This photo was taken in India – if you didn’t know better, you might think it was taken in the Pacific Northwest (where my husband and I currently live!). This is actually a hill station in Tamil Nadu, India, called Kodaikanal. “Kodai” as it is affectionately known, is a great vacation spot. To reach Kodai from Bangalore, we used to take an overnight train ride, and then have a driver meet us at the station, we would then drive to the top of the mountain, all the while counting down the “hairpin turns” left until the top (literally there are signs that say “hairpin turn #22″). There are many hill stations, located all over India, traditionally places where the upper class escaped the heat of the summer. Now they are a favorite for vacationers, tourists, and honeymooners. There are always great activities in the hill stations, including biking, hiking, horseback riding, boating, and of course shopping!
The photo above is me and my future husband (on either end of the group) along with several friends. We were exploring some of the places that are “off the beaten path.” Can you guess what happened next? Lets just say that my future husband was trying to show off a bit too much and ended up all wet!
Have you visited a hill station? If so which one? Is there one that is on your list of places to visit?
More great scenes from India and other places in Southern Asia coming every Thursday.