"The church is supposed to be blessed by the Archbishop, but he is not able to climb the hill, so I became the main celebrant," wrote Fr. Varghese. After the challenging road trip, "Fr. S. (Sridhar) was not feeling well, so we carried him."
Spotting a tiger on a cliff, a bear and chimpanzee in the foliage, and a crocodile near the water" added some excitement to the trip, said Fr. Varghese. He said the workers by the side of the road were harvesting medicinal plants such as pepper and cardamom.