It took us 6-8 hours to reach Mepaddi, and it got cold again since we had left the plains. Our last stop was to trek to Chembra Peak. The trek is exhausting, and you cannot go without a guide because there isn't a particular way, and unlike getting worried about people getting lost in Himachal, Wayanad people differ on this. We had a guide to follow till the peak. There was a beautiful heart shaped lake on the top, and believe me, We slept off lying down on the grass. The wind was fresh, it was an amazing, relaxing feeling.. like one at the spa, only better. Getting down from the peak, we took a bus to Kozhikode.
On reaching Kozhikode, We made an impromptu plan. We didn't have tickets back to Delhi because we weren't sure of leaving just yet, We had planned to leave the way we came, through Tatkal. So we got a general ticket, and i wouldnt say it was the wisest of the decisions, but we left for Goa, which was 12 hours away, in a general compartment, fighting for our lives haha, but we did it anyway. We reached Goa in the morning, stayed in south Goa for a change for 3 days, got our tickets and left for Delhi from Madgaon.
Kerala was spontaneous yet planned, which is required for a successful trip. You need patience, will and determination to travel. Luxury was not a priority and it didnt even bother us.