Sometimes you climb a little hill and straight away descend into… history.
I knew we were going to a tea estate. Having been to one years ago that too in Darjeeling, I was eager to see one in Kerala.
What i saw really surprised me. it was not just the tea estate but the colonial house built during the British times for the estate manager. So here we were at Arnakal Tea Estate.
And since we’ve been doing pictorial blogs, here’s another walk through a sprawling tea estate with a historical colonial bungalow smack in the centre of it. When I stepped into the place I exclaimed that this seemed like something out of a book. And sure enough, I was right. There has been a book written by Eve Baker who actually grew up in this place more than half a century ago. (Link below). So let me walk you through a storybook house.
And on our way back through the undulating green hills we got a refreshing smile from one of the pickers… making us want to come back again!
Once again I thank all who made this trip possible – AK, SV, SG, Valsa, and our gracious hosts Geeta and Oommen!
Thank you! Till we meet again!
Here’s the book written on this place
If you’ve missed the earlier posts in this series here are the links