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TravelPod Member ReviewsAranyakam Kalpetta
We had a large room on the first floor of the Keralan bungalow, with a lovely sitting out area on the verandah, overlooking the garden and coffee bushes. Our hosts were friendly and happy to chat. Meals were home cooked and fresh, and introduced us to several local delicacies, served in an attractive eating area. We visited Kanthampara waterfalls (Meenmuthy Falls has been closed.)
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... were so big so it seemed i couldn't do much at all so i spent the first evening researching what to do and going to a few travel agents to find groups to join but with no look at all.
Next morning i was in reception for the 1kb wifi stream near the box, looking at an onward journey and thinking i'd leave later that day if nothing turned up when just before midday a group of guys approached me and said the owner said i was looking to join a trek and they ...
... the reserve area. It is also extremely expensive to buy (26,000 ?lacks ( a unit comprising 100,000 rupees) per acre. I haven't done the conversion to compare this to land prices in New Zealand - but 50 rupees is approximately NZ$1. We had a few power cuts in the evening. When the lights went off the surroundings become extremely dark - we are after all in the middle of a large area of bush. Jessica and I used our kindle e-readers as torches - very ...
... in love with.
I arrived at the retreat in still early morning when the previous nighters were checking out and I still had hours before checking in. Two traveling couples were checking out. Both struck up a conversation with me while I waited. One couple was an English and in their 60s – backpacking after retirement – and the other was a Pakastani couple in their 40/50s traveling more opulently. The British couple were cheery and decidedly happy about their ...
... we started the game drive, David and I checked into and then promptly out of our room. Our bathroom (including the toilet seat) was covered in a layer of water, the bed sheets had remnants of the last guest's body hair, and the much needed ceiling fan made a loud noise while turned on. After getting a slightly cleaner room, we ordered lunch from the hotel restaurant. With both of us having been sick lately, ...
... and nothing of note was seen until breakfast when we fixed our eyes on some excellent puri. Thinking that Mr Jeepman would be better as a food critic than a wildlife guide we were slightly relieved to be dropped back at base.
Heading straight for a morning nap, we bumped into our gracious guesthouse manageress on the way, and she asked what time we'd be leaving later, '12 o'clock' I confirmed. 'Beltin' she ...