Travel Blogs from Nagarhole
We left the hill station of Ooty and made our way down the mountains. On the way to our next stop, we passed through many national parks and even saw a mother and baby elephant along the side of the highway. We were going to Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka, the third and final state of the trip. People in Karnataka speak Kannada, a language …
... 8220;botanizing” the area – searching for plants that were not well represented in the JCB herbarium or had not been previously documented from this part of the Western Ghats. We deviated quite a bit from the trail to walk into the shola forests to search for plants. All of the shola forests we visited were comprised of evergreen trees. Interesting, these woody species are not coniferous trees like we have in Acadia – instead they ...
... attempt, posing with my hands on the clay for the photos. (Whoops, was I supposed to write that?) Genesta, by contrast, was very good with the clay.
Genesta and I also went on a hike to two small farming communities, which grow rice, beetle nut, and bananas. The people here are from a tribal society. Some of the women wear their saris without a shirt underneath, stretch their lobes with a rolled stalk from the pineapple plant and men wear ...
... not sure what I think about it yet? Soph and I headed out to the local town today where we had 2 coffees (highly illegal at the accommodation) God it was good!! The locals are incredibly friendly, especially the children who want to practice their English with you. Have only been here two days but am feeling extremely relaxed and like I have been away for weeks!
Wishing everyone a merry christmas!
Love Shona and Sophie
We went on an early morning ride on the river in a strange round boat called a Coracle. Later we went on a plantation tour by tractor and learned about coffee beans and pepper. The next day we got to visit more elephants and were able to help bathe ...
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