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Old 31st January 2011, 11:55   #1
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Dear BHPians and Forum members. It is one first travelogue from me alongwith menonrajesh. So please bear with the inexperienced style of writing, introductions and story telling. But still think that some of you are going to like it and enjoy!

Name: Mallus Bachelor Wild Kerala Wayanad Trip

Produced By: 8 Mallus

Directed By: 1 Mallu SIRJEE

Introducing: 8 Mallus ‘as Bachelors’ and their Wild Kerala Wayanad Trip (2 BHPians – narayanang76 and menonrajesh)

LIFE – AFTER - 35+ years of LivING, 18+ years of StudyING, 12+ years of WorkING, 5+ years of POST-MarryING and FEW+ years of POST-‘KIDDING’ we all faced the reality that ‘we need a break’ away from all the above ‘INGs’. A lot of discussion, planning have taken place in our recent get together in this New Year 2011.

-- TO BE CONTINUED!
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Old 31st January 2011, 12:02   #2
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First challenge was story and scripting – must be accepted by our families for go ahead. Found an occasion – SIRJEE’s wife’s brother’s wedding on Jan 26th and we must go and attend that. With some resistance (as usual by wife/children/parents/inlaws) finally the script was OKyed. We planned our trip such that we don’t stay anywhere in any friend/relative house – that will cause some inconvenience to US! So asked SIRJEE (localite at wayanad) to organize some good resorts and left it there. We also planned that we would take a DAY OFF and use Jan 26 Holiday as the other day and it will be a 2 day trip and break. Questions were only that will SIRJEE be able to spend time away from the wife’s family as the wedding was on 26th - and tried to move the trip over to a week end but that never happened.

BUT - Mid Jan news came that there were some unexpected bad news in the family and due to which the wedding is postponed by few days leaving it to Jan 31st – Today. That meant that if we travel there during week end then we can have a get together, SIRJEE can spend time with us, and we don’t need to take off (we were not planning to stay there on Jan 31st as some of us had criticality at work place). Plan was rescheduled and again OKyed and was just waiting for the date to arrive.

-- TO BE CONINUED!
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Verette, verette! 2 Harihar Nagar 2-style. So waiting for the stories about the Thomaskuttys, Appukuttans, Govindakuttys, Mahadevans. Or is it more of a Happy Husbands kinda style?
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Final plan was:

3 Teams:
- FIRST Local team from Wayanad – 4 members (with their best off-roading vehicles)
- SECOND Team from Eranakulam/Trichur – 2 members (with their PAJERO - another offroader)
- THIRD Team from Bangalore – 2 members – 2 BHPians (with their NHC Honda City ZX - best roader, no off meant)

We were all classmates during our PG and some us haven’t met for a long 13 years (WOW)

Venue:
- RAIN COUNTRY RESORTS – Wayanad (Excellent Feedback - *****)

Plan:
SECOND and THIRD teams Start on 29th Jan early morning from their places, plan to reach wayanad by noon (some 270 kms approximately drive for 5 hours approx). Some relaxed driving and reach Wayanad by Lunch time, Have lunch at Wayanad (some kerala style yummy NON-VEG meal) along with Check-in to resort. And HAVE A BLAST.

Second day – relax, take things lightly, breakfast, lunch and return to our places – reaching homes by 30th January Sunday night.

HEY! BTW – HAVE WE MISSED THE WEDDING @ PLANNING ITSELF?  YES (was it deliberate?)

All planning was real perfect and excellent – things went as we wanted it to be, the trip, travel, journey, resort, accommodation, food, some Off-roading, get-together and party was EXCELLENT and will be cherished for a long time.
Some introduction:

Route – ONWARD: HAL Airport Road  E-city  NICE Road  Mysore Road  Mysore  Silk Factory  HD Kote Road  Hand Post  Bavali  Mananthawadi  Kalpetta  Rain Country Resorts @ Near Wayanad District Border

- Timing: start by 6 AM and reach destination by 12 PM (including tea, breakfast, wildlife sightseeing breaks)

- Road Condition: Some ‘very bad roads’ (muddy road with metal stones – no tarmac) at starting point inside the national park entry, also before making entry we need to take diversion on a village road for about 8-10 km near Bavali. The village road is ‘NOT GOOD’ but manageable. Rest of the road is good and nice (before and after these bad roads). More possibility of sighting wild life on this route. We saw 2 separate elephant herds (one was a lone tusker – many say they are aggressive and dangerous), and 1 deer (on the road itself).

Route – RETURN: Rain Country Resorts @ Near Wayanad District Border Kalpetta  Sultan Battery  Muthanga  Through National Park  Gundalpetttu  Nanjangaudu  Mysore  NICE Road  E-city  HAL Airport Road

- Timing: start by 2 PM and reach destination by 8 PM (including gas filling, cool drinks, lunch, and tea breaks)

- Road Condition: Some rough patches and potholes in the road inside national park – rest of the roads good. The patch between Nanjangaudu and Mysore has been patched up nicely. Rest of the road is nice. Less possibility of sighting wildlife due to increased traffic compared to earlier timings. Still if you are lucky – can spot elephants at least.

Now let the pics speak for themselves! Sorry for some shaky pics – they were taken while on the move – apologies. Feedbacks welcome!
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Old 31st January 2011, 12:37   #5
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Wow! its already rolling here before I logged in for the day! Thanks Narayanan! A crispy report with loads of photos!

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Venue:
- RAIN COUNTRY RESORTS – Wayanad (Excellent Feedback - *****)
Yeah, a good resort built in traditional Kerala style architecture, surrounded by mountains. On a rainy day or with a little fog around, its going be bliss.

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Route – ONWARD: HAL Airport Road  E-city  NICE Road  Mysore Road  Mysore  Silk Factory  HD Kote Road  Hand Post  Bavali  Mananthawadi  Kalpetta  Rain Country Resorts @ Near Wayanad District Border
Let me add here that you will not see any good or even moderately good hotels once you leave Mysore city and enter HD Kote road. It remains the same till you reach Kattikkulam, just before Mananthavadi.

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The patch between Nanjangaudu and Mysore has been patched up nicely.
Indeed a relief! It was in such a bad shape almost a couple of months back and we were a bit worried about this stretch. A reasonably good patch up work has been done and a few areas are relaid afresh.

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Narayanan, with your permission adding a few snaps..
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