Neriamangalam

Soma Das
While returning to Kochi, we took the Neryamangalam Idukki road which runs through the jungle. The rains had created strata of mists in the mountains and I was mesmerized at the beauty of the mountains. The mountains were on my right. My neck held tight to the right, I wasn’t ready to miss a single frame. And then came a twisty turn and the humongous misty mountain emerged before me for few seconds before we drove to the end of the bend. I realized I was sitting at the edge of my seat. The periyar river gushed with us on parallel track.