I was going through some photographs of different places on the internet and thought to myself so many lovely places exist in this world and this one birth is not enough to travel around the world.
Talking of places, I remember my visit to Ooty this time during the summer vacations. It was a big respite from the heat and monsoons of Mumbai. And the wonderful toy train trip from Coonoor to ooty, passing through the picturesque landscapes of tea plantations and the happy faces of people waving at you as the train passes and them clicking photographs of the train and I enjoying the natural winds that blow on my face that are devoid of pollution and blessing myself to be enjoying and being amidst nature.
The resort we stayed in was named, “Gateway hotel”. A beautiful, serene place and the room we stayed was cozy and comfortable and on top of it the climate was just heavenly. The staff, room service attendants were all friendly, helpful and simple people and not to forget, the food was awesome too.
The best part of our room was, OK hold your breaths guys, the Washroom!! Yes, you read it right. Now you must be at your wits end thinking as to how can anyone love a washroom. Well then, you all are mistaken. We, as a family on the whole just fell in love with the washroom. For one, it was huge and i mean huge! It had this steps that you needed to climb down where the actual bathroom was located. If you have visited ancient houses of the south (keralites would be really familiar with this ) where in there would be a pond or rather private swimming area in the house which was used by the family members only and it would have lot of steps leading to the pond. This was similar to that. It was just beautiful. It had a separate area for bathing with a glass partition and a tub attached to it. And after all of this there was enough space to do whatever you wanted to do like break into a dance or just walk around the washroom 🤩🤩. Of many resorts I have visited, this one takes the prize and that too the washroom stands out rather than the other aspects of the room! I know that’s kind of weird but then I dont mind being weird for loving this washroom.
Me and kids were just looking for reasons to visit it every now and then. It had huge mirrors in them so we even did our dressing up in the washroom and for me climbing and getting down those steps was not less than a feeling of being a princess visiting a ball every now and then😁😃. Just loved every moment of it.
Well then as they say, good things come to an end soon, so did this visit and it was time to leave. We loved our stay here. The place, people, ambience, everything was a lovely experience but leaving the beautiful, cozy, sexy, comfy and whatever adjectives exists to describe beauty goes to this exquisite washroom.
We still remember this trip to this day and lovely memories of the washroom still haunt us. And actually while writing this post my younger daughter suddenly out of the blue was telling me how she enjoyed the ooty trip and how much she misses the washroom and I without any further thoughts agreed with her wholeheartedly . Sigh.
Just to remind you all, we aren’t a strange family but sometimes strange things do happen and this is one of them where in a love affair developed between us and a washroom.
The title, ‘Toilet- ek prem katha’ suits us alright! 😁😁😃