From Kochi we drove to Munnar, a quiet town in the hills of Kerala. Despite the winding, nausea-inducing drive (with very scary blind curves), I was entranced by the lush green hills covered with tea plants and flowers. We stayed there for a few days and visited a tea processing center and drove around some of the nearby lakes and dams.
Here is a picture of workers out in the field picking tea
more tea fields
and a flower I thought was pretty, which is apparently called fuchsia