Trip Start Sep 30, 2006
149Trip End Dec 24, 2008
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After checking in to a hostel we went out for an early lunch and ordered a Thali, easily the greatest meal you can eat in India. The thali is a giant tray with 6-8 small bowls inside. In each bowl is a different sort of curry, dry, wet, saucy, mild, spicy and inside the tray goes a large portion of rice, and its often accompanied with some popadoms
We had planned to go walking in the surrounding forests and hills around Kodai but the weather had other ideas and heavy fog left us with about 10m of visibility so we stayed in the town and explored around. We found the beautiful man-made lake at the end of the town and by 4 the fog had cleared enough to hire a boat and peddle our swan the 4km around the lake. It was all very quaint and relaxing, eating chocolate, admiring the lake district style view and peddling a swan at a snails pace around the lake.
In the morning the weather was still clear and the view down into the valley was amazing, almost on a par with Nepal, just minus the snow capped peaks. We walked along Coakers path and talked to the local families doing their stretches and waving their arms around, 'Enjoying your morning exercise?' 'Yes thank you'. We packed up and took the bus to Madurai, to catch a train down to Trivandrum.
Love Dan & Kat