Kerala, India is well known for its tea, coffee and spice plantations. We landed at the airport where our van for the week picked us up. The driver was sooooo lovely and we became good friends with him. We reached the hotel after a long drive from Calicutt airport after our flights got cancelled! We settled and ate dinner before we called it a night after a longgg journey!

Day 1:

The first stop was to Cheeyappara Waterfalls before going to a Spice Farm where we got lured to buy all sorts of herbal medicines. They sure did convince us and of course we bought the medicines for weight loss and hair gain! There was also a small chocolate factory at the farm where we tried white chocolate, white strawberry chocolate and dark orange chocolate. Once again, typical of Indian mothers they bought the chocolates. After spending majority of the day at the farm, we finally arrived at Panaramic Gateway Hotel. And let me tell you. This hotel was something else. The view, the room, the food – everything was unbelievable.