1. People of Kodaikanal : The spirit of Kodai
Kodai Kanal means 'The gift of the forest'. People from the southern India, and abroad, including America, England, Netherlands, France, Israel did understand the value of this place. When you look at a place, the vibe of the place is created by who live there and how they connect with it. Kodai is no different. I got the opportunity to experience and interact with a wide variety of people during my stay here.
1.1 Visit a Pottery shed
After we drove for almost half an hour from the main city, we entered the gravel roads and reached a corner of a place. There stood an isolated place, defined more by its width than its length. On entering the place, the sense of hard-work and beautiful art - both were strong. We met Prabhu, the last representative of the generation who had come to Kodai and called this place their home. He is of Tamil descent, a humble man, who learnt the art of pottery that was passed on to him through generations. He patiently takes you through the entire process of pottery, makes you do it, and it felt good to create something that looked so simple, but was so hard to master.