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Author Archives: Ross

GreenWoods Resort, Kumily (Thekkady)

After the long drive (including a shopping break!) we took an extra 20 minutes to find Greenwoods Resort even though we were right next to the rear entrance!! Greenwoods was closing for some renovation tomorrow and hence our stay would be for one night only. They had carried over our payment from our previous cancelled … Continue reading »

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Cruising the backwaters

With the weather becoming wild at times, we were concerned that our HouseBoat cruise and overnight stay would be a unpleasant. Last night we spoke to the houseboat owner and he assured us that we would still enjoy it. We checked out of Aveda and took the short drive to the houseboat which was docked … Continue reading »

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The endless swimming pool at Aveda Resorts, Kumarakom

The guy who looked at the dripping roof and soaked floor in our allotted room went back to reception. Within a few minutes we got a call from reception apologising for the leak and they offered to upgrade¬†us to a larger cottage with a private plunge pool!! We soon had people carrying our luggage to … Continue reading »

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Checking in to Aveda Resorts, Kumarakom

The slower than expected drive from Munnar to Kumarakom meant that we entered Kumarakom later than expected. As we turned into the final road to a line of resorts the clouds were already darkening and the sun was low in the horizon. The huge gates at the entrance opened for us and we entered the … Continue reading »

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Driving to Kumarakom

After another lazy breakfast at Tall Trees Resort, we slowly checked out and went to the Tea Factory in Munnar before heading out to Kumarakom. We descended via the road to Kochi. The scenery was a little different. There were more trees and woody scenery than Tea estates. It rained intermittently, but this did not … Continue reading »

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The Tall Trees Resort (part 2): exploring the resort

The constant rains in the evening and our laziness meant we spent a lot of time exploring the Tall Trees Resort. Surroundings: The resort is set in a sprawling area of rich biodiversity – lots of trees, flowers, shrubs and greenery. There’s a brook that flows right through and there are a couple of quaint … Continue reading »

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Top Station, Munnar

After a lazy morning and a good breakfast at the balcony in the restaurant of Tall Trees, we realised that the only day we had to explore Munnar was today. We decided to do the drive to Top Station and some sight seeing along the way. We started off and I already missed the dashcam … Continue reading »

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The Tall Trees Resort (part 1): Stay and food

After driving through the rain we entered Bison Valley Road after crossing Munnar city and a bridge. Tall Trees Resort was where we had spent 4 days in 2007 after our wedding and we really wanted to relive our stay! The check in was pleasant with a small glass of flavoured tea. Tall Trees had … Continue reading »

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Lunch Stop at Club Mahindra, Munnar

It was past 2 PM and we decided to stop in Chinnakanal for lunch. We randomly chose Club Mahindra and drove onto the narrow road to the entrance. As we entered the premises the clouds let loose¬† a torrent of rain. I barely managed to park the car and we scrambled into the restaurant. I … Continue reading »

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Driving to Munnar

After a restful night, fantastic breakfast and a breezy checkout from Hotel Hemala we embarked on our drive to Munnar. We exited Karur in a few minutes and once again were on the highway. The road was fantastic till just beyond Dindigul. As we approached Batlagundu we slowed down and the half hour we took … Continue reading »

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