The mixed affair of a family trip to God 's own country amidst the strike (Part 1)

Tripoto
20th Feb 2018

What is the first thing that comes to mind when the idea of family trip takes root in your mind ? It is a sort of a mixed affair taking in terms the kind of Parents you find in This part of the world ,but we all love them and we should.No matter how weird their stereotyping or judgments towards you might me ,learn this .{They are all you will have forever and If they are wrong it is your duty to correct them in a way that both the point of views come to a conclusion} .Anyway let me begin with this blog which I consider as a souvenir for my busy and non -adventurous but lovely small family. So let me quickly give you a brief intro of my family which consists of My father (Obviously) who is The Chief Medical Officer of our residing district ,My Mother who teaches English in Govt college (Ironically my English is not that strong ,which I am constantly trying to improve )

and my Sibling who is about to graduate from A.I.I.M.S and Then it is me ,The complete opposite of my family.So I guess you know now how it is going to be a mixed affair,But keep on reading.Things are about to get interesting.

My Sibling is About to graduate and so she was planning for a family trip to kind of have a family reunion. I remember the last family trip we did that was way back 6 to 7 years ago and If i will somehow manage to procure those Pictures again I will love to share it with you all. So after a brief discussion we finally settled on Kerala from Kerala and North east due to more accessibility and ease and of course Veg food.I would have chosen some other place but Kerala was good in my books so I Agreed.Also keeping in mind that my parents are too busy to work for us that they rarely travel like most Indian parents ,So it is not their fault that they wanted a comfortable travel .So to further make things easy my sister booked us a travel package and the trip with fixed itinerary followed.I am not much pro of this concept but surprisingly it turned out to be good .So my parents who are still somewhat not supportive of what I am venturing in to as it is hard to explain to them the concepts and ideologies I follow but recently they have started to support me as I am slowly try to break down to them into the wonders of travelling and how I am aiming to turn travelling in to Full time option .In the end they want us to financially support ourselves ,to which they are also true on their part because believe it or not we all need money to travel and eat.

Staying on the journey.So they asked me what and how should they pack stuff to travel and about the first time flying on a airplane.This was also my first Airplane journey.So the previous evening I picked them up from The New Delhi Railway station and their first words were asking me to trim the beard too as I have shaved the dreads and got completely bald , luckily they have accepted the piercing which is now almost a year old .So we checked in to Pre booked Ambika palace Hotel which contrary to the name was not good on services,though as travelling solo through years I have stayed at hostels which are way much affordable and good in terms of service.With my father watching some news on The Tv we finally resorted to an early sleep as we had early morning flight and had to pick up My sister from her Hostel.

The Next morning we had Pre booked Uber from Ubergo but the driver bailed on us the last minute but luckily we got another cab fro Uber and picked up My sister and headed towards the I.G.I. Airport.I was pretty overwhelmed to see the terminal as contrary to the railway stations it was neat ,a site which seems rare In India. So after some security checks we finally boarded the Spice jet which incurred a technical difficulty before making a run to Take off and the Flight got delayed by 2 hours ,thus cancelling our First day of sightseeing Cochin.About the experience while cruising it was a ticklish feeling and my ears got blocked several times .Also I met a talkative kid who gave me some tips on calligraphy and boasted of his achievements to which his parents were proud but other than that I managed to draw a doodle in the journey of about three hours.At the Airport we were greeted by or host for the trip Mr Shah ji ,who was a jolly and optimistic Chap.

First Day was in Black Forest resort in Thekaddy enroute Munnar.So without much to do i made some doodle ,we taught our parents Uno and convinced them to play and we lost.The day went by and we had night buffet arranged at a Price of 300 Rs per person and resorted to sleep to start for our next day to Munnar .

The Kerala Thali that you can grab almost everywhere in Kerala .My favorite dish -Avial

Photo of Thekkady, Kerala, India by Abhyuday Blythe

The Greenery en route almost everywhere in Kerala

Photo of Thekkady, Kerala, India by Abhyuday Blythe
Photo of Thekkady, Kerala, India by Abhyuday Blythe

A view from where we took a Tea break

Photo of Thekkady, Kerala, India by Abhyuday Blythe

Coconuts Coconuts Everywhere

Photo of Thekkady, Kerala, India by Abhyuday Blythe

Coconuts and Pineapples among other fruits in Plenty over Kerala

Photo of Thekkady, Kerala, India by Abhyuday Blythe

The South Indian Colourful Cinema

Photo of Thekkady, Kerala, India by Abhyuday Blythe

The Waterfall near our stay

Photo of Thekkady, Kerala, India by Abhyuday Blythe

The next morning As usual I woke up early and managed to get some sunrise view with minion.Mom and sister took their righteous time to get ready and we started off late to Munnar. But this day was quite a steal for my amateur photography as I sat in the backseat ignoring the mindless talks in the front seat .The Tea gardens were the plenty sight In all of munnar and then we reached our haults . The tea manufacturing unit and musuem,The flower garden,Spice garden and the Punarjani show Featuring Kaliparratu ,to which the pictures underneath will do more justice to .Also grab the handmade chocolates and tea which are in plenty all over Munnar at very Minimal prices .

Our ancestor enjoying morning rays in Thekaddy

Photo of The mixed affair of a family trip to God 's own country amidst the strike (Part 1) by Abhyuday Blythe

Minion Soaking in the first rays of morning in Thekkady

Photo of The mixed affair of a family trip to God 's own country amidst the strike (Part 1) by Abhyuday Blythe

Look at the amount of Sunshine

Photo of The mixed affair of a family trip to God 's own country amidst the strike (Part 1) by Abhyuday Blythe

Little early morning doodle in Thekaddy

Photo of The mixed affair of a family trip to God 's own country amidst the strike (Part 1) by Abhyuday Blythe

Mom

Photo of The mixed affair of a family trip to God 's own country amidst the strike (Part 1) by Abhyuday Blythe

Enroute Munnar

Photo of The mixed affair of a family trip to God 's own country amidst the strike (Part 1) by Abhyuday Blythe

Munnar

Photo of The mixed affair of a family trip to God 's own country amidst the strike (Part 1) by Abhyuday Blythe
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