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Rooms - 4/5
Customer service - 1/5
Food - 2/5
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... and to me the home stay in the evening was the highlight. We reached our Keralan home-stay greeted by the owner who immediately took us on a tour of the local area. He taught us so much in a very short space of time, such as how the local people literally use all of the coconut. Sustainable living in practice! For example, the husks are for fuel, weaving into twine and as a sponge to wash plates, the shells are used for firewood, the leaves for brushes, tongue cleaners ...
... Visiting to the nearest destination (Teekoy, Ramakkalmedu, Idukki Arch Dam, Kumarakam back water, Cherai beech etc.)
Monsoon: -Honeymoon special tour, Boat ride, Fresh water fishing,
Site Seeing (June to August)
... to stop the land from sinking as it's soil property is clay, and that the tiny island provides up to 20% of Kerala's rice. The land here is very fertile due to the rains from the monsoon season bringing in minerals and silt from the Western Ghats, therefore there is an abundance of not only rice, but fruit and vegetables. The island is in many ways, self sustaining. During our first evening there and as the sun was setting, we took a ride on a canoe down the backwaters, while ...
... We also saw a fantastic viewpoint at which Joe and Tonia showed us these plants that shrivel if you touch them - touch me nots. This was all before we actually got to the real start of the day. Our first activity was a jungle trek with Joe, Tonia and a new recruit, Richard, who was a solo traveler who works I'm business development in oil and gas in Canada. He was spending 2 weeks in India after a colleage's Indian wedding and a business trip to Ghana and Abu Dhabi. ...
... in the brown waters. But they don't know any different, and everyone has a mobile phone of course. Mid morning we were back on the bus and began the 3hr journey to Periyar where we were to stay two nights at El Paradiso guesthouse. It's about 1000ft above sea level so journey was along windy roads up in to the mountains. Another change in scenery and a lot busier than the backwaters. On the way we visited a tea plantation site and saw the mass fields of tea ...