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:: I ask her name. She mistakes me for a fluent Tamil speaker and launches into an epic monologue. I somehow understand everything she tells me, between the words I know, the way she clicks her tongue in self pity, and uses her hands to gesture defeat. She is alone in this world.
Her husband passed away and she has no children. I don't quite know what to say. I point to holy Arunachala and make a devotional sign with my palms together.
She clicks her tongue once more and throws her hands up in the air. "Yeah, Arunachala. It's not going to feed me is it?" #perspective ::

No Monday morning blues here!! #chettinad #traveltamilnadu #mondaymorning

Morning Dharshan to both god and nature!! #traveltamilnadu #wanderlust #beautyoftamilnadu #outwithcolleagues

This gentle man had ruined my morning sleep and was walking like a boss๐Ÿ˜Ž bt still i like the sound it makes๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ“ #turkey #sooryanarayanatemple #tamilnadudiaries #traveltamilnadu

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With โ‚น300 left in our Tamil Nadu Budget, Local Bus services closed on Mondays and refusing to pay cab drivers exorbitant amounts, we decided to walk a good 7-8km from Vattakanal to Kodaikanal to catch our bus back to Bangalore.
Drenched in the rain, 2 rugsacks, 3 more bags, uphill & half beaten roads, and failed hitch hiking attempts, we finally did make it and spent that โ‚น300 at a Tibetan restaurant on Bhaley, Beef Curry, Steamed Momos and of course, local home made chocolate that Kodaikanal is so famous for!
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Couldn't have asked for a better day with my partner in crime!โค
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Sunsets by the Tea ๐Ÿ˜…

Tea pluckers (female) are paid โ‚น250 per day with a target of plucking 18kgs of tea leaves within 8 hours.
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Men work on the machinery and processing aspects of tea and are paid โ‚น350 a day.
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Employees are provided with free accommodation and are not paid on Sundays as it is not a working day.
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The Highland Tea Factory is the only tea factory within city limits and as per government regulation, tours are free of cost.
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Eucalyptus trees are also grown that provide shade for the tea plants and withering leaves are burned and vapourised after which the extract (oil) is used for medicinal purposes such as curing headaches.
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It also hosts a tea sampling unit that sells all variants at wholesale prices.
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