Romancing with Monsoons in Wayanad, Kerala
I romanced with nature in Wayanad in the monsoons and lived in Asia's highest tree house located at 88ft above the ground. I’m a very romantic person, and yes that’s a secret to all. I romance with myself, red wine, cinnamon lemon tea, cheese cakes, music, dance, badminton and nature. Aren’t these the things one should really be in love with? I’m in the best of my moods when I’m out into the wild, closest to nature, closest to purity, closest to God.
I had an intimate affair with the monsoons during my visit to “God’s own country”. The original plan was to hike to the heart-shaped lake and Chembra peak. But nature had different plans for me.
An impulsive plan took hold of me one day and the next the day I landed at Kozhikode airport at mid night. I had no plans for the night or for the travel to Wayanad. I decided not to travel alone in the dark and I planned to wait for the daylight at the airport itself. I met one lady at the airport who was waiting for her husband who was travelling to Kozhikode from Dubai. They both had plans to go to Wayanad too. She was one of the very few women I loved talking to and it turned out to be very interesting night with great conversations. When her husband arrived, she introduced me to him and realized we didn’t know eachother’s names till then. They were a very caring couple and offered me a lift with them.
I wanted to stay at one of the coffee estates in the rain forests of Wayanad. The owner had told me that it would be very difficult for me to find the place and he would send someone to pick me up from the main road. From a rustic looking jeep, I heard a voice “Ma’am, Coffee Aroma, coffee Aroma”. I turned around and he looked scary with his unkempt look and lungi. With big smile he offered to put my bag in the jeep. I had these scary thoughts in my mind “God! Where am I? Am I doing the right thing by travelling alone to this place?” But the beauty of the place made all these unwanted thoughts vanish within 5 minutes.
The driver was a very cheerful guy and had a smiling face always. He made me comfortable by introducing me to this part of the land, in his broken customized English + Malayam.
I saw these cute little things walking on the highway with the attitude that they too have the rights on the road.
My beautiful cottage in Coffee Aroma Resort amongst coffee, pepper, bamboo and silver oak plantations.
The only sound I could hear was that of the waterfall flowing next to my cottage and the rain. And the only aroma I could breathe was that of the coffee beans wafting in the pure air.
I had beautiful refreshing mornings in these natural pools. It feels great to swim in fresh water and not in the chlorinated water.
I stayed at the highest tree house in Asia, elevated at 88ft above the ground (Magic Tree House Resort). I was eyeing this since 2 years and it turned out to be better than my expectations. The serenity of the location added on to the delight.
This tree has a manually operated lift to reach the house. It takes around 3-4 minutes to reach up, but I didn't complain about the unique experience.
A lavish spread of Kerala cuisine for lunch at the balcony of the tree house. And a walk by the white water stream and the waterfall in the jungle.
And a walk by the white water stream and the waterfall in the jungle.
No, I wasn’t alone in the tree house. 2 squirrels kept jumping on me and didn’t let me sleep alone. Even the open air bath in the tree house didn't let me keep away from nature.
I soon realised, I did not miss going to the heart-shaped lake and Chembra peak.
My heart was stuck right here, in the middle of nowhere!
For booking houseboats and other attractions in Kerala, visit - www.ekeralatourism.net
Namaste! I'm Medhavi Davda.
I travel to Evolve..
In Nature, I confide..
I find my calling in the Himalayas..
In the Oceans, I meditate..
A High-Altitude Trekker & PADI certified SCUBA Diver, I love exploring the heights and depths of the planet with my regular doses of mountains and oceans.
Discovering myself & life through nature, adventures, travels, sports and dance has been an addiction since my existence!
Quite fond of the natural & cultural diversity of India, I've travelled extensively in my own country before exploring international destinations.
I had left my 9+ yrs of career in Software Industry in a quest to make a living out of my passions. I packed my basics in my car (gave away the rest) and lived in different parts of Himachal Pradesh for 16 months. This invaluable time taught me to experience life from a broader perspective.
I'm currently living in Mumbai to work with an Adventure Travel company as a product manager for Scuba Diving. I continue living a minimalistic life.
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