Monday, October 6, 2008

Back to bloggin and picking up my limbs and voice ...


So I went on a holiday!!! a few days away from the noise and madness, the phones, and cooking...Yes..that was a big one for me...no cooking!! Don't we all moms love that a break from cooking, waking up early and then just chilling out,

This was a holiday with a difference..I spent more energy here than I would have at home...
whoever said I would relax, needs to do this ..a few days out in this beautiful place called Kurumba resorts on the Ooty Coonor stretch.



It all started when we missed the first board which announced big and loud to the world whizzing past it( except us.!!!)...only to realise that the path leading downnnnn to the resort was right next to it and we have zoomed past....and now have to go beyond, to the next bend or else no holiday no break :(.

We reach the path back again...and wow!!! smiles and yipppeeess...but what happened???
The driver not too happy with the road going down. Says its just 4 kms ( actually only 2 and half) and we can easily eh!!!! walk it down...what about our luggage?!!....huge ones to include the kids, and the immense energy they have carried with them all the way from Bangalore...

All our requests not successful. The driver looks like one stubborn ox...reminding me of the Dudu basavanna they would bring to our doorstep during some season...and the man with the lanky, slim , animal would say " AaDu, Basava..(dance, " And the victimized cow..or bull would go shaking its head ...left right ,left right. The driver just did that...
" oh, oh, no way will this vehicle go down..."

So off we went...a couple of us( many children to give us support...)...trudging along...cooing and aawwing at the beautiful green...even the grass on the side, looked lovely..the trees did their jig to see us too...really, i'm not lying!!!!. After 3 kms...we reached the wow!! resort . Only to find our cottage was way down ...many steps to go and a few steep pathways to roll down on....

We loved it...the kids all the more. We went rolling, hauling our weary legs all around. The kids had some kind of an unending energy dome...they kept exploring, jumping down rocks, the dry stream bed....and were asking for moreand more and more..It was just impossible to ignore that call for fun.

They have a lovely idea of a typical chai kada...with the works, by the pool side for the evening tea time. A small thatched hut , selling tea and coffee in an authentic coffee percolator..glass bins for the tea bikis and some oily rubbery bhajjis( this I didn't like, but enjoyed the fun eating and dripping oil..lol). BUt what made the place and idea more interesting was the aura it spread around it. An evening by the pool, sipping hot masala chai, lounging around on the lawns, or sitting on their rustic cane chairs...it was indeed so relaxing...if we chose to blind ourselves to the kids climbing rocks and jumping and screaming around...

Eid was celebrated while we were there, and the dinner was exhaustive...6 types of biryanis, yummy desserts, making us wonder if were were in a resort or some food festival. The guys from the resort had dressed up as typical Hyderabadi Muslims, burkha et all....to add to the novelty, and I must have gained a few extra kilos just looking at the food...I wont tell you how much I ate though...after all it was a holiday and on vacation we are allowed to go the full length...and so did I...

This place was filled with trees of nutmeg, clove, bayleaves. Of course for us city birds this was haven. There were some giant malabar squirrels to add to the exotica too.


But considering that our rooms were way down the steep slopes and we had to make hundreds of trips in each day, we were all so exhausted, and dawg tired...by the end of the trip. Always wondered how some of the visitors who make such trips always manage to be up and ready for breakfast...leave and do their actvities, and be back dressed yet again in a new set of clothes, for lunch..and are back to dinner with another set of clothes...their kids are so well behaved and eat without fussing. The kids always want to swim when the parents tell them to. They don't climb rocks and roll down grassy slopes. They walk in and walk out with their parents and never scream and tell the world that they are on a holiday....so why??? do our kids ( 11 in all) do everything in contrast to this. I wonder..
We were seen for eternity in the dining...we were all over the place, using all energy to see and explore every single space in the resort. Ate everything in sight, drank as if there was no tomorrow....sometimes wore the clothes through the whole day...( we would hardly have the time to breathe...forget change into and change again) And never did get to see the same child twice in an hour...



Yeah....now i'm all ready for my holiday...at home, lazing around, no school, no early mornings....and just chilling...

So if i'm seen too often on your blogs please forgive me.....I'm on a holiday...

21 comments:

Compassion Unlimitted said...

enjoying life..konjam poraamaya irukku
tc
cu

--xh-- said...

wow, that was some holiday.. and 6 types of biriyani.. wow...

kids should be kids - like your kids, full of energy adn jumping and poking and running up and down - that is the fun... :)

wht is the fun if they behave like grown ups?

Preethi said...

wow.. looks like a lovely place.. saw the pictures.. reminded me of the time I spent lolling around in a resort in kovalam beach trivandrum!! only the weather was unforgiving.. so we spent most of the time in the jacussi.. a 7 month old Cheeky in tow.. Kurumba .. the weather must have been great too :) now back to blogging girl!

Rambler said...

sounds like a fun place...

tea by the side of the pool sounds great..should try this place..

btw more pics please

Suma said...

wow!! and wow!!!

You had your holiday? while moi is still getting up at unearthly hours to pack lunch dabbas...?

now get back to blogging...

OUCH!!!

ceedy said...

Nice...
Enjoy your holiday ;)


So did you gain wight post the vacation or was it nullified with all the walking?

Suma said...

ufff!!! aching limbs notwithstanding...i finished your tag...

why aching limbs? i took a wrong turn during my morning walk :(

neways go to my other blog...

rayshma said...

that sounds like an amazing vacation! :)
i want one too...!!!

Ankur said...

wow... sounds like u had amazing time out there... I have been to that place also i stayed in the Bandipur National Park. It was amazing, when we roamed arnd in the nite.. the whole trip was amazing, i like the way to Ooty more than the place itself except for chocolates!! :D :D

wow... u made me nostalgic!!! :D

Cheers!!

Prats said...

@CU....oh yes...I really needed that break, only thing it nearly broke my nerves...but had a great time

Prats said...

@xh yep...and somehow biryani seemed to be prominent making us all pig out...
I agree, I would never have liked kids in one corner silent...at leats I wouldn't have know what to do

Prats said...

@preethi...oh yes, the weather was just perfect...but getting back to Bangalore, realised it was way cooler here :)

@rambler It was lovely...the weather, the green, the water and proper chai ki dukaan...

Prats said...

@suma...heheh...I still got some time before dabbas get packed....but until then I enjoy peace, noise and some holiday...

Prats said...

@ceedy...I really don't know which happened???? The pigging was evenly balanced by the walking, and the kilos somehow seem to cling on refusing to let go....

Prats said...

@suma....heheh Will surely check that blog now...but why wrong turn???? Don't tell me you forgot to look :P

Prats said...

@rayshma...it was a lovely one, oh yes!!!! And you will get one too girl....i'll pray you'll be able to squeeze it in between seeing the queen and the rest of the gang...

Prats said...

@ankur...It was a lovely place, and even Bandipur if visited during the right season does give you some good memories....
and eys, the routes to Ooty are amazing.

Joy said...

Sounds like a complete holiday. The pics will relieve your aching limbs :) :)

sahana said...

well! we are back! hat is , the fragmented and demented versions, ie., anyways, looks like u all had a good time, without me, that too! but will make it up in the next vacation!will blog when i get my energy back!!

Pavi!!!! said...

This post makes me want a vaccation!

Nikhil Narayanan said...

Hey hey!
Was great meeting you!

:)

-Nikhil