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... br> Elephant park- we saw the elephants although as we are on a budget and have done an elephant ride in Thailand we didn't take them up on the elephant ride.
Echo point- Another big lake in a valley which meant all sounds echoed.
Honey Tree- unfortunately, there wasn't much growing but we did get to sample some from a street vendor.
Top station- high viewpoint in the mountains that would have been good if we could see through the ...
... aghast. I was cool. I gave my man 500 Rupee, he looks at me." This Is yours my friend I have had a wonderful day" I shake his hand and tell him again thank you, The look on his face is priceless , a man on the street asks me about my rickshaw driver I tell him he is a wonderful truthful man. I grab a tuk tuk to my hotel, 200 rupee later I am home. No where near as interesting as the rickshaw. Home again at the hotel I have dinner and a coupe of drinks and ...
... stopped at several sights:
- flower gardens
- Mattupetty dam - a huge dam with a beautiful lake
- Echo point - a huge lake where everyone shouts to hear the echo!
- Kundala dam - a small and very dirty dam
- Top Station - a scenic viewing point where we saw some beautiful views over the valley. We didn't see them all ...
... not the best quality but worth taking home as a remembrance. Mostly CTC and Dust but some shops do stock Leaf Tea as well. Green tea also available.
For the nature lover who enjoys long walks and does not mind the absence of conventional entertainment or variety in cuisine, Valparai is the perfect peaceful destination.
Another epic bus journey from Kumily to Munnar, again winding up into the hills... the views were just fantastic, looking out over miles of tea plantations.
We checked into GreenView hostel for a couple of nights (that turned into 5!) and met Deepak the owner, who was an absolute ledge - extremely knowledgeable on the area and gave us lots of detail on the hikes on offer!
The next day we were ...