Kodai trek [Author: Amit Rajput] 27th June 2006

 

Amitabh Bachhan once said in NAMAKHALAL that " English iz a bhery phunny language...Bhairon becomes Barron and Barron becomes Bhairon...Something of the same kind happened in the Kodai to Munnar trek...Shyamala became Shefali...Chaithali became Maithili...Nitu became Ritu and not to forget Marshall somehow became BASHA....

 

The only word that fits in for this trek is AWESOME....right from the start almost everything went wrong  but sometimes everywrong step when seen as a combined thing becomes perfect towards the end ...delayed start..thanks to Dr. Rajkumar...delayed arrival in Kodai..Thanks to Venkatesh(our driver) who felt sleepy every hour ...In this process we lost friday bcz it was too late to start trekking...people shifting from plan A to Plan B bcz some1 mentioned RUM ...but it was never too late for us to get hold of some cycles and take few rounds around lake....So wat Nitu lost her glasses in the process but cycling in rain was sure fun...Vasu is still confused whether he took three rounds or two ...Someone came up with a brilliant idea(I know the name but asked to keep it secret) --lets take a walk around..whats the hurry...and we started...2.5 kms and still 1 more to go and up came nitu---oh no plz lets go back---Immediately Shankar asked---Do U work in Sify ?? well not to forget the Masala Tea and Mirchi vada was too good...

 

It wud take days for me to put all those great moments we had during the trek..I wud just put down a few...And ofcourse Anup will be the Star performer ..leading from the front and always in the limelight....When tired of eating our heads Anup thot he cud play some tricks with Venkatesh(remem he is our sleepy driver)...guide kahan se aayega...Kahan le kar jaayega...Guide kya karega Venkatesh...and then it was venkatesh's turn----Guide ko Khaane ko bologe to khayega..sone ko bolo to so jaayega .....Frustrated enough Anup thot he cud trysomething else....Ye raasta kahan jaayega Venkatesh...Ye raasta kidhar ko nahin jaata hai...idhar hi rahta hai...u shud have seen the laughter everyone broke into.....

 

The walk in rain was absolutely fantastic...me and Vasu opted to cover our cameras with the new bought jacket(guess almost everyone bought those so called water proof ones)...the rain seemed to have never stopped ...though totally drenched and shivering we kept walking...Did I tell u we were lost ...We sure were...Thanks to out Drunk guide..Had we given him the torch,he wud have run away..

 

Did someone mention difficulty level of the trek ...well Anup and Nitu returned back on Sunday Morning bcz they were hurt badly with strains and cramps....Hats off to Chaithali and Priya for finishing the trek even after the unbearable pain u two had bcz of cramps...

 

Well to sum it all...It was a trek to remember for long ...I still can feel it in my legs ...I will be coming up with my share of pics by tomorrow ...I dont have much of the flora and fauna part...for that u have to wait for Vasu's album....

 

Amit Rajput