After a number of planning, rescheduling, postponement; finally the trip to Kerala-God's Own country turned to reality on 2nd March. I, with my friend, Soumya set off on the most awaited journey to God's own land.
The First destination was Munnar situated 1600 m above sea level. It is also called "The Switzerland of India".
Journey from Bhubaneswar(Odisha) to Munnar(Kerala)-
Jajpur Road to Chennai - By Coromondal Express (SD-7:36 PM; SA- 5:15 PM)
Chennai to Coimbatore- By Nilagiri Express(SD-9:15 PM; SA- 4:50 AM)
Coimbatore to Munnar- By Bus/Taxi via Udumulapet
We had booked our ticket in Coromandal Express(12841) before two months to be in safe side and had completed background research of our targeted area of visit.Everything was set. It was time for action... !!
I boarded the train at Jajpur Road(JJKR) at 7:55 PM on 2nd March. The train was running late by 20 mins or so. My friend joined me from Bhubaneswar(BBS). We had dinner and settled to our respective seats. The chill of the AC was starting to prevail. I was engrossed in Ashwin Sanghi's Chanankya's Chant. After hitting a century(ofcourse of pages !!), I went to sleep. The next day we reached at Chennai nearly around 5:20 PM.