I have to say it was very relaxing staying up in the hills in Munnar for a few days, especially because whilst it was still hot in the day, the temperature was much cooler at night being in the hills and this meant a decent sleep.
I didn't have to walk far from my guesthouse to be able to explore the tea plantations, once over a few hills I could not see the town and was surrounded by hills and tea plants, it was good exploring. I also visited a local tea factory/museum that showed how black tea is made by baking and chopping the leaves up, however the informed indian guide instructed us that black tea is no good, as all the goodness and health benefits are lost during processing the leaves, so we should all be drinking lots of green tea instead.
Found a few good little restaurants for good southern indian food, including masala dosas (like a crispy pancake), parathas (fried breads) and the classic vegetarian thali (rice and several dishes) seen below.
Labels: curry, Hills, India, Kerala, Munnar, tea plantation, thali