22 May 2009

OoTy-oOtY

Me & H, in Happy moods~
Finally we decided…
Finally our Vacations matched.....
Finally we were packing for our most yearning trip to OOTY....

Thanks to Labour’s day and his fren couple, we were all set for the boundless fun we were about to experience for the next 2.5 days! Four of us, Verna car, backpacks packed, fruit basket along with us concluding with the amazing Camera G carried.
It was Friday noon when we started from Bengalooru to Mysore. This drive is always the best and effortlessly reached Mysore by 3PM with just a small stop in b/w for a hot cuppa.
Every sec mattered to me, since I was going out with H after a very long time and wanted to make this a very special one for us….It was more of a relaxed travel than freaking out and all the four of us nodded our head to this!

By 5:00PM, We went for a peaceful evening walk to Karanjee lake. The Greenery around and the divine water view filled us completely with serenity, the silence taking over us, mesmerizing us, drowned us into the feel of “ReTrEaT”!!!! I never took my hands off from H’s, since I had to make the most of those 6 weeks when I was away from him….At one moment, held his hand so tight, stealthily-wordlessly vowing “ never to leave you alone, even for one single day”….
After all the walk-talk-laughs with G & N who are our common frens, it was time for lovely dinner….we had a quite pleasant dinner at Windflower and slept like log, awaiting for the next 2 days in Ooty…we started to ooty on time, enjoying the journey, talking from sky to earth about our college days to work life to family life…I could sense the distress fading away from me, as I slowly sinked into the mood of being away from work and routine….we had to pass through Bandipur forest, keeping us on our toes if we could catch a glimpse of our fav wild animal. The view of the peacock, sitting on a tree branch spotted by H made us sit up and catch her in the camera. She was beautiful, with her long colorful tail let loose, relaxing, enjoying the calmness…Does she realize, how we humans gaze at her, adoring her beauty all the time? Proudy peacock….isnt she…
The fresh cold air sometime late noon, set off me to stir up, giving view of ooty; the beautiful cold weather, tea estates, aroma of the place …..WOWOw!!!! OOTY, here we come….but as planned earlier, we never freaked out in Botanical gardens nor boating…
Well, the best part of our trip was our stay at Frenhill Palace, which was in recent times been converted to a hotel and no lexis to express the feel – Ambience – with the ethnicity sealed…It took us back to those times of Maharaja’s and Maharani’s residing there; with original portraits’ of Wadiyar’s completing the feel-look giving way to the richness and beauty of the place….My eye brows froze for a long while, sinking in the never ending exquisiteness…overall, LOVED IT!
Played cricket for sometime, horse riding, chatting ( gossiping included), long walks in the evening, along with posing for loads of photos with H and not to miss the Good rich food!!!

Hate to end such days and time seems to fly so fast, only when you are enjoying to the fullest…..Next day we continued to enjoy the walk in Palace checking the structural design, photos, questioning on the history, along with the breakfast spread, morning walk with local tea and concluded with last minute photo sessions and checking the special suites….I was just unable to take my eyes on the garden in front of us nor the view of the tea estate. The thought of getting back to our busy life and routine ached…but this is LIFE…..all good things are “GOOD”, only when you experience it once in a while….

Our Luncheon was at Jungle Lodges cafeteria, simple south Indian cuisine but the best part of the place was the natural photos of wild life and the listing of spotted cats and rest of the animals during the safari. It was amazing and a treat to the eye, for the animal lovers like us….sad part was; there were pics of animal deaths caused by humans, while passing through the forest area since they have not followed the rules, which I want to write a different post altogether. Lot of people love to say"Rules are meant to be broken"; But - at the cost of someone's life?

With more plans for the future trips, more promises to implement, we drove back to bengaluru…..This did cross my mind – I made trips every weekend in LA and visited beautiful places, but this trip with Gu just filled me up with Content and happiness, felt light and was smiling all the way, still holding his hand, tightening it at times thanking him for making all the difference!!!
Pic of the palace we stayed.....


Anyone remembers the "cricket match" scene from Hum aapke hai kaun????


8 comments:

Sriharsha bantalpad said...

Geee! Good one! V enjoyed!

Sriharsha bantalpad said...

and I think u missed the RaaZ part of the story which was shot there...

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Yes, I remember the movie scene.
And do you remember the boat song?
Enjoy ! Enjoy ! Enjoy !

Gana said...

Shru , nice to hear about ur second honey moon trip;)Any ways nice to see u happy happy :)U and H looking awesome in the snap.Now i started feeling i should learn horse riding and take a snap sitting on te horse , i think i would look more pretty:))
Love u

Shruti SriHarsha said...

HSriHarsha - Oh yes, The rAAZ movie was shot right there...I got scared late in the evening...

Hobo- Boat song from HAHK? goodness, I fail to remember....

Gana- congragulations dear!

priyanandini said...

Yaa... Thats a lot of hai's from me... Some thing about me... Iam from andhra pradesh... and i wrote most of my postings in telugu..

And i recently visited ooty...Mysore...bangalore...first time out of my state...

What a place ooty... I want to once again & again & again visit to that place...
And i dont have that time to share my feelings..

And i'ld like thank you ...cause...Thats what most of my experiences there too....

Arunima said...

you have a handsome husband. wink wink!

Solilo said...

You guys look great. I was in Ooty couple of months back.