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.
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.