Periyar Meadows Leisure Hotel
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... 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 ...
... whilst we are here and find a way out of it. The staying alive part is much harder than it seems; you need food to survive, yet it is usually the thing making you ill. Interacting with the locals to gain these resources, another big part of survival, equally as tough. The locals displayed behaviour even the top psychologist couldn't even explain. One example, you ask a question, this is responded by a "head wobble", not a shake or a nob. Trying to confirm the ...
... 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 ...
... quietly eating and drinking for a good twenty minutes. Then they must have got our scent as they started making deep grumbling and then loud trumpeting noises. Our guide motioned that it was time to leave so we walked briskly away from the area. It was an absolutely amazing experience and we were all grinning for ages afterwards! Our guide told us that he had never managed to get so close to elephants in the six years that he has worked in the park so we were incredibly lucky.