Once Upon a Typical Day in Munnar, India

In what you might call downtown Munnar, a dusty Keralan hill town that in some ways recalls the rough-and-tumble frontier of David Milch’s Deadwood, there is an area where taxi and auto-rickshaw drivers park their vehicles and wait for potential customers, 98.9-percent of whom will ask how long it takes to get to Top Station, and how much it will cost to go there and back. They ask because Top Station is what you might call “one of the top attractions in Munnar.” (Top Station, roughly 32 kilometers up a winding road from Munnar, sits at an elevation of about

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