“So this tree house that you are taking us to, it is really a tree house, right?” we asked Abbas, our driver (and practically a guide as well, since he was the one who suggested both the wonderful hotel in Ooty and now, this tree house in Mudumalai). If it weren’t for him, we could have never known that this resort existed. “Yes, don’t worry,” he assured us, “it is a tree house, and you are going to love it.”
We arrived at the resort, which is a three-hour drive from Ooty, around lunch. We met with the manager, and after what seemed to be like ages, agreed upon a package deal. Another guy took our bags and asked us to follow him. Walking through the well-maintained garden, we were truly impressed. Few minutes later, we found ourselves in front of the tree house, and were very pleased with what we saw!
The house – perched up high on a tree – is made up of bamboo, thatch and wood. It looked so pretty and peaceful up there, surrounded by so many trees. There were five other tree houses, one located right across ours – however, it was unoccupied that day. So basically, we were alone in that part of the resort – in the middle of the forest, where wild animals roam freely. At that very moment, we were feeling both nervous and excited.
As I stepped carefully at each wooden step up towards the door, I was thinking about the bathroom. I couldn’t see one nearby. But as soon as we opened the door and walked into the tree house, we were surprised at what we saw!