Chinnar Plantation Bungalow
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I wasn't sad to be leaving Madurai. The hotel had pretty hopeless service and managed to stuff up our check in, check out, and had sloppy service at the restaurant. Actually, this was pretty much what the TripAdvisor website said. However, The real reason I was very pleased to be leaving the city, is because my preference is to be surrounded by nature, rather than surrounded by cars, people and city life. We drove for about four hours, ...
... sitting on a delux houseboat on the beautiful backwaters of Kerala sipping coconut juice straight out of the coconut while 4 lovely men clean our houseboat. A young girl came up to the docked houseboat and said "what's your name, you a very cute" I think she wanted to marry me off to her brother. I had my first Indian banana, they're amazing they all taste not yet ripe but sweet = perfect, we love green bananas The boat started cruising the waters and we passed ...
... like a bit of an idiot! We heard a meow earlier and found a very skinny cat next to the veranda. It had beautiful, almond yellow eyes and made purry type sounds, but would not respond to cooing (we would not stroke it anyway, of course). The noise continued and we leant over to look for the cat and there she was, with three, equally skinny kittens. Scarlett would have immediately bought them into the house, fed them and now ...
... then settled in for a much needed sleep!
It was an early start the next morning, as we got picked up by our Tuktuk at 6am to get us into the park (300R) and onto the first boat (7.30am, 150R), supposedly the best for wildlife spotting opportunities. He was so funny and seemed to treat the whole thing like a mad race, but we were very thankful to him when we managed to get the front seats! The boat trip was very relaxing and the scenery very picturesque, ...
... lunch, Dianne had chicken korma, Caitlin had chicken marsala, Matthew had vegetable korma and I had paneer marsala. Fortunately the food was not to heavy for Dianne and Caitlin went for an afternoon elephant ride. We bumped into the Schwegler’s who were also enjoying an elephant ride. We knew we might run into them as we were using the same tour agents as they were. ...
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