Travel Blogs from Kodaikanal
... as well.
There is lots of hiking and treks to be done in and around the area but Wade and I decided not to exert ourselves too much and did a few walks in and around the town. The big thing to do in Kodai is to rent a paddleboat on the lake and we have spent quite a bit of time amusing ourselves watching people attempt to peddle the boats around the lake. There is also markets and stalls that line the lake and handmade chocolate, eucalyptus oil and the ...
... what he could’ve said.
So leaving that all behind, we arrive in Kodaikanal. We’re in town about an hour, walking the streets and trying to find our hotel, when our first surprise arises. “Grass?” A man whispers in my ear as I pass him on the street. I don’t register what he’s asking at first, but when I do, I can’t help but turn in a bit of shock. He stares at me with prodding eyes. He knows I’ve got a wad of ...
... arrived at the Tea Museum and paid our 80 rupee entrance fee (£1) and were guided into a large room for a video presentation on behalf of the Kanan Devan Hills Plantations Company. They started by explaining that the local area receives between 130 and 700 cm’s of rain from East to West and that this then breeds a variety of tea tree qualities.
The company had been started in 1886 when a connection had been ...
... town, we finally found the lake and inspected our now soggy chocolate balls. They tasted delicious, but the rain had dampened our spirits. It didn't seem to stop the entire time we were there!
Right now we are chilling in our rom, desperately trying to suppress any urges to use the toilet so we don't have to use the hole in the floor, eating chocolate and hiding under blankets to keep warm. It's hard to believe this is India!!
... ended up walking into the temple and sitting amongst the locals. I integrated with the women, and Chintan integrated with the men.
As commonly occurred in India, given that I was a white foreigner the locals were intrigued by me. Particularly, several children took interest and proceeded to teach me about their culture and the ceremony. They introduced me to their Gods, ...
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