This post about our trip to Munnar, is due for the past few months! This is my first post for the new year!
When I said 'Green, green, everywhere', I meant it...you can see the proof in the pictures below!
|This is the bungalow, called Nettikudi bungalow, where we stayed! The picture was taken from the backside road, when we went for an evening walk!|
Partial view of the bungalow! The picture of the giant butterfly was taken from the left side roof of this bungalow!
|Full view of the bungalow! We loved this secluded place without any interference from the outside world...heaven! Not even street lights were there in the evening!|
We went to Munnar, after visiting Aathoor. I had written two posts on the above title and posted a couple of pictures also from Aathoor and Munnar here. We didn't visit the normal touristy places (visited Top slip and Kannan Devan tea factory, that is all!) but stayed at the bungalow we had booked and enjoyed the surroundings! Sometimes it was drizzling and quite cold but not unbearably cold. We went for long walks on the narrow roads which were meant for just the jeeps which were taking the labourers for plucking the tea leaves and taking the bags of the day's collection of the plucked leaves in the evening!
This is an old typical English Bungalow, which was built in 1927, for the Tea Estate Managers. You can read more about this bungalow with pictures, here!
They have got 3 rooms with old type furniture with clean linen. Our family and our friend's family took two rooms. One had renovated bathroom and one had old type bathroom...! The dining room had good cutlery and the food (vegetarian) was quite good! We still remember the taste of the Tea, they served there, which was very good! The staff were polite and seemed to work there from many years from generations! Have a look at their kitchen:
|They use this choolha even now! They had a huge boiler in the corner too, which supplied water to the rooms! The light switches were of the old type, in the kitchen... round black one!|
|This old picture was there at the reception!|
|The beautiful dining room!|
|The front lawn of the bungalow! My husband and his friend were exercising here in the mornings!|
|The 'walking' bird!|
I didn't see much birds except the bulbuls, some humming birds and koyals! Majority were bulbul birds. I am very fond of them and feel them like members of our family, the reason is here!
Now, to the sceneries! Nature at its best!
|It was drizzling most of the time. We saw these clouds in the mornings and evenings and sometimes, in daytime too!|
|It looks as if the clouds bit the mountain partially!|
|Again, the clouds, mountains and valley!|
|We saw these wild elephants on our way to Top Slip.|
We don't have good photographs from 'Top Slip', a beautiful place at Munnar. It was cloudy or drizzling and the pictures were hazy. Went for elephant rides. Found a Jain hotel for lunch, where the food was quite good. Came back, played cards, had a good chat and slept comfortably! A typical holiday!
Now, have a look at a small clip of the video, we took it there! Click on the pictures to have a clear picture!
You can watch this video in higher quality on YouTube
Edited to add (11.1.12): The video was taken from the front side of the bungalow. It starts from the narrow lane, which is the way to the building. As I told you, it is situated in a remote area, pollutionless area! At 1.26 mts. you can see a beautiful white patch in the right side top corner, which is a waterfall!