Le City Deluxe India : September 2013 : A Teapot of Memories

The charm of Tea Trails is that you can choose to be a pampered nawab, exchanging stories over gourmet meals with travellers from other corners of the world, or be a keen outdoors-person who’s come to cycle or trek through the fragrant countryside and its slate-grey peaks and waterfalls. While some of the car journeys through the hills can make some queasy from too many meandering roads, you can choose to battle rapids, cycle lazily through lush countryside, or just play Scrabble – set at your own holiday tempo. Ceylon Tea Trails gives you the feeling of being at a rich uncle’s holiday home with a quiet butler service to fatten you up in untainted tropical surroundings. If you require any proof of how unspoiled this area is, simply journey an hour east to the starting point of the ascent to Adam’s Peak. Here centuries-old trails up to the sacred Buddhist site are now marred by the passage of pilgrims and all the plastic they seem to need: bottles, tarpaulin, and food packaging, for starters. Returning to Norwood bungalow in the evening, there’s time enough for a board game over high tea and the consideration of which book to read. Or will that be to write? With the way things are here at Tea Trails, either has infinite possibility. Read more: Passport – (A Teapot of Memories)

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