Periyar Meadows Leisure Hotel
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- Free parking
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Today we got up at 0600 to take a boat trip hoping to catch a glimpse of wild elephants drinking on Lake Periyar. No show from the elephants, but we did see an excellent collection of colourful birds and Samba deer. The actual booking in procedure pre departure was a total shambles, and then we were forced to sit on a flat calm lake sporting the biggest life jackets in India. As usual the locals paid 33p for a two hour boat trip and ...
... was a little dodge plus broke one when we crossed over the water in the morning as it was a little rotted,but a great day.
we headed off to see a kathalali show that night was very interesting to watch got there early to see them apply there makeup as well.
found a great spice shop and ended up buy some spices hope I can get them back into the country when I ...
... the evening went.
Geoff came in a little later and was a little disappointed that he wasn't able to get a tour of the lake, all sailings were fully booked, but he had a wander around the town, bought a few goodies (which I haven't seen yet) and went out to dinner with Michael and Nina.
Feeling very full and fat as I waddle off to bed, tomorrow we are visiting the backwaters of Kerela which is meant to be very dramatic. ...
... for the mental price of 1.5R - 1p!), then almost an hour on a stinking, overcrowded bus (15R), but the journey was well worth it. It was so quiet and picturesque, and the water was definitely the warmest I’ve ever felt. We opted for a more expensive but much easier and better smelling tuktuk for the drive back (300R), and had another phenomenal Keralan meal on the rooftop of Pumpkin Restaurant. Pria and Jason at Maison Casero kindly let us use a spare room ...
... Towards the end of our walk we pass through a village and visit a factory where they are drying cardamom and coffee beans. The drying process for the cardamom takes 24 hours. Every so many hours the temperature must be changed and logged on the blackboard. It seems to be an exacting and tedious process.
We walk a little further to the village clinic. One of the gals works in the field of public health and is interested ...