Day 9: Chennai
I reached Chennai at 6 am. The polluted air made me to miss Wayanad and Ooty to extreme.
Overall, the trip was enjoyable. People were good and officials were friendly. Nature too supported me by providing me a awesome climate throughout the trip. Mobile range is available through out the trip. ATM's are available at Mananthavady, SB as these are the last point in Kerala. Always carry umbrella with you. Always get advice from authorised officials.
Mananthavady is a town, a grama panchayath and taluk in the Wayanad district of Kerala, India. The town is located on the banks of Mananthavady Puzha, a tributary of the Kabini River. Mananthavady has been referred to as "Hosenkadi" in a dictum scribbled under a copper artifact found at the Ananthanathaswamy Temple at Varadoor. The dominant view on the etymology is that the word is derived from "Mane Eytha Vady (The place where an arrow was shot at the deer)". This view is strengthened by the existence of a place called Ambukuthy, literally the location where the arrow pierced, on the outskirts of the town. This area was once ruled by the Pazhassi dynasty and the tomb of Pazhassi Raja is an important heritage site located in the heart of the town.