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Travel Blogs from Kumily
... only imagine how devastating a major tea disease would be, given the monoculture. There was no evidence of mechanisation at all and we did see the classic sight of lots of veiled heads stooped over picking tea into baskets. At the highest point of the hills there was a busy town and we descended into Kerala proper. As we descended, we left the tea behind and came into rubber country. These trees had a spiral cut ...
... beautiful, red yellow and brown with a very long black tail. Finally back at the hotel I plan to met Tom and Ami for a drink and dinner. We go to a very old English bar in the "Spice Garden", the walls are decorated with pictures of hunting and park rangers etc. we enjoy a quiet drink then back to "Christies Cafe" for my first non Indian dinner. It is very nice pasta but unfortunately my body is just not ready for western food. We say goodnight knowing that we will all met again in the ...
2.5 hour train ride from Munroe Island to Kotyam (20 p per ticket ), and then a six hour bus ride to Kumily. Climb up through, rubber, tea and spice plantations. We are at the back of the bus, have to hold on for dear life. Not a comfortable ride. Arrive Kumily, 6pm. Within 10 minutes we are in a little homestay, for £6, Sue haggled him down from £7, nice room. We have several options for the next day in the park. The land rover, all day trip with 3 hour walk is ...
... made lake (26 sqkm) for a wildlife-spotting boat ride. A sizeable herd of sambar (barking deer) were seen close to the bank and several bison could be spotted between the trees. Otherwise there were a few birds about - peacocks,cormorants, kingfishers and several others that I could not identify. Tigers, elephants, leopards and langur are among the other wildlife in the park but not ...
... one; a hiking / bamboo rafting trip to see what wildlife wanted to let us see it. The other trips were mostly motor boat or jeep based, noisy transport will scare away the critters.
On the first part of the trip we saw black monkeys, grizzly squirrels, some wild pigs, a dead bison skull, a tiger (FOOTPRINT), an elephants jawbone and some spiders. When we arrived at the bamboo rafts we set off and stopped within 300m of the start, one ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center