Hotel Kumily Gate
Travel Blogs from Thekkady
... to the north and north east, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Laccadive Sea to the west.
The region was a prominent spice exporter from 3000 BCE to 3rd century. The Chera Dynasty was the first powerful kingdom based in Kerala, though it frequently struggled against attacks from the neighboring Cholas and Pandyas. During the Chera period Kerala
576remained an international spice trading center. Later, in the 15th century, the ...
... been trained to voice and touch command to move logs either with trunk/ tusks or mouth.We observed and took photos of the enormous amount of feces and urine an elephant can produce.
We then were off to a spice plantation tour with a man whose grandfather started the gardens 60 years ago.Wow..vanilla,allspice,chilis,pepper corns, cardamon,cinnamon,nutmeg,mace,red and ...
... an elephants scapula and rib showed us just how large these animals are. Crazy! Outside the entrance we found Jobi waiting for us along with several other jeep drivers who had fallen asleep in their back seats, we thought what a boring job it must have been for them to wait all day for their passengers!
On the way back Jobi was determined to help us see more wildlife and spent some more time tracking down animals for us ...
mornings kept getting earlier and earlier.
We were really lucky and managed to get a jeep to ourselves ( can be up to 5
people) and our driver Haji arrived in the dark to pick us up. We
didn't know at this point if we were picking others up or heading
straight to the sanctuary but luck was with us. And we had a 40
minute very speedy and bumpy jeep ride to the entrance of the
sanctuary for opening at 6am.
... Srivilliputhur is another thing they brag about as the best in the world.
I was in Srivilliputhur for a short time, may be 2 hours, and experienced some extraordinary hospitality. First, I had to keep my luggage somewhere in order to have a carefree visit to the temple. A palgova sweet shop owner was happy to do the service of watching my bag. I had all my valuables in the bag, and yet I left it for a perfect stranger ...
- Room service
- Free parking