The Tall Trees
Travel Blogs from Munnar
Climbing into the mountains(Western Ghats) we could feel the temperature dropping.Munar is the location of some of the worlds highest growing tea estates.On the way we stopped to watch some working elephants with their Mahouts and fed biscuits to wild monkies. We had a traditional Thali lunch ,eaten off a banana leaf in a typical `working man`s …
... right on the waters edge the view of the sunset over the lake whilst I sat swinging in the hammock was pure bliss. We also tried some local crafts which we got to take home, I weaved a tea costa and Furquan made a dish from pottery, to be treasured. Visiting Kerala was a great decision and although it's far south I would definitely recommend a trip there, as the natural beauty it has to offer makes up for the long and some what bumpy journey to get there.
... didn't want money or anything for his tea he was just being a Good Samaritan to two sweaty fat tourists. Good on him. We finally came after a little more walking to a small town where there were restaurants and hotels and we had a great lunch at one of them with the most glorious outlook over tea plantations and mountains. All trip in Munnar Michael kept saying, "all I want to do is walk through a tea plantation that's all I want to do." So downstairs in the lobby he deposited me on ...
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Small waterfall in shola forest by the road edge
Coffee growing wild in the forest. Many of the estates here in a conservation effort, have given up a part ...
... piece of landscape after another, while chatting about our lives on the road and back home. Our first trek was through another tranquil plantation, after which the four of us hop on a rickshaw up to one of the viewpoints, and then hike down through a local village along a curvy road into a wooded hillside densely covered with majestically high trees.It's pitch black by the time we join Thijs and Nick at our favorite roadside food stand for a quick dinner, ...
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