Munnar – Miraculous Arrival, India

We left Cochin at 10am and headed to Munnar. As soon as we hit the highway, we we were on the wrong lane on one of the busiest routes in India. Avoiding a head on collision, we continued the journey assuming it a traditional welcome. As we snaked through the mountains, we savored the vast tropical scenery and checked into a massive tea estate with fast moving streams and cascading waterfalls. The deeper we drove in, the more beauty there was to discover, as we crossed small wooden bridges surrounded by a million shades of green. You know, like “beauty is only skin deep”. The Temptations were right.

Route NH47

Route NH47

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Thomankuth waterfall

Thomankuth waterfall

What is this about?

What is this about?

A long way to go

A long way to go

The higher we drove, the narrower the roads and steeper the curves. So, as the sun began to set and we ascended to the clouds (literally), visibility dropped. With the roads unguarded, it was a matter of trust while our knuckles turned white. All we wanted was a good night’s rest at The Tall Trees Resort.

Finally, we were here! Situated at the edge of one of the highest mountains was our resort, advertised as a perfect honeymoon getaway with enticing pictures, it was nestled under a canopy of trees. By the time we arrived, it was dark already.In total mistiness, we slipped our way around the estate and found our villas occupied by an assortment of insects. We conformed to the poor standards of ice cold showers, used towels, stained bedding, poor lighting and no TV for two nights. Above all, we failed the fitness challenge as we walked up the steepest WET slant of our lives to get to the restaurant. Walking down was the most dangerous part of the trip. Forget the unguarded roads a thousand feet up!
If you want a divorce with an amazing view, this is the perfect place.
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