Yatra means joy, sharing, happiness, togetherness and more than all it's a time of celebration with our loved ones. Though we all have gone to many yatra from childhood only few remains special leaving an unforgettable sweet memories that fills our heart with utmost joy and happiness.
One such special yatra was my team outing to Munnar in the year 2008. Munnar is a town as well as a hill station which is located in the Idukki district of the Indian state of Kerala.
My yatra to munnar was a thrilling but scary experience in my life because I was the team lead and it was my sole responsibility to arrange everything from the start to the end of the yatra.
It was my first experience to make an entire plan and arrangement for my team outing. I discussed with my manager about the rules and the sponsor given by our management for the trip and then I arranged for a team meet and discussed with my team about the location and the budget for our team outing.
We thought about many places and finally we decided to plan our trip to MUNNAR a place which speaks and shows the beauty of nature. We worked hard as a team for 2 months with a great team spirit to achieve the best team incentive to enjoy every moment of our trip and then fixed the date for our journey.
I booked Jojo cottage in munnar two months before and arranged for a 20 seater mini traveller bus from my company to that cottage in munnar through travel agency. We started our journey in the night and reached cottage the next day evening. It was a fun filled yatra with music, dance, games and so on.
When we reached the cottage it was drizzling and the cottage owner uncle and aunt gave us a warm pleasant welcome with a hot chai. After a small refreshment we went for a walk and had our dinner outside. The next day morning we ordered breakfast in the cottage which was prepared by the owner aunt. Wow.... They gave us Aapam with coconut milk and Kerala special kondakadalai kurma. First time we tasted such a mouth-watering Kerala dish and we all asked for more and they served it hot for us until our tummy was full.
We started travelling to the tourist locations near the place and one such beautiful place was the Rajamalai hills. We walked, jogged and somehow we reached the top of the hills. When we reached the top of the hills the clouds passed over us and kissed us. It was such a wonderful moment which made us to feel the love of nature. We clicked our beauties along with the hills. We played, laughed, had fun and enjoyed each and every moment of the trip. Especially we all enjoyed the taste of mouth watering Kerala dishes with the nice aroma of the coconut oil used to cook their food.
Finally when we started from munnar we all stood still took a deep breath to enjoy the fresh air which cannot be enjoyed in the city.Though we felt sad for some time to leave such a beautiful place again we started enjoying our return journey from munnar to our office. It was a great team yatra. These days travel is made easy. Visit Yatra.com for any Domestic Airlines or to check the Flight Schedule .
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