Pullimoottil Estate Bangalow
Travel Blogs from Munnar
... I explain, these people are joyous, happy. I felt I connected with so many people today, just a wave or a salute to people, to people who connected eye to eye, I had people catch me not them. Motor bikes or buses slowing down to say hello. I never thought I would feel so welcome in India.. Thank you India. I cry as I say this. I don't know how to explain the experience I had with this man. He took me to a temple, then another. He watched over me. We found ...
... 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.
... with Gioum to celebrate which was cool.
The day after the hike we started to feel a little ill though, probably a bit of exhaustion but also something dodgy... queue the projectile vomit and toilet flushing... lovely!
Even so we caught a tuk tuk to 'top station' - what we thought was a viewing point and in the LonleyP says so, but after 2 hrs in a tuk tuk it turns out our guide was taking ...
... to the mosquito population of Kerala. It would appear that I'm so tasty that even my forehead juicy enough for the little blighters to have a good go at. One of them even got me in the eye which, by morning, had swelled up to look like I've recently taken up kalarippayat. (Steve appears to be unscathed after a night without a net so perhaps I should take the complement from the insect world and write him off as sour!) After a good laugh at my expense ...