We travelers always fall short of money you know. But have you ever thought about the advantages of traveling when broke? In short…you get to explore more. Yeah, you don’t get the option of incorporating luxury itineraries and hence indulge into more real-life adventures.
Just like almost all my other trips, the plan of visiting Kodai also happened overnight. From Bangalore it was a one-night journey to the ‘Princess of Hill Station’, the land of magic mushrooms. The very first view of the hills in the morning when we reached was enough to spell its magic on us. We didn’t make any room reservation prior reaching, and to our nightmare, the place was super crowded since it was a long weekend. So you think we started hunting for a place to stay? Naaaah…Before getting into that, we took a stroll in Coaker’s Walk, which is right next to the bus stand. The view of the lush green valley, partially covered with fog was like a quick detox from the daily tantrums of our corporate life. Once content inhaling the fresh air, we started our room hunting. Tell me about price hikes of hotels during long weekends!!! Thanks to my bargaining skills, phew!!! We finally found a room with a considerably moderate price.
The first evening we spent exploring the Kodai Lake, a man-made lake located at the heart of the city. It’s a beautiful colossal lake, surrounded by mountains. There is a lot to explore in that area starting from local cuisines to outdoor activities such as cycling and boating. Don’t miss out on the delicious homemade chocolates Kodai is famous for.