A trip to any place in God’s Own Country is an amazing feel. And if it is with a big team, it will turn out to be even more fun. Every year, during Nov / Dec time-frame, we do our team trip and the team size keeps increasing year on year. This year it was a big group of 60 people.
Day 1: We started by early evening train and for this big gang, the entire coach looked like ours. Even if there were few outsiders, they either silently enjoyed our galatta or volunteered to move to a different seat. Train journey with a big gang is just awesome. With few kids in the group, some adults became kids too.
Day 2 : We reached the Calicut station early in the morning and took 2 buses from there. With stops for tea and breakfast, we reached the Thusharagiri falls. The falls was in different levels of climb. All of us could walk till the 1st level, some climbed to the 2nd level falls and few climbed even to the 3rd level. Finally managed to reach the resort by 2 pm. Lunch, refreshment and roaming around the resort was the only agenda for the rest of the day. The resort itself was a beautiful place and you can simply spend time within it. Our nights extended to the wee hours of the next morning, with various group games.
Day 3 : This was our main day and one half of the group went to Chembara Peak, while the other half went to a lake nearby in the morning session. Post lunch, all of us joined in the BanasuraSagar Dam, the largest earth dam in India. The vastness of the dam is a breathtaking view. The speed boat ride was a thrilling experience. One of the must watch places. The day again ended with camp fire and group games.
Day 4 : After breakfast, checkout from the hotel, visit pookode lake, lunch on the way, reach railway station to catch the early evening train.
The trip ended with lots of pictures and fond memories.
Our team trips in descending order :
Dec 2016 – Wayanad, Kerala
Nov 2015 – Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar – Pune
2014 – we skipped.
2013 – Masinagudi, Tamilnadu
2012 – Parsn Valley, Ooty, Tamilnadu
Note : Will write about Pune and Masinagudi trips and link it here for reference and to feel nostalgic in future. 🙂