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HILLMAN INDIA ADVENTURE
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South India: Gallery 31
KERALA HIGHLANDS
1. Into the Hills to Thekkady
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Our next desitnation was Thekkady, located about 114 km from Madurai  and 145 km from Kochin where we had begun our southern adventure two weeks earlier. The road through the Kerala highlands to Thekkady was long and winding. The many curves provided an abundance of scenic views of peaks and valleys, forest land and many tea plantations carved into the hillsides. There were occasional roadside lookouts and a variety of buildings in the clearings -- one notable structure being the Roman Catholic Pattumala Matha Church on a hilltop. 

Kerala is famous for the Periyar National Park, but a visit to the park was not on our itinerary. The region is also famous for its many spice gardens which grow natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, nutmace, ginger, and cloves. The plan was to visit such a spot after checking into Michael's Inn in Tekkady.


LEAVING MADURAI
ON OUR TRIP TO THE KERALA HIGHLANDS

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INTO THE COUNTRYSIDE
And on to the highlands

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A ROADSIDE STOP FOR REFRESHMENTS


FASCINATING RURAL SCENERY
Palms ~ Farmland ~ Cattle ~ Bridge Construction ~ Peaks ~ Windmills

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A SMALL VILLAGE BEFORE WE BEGIN OUR ASCENT
Protected Statue ~ Cemetery ~ Bollywood Movies on the Bus Video


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THE HIGHLANDS
Steep Curves ~ Switchbacks ~ Power Dam Penstocks

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HIGHWAY TRAFFIC AND VIEWS

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ARRIVAL AT THEKKADY/KUMILY


 


RELIGIOUS STATUE ON A STREET CORNER


MICHAEL'S INN, THEKKADY A STREET CORNER


GALLERY 31
KERALA HIGHLAND SPICE & TEA

1. Highlands :: 2. Spices :: 3. Spices  :: 4. Spices :: Outtakes


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