The Tall Trees
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Kids activities or Babysitting
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... having a quick breakfast (puttu and kadala), we ventured out with Evan (our cabbie for the week) in a spacious Innova (my personal favourite). Though I and Dad have been to Kerala almost a decade back, for Chell and Sangeetha, this was the first experience of the Malayalam speaking culture.
As any tourist would do, we also went off to Mattancherry Island, specifically to the northern Fort Kochi locality. Weather was very volatile, with sun shine and rain playing hide and seek ...
... to stabilize the ground in the monsoon and provide shade from the sun. The men generally do 'harder work' like plantation maintenance and tree shaping which means they get to finish at 1 pm but only get the flat rate of 200 rupees and no chance of picking more leaves to increase their salary. Inequality in India is shocking! Also only the uneducated work in the tea field, the educated have office jobs in the estate or managerial jobs but everyone lives and eats ...
Today I head to the hills of Munnar. I have a driver for the next 5 days, his name is Raju and he speaks good English without a thick Indian accent. From Madurai to Munnar it is 150k's, we leave at 930am and arrive at the a Guest House at 3pm, with only a 20 minute lunch break. The drive is spectacular, Munnar is 1400 masl, so we head up through the hills to a high point of 2000masl before heading down into the tea plantations of Munnar. The road is ...
... The group met in the reception of one of the backpacker guest houses and at 6am we were off! This was an excellent day, we climbed to 2200m or so and saw some excellent views. Thankfully no elephants, or we would have had to run away.. Again, more detail in the pics.
Quite a friendly young bunch on this trip, so made a couple of friends in Debbie and Suzanna (not sure why there are not many guys travelling alone that I have encountered, but ...
... logistics engineers out there that fancy a challenge, then this is the place for you!
6. And so, all that was left was "High Station" where we were hoping to see the whole of the South of the sub-continent. What we hadn't banked on was heavy overnight rain and thick, thick cloud cover. The 38km to the top took a couple of hours along mountain tracks made - let's say "interesting" - by landslides, mud and the like, and when we arrived, we could see diddlysquat! ...