For instance, when we started driving out of Bangalore in early April, I had no clue where we were going. All I wanted was a holiday in a resort tucked away from chaos. So I did get that. What I also got was the kick of driving through roads I enjoy the most.
Bangalore - Mysore highway used to be a big hit with the unplanned-holiday-junta. As you drive on this road, you are free to stop for a coffee in any of the 3 Coffee Day outlets or Barista or Kamat for our own filter coffee and Masala Dosa, the local favorite snack.
|The weird shaped tree at the homestay entrance, Wayanad|
What is offbeat about the whole trip?
The tree at the entrance of my homestay was offbeat to me. Nobody likes to wake up early on a holiday, including me. But the resort owner who let us use an extra cottage till the new party arrived, woke us up at 6 AM. There I was cursing away and then I went to the balcony, took a deep breath and let go. Morning mist and endless plantations can do some good things too.
|View outside our cottage balcony|
|Summer in Tea Plantations|
My tip for summer in plantations .. Wayanad/ Ooty/ Coorg/ Chikmagalur/
-If you have a 3 day holiday, start early from home. Stop by for a Coffee, never hurts to see fellow long distance travelers. It kick starts the holiday josh.
-Don't compromise on the sleep. But don't miss the best part of your holiday either. Plantations are coolest in mid day, might as well check them out then.
-Homestays are a great get away. Far from commercial hotels and close enough to habitation.