Kerala region, populated with vast tea fields perched at 1600 meters above sea level, Munnar and its 70 000 inhabitants (a small village in India) seems a land suitable for all subcontinent spices.
Vanilla, jasmine through turmeric, pepper and tea, this mountainous area his home for about fifty wild elephants and an extremely varied natural wealth.
5.30h, the alarm rings, en route to a trek as the sun rises. We jump in the Mahindra jeep. The mist evaporates revealing a fine mist to the surface of the water. On the trail of elephants, picking up the spines of hedgehog left on the ground, we walk the tea hills planted here during the British Raj. White tea, black or green tea, nothing more secrets for us, or almost …
Arrived at 2100 meters, accompanied by a morning visit of a dog lovers of wide open spaces, we are surprised to share the beauty of the place with this animal, lost in thought, eyes fixed on the horizon.
10.30h, electricity is cut across the region, leaving a carpet of stars scattered above us, lulled by the sound of crickets …