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Lovely among the trees
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The Periyar Nature Reserve entrance is packed with rows of tour coaches, cars and vans. Noisy crowds gather and the chance of seeing any wildlife on our planned nature walk seems unlikely. But, once past the opportunistic macaques, the animal sculptures and tortoise-shaped stores, most of the milling throng line up for the double-decker boat rides …
Dominating Madurai is the 17-century temple complex of Meenakshi Amman. With a kaliedoscopic, pyramidal gopuram (tower) of painted sculptures at each axis, and large columnated corridors around a central shrine to Shiva, this is a place to spend a day in. As an active place of worship, it is heaving with devotees, laying floral tributes, smearing …
... me-not'. When you touch this plant its leaves close up and it temporarily kinda dies. Then after a while its leaves open and it "comes back to life". It fascinated me! See video 3. In the evening, we went to some street shops and I got a little refrigerator magnet that says Kerala on it and has some things representing Kerala. Lastly, we came back to the hotel and I got a nice massage in the spa. ...
... from Somerset, the heavens opened and it was torrential rain which continued for the rest of the day and throughout the night. Not quite what we’d envisaged in Southern India.
We had a nice sized bedroom, spotlessly clean and with the customary two single beds sandwiched together plus a decent sized shower not a wet room - hurrah. Pepper County has its very own spice plantation and ...
... so hot (not in a good way) it actually woke me up. Clever Nick had bought a thermometer with him and so we checked his temperature and it was 38°c which is ideal malaria temp. So we spent most of the early morning dosing nick up on emergency malaria treatment and paracetamol and finally slept for about an hour. In the morning we decided to go to the Dr as by this point the toilet had become Nick s best friend. Nobody knew where a dr surgery was in Kumily so we ...