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Travel Blogs from Thekkady
... Mollusca. In addition, 160 butterfly species have been listed.
We saw many MALABAR SQUIRRELS. These are giant squirrels of southern India. We also saw many LION TAIL MACAQUE (monkeys), lots of birds, and a GAUR, which they called water buffalo. The Gaur is a big relative of the cow, being a bovine itself, and is the largest known wild cattle on the planet. We also saw the carcass of a female elephant that was killed during a ...
... in the afternoon. The park employs ex-poachers as part of doing their bit for sustainable tourism and although I'm not certain our guide used to be a poacher, he was certainly extremely knowledgable about all sorts of things from the animals to the insects and vegetation. For Rs200 (£3) each we were in a group with another couple and had our guide for 3 hours. I can comfortably say it was ...
... a weight off for a while and our guide broke out the biscuits. We were still so full from breakfast that we took only to be polite and started to ask him a bit about his background. He lived on the site with his wife and had been working with the project for 9 years.
They were putting him thorough schooling and he would soon be a qualified tour guide and able to teach others to follow in his footsteps. The project also employed ...
... Although the most spectacular act was our driver that was driving through the asphalt jungle road and simultaneously getting out of the jeep to see the hills looking for something wild. For some reason he was speeding that even if there were any animals we were never able to spot them. We arrived 45min in advanced for breakfast time. Why in hell did he make us wake up at 4h30?!
The package included a ...
... in the Munnar area onward through spectacular scenery towards Thekkady. Green was the overriding colour in the fields as we headed upwards on narrow tracks past many gushing monsoon waterfalls.
Arriving in Kumily or Thekkady, our driver was confident that he knew where our hotel was as he threaded his way between several tourists down a road with substantial hotels. These by the way were the first lot of Westerners we had seen for a ...
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