Monday, June 4, 2012

Time to rejuvenate

Yes... it is that time of the year for rejuvenation or vacation.

We shall soon be boarding the plane and this time we have some plans to travel a bit. Last time we were tied up at home and could not move around much.

Out here the temperature is rising and we are also having frequent sandstorms. The monsoon will be a welcome change after all this. I hear the rains have started in a small way.

I started to value the beauty of the places I grew up more, after I left home for my studies. Was able to visit home only during study leaves and long holidays. By then Father was transferred to Coonoor, another beautiful place on earth. This estate was in the Kotagiri district. If one walks a bit one could see the old roads that led to Ooty. We have made many long treks through this place and almost reached this old road that wound up through the Nilgiri mountains.

I remember how I used to drink in the beauty of the place during my return trip. The drive from our place of stay to Coonoor was long and had tea gardens, a bit of forest and small towns in between. I never took off my eyes from outside since I feared each trip would be my last since Father was nearing retirement. I also used to thank God for giving me such happiness but at the same time I never dreamt I would have to travel far away to a desert. But that is how life is.. very unpredictable indeed.

So if net and time permits, I shall be posting; else please do not abandon my blog, but do wait until I get back.

13 comments:

  1. Your mention of the drive in the Nilgiris, the Kothagiri- Coonnoor section brings back memories from the twelve years I drove all those roads many times going to leave the kids in their school and back. The times we broke journey at Wellington Caant and spent the night there. The times we had short halts by the way to munch etc. Yes things move on , they in fact march past.
    I Long to be back walking in the rains and be drenched to the bones.

    Hope to see you on the Blog even when you are vacationing.

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  2. Anil: It is a beautiful place.. and Wellington area is even more beautiful.. There is a good library at Connoor... How I miss all those wonderful places! Sometimes I think it was all a dream.. Have not visited those place in a long time but I hear that those places have all become crowded with new construction etc. The estate is well inside but the road is not very good..

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  3. A couple of years ago we went to the Ooty- Cunoor area for a few days. It's such a lovely place- no wonder you miss those places!

    Hope you have a wonderful vacation, HK!

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    1. Manju: oh yes.. I miss those places terribly :).. thank you for the wishes...

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  4. OMG.you belong to Conoor..such a lucky person you are..I envy the people who live around hills and especially OOty..

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  5. Renu: I dont belong to Coonoor, but since my Father worked there for a few years I know the place quite well... It is a beautiful place... but I did grow up in another hill station in Kerala, equally beautiful... Coonoor happened after my school days and when I was in College. My sister studied at Providence - Connoor...

    Ooty and Connoor are beautiful place but it is fast changing to a concrete jungle I hear.. did you get to try the old train?

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  6. Happy Vacations. Do post the pics of your travel.

    - Deeps

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    1. Thank u Deeps... shall post pictures

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  7. beautiful places
    you traveled stayed

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    1. sm; yes.. they still remain the most beautiful place on earth to me...

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  8. Oh yes, and I recommend to everybody that it is a must to try...we travelled from Mettupalayam to OOTy by toy train only..and it was a surreal experience..

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  9. enjoy your trip..all heavenly places...

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  10. Maddy: Enjoyed the trip and I am back!

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