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... graded for distribution and sale across India. It's hard to judge the quality of the tea at the tasting, following our tour, as too much milk or sugar is added. We don't buy any.
We return to Ooty via the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, constructed between 1886 and 1899. Beside the station is a works shed with six old and still-working steam trains. The slow train passes through forest and minor stations, collecting mostly tourists ...
... Even though not a popular tourist spot, it is known for its fantastic views of the valley and the lake, set amidst tea fields and a lot of small tribal villages.
We also visited the Emerald Dam, situated in the middle of the Valley, that houses all the beauty within. Silent, secluded, yet spectacular, we enjoyed the landscapes a lot and captured every moment in our memory for ever.
Hope you had a nice journey with us so ...
... and toothless grannies, over rivers, over rocks. We wandered past packs of dogs and past bleating goats. Our final part was a hike up a mountain. Over short spiky grasses, through bracken and fern, climbing over lichen covered rocks and finally to a rock strewn summit which commanded views of the entire valley and of the walk we had undertaken. It was a beautiful view of rolling mountains decorated with forest and a handful of small villages. Mist ...
... certainly worth the effort.
It emerged during the day that of our group of around 13, 9 of those present were final year medical students, all on elective. With 2 from Sweden, 2 from Scotland, 2 from New Zealand and 3 from the UK you'd have thought the trip well prepared for the moment when one of our fellow trekkers fell off a wall into a ditch, spraining her ankle. Not so. One lady falls, 9 medical students looks at each ...
... that it is now very difficult to even get a seat in one of the three or four restaurants in Ooty that are suitable for tourists. It's a problem running a business in a town that for most of the year is out of season and then during the high season has a huge influx of people / customers.
Another thing I've noticed is an increase in the numbers of people wanting to have their photo taken with me. I was grabbed by the father of a large family who walked ...