Travel Blogs from Thekkady
... look kind of like the squirrels in Canada, except for their bright coloring. We also saw a number of birds and butterflies.
The crowning moment of the hike came when we heard a brisk, hollow sound from the trees that was a bit like a didgeridoo being blown sharply. Our guide took us off trail, where we skulked about as quietly as possible so as not to frighten off whatever we happened to be tracking. When we finally spotted the ...
... through the forest on an elephant but then the pain does take over a little! We have some fab photos and Steph & I talk through the pain while Charlotte sits quietly trying to handle it! We then get to feed the elephants. We are given squash which is not something I would have thought and elephant would have eaten. Elephants have the strangest tongues. After tea we get to wash the elephants well Mira. Elephants need a lot of water per day and here the elephants have ...
... of feet, we trekked 20 km in the searing heat. Much as it would have been wonderful to have spotted a tiger or a herd elephants, we were a little relieved when there were no close encounters! Our guides attire was not what one would have considered appropriate for a game ranger - dressed in a black nylon tracksuit and flip flops! One got the impression that animal sightings ...
... the top of the tea by pouring it from above his head into another container that he held by his waist.
Meanwhile his wife was busy rolling balls of dough in preparation to make parathas.
Strangely and though we had not expected it, the few minutes that we spent there were really memorable.
The people in India truly worked 24-7.
Once Jobi had pulled the jeep though the gates we had sufficient caffeine ...
... The 2nd day, we went to a spice garden: very interesting! Learning a lot about spices (explanations + smell + view = best!)! I don't think many people go there (I can understand why) but this was worthy to visit!
We also went for trekkinf in the reserve: 3h walking with a guide (belonging to the tribe living in)! It could have been a walk like any other one in a forest, but without a guide, we would have missed many things!
I just want to say that I didn't intend to go ...
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