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Our next destination brings us to Kodaikanal, a quiet hill station of preserved beauty beyond comparison. The view from the hill path was exquisite overlooking Palani hills and other panoramic scene. On our way uphill, we stop to shop for local fruits as snacks which are very cheap and are abundant with all sorts of varieties of it. We stayed in …
... which is shorter than the other routes. There is a safari trip on this route. Sections of the road are not paved. The area on the way to Munnar grows spices and herbs and many indigenous people live here. The place is named after a British Governor Moyer who is buried here.
LESSON: Sight seeing wear shoes. Temple trips wear sandals.
Most of the other sites are different rock formations, which may or may not seem to look like what they claim to be. The ...
... to a gawking crowd of sunscreen coated tourists. This sense of adventure is one that will always seem vague and unimportant until experienced first hand. The feeling I held on that hike is the one I wish to live with for a lifetime.
That being said, this hike was made authentic by its sheer difficulty. 6000 feet down, then 2000 up. Then vice versa on the way back. This is the trek we were forced to take to attain our final reward. The Village.
What we were ...
... stall. We quickly joined him and had possibly the best cup of tea in our lives. It was masala tea made with hot milk and sugar and served in a glass. Once it had cooled enough for us to hold the glass it tasted amazing – if we keep going on like this we’re not going to have any teeth left when we leave India! We also indulged and tried a vada, a delicious spicy lentil savoury donut, delicious.
... bought some socks (the nights get pretty chilly) and a kilo of homemade chocolate!
The girls were then leaving on a bus, so me and the German just ended up playing cards out on the patio in front of the dorm, before we met a huge group of Indian guys who were on holiday celebrating a graduation from some sort of college/university course (I didn't really quite understand what!). They had alot of brandy, so we spent the ...
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