As there is nothing much to do in Bangalore during the long-awaited Diwali weekend, we ( me & my better half ) decided to go on a road trip to Kannur, Kerala ( Also previously called as Cannanore ). When we started from Bangalore on Thursday 19, 2017, all we had in our mind was reaching Kannur as early as possible and meeting our relatives the next day and so on, but the plan had a small change when we were almost halfway.
We started Bangalore ( Electronic City ) around 4:45 pm, the route we chose was Bangalore - Srirangapattana - Hunsur - Gonikoppal - Virajpet - Iritty - Kannur. As per the plan, the total journey was just 321Km (7 hrs ), but we were still in Mysuru bypass at 8:30 pm due to the long weekend traffic on the Highway. So we thought it's not a good idea to drive through the ghats late in the night so we decided to stay over at Virajpet, Coorg that night.
As it was a long weekend, almost all good hotels and home-stays were booked and few places left were highly priced. It was our luck we got a room at Windchimes ( Though it showed sold out in many booking apps ). A lesson learned here was, even if it shows sold out in the online sites, call the property before ruling that option out ). It was almost 11:00 by the time we reached Virajpet, and we have to take a deviation of almost 9km to reach the resort.
We went with no expectation as we just wanted a clean and tidy place to sleep over we hit the roads again early in the morning. The google maps took us to the property, but as it was pitch dark and no proper sign boards it took us another 10-15 mins to get into the property. Well there awaited our surprise, a beautiful property hidden inside a coffee estate.