falls, before heading back to Bangalore. And the journey happened to be very very pleasant. We drove past lush green paddy fields, coconut farms and I happened to see radish plantations too.
- Midway, we stopped at a grape farm – my first time. We went inside to click pictures, saw how tiny little bulbs take shape to be the juiciest grapes. Got a kilo of fresh grapes for just 35rupees!
- For some reason, I had imagined Suruli Falls to be totally different from what it actually turned out to be. I wanted to look at water falling from great heights, the sound it makes all the way down, bright white currents coming down to turn colorless again flowing peacefully. But what awaited us was totally different.
- Its happens to be a falls where people can go bath. The entire area is divided roughly into two sections – one each for male and female. There was soap water all around. Some of them had oiled themselves, so there was oil all around. Changing areas were full of dripping water. There is no way I could stand there without feeling eeewww!
- Men didnt care if they were naked (thankfully not), were changing everywhere (another eeeewww moment). Generally people at the falls, didnt care if there was enough clothing. With such thick currents of water falling down, I am sure they wouldnt realize – but it was definitely not a sight I imagined watching there.
- After spending exactly 5 mins, I ran down the steps. The water coming all the way down was so polluted. There was plastic, many pieces of clothings, oil and soap covers and what not. We really dont know how to protect Mother Nature. Sigh.
- We went inside the forest where there was a little stream of water and cute little pebbles – one thing that I enjoyed. Pics are with another friend – again waiting 🙂
- We saw a bunch of monkeys. The one with a little one attracted me so much, we clicked many pics of it. The monkeys over there only harm people with any eatables. Since we had none, they were calm around us.
- After having a hot cup of coffee, we started back to Bangalore. The journey was too good with all of us, going back in time – to be precise to our school times. S’s friends shared some of their best times with S, we all pulled S’s legs, made fun of each other – we had such good time. It really was happy to see S laugh like there are no worries at all. Only friends can do this magic to anyone.
- We reached Bangalore well past mid-night, after dropping both the friends at their respective houses. Promising we would meet again.
- There is always a pleasure in coming back home, even if its in the worst of condition, smelling of mildew. Oh what a beautiful sleep I had that night. The bliss of sleeping in one’s own bed – incomparable.
Now for the pics again –