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Travel Blogs from Munnar
... This is easy to believe considering that film director Ang Lee stayed in this hotel when shooting ‘Life of Pi’ in a local church (unfortunately we have been informed that the church is not accessible to tourists). The hotel is decorated in the theme of ‘Bollywood Movies’ and every room is named after another famous film. I’m staying in the room ‘Kuch Kuch Hota ...
The aim today is to head to the main temple and then the Ghandi Museum. The hotel has complimentary transfer to the temple so of course I take this offer up. I reach the temple expecting to be able to take my camera in, there are signs everywhere that for 50 rupee you can take a camera - no cameras allowed. The temple is the largest I have seen. Inside people are taking photographs with phones, that is allowed but not cameras. How strange, I have to say ...
It took three rickshaws, a public ferry and two public buses, a total of five hours, at a cost of a bargain £2.20 to deliver us to the stunning mountains of Munnar but boy was it worth it. As soon as we pulled out of the humid city into the mountains the air become fresher and the scenery deep green and lush. The rickety public bus dragged itself up steep mountain cliffs. With awe inspiring views across the landscape and many 'don't look down' hair raising ...
... that they have little practice with the spoken language, in any event they will try their best to help visitors.
WATCH OUT FOR LEECHES!
Valparai is verdant and sylvan, but also LEECH INFESTED. Leeches are everywhere, not just in the forests. And they are quick to attack visitors whose blood they probably view as "haute cuisine"!
... served us tasty tea and bananas.
Sandhosh put his sickle to good use cutting through a particularly overgrown section of the trail, then carving up fresh sugar cane at our last stop.
Our final morning at Green Shades began with egg curry, dosa (gummy crepes) and one last pot of cardamom tea from the plantation. We loaded up on tea and cardamom, then Mr. George dropped us off at the bus station. We had a light lunch and left ...
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