Aranya Nivas KTDC
Travel Blogs from Thekkady
The Periyar National Wildlife Park is in Thekkady and about 100km from Munnar. To get there we had to take a bus to Kumily. We were feeling confident having experienced a bus ride already. When we arrived at the bus station we were told that there were no buses to Kumily today as the morning buses had not arrived. We were not sure whether this was a tuk tuk scam so we waited for a while at the bus stop. The bus did eventually arrive but not ...
... bananas, custard apple, tumeric, and so many different flowers just to name a few. I think again pictures are worth a thousand words so hopefully the upload goes ok.
That night we had an amazing time at a Kerala cooking class. Kerala (the district) has a very distinct cuisine from the rest of India and it is probably my favorite so far. This is because almost everything has coconut in it! Coconut (and all its byproducts) ...
... doing either, however we do spend every morning wandering around the lanes following the sound of a bell trying to find the temple elephant which supposedly gets walked in the mornings (I think the rough guide lied).
The morning we finally decide - 'This is it - here comes the yoga' We get there too late so just sit on the cliff watching the waves then out of nowhere (well the sea) we see some dolphins. Amazing. There a bit like seeing a shooting star - its like 'oh wow, ...
... takes the pictures for me. This is a smart thing that they do. It saves time and provides a service for the tourists. His picture taking was actually quite good. As the sun begins to rise we stop at a lookout point with beautiful views. The driver wanders off to make or take a phone call. I breathe in the beauty and the fresh air. I also do some sun salutes. Right there on the ground. It seemed natural and fitting. Soon a number of ...
... head back to Cochin several hours later we arrived at our hotel to collect our bags to head for our overnight train up north. A final check on the computer....... only to find that we had not managed to get off the waiting list and therefore had to stay in Cochin. Actually apart from the 20 or so mozzie bites I received that evening I was happy to rest and George was delighted that he could yet again terrorise the staff into running after him ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility