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Solitude is bliss!

Devashola

When I set out to explore this world alone on that chilly October morning, I was only thanking my wife and my expectations were nil. Because, without her consent, I couldn’t have set out.

But the day unveiled splendidly before me. While exiting out of Bangalore (my second home), I got lost in the half constructed outer ring road. With the road not yet opened up for public, I was driving all alone for a 6-7 Km stretch in that 6 lane highway, welcoming the Sun! My thoughts were getting aligned and purified as I look in the direction of ‘Queen of Hills’, Nilgiris.

My plan of staying the first night at Masinagudi area got thwarted as ll the 25+ resorts in that region looked like booked. Anyways, Mudumalai is not one of my favourite sanctuaries in South India, as the vegetation & weather isn’t that appealing.

After 11/2 hours of strenuous search mission, I located Devashola, a tea estate of 650 acres. My desire of seeing the locality in twilight succeeded. From there on, the expe…