30 April 2019
2nd Day we started off a little late with breakfast at the hotel itself. It costed approx ₹100/person. We visited a couple of few other Tribal colonies.
By mid-afternoon we departed for Meppadi post lunch, which was another 2hr journey from Mananthavady. Yes Wayanad is quite big to Imagine. Since there isn't any direct bus so had to take a bus to Kalpetta (another big stop in Wayanad) and from Kalpetta there is a bus to Meppadi. We reached around 7PM. Totally costed us approx ₹70-₹80/person.
From Meppadi we took an auto rickshaw to Zostel, costed us ₹130. Usually seeing us as tourists, autodrivers charge ₹150 so bargain accordingly.
me and my friends decided to stay at Zostel and just enjoy nature. So we didn't plan much on sightseeing then except a few walks here and there nearby the property.
Zostel costed us ₹1000/person for 2 days excluding food.
So if you're opting to stay at zostel, let me tell you it's nowhere near the town so do store necessary eatables and other basic requirements with you before you reach. It's located in Chembra Tea Estate which isn't safe to walk during late hours because of wild animals. For food you can order from zostel itself, the staff will help you with that. Per meal that we ordered costed us around ₹130-₹150/person.
The vibe at zostel is so cozy and welcoming , all I wanted was to lay down under the sky in the hammock and just relax. Yes, there is a hammock overlooking the property, high in demand so grab it before fellow zostelers take over it. Haha
At night , somewhere around the property, just walk out and in the total dark you can see hundreds of fireflies.. it was a dream come true for me. I'll share a picture of it. There are many abandoned locations in Wayanad and the tonalities of the coloured are brilliant. This is for the photographers out there. ;)
You can also find many mango trees, jackfruit trees, pomegranate and guava trees, etc. around the property. Don't worry you can enjoy plucking some fruits and enjoy!
It did excite me.
Weather is pretty hot, nights get mild chilly.