Since long, the husband and I had been craving for a vacation where we did absolutely nothing. We wanted a holiday where we would just eat, sleep, read, walk around the place we were staying at, and play with the bub. No sightseeing, no agenda.
So, as soon as we got a chance, recently, off we took to Wayanad, to stay in one of the many homestays there. To just be, and do nothing else. It’s a different story that the bub didn’t let us just be at the homestay, and we had to head out for some sightseeing just to keep her entertained – not that we didn’t have fun in the process. 😛 Another story is that the drive back home to Bangalore from Wayanad took us 12 hours – the double of what it takes usually – thanks to crazy traffic. We ended up more exhausted than ever, but still, I am glad we managed to see a new place.
Wayanad is beautiful, all rolling hills and lush green and small town and winding paths. The homestay we stayed at was lovely, an ancient family home which is now let out to other families, and we thoroughly loved the experience of staying in it. We walked around in the plantation attached to the homestay, ooh-ing and aah-ing at various trees and plants, the bub’s mouth opening wide in awe as she touched Touch-Me-Not plants and watched them closing up. We explored the hill station in bits and pieces, learning a little about their cuisine, picking up some foodie souvenirs, trying out new dishes. I wouldn’t say we got the relaxed, do-nothing sort of vacation we wanted, but we did get another sort of beautiful holiday – one in which we were not inclined to see all the sights the destination had to offer, but kept it to the minimal.
I leave you with some pictures from our walk in the homestay’s plantation, one gorgeous Wayanadan morning.
I hope you enjoyed this little walk through a Wayanad home plantation with me. Do let me know!
Please stay tuned for more stories from our trip to Wayanad!