130 Kilometers East of Kochi, you can find the mountain city of Munnar. As a part of a package deal, we went for a two day trip together with two Danish and and Australian. On the way, we got to see some elephants taking their morning bath and lots of monkeys and tea plantations. Even though it was very cold at an altitude of nearly 1800 meters, the climate was very comfortable with clean air and cold nights, which we had been yearning after ever since we got to India.
The high speed and the many curves gave us quite a sick stomach and enough near death experiences for a day, but as soon as we got to the hill top station, it was all forgotten because of the sight that met us. With the spectacular view there were bright green tea plants as far as the eye could see. We also got to stop to see how the tea was harvested and produced, and to get a taste of a freshly made cup of chai (the most popular tea in India).
After the long trip we arrived at the guest house where we were supposed to spend the night. The host stood ready and welcomed us one by one, before she served us a local speciality that was prepared for dinner. We found the dish very delicious, until a comment from Elise ruined our appetite: ”you know that it is chicken intestines we are eating, right?”. The dish was then neatly seta side, and we were showed to our room for the night.
The next morning we got up early to take a ride on the nearby elephants, before we headed back to Kochi.