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Travel Blogs from Kodaikanal
... down and asked the attenders to put the bedding for us. Dr. Ramachandran as he was alighting at Thanjavur asked the Railway attender to wake us up in time to get down at Dindugul. Dr. Jeyaseelan told us about his family connections in the US and his visits to my home state of Virginia and the Luray caverns. It’s amazing how humble and polite these two high profile people were to my son and me.
All was well and we ...
... They’d built their own homes. They’d grown their own food. They knew all their neighbors and all the holidays were celebrated together. It was a lifestyle that was as challenging as it was rewarding. These people saw the sweat of their brow come out as accomplishment in each and every action they undertook. They lived a life deprived of modern conveniences as well as modern annoyances. There were no honking cars here. No clouds of smog to wade through. No pushy bands ...
... the plantations and exporting. Business grew rapidly but it didn’t come easy.
In the early days there were huge issues with Malaria and Cholera which killed many people but in 1894 the British invested in the range and opened the Kannan project over an area of 2,000 acres.
They utilised their knowledge and solved important communication and transport issues by building a ropeway and in 1908 adding ...
... in the clean mountain air, to not hear honking, to be out of the pollution of Kochi and to deal with a staff that was so helpful!
After our snack we went for walk along the main road. The road was lined with small homes and as we walked by we watched women washing clothes outside and doing various other chores, while looking after their kids. The villagers must have been accustomed to foreigners walking down this street as they were quite friendly and ...
... cheap plastic goodies and more home made chocolate. The walk was pleasant enough despite the fact that the view wasn't great. One of the great things about Kodaikanal is the weather is so pleasant. It was a cool morning and we were able to walk with light jacket or sweatshirts on all day which is a great change from the heat of Hyderabad. After we had been walking for a while the boys spotted a funky tree that spanned over the lake, dipping its branches ...
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