Hotel Grand Palace
Travel Blogs from Kodaikanal
... waterfall (I imagine its stunning but ferocious in the monsoon). Sadly whilst we were here we also learnt that the "man eating tiger" of Ooty has been shot dead. He was an underweight male with injury to his jaw apparently which would have caused him problems hunting and may explain why he attacks the humans. The princess of the hills has been kind to us but now we are very much looking forward to our next stop, our 3rd and final hill station at Munnar. ...
... bus breaking down a couple of times on route! Shane got no sleep! We arrived at Palani (a huge bus station) at three in the morning and had to wait until 5am for our connecting bus. The pay to use toilets were vile (just like several other pay to use toilets on our trip) and yet several girls were trying to bathe from a stand in pool of stagnant water. About a hundred homeless people used the station floor as their bed, many of them ...
... families. They have large/ extended families. Also the
families usually all live together. Most families live in urban, smaller
houses. The economy in Theni is doing better, and is pretty good at the moment.
Things good go bad, but also shoot up and get really good. Most people are
... understand each other after some smiles and friendly gestures she was happily posing for some photographs. We gave her 10 rupees to say thank you and she seemed genuinely surprised we had given her anything.
We were very interested to watch her work for a few minutes and were both surprised that she did not pick the leaves by hand, as we had thought, instead using a pair of shears with a bag attached to them. ...
... to look down on a sea of green with the mountains in a haze in the distance. We watched some tea being harvested by some very friendly Indian men and then went on our way.
Our trip to Munnar was fairly brief and we only stayed 2 days before moving onto a new destination, Kannur. Entirely the opposite of Munnar, Kannur was back on the coast of Kerala but a lot further north than Varkala and Kochi. We had heard that there were ...
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