Friday, May 04, 2012

Family vacation @ Familiar location

Kodaikanal has been my favorite place since I began visiting and falling in love with this so called princess of hills and u might be checking blog posts on it lately and early here and I was there again last week-end with my dear once for a family vacation. We went as families of four in two cars and it was completely fun and enthusiastic unlike ever cheerful, remarkable and memorable trip.
My families
Along with our families who are close to my heart
We booked at the CSI Retreat Center Homes which is close to the Kodaikanal Lake with lake view is a treat in itself. There is couple of individual homes and suites and dormitory available to the budget and according to the number of people and we took the Yorke House dormitory on the top of the center and thus felt more individual and enjoyed the isolation provided by the undisturbed environment and away from people.

We were quite oneness and worriless being there and together provide a platform for sharing and understanding the phase of life and it was after six year we all were together on a holiday vacation that too to the same place of Kodaikanal. We always travel or go as a vacation by 6 or 7 people what our SUV can accommodate and it was very long time wish to enjoy the holiday as a group of people very close to us either.
CSI Retreat Center home
CSI Retreat House, Kodaikanal
This time we explored a not well known and road less travelled destination on the northwest of Palani Hills and it was completely heaven site with pristine environment and freshwater lake and beside the terrace farming sleeps a pretty village alike Poombarai. Not to forget the leeches that are plenty ready to suck blood with no sense and the source provide there was bliss and solace to heart and the lake view through the winding road is an unwind sight.

Almost the vacation went off through passing mist, cold and rain and every time visiting there a change wait at phase and some places remains same and what worst was the traffic that lines the winding roads. Except staying atop the hills, the traveling was worst indeed through the heavy sunshine and only for this trip we woke up as early as 3am to avoid traveling under hot sun.
My white angel
My white angel
Will post more on the trip in detail later at further posts…

11 comments:

ladyfi said...

Sounds like a great trip... I do love time with family.

That white angel flower shot is magical.

George said...

It sounds as if you had a wonderful time here with your family. I'm glad so many of you could get together. I look forward to seeing more of your photos from this trip.

ashok said...

sounds fab...

Ramya Ranganathan said...

Glad that you guys found time for a family trip.. and the pic looks great!!

TexWisGirl said...

that last shot is gorgeous! so glad you had a great family trip! that's a lot of folks to go on vacation with! :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, Don't you just love Family Vacations? You are so lucky to have such a large and loving family. Both of my parents and my two brothers are dead ---so there's not much of my family left. Makes me sad at times..

Beautiful photos. Can't wait to see more.
Betsy

Kalyan said...

The more you post, the more the mind gets anxious about this lovely place...gorgeous shots!

eden said...

Beautiful photos. Nice to know you all had a great time. Love your white angel photo.

Priya said...

Great pics as usual and nice family picture ther.

Ponniyinselvan said...

good to hear you enjoyed the trip.
karthik+amma

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