Kerala has been known for its scintillating beauty spread across a wide area, covering beaches, waterfalls and hill stations. But, what we were looking for was an adventure aspect and that too was served on a golden platter to us at Thekkady. Actually, we are a group of 7 people, who are crazy for adventure tourism and wants to explore it the most. This made us land in Thekkady because it was about to give us a sneak peek into wildlife and bamboo rafting. But, our first priority was checking out a hotel that could well-fit in the budget. And this made us zero to Vedanta Wake up as it offered best of amenities at budget rates.
As we reached the hotel, it was the enthusiastic staff of Vedanta that welcomed us with coconut water. Quite a traditional welcome for sure! Then, we were escorted to our rooms and served South Indian dinner. It was really delectable. Then, we slept for the best as the comfort level of the bed was so good. The other day, we woke up to the best holiday of our lives. The hotel staff organized a cab for us, who took us to Periyar wildlife sanctuary. Well, it was our wish to locate tiger and to our luck, we did locate the tiger and his whole family. It was really wonderful for us and we took a lot of pictures. Further to that, we located a variety of wild animals, which made us enjoy the trip to the most.
On completing the safari, we asked the driver to take up to Bamboo rafting. In that, we made two groups and enjoyed a bamboo rafting race. It was loads of fun. After a wonderful time, we got tired and went back to the hotel. There, the hotel staff informed us about the movie night being organized. We were thrilled with something like this. As we watched the movie, I was introduced to a few people, who were from my field (chemical engineering). Both we discussed the facts of engineering. Finally, we went to our rooms for a blissful sleep.
The other morning, we woke up to tasty breakfast. Then, we went for a Kathakali performance. Known as the jewel of Kerala, the performance exhibited South Indian culture at its best. Every expression on the dancer’s face happened to attract the watchers. Followed by this, we enjoyed a perfect lunch and went back to the hotels in Thekkady for a pack-up. It was a heartfelt moment because we did not want to leave the Kerala for the wonderful moments that it has gifted us. But, all good things and special moments have to pass by and we went to the airport to board the flight back. Indeed, I will definitely recommend Vedanta wake up at all because of its exclusive amenities and comfortable staying option. In fact, it is one of the best hostels in Kerala with branches in various parts of Kerala.