It was an unplanned trip. The planned one was to visit home. But due to some developments we couldn't go home. By the time we realized that, we decided to go somewhere and have that much needed break. We didn't want to go site seeing but wanted some good stay and rest. First choice was Coorg as we haven't visited the place yet. Called 4-5 top rated places to find out if there was vacancy available. All places were full and as it was a long weekend and since we were calling with just 4 days to go. Next was Wayanad. We had visited here last September. We knew the place was good but wasn't that excited since we had already been there. But as i mentioned what we really needed was a good break.We didn't want to go to the same place we visited last time as we didn't like it. Searched the net and saw Aranyakam. Was apprehensive to call as we feared it would be full. But thankfully it wasn't so. My car was due for service. So immediately got it done. We wanted to start by 7, but by the time we started, it was 9. Date:April 2-4 Route: Bannerghatta road -> Mysore Road->Mysore->Gundalpet->Sulthan Bathery-> Kozhikode route->Ambalavayal->Rippon Travelers: Me and my wife Vehicle: WagonR Duo Lxi Tools: Panasonic FZ35, Garmin 205w with Satguide Map We had packed breakfast and lunch Some snaps Getting into NICE road from Bannerghatta road A Premier Padmini Thru Bandipur Will try to post next set tonight.