Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Ladies Day Out - 3



Day 3: March 9

We reached Ernakulam. Thats in the south of India. It was pitch dark and we couldn't travel anywhere. We waited at ladies restroom till 6am. It was quite a strange feeling in the unknown land. We half slept there and taking a pre-paid auto went to the bus stand. From there we took our bus to 'Munnar', our destinated place. Munnar is a place of tea plantations on hills and spice gardens and lakes and all the scenic views one can imagine in a green land! 

It was a long journey of 5 hrs. We were again half sleepy BUT when the tea plantation scenery arrived, we came back to out senses. We were thrilled to experience the view. The bus went round and round around the mountains giving us a visual treat of the place.

There with a local tour operator we booked a hotel for a night and arranged sight seeing. We were scared to trust somebody but we just had to take the risk. We quickly got ready and were off in our cab for sightseeing tour. The place is amazingly beautiful. Very peaceful and soothing. We had a nice time roaming, checking on the places the tour guide showed us, had snacks in between and enjoyed ourselves a lot! Rest let the pictures speak! A new place; new experiences! The kind of freedom one feels when you know you are at a place where no one knows you, no one's going to bother you and you are not going to witness all those regular life's routines but a fresh start, a good feeling, a different air to smell and experience all those as never before.



The bus ride towards our destination ...
The view caught our eyes!

  
The paradise ... <3


Our cab ride and sweet little homes on the way


A garden visit
strange plants


Heart warming view !
In love with the nature there :-)
Pretty yellows


Some spiced up mangoes for snacks? yum
Towards 'View Point' the highest point in the Munnar hills.
Lot of stairs to cover. Men in traditional lungi everywhere!
That's the point where we couldn't cover. Too high and scary!
Ahh... we were at such a height! It was getting chilly there.
Some signboards
Kind off lunch there! Maggie
Cardamom Tea... slurp!
Local things to buy, strange little fruits and herb oils!
I tried a chilli-tomato kinda fruit too. One had to suck the insides only. It was good :-)

And my friend tried some :-)

You get horses for local rides !
That's one gorgeous Indian Coral tree!
And an Oriental White-Eye bird on it. Love love

The snake roads all around the hills !
The most serene view! .... Echo-point.
The land of greens!
We had some fresh little carrots! Felt like a rabbit :-P
More fruits :-)
Me :-)
:-)
Some movie shooting was going on!
Posed with the amazing Munnar tea-plantations! :-)
The day ends and we slept like a log :-)

To be continued..

Love
Tanuja

8 comments:

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  2. Hello Tanuja!
    Love your blog and your pictures, was enjoying it
    It like I was traveling with you....
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  3. Hi dear,
    Amazing pics, I'd like to visit India!
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  5. It felt so amazing to read your post Tanuja...Love the clicks, especially that flower with the bird. So what are you doing these days? You said you would start something new, something that you like.

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    I follow back :)
    Hope you have a nice weekend

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  8. Beautiful pictures girl,lovely description and you are looking beautiful too , wish I could have joined too in your maiden trip, Jealous here !! :(

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