Aranya Nivas KTDC
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... and a lot of medicinal herbs are in abundance. We do a guided tour of the spice plantations and Tea factory.Periyar National Park is primarily famous for Elephants and wild buffaloes which can be seen if you are lucky on an optional early morning boat ride at the Periyar ...
Today we got up at 0600 to take a boat trip hoping to catch a glimpse of wild elephants drinking on Lake Periyar. No show from the elephants, but we did see an excellent collection of colourful birds and Samba deer. The actual booking in procedure pre departure was a total shambles, and then we were forced to sit on a flat calm lake sporting the biggest life jackets in India. As usual the locals paid 33p for a two hour boat trip and ...
... one eye, which may explain some of the near misses. Luckily I got a seat in the ladies section of the bus and the very lovely Suneeta sat next to me, she was on her way home for the weekend as she works in Kottayam. She is going to be on the bus with me most of the way. We share my pack of biscuits and her fried potato treats, and when we stop at the toilet break the people selling treats board the bus and we buy mandarins and a fried noodle looking thing, ...
... quickly on the bus journeys, we get to see all different types of places & smell many smells (some not so nice!). A lot of people wave to us too & asking where are we from, that's quite nice. We've also been asked for photos many of times, it's like we're famous lol. We notice the odd few taking a supposed 'sly' picture as they walk past....it's quite obvious what they ...
... sure everyone was happy and understood what they were doing, constantly calling out "its easy, yes"; well we could all prepare veg, but when it came to making the keralean local bread, paratha that was another thing.
It was all great fun and it wasn't long before we were enjoying the fruits of our labour, including a welcome glass of beer.
We thanked our hosts and got back to the hotel around ten, I can't believe ...