Yesterday we took an 18 hour, 500 km journey around part of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. We went high in to the hills where the temperature was much different from the 34C temperatures around Thrissur. There was a good 10 degrees difference so it was very pleasant and a welcome change. As we headed up we entered the area around Munnar where the hills are covered in nothing but tea leaves. I would say we traveled at least 100 kilometers where you could see nothing but tea bushes and eucalyptus trees. The top photo shows one of the views. I can only imagine the army of people it takes at harvest time to cover this vast territory and pick all these leaves by hand.