Travel Diaries
The 'Feet With Wings' Girl

Along with the misty morning air, came the sounds of the monsoon. A murmur could be heard from the skies and the trees, and the nostalgic smell of the damp ground brought back the warmth of childhood memories. I could hear the birds sing upon their wings and the pigeons coo on top of homes; oh, such a rush of peace! It began as a beautiful morning drive in the darkness just before dawn and my wheels took me through a magical wake. The shadowless silence was broken by a streak of sunlight, peeping through pillows of marshmallow clouds. And soon after, I was here; in heaven, in a magical dreamland, in a paradise. My crazy feet with its wings arrived, to speak of breathtaking tales, in my travel diaries of Wayanad.
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The Road To Heaven
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Travel Diaries of Wayanad Lakeside Homestay _ Stayzilla.

After making my way through the mystical forests of Muthanga, I entered the charming ‘Mallu’ land and was all set to be blown away by its breathtaking beauty. An hour’s drive into this charming district, brought me up close and personal with the many shades of its mystery: Women huddled over a cloud of grey smoke preparing for the day’s chores, men crowded in tea stalls catching up on the news, children gallanting through the pebble paths as their laughter echoes through the trees, and the clouds playing hide and seek, with a streak of drizzle here and a smack of sunlight there. What a majestic sight to behold!

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A magical green-fringed path welcomed me, to uncover the secrets it held beyond. I made my way across the trodden road towards the sun-kissed yellow entryway. The wind was my friend, and he brought along a wonderful array of chirping birds, who welcomed me to their special place. As the doors flew wide open, I stepped foot onto what I can only imagine being the most wonderful heaven. It was a true paradise to set my eyes on, and I just could not look away.
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Travel Diaries of Wayanad Lakeside Homestay _ Stayzilla.

That view! Right in front of the Homestay, appeared a wondrous garden with a magical space to enjoy a bonfire in the late evenings. Beyond it, an absolutely breathtaking experience awaited me. The Karapuzha Dam’s Lake sat idly, welcoming the urban eyes to witness nature’s miracles, as far as the eyes can see. The subtle ripples, a lonely duck, a cover of tender fog and the whistles of the blowing wind  this exquisite view was my Eden.
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The radical shades of the day waited for me to perceive and I looked back to fathom the Homestay; one that I would call my sojourn in Wayanad. And what I witnessed, took me back in time. A sensational history stood before me, for I laid my eyes on a beautiful heritage home.
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The Magical Home
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The ecstasy of the lake in front of me and the thrill of the heritage behind me left me in a state of awe. The benevolent host of the Homestay greeted me and gave me a modest tour of the stay. He introduced me to the beautiful gardens, and I greeted the bougainvilleas; and just as I waved past the dancing vines, I passed on an unhurried smile to the climbers near a deep well.
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After checking-in and acquainting myself with the surroundings, I set off to explore the banks of the beautiful lake, alongside meeting the locals and being enchanted by their stories. After a quaint walk, I huddled up with my diary and allowed the calm shivers of nature to inspire the poet in me. After what seemed like just a few minutes, but was, in fact, hours, I was invited for a steaming cup of filter coffee.
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The evening went by and various interesting stories were exchanged. The setting sun behind the silhouette of the faraway mountains and the birds returning home brought along the promise of a magical night. Just then, I was bestowed with a kind visit from some new friends. And what an exciting meeting this was! 
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Some New Friends
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Soon after dusk arrived, the mesmerising night came alive! A magical dancing bonfire and the glowing embers, roasted marshmallows on a poker stick and the flickers of the bonfire, a sizzling barbecue and the smell of the dark night, the subtle cries of the fireflies and the whispers of nature’s mysterious music — my evening was perfect!
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Travel Diaries of Wayanad Lakeside Homestay _ Stayzilla.

As my sensational night came to an end, I retired into my cosy heritage room to gear up for an early morning wave of nature.

At the mark of six, the hens sought to be my alarm clock. I rushed to that special place by the yellow bench, to witness the glory of nature in its purest form. While the ashes of the night’s campfire found its way into the vastness of the universe, I was an awestruck wanderlust.
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Travel Diaries of Wayanad Lakeside Homestay _ Stayzilla.

Travel Diaries of Wayanad Lakeside Homestay _ Stayzilla.

The Gourmet Heaven
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A little after my morning coffee, breakfast was served! An authentic Kerala cuisine is a speciality offered at this exquisite heritage Homestay and I savoured it all; though I was still drunk from the morning’s shot of mist. The lip smacking puris (unleavened deep-fried Indian bread) and a vegetable stew with a side of steamed Kerala bananas were just what I needed to kick start my day to explore Wayanad.
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Travel Diaries of Wayanad Lakeside Homestay _ Stayzilla.

My rendezvous with this exquisite Homestay came to an end and I left with a heavy heart. Yet, I had captured it in my heart and soul, the true essence of being in and with nature. After exchanging words of adieu, I set out to continue on the journey that awaited me and I just had to look back one last time.
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Travel Diaries of Wayanad Lakeside Homestay _ Stayzilla.

As I made my way back on the road, I realized the true meaning of peace. I found mine in a cosy Homestay overlooking a beautiful lake in a tranquil town. I seek to explore more, it may be today or tomorrow; another time or a different space. A Homestay experience such as this was bound to give me unforgettable memories.

Thus were my travel diaries of Wayanad. Explore beautiful Homestays with Stayzilla and create exceptional travel stories of your own.

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