Hanumanthanpatty, a very small village located in Theni district of Tamilnadu, is the place where my father was born. All my relatives and ancestors lived and living there. A beautiful place surrounded by nature in all sides.
Inspite of being beautiful, it is also surrounded by lot of other beautiful locations and famous tourist spots. To name few are Thekkadi, Suruli… I would love to take you one by one…
Hanumanthanpatty, my native is an untouched beauty, still holding its virgin nature besides the hands of tourists. The sons of that soil are still unchanged from their culture, tradition and love.
If we go to the terrace of our house, from there we can see the nature in a form of steps. First you can see the entire village surrounded by paddy field. Then the paddy field surrounded by Grapes and sugarcane gardens. Next comes the hundreds of coconut trees in rows, beyond which you can see the peaks of western ghats. I will post the picture of this beauty soon, as I don’t have an appropriate one now. I’m holding it as a painting in my heart and trying to make you too see that through my words.
Let me tell about Thekkadi now. Thekkadi, a beautiful water reservoir(dam) built by nature itself, where as in most of other places, it is man made. Four sides surrounded by mountains and the water reservoir in between.
It has lot of wild animals living in the mountains. We got a chance to see few on our last trip there. The main animal living there is Elephant. Few others are deer, tiger, fox and buffalo.
It rained heavily on the day we went last time. It is a good experience, enjoying nature with a shower.
Suruli is another beautiful place which has a waterfalls to get a special place in my heart. During my school days, we used to go to our native for all summer vacations. Suruli used to be one location which we never failed to visit atleast once in those days. Now I’m longing for those golden days.
We used to spend our whole day under the falls. I remember once we had a competition that “who stands below the falls for a long time will get Rs.100”, a very big unimaginable amount for our level at that time. I won that by standing under the falls for nearly 2.5 hours without moving out. Believe me, I love to stand under falls for a long time. But afraid of oceans 🙂
We used to prepare Puliyothara (Tamarind rice) and coconut chutney (side dish) along with some vada for our lunch and take it from home. After a good shower, this food used to taste like a “Amrutham”, as we were too hungry. Ofcourse my mom prepares it soooo tasty, even while saying this, I feel eating.
Another important member of Suruli is Mr.Monkey. He may attack you from any side and if not prepared or not have enough members in your team to rescue, you are sure to get hurt. He loves attacking you at an unexpected moment and grabs whatever food items you have. One time, Mr.monkey attacked my uncle for the mangoes he had in his hand. Still we laugh at that sight how my uncle screamed and threw the mangoes in air and started running.
Hmm it is human nature to stop non talk, if they get immersed in a thought of their golden moments, especially of HOME. East or west, Home is the BEST