I stayed two weeks in an organic farm in Kodaikanal thanks to workaway. I spent the first week with an australian girl who was a volunteer too and the second one with another french guy. We would all agree that we had an incredible time.
Once we arrived, we were warmly welcomed by the farmers who had prepared a meal for us. They showed our rooms, bathrooms and other important places for our stay.
Then we started working the day after we arrived : 5 hours a day of weeding, eventually planting and harvesting. We usually finished quite early in the afternoon and had time, everyday, to do something new. Thus, when we had finished to eat the beautiful food they had prepared for us, we randomly chose somewhere to go and at each time, it was a success.
While going to a small village called Poondi, we got lost, and arrived in another village. Then some children started to look at us, tried to communicate with us, and little by little we happened to be surrounded by all the children of the villages who wanted to take a picture with our camera, holding our hands and urging us to follow them in the village.
Some days after we went to Poondi, and took this time the write way. The landscapes were absolutely gorgeous. However it took us time to go there, about one hour and a half and after spending a little time there, eating cakes and souvenirs, we came back to Kilavarai during the sunset. What a view. There was still mist and the sky was orange.
But we feel great not mainly because of the activities we might do, but mostly because of the quality of the relationships we have. Even if we had trouble communicating in english with them, we could understand each other. Everything was simple : we were satisfied with very little things, people were authentic, warmly. That was a treat and I felt simply happy.