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Travel Blogs from Munnar
... the hand, luckily ours was served with a fork and spoon. Although there were limited eating places in Munnar, we ate in a lot of local places which worked out about 3.50GBP a day for the two of us.
The following day, we boarded one of the local government buses to Alleppey and the backwaters. The bus journey down the sometimes steep mountain roads was a little terrifying and the driver seemed to be taking some of the mountain corners at quite ...
Today we packed and headed for the hill station tea plantations of Kerala. There was lots of uncertainty about how long it would take to get there as there had been a general strike planned for today. However that was cancelled, the direct road was opened, and all worked out well.
We did a couple of short stops for photos on the drive out - one at ...
... seemed to keep coming!
We spent the next day driving 34km up to Top Station at 2200m, through the tea plantations and wonderful views. First stop was Mattupatty dam, where the scenery was very like the Lake District, even with a cloudy sky, until you notice many of the trees are eucalyptus (not incidently indigenous, but planted by the British ...
... 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.
... the state of Karnataka. Mya has been researching places that offer Ayurvedic massages, as well as yoga retreats. Our overnight (allegedly "luxury") coach leaves at 3pm, which gives us time tomorrow to finish seeing the sights of Munnar and get some accommodation booked online before our 13 hour bus trip.
We are planning on going on another shorter walk through a tea estate and paying a visit to a tea factory ...
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