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Tamil Nadu: Day Ten

We started the busy day as usual: having an early breakfast and then trying to cross the road without getting run over while heading to the school assembly for another jam-packed day of teaching.

In the afternoon we looked forward to visiting the waterfalls in Courtalam and we did finally arrive after a 2 hour journey (which we were told was going to be less than 1 hour).

In a scramble to put on our water shoes and grabbing our towels, we made our way in. The girls headed into the waterfall first and after a lot of squealing and laughing, we emerged soaking wet. Next it was the boy’s turn; they entered chanting in excitement, enjoying the strong stream of water.

Whilst attempting to dry ourselves, we hurriedly hopped back onto the cramped mini buses to drive to the next waterfall. However, we did stop for some snacks – taking a break to re-energise ourselves. When driving to the next waterfall, we passed beautiful panoramic views of the mountain range where it is situated. As the darkness emerged, we walked uphill to arrive at the sight. We all looked up to see the cutest monkeys clustered on the cliff side, jumping across and perching on the sides.

It turned into a beautiful evening as dusk fell and the day ended with fun and laughter. At long last we arrived back at the hostel, exhausted after a long and tiring day. We went to sleep with full stomachs of curry, recharging for the new day ahead.