Hotel Kumily Gate
Travel Blogs from Thekkady
... by the river. In the afternoon we returned to the Park for guided hike. We saw samba deer, a mongoose, monkeys, various birds and a lot of spiders! The spiders were relatives of the daddy long legs, as we know it, and took up a quarter of the surface area of one tree. It was almost like the tree was pulsating when you focussed on the spiders. We also saw fig trees growing inside other trees like a parasite and slowly killing the host tree.
... br> We have a few hours of free time, Geoff goes off to town to see if the can get a booking for a lake tour through the sanctuary while I head for the bathroom for a shower and hair wash, I was going off with a few of the girls, Carole, Hannah & Becky, and one of the guys, David, to a local home for a cookery lesson.
Our cookery lesson was in the home of a local family, the father was a chef and his daughter was the one ...
... going to die.
Stampede in the gorge!:
We get to the temple and all the elephants are lined up - there were so many - some even in peoples gardens, were wandering along with our jaws wide open and are standing on this corner bit. We cant see whats round the corner but know the chain of elephants just keeps going, so were taking photos and all that then all of a sudden hundreds of people leg it round the corner past us. Fight of flight systems ago and I just leg it too. ...
Along our walk Agi points out a frankincense tree and pulls some off for us to see and to smell. Lovely. We hike through jungle and up and over hills. We stop to rest at a lovely waterfall. Agi offers us water and biscuits. He pulls out a guestbook containing aphorisms that he likes. He asks us to write some in there. I write a couple of things. They are not aphorisms but they are similar in kind, i.e. something to think ...
... from the hike the husband of his sister (I confused him when I said brother-in-law) had called to say he was safe.
We had a great meal at Chrissie's and will definitely go back again as what’s not to like about homemade pasta while in the jungles of India! I’m looking forward to spinach ravioli already!
Computer screen dies on its pilgrimage as well…
[more later on Tamil Nadu and Periyar]
- Room service
- Free parking