Club Mahindra Coaker's Villa
Travel Blogs from Kodaikanal
... valley below and countless little towns and villages. The only better thing was when we returned that night to find the view had improved as it now looked like a carpet of firefly's stretched out for mile after mile (will upload some pictures but when i get to a computer which doesn't keep cutting out on me every 5 minutes).
The time up there we spent trekking in the local mountains, admiring this amazing but ...
... stretch of the exotic world they call India.
Sunday was Ganesh’s birthday, and here we were treated to quite a parade. Thousands of people marched through the streets with the elephant idol placed either on their heads or on some form of tractor. They were bringing their beacons of religious devotion down to the river. Here, they were thrown in the water, completely submerged to celebrate the birth of Ganesh, the remover of obstacles. (The elephant head ...
... a cafe opposite the train
station. Suffice to say we didn't find one and we were not hungry
enough for a large meal.
Heading back to our homestay we decided to have a little explore around the
area and we wandered down the steep hill through the tea plantation.
There was a little road that we could follow with the occasional
rickshaw or jeep coming along it. We didn't want to walk too far as
it was going to get dark ...
Kodaikanal is a cloud city that sits high in the mountains. Now, when I say that Kodai is a cloud city I mean that in every sense of the word, the city is literally filled with clouds. Mist rolls through the streets, clinging to the trees, and coating the hill sides. The air is crisp and clean and it really does smell vaguely like flowers. The days are cool and the nights are cold and crisp, reminding me of summer camp from when I was a kid.
We stayed at Greenlands Youth Hostel ...
... to Hana in Maui only on a much larger scale. As we got closer to Munnar (pronounced Mooo-nar - when we say Mun-nar they have no idea what we are talking about), the forest gives way to stunning velvety fields of tea. It’s one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to and reminds me of the tiered rice paddies of Bali. There are several large waterfalls which are quite breathtaking.
Our stay in Munnar was very ...