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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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... Early morning around 6 , we reached to Kerala Border , we stopped near a Rama temple and have Nice Kerala tea. Then we proceeded inside kerala after paying entry tax.
Around 9.00 am we reached to our Destination "Sunrise Homestay".It was very good. Nice view of Tea Garderns from the balcony ( and a Graveyard to :) )We had spent lot of time on finalizing the Homestay and on reaching there , Everyone was happy with the ...
... arriving at the neighbours house ( they kindly directed us in the right direction). The lodge is about 100 years old and is set in the middle of a coffee plantation. We are surrounded by trees filled with monkeys and have been advised that it is not safe for us to walk along the tracks on our own. There are tigers in the area and one had to be killed last month after it got a taste for man (apparently our bones ...
... though they rushed off to catch their ride out. The Pakastani couple were more ostentatious and glitzy. The woman apparently worked in education innovation in Pakistan as well. We bonded over our work and she was pretty excited about the work I am doing at Quest (and that story comes in another blog entry. Patience!). They left as well and I felt that I had the retreat to myself. The dining area was totally open and nicely decked with "retreat" decorations as any good retreat would. ...
... 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, ...
... it was then up to the servants to shoo her away.
As we all sat on the verandah the subject came uo about how John and Emily might spend some time alone together before she went off to continue her cycles around the world. The point of this was that it was really time up now for me and the children in Johns place. Not that I feel to leave this lovely place though, and with too much emotion I had to slip off to my room for a little cry unseen by all. ...