Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Kerala and the Munnar Hill Station

My first few days in India have gone by in a blur of driving and site-seeing. The kayaking and elephants were amazing, and that was only the beginning!

We are currently staying in the Munnar region of Kerala at ~5,000-6,000 feet in altitude. The weather is very temperate here and cools down wonderfully at night; it's the first time I've used my sarong as a scarf since I bought it in October!  The hills are covered in "tea gardens" or tea farms and there are stunning views around every corner.

We started of the day at Fun Forest, where we could zipline and do some adventure ropes courses in the trees. The views were very beautiful, which made up for some mediocre ropes adventures.  It was still fun and safe, but not quite so exciting… very funny watching Neil try to balance though!
Spider monkey

Crossing the "Earthquake"
 We then drove to Top Station, which was 1.5 hours away and took us by a massive dam and some monkeys. BABY MONKEY!!

Curious monkey


Stopping at Echo Point (it works!)

On the way, we stopped at a tea garden and went for a quick hike, where we made friends with a cow that was roaming freely through the rows of tea plants.  It was odd but awesome.

Finally, we went to Top Station to see a view of the whole valley. Gorgeous! While there, a large family asked to take a photo with me (so Neil snapped a photo too) - I guess they don't see many foreigners in Kerala.  Also, the taxi driver told me I have a passing resemblance to a soap opera star here? Cool!

Now on to Jaipur to visit Neil's family and see the desert. More later!


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