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Visit small town Thekodi

We headed East, to a small town Thekodi, located on the border of the jungle. Giant bamboe, speedy monkeys. Christians, Hindoes and Moslims celebrate their gods, with explosions of colour and music. A culture of diversity that is difficult to define, we cool Europeans can learn from that. We visited a beautiful nature reserve and spotted a wild elephant. Our guide noticed our enthousiasm, and took us for an elephant ride. Next we... drove North, through miles and miles of coconut plantations. Up in the mountains we arrived in Kodaikanal, which we renamed in "crazy town". We were overwhelmed by all the music, celebrations, colours and lots of people. The landscape was amazing, and so was the noice. We made a long walk beside a lake, and had interesting conversations with our guide.