The moment you think about Kerala, the few places that comes to your mind is the backwaters of Allapuzha, Sunset or Sunrise at Fort Kochi or the Hills of Munnar. Besides these famous tourist locations, there are few places in the God's Own Country which are less crowded by tourists. And one such less crowded place is - KASARGOD!
Kasargod is a town and a municipality in the Kasargod District, Kerala. It is located at 50km south of Mangalore city. It was my annual family vacation to Kerala (I am a Malayalee living in Delhi), but this time, I took my best friend along. I had always heard about my maternal uncle who lives in Kasargod, but had never been there. This time we planned a 3 day trip to his place.
We took a train from Ernakulam Jn to Kasargod in the evening and by the time we reached our destination, it was already midnight. It was a 6 hours journey from Ernakulam to Kasargod. There was pin drop silence on the road and no trace of any street lights. It was dark and our jeeps headlights illuminated the road. There was a proper tarred road till one point, further from that point till my uncle's home it was a very rough and steep up hill drive. Only a four into four wheeled jeeps could manage to drive through. We got very tired by the time we reached my uncle's home. My friend and I freshened up and hit straight to the bed made ready for us. Since it was pitch black outside, we had no idea what the next morning would look like.