(The Indian Railway announcement)
Chemmozhi Express will depart at 23:00
I ran as fast as i can to catch the train up! So is my dad chasing me, then i got into the train and then i realized it’s 22:00! Dad came over and asked straight into my eyes! You still gotta do this? Seriously paps? i replied with a cranky smile and i laid my bags in the berth and sat (I and my dad started chatting some stuff about the place i’m going and he was giving a whole lot of advice) i should keep quiet until the train moves, i was telling myself. Even a single inappropriate word can spoil this from happening so i was like guy who can’t speak.
The train started to move slightly and my dad asked the uncle next to me to take care of me until i reach Coimbatore, he smiled with a water bottle and said yes sir you don’t worry. My dad left and the train started picking up at it’s full speed. The next day morning i reached Coimbatore with half an hour delay then i got out, thanked the uncle for actually doing nothing but snoring great and then i ran straight to the Ukkadam bus stand to catch my bus to Pollachi. Got the bus and to be clear it was a private bus! Don’t know what got into the driver, he drove the bus like a roller coaster and causing me to fly in the air whenever the speedbump arrives.
Pollachi, a wonderful place surrounded full of tender coconut trees. Guess what? I reached here and then
I decided! I made a choice! I switched my mobile GPS and started searching for some places around Pollachi and then this place showed up! “Valparai” (One of the Underrated hill station) I hired a local taxi since there is no bus for that place at that time. Pretty fascinating right? My first solo travel is really messed up and
The taxi arrived in 5 minutes and yay! Straight to the destination we go,
I sat down where the pressure was soo high for 2 minutes and trust me the water was soo sweet and my shoulders started to shiver on its own! It was like purifying my soul and all the negativity was draining away with water! After some time we came back to the car to change my dress and spotted 4 types of monkey breeds! I was like Woah look a new type of monkey! And then my mind hinted me, you’re in monkey falls you, idiot, what else you could see?? We went to some untravelled roads and got blessed with mother nature! We also visited some forest areas and a Dam. On our way back he stopped the car at one little tender coconut shop and told me to give it a try and also told me that you have to fulfill your visit here by drinking this tender coconut and he bought me one! Then I realized Pollachi is famous for this right! we drank it and it was soo sweet as it tasted like a Bounty chocolate from the supermarket and we also drank Goli Soda with lemon extract also with extra salt!
On the first night of my solo travel, do you think someone can sleep that easily? Noo! I didn’t close my eyes and kept the TV running the whole night with Air Conditioning systems ON at 18°c and dancing like a goof! Suddenly some light came through the window and
Taking a great shower and having my breakfast I left the room (Left my favorite glasses in the room mistakenly), ran to the bus stand and got bus back to Coimbatore then it started raining, I didn’t consider the rain and enjoyed running drenched and got bus to Trichy also known as the
And that’s how it all started my first solo travel or shall we call it as the first step towards my soul searching!
oh wait, this is my favorite picture on this trip 🙂