Among the incredible and infinite products you can find on the stalls in the Bazaar of Varanasi, Indian cakes are delicious, sweet and dry morsels of amazing taste . Prepared from pistachio, milk, almonds, coconut, figs, chocolate or nuts, these cakes sold everywhere, sometimes in very humble or lavish places and others in shops, where are sold individually and wrapped in a neat box. Obviously, buying one or the other makes the price vary almost absurdly. Even if you feel a little resentment, buying in humbler stalls is a good choice. They are delicious, and are far cheaper.
This little market is dwarfed by temples of the west. It's here where you'll be able to find bags of snuff (snuff because Hindus do not smoke), small sachets of shampoo, and bath gel. And watch out when you taste the chips and nuts! AY AY AY! They're very spicy. Throughout India are the bags of nuts are super-spicy lentils, peas .... Rich!. And like the sweets here, the worms .. Etc. The chickpea sticks were very good, but take care because they're very spicy.
This enormously huge laundromat called the "golden temple" is a blast. Hundreds of people help in the work of picking up and cleaning the trays and containers for food and water that are used constantly. Nearly 50,000 people eat here daily (this is not an exaggeration!) So you can imagine how many thousands and thousands of these pots need to be washed each day. I pitched in for nearly an hour. An unforgettable time where I start a conversation with dozens of Hindus ...
About an hour from Munnar, at an altitude of about 1,500 meters above sea level, it the summer resort of the former British administration in South India, due to its cool climate. Huge extensions of cardamom and tea plantations from which you can see colonial bungalows, most now converted into hotels. It is a very rainy and foggy most of the year, and between the fog you see women picking tea leaves on very steep slopes. Its very hard work, under the constant rain and fog. When suddenly the sun comes out, there are a variety of gorgeous green shades. It is a landscape of rolling hills, completely covered with tea bushes, neatly arranged forming corridors and labyrinths. One must be careful walking in these plantations as there are lots of leeches because of the moisture of the soil.
You must try the delicious Indian sweets, so go early to Sharma Sweets where you find your happiness. Indian sweets are a bit like the Arab pastry with milk. We loved the diamond covered with silver leaf, which tastes similar to marzipan. Some of the sugar reserves of the Helping Hands association is used to make these cupcakes.