Articles by Jotsna Iyer

Jotsna is a runner, trekker and lover of all things natural and organic. She is an active participant and volunteer in the events organised by Chennai Trekking Club.

Kurangini is a small village in one of the valleys of the Bodi range, in Theni district. Small estates along with tourism serve as its lifelines. A jeep path connects it to the world’s highest tea plantations at Kolukkumalai. There is another road, made of compacted soil, unmotorable, and lined with plantations that connects the two places. A few metres down, a log tied across the road draws attention to two boards displayed by the forest department. One names the place and mentions Rs 200 as the trekking fee while the other admonishes him for trespassing. Most of the time,…

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