I was blindfolded while he executed the plan.
The journey to Coimbatore and then the two hour road trip towards a town called Pollachi, located near the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border, was all collywobbles.
For one who is slightly averse to planning, the ‘surpriser’ sure did a good job!
On checking into a more than adequate room – with a view of a coconut grove dotting gleaming waters, adjacent to an Ayurvedic spa – the vacationers in us wouldn’t budge from our seats in the balcony.
Hours later, we found ourselves in loungers by the pool, reading classic love stories (don’t mind the cheese!).
The sky began to cast a deep shade in the sky as we popped our first bottle of Pinot Noir for the evening.
Following an elaborate breakfast the next morning, we decided to head up the hills blessed with a wealth of Asian elephants in the midst of its luxuriant foliage.
We were also fortunate to see a muster of peacocks fanning their feathers, a plethora of birds darting from tree to tree.