Tough roads lead to the best destinations -- How true? The road to Megamalai is still a work in progress. But, I don't think you'll mind it one bit. You will most likely be mesmerised by the pristine beauty of the Western Ghats! Megamalai translates to Cloud Mountain. Whoever named the place so aptly? Surrounded by mist on all four sides, this place is quite literally in the clouds. 
We stayed in the Briar Tea Bungalows' Sand River Cottage. After a back-breaking, stomach-churning ride, we reached the bungalow, which is in the middle of nowhere. We were holed up in the humble estate bungalow for the next two days, listening to the raindrops and the soulful whistle from the Malabar Whistling Thrush.
Life was at its pace without any tourist spots to visit or bucket list to tick off. We went out only to satisfy the photographer in me. Here are some for your viewing pleasure...

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