Travel Blogs from Munnar
... cloud bank that was pouring over the side of the mountain. It was very atmospheric. Alex was collected on the way. She had thrown away all her tobacco – vowing to never smoke again based on her failure to make it to the top. I hope she does quit. Getting to the bottom necessitated a bit of a break as our legs had turned to jelly with the constant downhill strain. Then we walked through the tea fields. Winding our way by shrubs nearing 75 years in age ...
We had booked a 3-day, 2-night trip to Munnar, through Wilson Tours, based in Princess Street, Fort Kochi. The plan was to travel to the town, and our accommodation on day 1, tour the local sights on day 2, then the driver would return to Kochi on day 3, and we would head eastwards to Madurai. But it didn't quite work out that way. Here's how.
We started at 7am, picked up at our hotel - well, posh homestay, with pool, the Fort Abode - by our driver-cum-tour-guide ...
Tea Swamp Shola ...... Are those elephants in the dry swamp there?
Chestnut Headed Bee Eater
More Tea Scapes
See the pepper vine growing on ...
... in India, not saying that at all, but it could be considered one of the high lights. Eventually when Rajamani wrestled control back from me he took us to a hamlet if you could call it that. There was a canteen for the tea workers and a small sort of shop/shack. He parked up and we followed him further down the road on foot. There were kids about and some very friendly ' what is your name' , ' from where are you coming' , ' pen?'. Rajamani new most of the people, his ...
... breaks throughout the hike, (we’d be told later we did a total of 9 miles), we sat around staring into the clouds on one side of the ridge, and down into the valley on the other. Tea plantations and rainforest as far as the eye could see. The whole thing was somewhat mesmerizing, hard to believe that we were really standing here, far off the the tourist trail, not another person in sight for miles, just staring off into the distance. How would the rest of our time in ...
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