Periyar Meadows Leisure Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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... factory, but local myth also suggests the factory was named after the Virgin Mary, or "conna mara" in Malayalam. We are given a whistle stop tour of the factory, watching the women unload their bags of freshly picked tea leaves to be weighed, averaging 40 kilos a time which they carry on their heads. That's just roughly two thirds what Coman and I both weigh and we can't even get them off the ground, let alone lift them on to our heads and carry them through fields. No ...
... into town to see a Kathakali performance by the Mudra centre. We headed down early as you can see the dancers getting their makeup put on and getting prepared for the show. I found it fascinating, so intricate with lots of attention to detail. The makeup used all natural organic products. The colour is mixed with coconut oil/butter and rice paste is used.
Kathakali uses precise hand gestures (a bit like sign language) and facial expressions to tell a story. All the ...
... Reserve, Thekkady, is an example of nature’s bounty, with great scenic charm, rich bio-diversity and providing exciting views of animals, vegetation and landscapes. Sprawled over an area of about 300 square miles, Periyar is one of the 27 tiger reserves in India. It is a zealously guarded and efficiently managed reserve and home to rare, endemic and endangered flora and fauna. It also forms the major watershed of two important ...
... canoe ride across the waters and then get shown around , see the pumps that help move the water around, some more kingfishers and lots of coconut trees. Thomas explains to us that coconuts are a very important source of cash flow for the villages as the rice only provides so much. We have another canoe ride back and are treated to some local songs by Thomas bani and the other gentlemen on the boat. I can barely eat breakfast and before long have joined char and ...
... culture shock - so many people, smells, colours, traffic, cows dogs, beggars, limbless people, you name it. We went to a big market and paid a man 20rupees each to take us round - it was pretty poo but he helped us cross this massive roundabout which was worth 20rupees in itself. We go out to a lil bar called WTF and it was exactly what we thought. Oh and we went to cafe Leopolds - if you've read Shantaram you'll get it!
We leave Mumbai and head to Goa where we literally do ...