The temperature dips, but the window is still not shut: the forest fragrances cannot be missed. Neither can the burst of colour outside: flowers of every hue adorning the creepers, gleam like stars in the green, protruding outwards, as if eager to welcome you to the deepest secrets of the forests. Purple, orange, red, yellow, magenta and pink! And within seconds, it is all covered with mist.
Kodaikanal, the gift of the forest opened up to us in many ways. The trip was with Doreen, so it had to be off the beaten path. The detox that it was, had everything: idyllic wooden cottages, huggable trees, fresh air, scents of Eucalyptus, chance forest finds, walks in wilderness and eating local produce.