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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

APR 24, 13 .. A VISIT TO A TEA PLANTATION IN COONOOR ..

Coonoor is a small city of 50,000 people located barely 12-miles South of Ooty.  The principle industry in Coonoor is tea. I had heard of Coonoor prior to coming to Ooty and I ALMOST made Coonoor my destination and not Ooty because 'word-on-the-street' amongst the backpackers is that Coonoor is smaller than Ooty and not so urban and commercial.

When I heard of a local 'day-tour' from Ooty to Coonoor I 'jumped-at-the-opportunity' to visit Coonoor!

I knew I was on an Indian Tour Bus when we immediately pulled into a petrol station to fill-up!  Why don't they just fill-up before they pickup the passengers?
Our tour bus was very nice.



We had 'just a little rain' during our tour!

Luckily .. 'when the rain came' .. we were all inside under-cover.  As I snapped the below photo .. I 'felt a rain-drop' and then instantly a TORRENT of rain fell for about 15-minutes with no let-up.
I never knew!  I had NO idea!  That I was about to meet my long-lost Indian family from Bangalore!
When my seat-mate on the tour bus .. the below precocious 13-year-old young man .. found out that I could actually speak and write five words of Hindi!  I was adopted on-the-spot!  He was not in the above photo since he had-to-assist me to snap it!
And some of you actually wonder .. "Cap! What is it you so LOVE about India!"

Now my 'disclaimer':  I humbly apologize to any of you who get bored and sick-and-tired of the Tea Plantation photographs I am now going to post.  I was so mesmerized and fascinated and 'taken-over' by the calm magic and mystery of the tea plantation that I simply could NOT stop snapping photos.  For one thing .. green is my favorite color.  You will see tea plantations are green!

I don't think I need to say much.  Here we go.

It was a dark and a misty day at the tea plantation ..
  










The below rock formation fascinated me.








I have heard that some of the tea plantations actually offer guest accommodations for visitors. Can you imagine .. sitting in your room looking-out-over the above tea fields!

I will sign off as a VERY CALM .. Cap

2 comments:

  1. Cap, that first tea plantation photo is quite artistic.

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  2. THANK YOU SO MUCH .. QUITE A COMPLIMENT COMING FROM YOU .. I LIKE PHOTOS SIX AND SEVEN ALSO .. IT SURE WAS A VERY ENJOYABLE VISIT.. SMILES .. CAP

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