Travel Blogs from Kodaikanal
... quite different to our initial expectations. The cooler temperature was a welcome relief and the nature was spectacular. Whether it was bad luck or just the wrong season, we felt a bit limited by the cloudy weather and 3 nights would have probably been sufficient to see what there was to see. Villa Retreat was a bit over our budget, but it is the best place to stay in Kodaikanal and certainly helped us recreate that ‘hill station’ experience we ached for after months of blistering ...
... wasn't quite the small, clean, pine forested surrounded place we imagined. It was a bustling little town that was just like any other Indian town except it was in the mountains and freezing cold. We've been used to 25-35c weather in India and it was a complete shock to the system to step out of the bus and it be 8c (now we know how you all feel in the UK). We had to dig out our jumpers from our smelly backpacks but found that they wernt enough, we ended up doing the sock/flip flop ...
... I was beginning to resent the nearly-naked men in their dhotis for their near-nakedness while I suffered in my ankle-length skirt and conservative shirts.
The people of Munnar and the surrounding region are gainfully employed by the Tata Tea Company, which provides them with work, housing and social development projects for the community. As a result, the people do not make desperate attempts to sell things to tourists, allowing ...
... on the joke.
Our moms also went for a walk and in the middle of our walk we saw them walking really fast in the distance towards us. When we met up with them they said in a matter of fact way “don’t go any further, there’s either a big dog or a monkey in the trees up ahead”. We decided to go investigate anyway, as we approached the area where they claimed to have seen it both mom’s said “don’t go further, it will ...
... on the floor already! He was doing his best to suggest that I hadn't booked this and that I had misunderstood the arrangements.
I didn't have the energy to argue at this stage as he clearly wasn't going to find a two bedroomed cottage for us for whatever reason. So the compromise was that we ended up in an upgraded cottage which had the best view of the waterfall, i.e. if the rain stopped and the mist lifted.
After settling in the cottage, we had a ...
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