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... of loads of women moving slowly down the rows, picking the tips of the tea by hand. They were going at the bushes with these shear type things with a box on top, proper hacking at them. It won't look as good on your Instagram page but I bet it gets the job done a **** tonne quicker.
Anyway, Munnar then. Even the little town is lovely with a really nice feel to it. It doesn't smell as good as Kumily ...
... it to the tea factory that we had spied in the hazy distance from the mountain top. It was RS100 to get in and only the French girls could be bothered paying for it. So we sat outside drinking the tea our guide arranged for us. The whole area reeked of tea. The Jeep took us back into town where we stopped at the Saravana Bhavan and had another meal. This time we had the “special” thali. It was actually way better than the one the day ...
... day to take a full day tour of the tea plantations.
The tour started at 8:30am, and went to numerous plantations, all in an amazing mountain setting. The tea trees are planted in such a way that the whole area looks like it is made up of green mosaic tiles. Unfortunately the pictures will not do it justice. We toured the tea factory, which started off with a video regarding the origins of tea growing in India. It surprised us when it ...
... was obvious. Needless to say, we still enjoyed ourselves despite a couple of run ins about basic safety and lack of professionalism.
Day 1 - 60kmAn early morning pick up from Fort Cochin, and we found ourselves off to Munnar, the starting point of our tour. We began the tour with an ascent of 15 km, for the larger part of this period I thought I was going to die. Of course it rained the majority of the day too. On the way up we encountered some black monkeys (I ...
... picked them up and threw them out the door! Nat comes round the corner 3 minutes later asking if that was our bus he saw drive past. Izzy had to laugh; "Well yeah, I'm not on it and it's not here!". Luckily a private bus turned up 15 minutes or so later. These buses are almost exactly the same as the government buses but actually a bit cheaper, with a less rigid timetable. We hopped on and headed out of Munnar, taking in all the views that we'd missed in the dark. ...