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... away to each other. When we approached, they happily posed for photos and waved at us. We were also told that if one tea picker had fulfilled their 20kg target and another had not, then the first tea picker would then help the latter meet their target so that they would get paid.
We hired a tuk tuk for a day to explore the area and visited the Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, Kundale Lake and a view point where we could see into Tamil Nadu (the ...
... bags of tealeaves on their heads. I visit the tea museum, which is pretty much a one hour sales pitch but still pretty interesting going over the colonial history of the place and explaining that the tea plantation is now 70% owned by the workers. They recommend using green tea as a mouth wash and, if I could understand the guide's accent, I'd know how to make a perfect cup as he goes to great length to explain how. Legend has it that the ...
Up and packed, visited Connemara tea factory and learnt how tea was produced and tasted a sample then carried on our way along twisty roads, when toilets, lunch & the hotel were just 6 km away we experienced a road block. It was 1pm and the road was not due to be opened till 3pm. We used the time to visit the ashram that we were scheduled to see tomorrow only......everybody was in prayer till 3pm! Visited various sighs ...
... India... however we had heard stories of people visiting and only seeing a few birds and a squirrel... but being promised Tigers etc.
We decided not to actually visit the park but to enjoy what else was on offer in the town. We took a tour of the local Tea plantation and learnt about tea production and saw the inner workings of the factory. After we visited a spice ...
... We didn’t see masses of animals, although there were heaps of different species of deer, plus we found the newly shed skin of a 2 metre cobra - glad we didn’t bump into the actual creature!
We kinda just dondered around town the following day, getting up to date with plans and having a nice bite at Shree Krishna in town. We took the 8am bus (115R) back to Cochin the next morning, which was thankfully a much shorter journey and not driven ...