The Tea Sanctuary
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... 17 (+1)
Metros/subways used - 28
Cars used - 5
Minivans - 8
... all climbed on board. An uneventful ferry and tuk tuk ride later we arrived at the bus station and quickly found a bus heading to Munnar.
Not long after we settled into some seats a kind fellow informed Steven that he was sitting in the women only section and that should women board the bus he will be expected to move. As the bus was still largely empty at this point we just moved back a few ...
... headed back through Munnar town and off to Pothamedu viewpoint. Munnar is now the commercial centre of some of the world's highest tea growing estates and as such the area around the town affords views of lush tea-filled hillocks, where tea trees grow on the steepest of hillsides. Although the mist hanging in the valley made for a slightly less stunning view, we spent a while exploring the tea plantation and enjoying the crisp air, a welcome change from Kochi. On the way ...
... Or this is how I imagined our day would go. Our sights were set on Top station, which sounded to us like a big British tea plantation at the very top of the mountain. Rajah our driver took us on a windy tour of the hills, he stopped at things like a giant lake where boat rides could be had, a very big dam (what did the fish say when he ran into a wall. Dam. Eh eh?) and lots of viewpoints which is where at least 1000 Indian tourists also wanted to stop at and ...
... not only seemed really friendly and passionate about what he did he had said to us the day before when we were talking about the town of Munnar "this isn't Munnar", pointing to the ground, "this is Munnar" and gestured up toward the mountains. Is was about 10am when we set off in our tuk-tuk (that's not trekking I hear you cry) as the first hour or so consisted of a mini sight see as we drove to our trail head. Dismounted from our vehicle we had a cup of ...