Aranya Nivas KTDC
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Today we travelled 200kms in 6 hours!!! Departing Cochin we climbed into the lush hills of the Western Ghats, India's premier spice-growing area. We left the fishing area on the coast and passed rice fields. Then as we went higher through rubber plantations, pineapple farms. Then tapioca , cocoa, tea and coffee plantations. At 900m we then travelled down the other side of ...
We departed Ooty on the narrow gauge train. This train is similar to the Stanley Park train only each car seats 8 people.The train is designed to climb the steep hills between Ooty and the plains below. It goes very slowly and it takes 5 hours to do the whole trip. We rode the train for an hour and then David our driver met us and we continued on to Cochin in the car. Cochin is our favourite city so far. We stayed in Fort Kochi which is the oldest part of the ...
... side but is actually as cheap as the little local places in town and a lot nicer.
The final adventure of the day was a night jungle walk. We set off after the sun had gone down at 7pm for the 3 hour walk with the official wardens on their patrol. There were only 5 of us, and it was equally nerve-wracking (you just have no idea what’s lurking where) and incredibly relaxing - you’ve literally got the whole jungle to yourself, which feels ...
... That is better than gold. There are 4 guest rooms – two on both sides of the house on the first floor – with a living, family and dining area in between. Mr. Cyriac and his wife Dolly live upstairs. My room is quite spacious, with tall ceilings and large tall windows. It has a glass door for the shower, marble floors and – this is a pleasant surprise: It smells good. After a brief visit Biju and I head out for Periyar ...
... area. After creeping forward another
20 or so metres we could just about make out two elephants about 25
metres down a hill through jungle. It was amazing! We crouched and
watched for a few minutes watching the tear up some branches and
chew on them whilst I got some pictures with my pap lens. Then the
elephants appeared to be coming towards us! According to our guide
elephants have three warning signs when they are about to charge-
first they stamp their ...