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Day 23 - early evening
Day 4 of Southern India Tour
Picture this….……sprawling lawns, beautiful gardens, dense forests with rich and stunning views overlooking lush green valleys and tea gardens in the picturesquely Blue Hills of Nilgiri! Sighhhh! And in the middle of all of this…..a "Summer Palace" fit for ...
Ooty itself is strangely British and I found it quite surreal to find myself in Charing Cross, surrounded by churches, thinking about going for a ride on the miniature railway. It was founded by the British as a military base as the climate is so much more mild here. The legacy is still very apparent and many people dress in a western style and have very British names. ...
... weather down on the plains.
After dinner, a very nice party of weekend golfers from Calicut and Coimbatore arrived to have dinner. They invited us to join them in drinking whisky beforehand. They had been at the Lawrence School in Ooty and progressed to become mainly doctors and dentists. They were going to play 36 holes at the Gymkana Club where they were staying. They invited us to join them there the following evening for dinner and drinks but, when the time came, we didn't ...
... they make most of their living from picking pockets rather than begging. Real beggars usually try to make eye contact - in order to gain your sympathy. Pickpockets, however, focus their eyes on - yep, you guessed it - your pockets! And this little kid never once looked at my eyes. When he started making his move for me I shouted at him and let him know that I was on to him.
Anyway, eventually I found the night market - but no hat. With the night market being ...
... A wide, tree-lined valley stretched out before us. A few small buildings were scattered across the grassy floor, and the mountains on the other side were already turning hazy in the heat. We stopped briefly at a viewpoint where a group of monkeys eyed us curiously, but, having realised we had no food, left us alone. Then we descended into the valley via a series of hairpin bends for which even our driver had to slow down. We eventually arrived at Mavanalla, a ...