Drive down from the tea estates to a sunny beach.
Another scenic drive. If you leave early than planned, you can stop at places, relax and drive down. Monsoon time, there at plenty of waterfalls. Take a short break for a masala chai so that you will be still fresh after this long drive. Ask your driver to take the route via backwaters along Vaikkom village . Stop at places, talk with locals. Even you can get down at some silently flowing rivers. You can even see elephants walking with their mahouts. He might offer you a ride.