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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Ambadi Thekkady
Lovely among the trees
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... with large nan breads and a wide selection of rices. In the south we are struggling with the much hotter curries, even the tea, banana fritters and cakes are very spicy.
Food menus are vast, each of the lovely vegetarian restaurants we have been in have at least 100 dishes on the menu. However, they never have the full selection available, and other than ...
... found out that we needed to go to a beverage shop. Our driver took us to one and while I waited in the car (not a suitable place for ladies) David went in and bought a bottle of gin. Then we had to try and find tonic, we went to a grocery store and not only did they not have any, nobody seemed to know what it was. Later in the day while we were taking a break at a small coffee shop I discovered a fridge full of tonic. So I am looking forward to a G&T later on ...
... for the mental price of 1.5R - 1p!), then almost an hour on a stinking, overcrowded bus (15R), but the journey was well worth it. It was so quiet and picturesque, and the water was definitely the warmest I’ve ever felt. We opted for a more expensive but much easier and better smelling tuktuk for the drive back (300R), and had another phenomenal Keralan meal on the rooftop of Pumpkin Restaurant. Pria and Jason at Maison Casero kindly let us use a spare room ...
... Kerala martial art. I read in one of the museums that it may be the oldest form of martial art in existence. It is beautiful to watch. They start by lighting candles and making offerings and prostrations. They do the prostrations before every act. Included in the rituals are yoga asanas. They are amazingly limber, as you might imagine. This is martial art in a state of purity and reverence.
I do not eat very much for dinner. My ...
... of today was when we got to ride the elephant, our elephant was called Menakshi and she rode 3 of us around for half an hour before we gave her a little back scrub and wash! after this we sat on her back and she sprayed us with water from her trunk! it was just amazing! i think it has only just finally clicked that we really are in india and how great this has all been!
then we went to a tea factory, which surprisingly was really interesting - ...