Periyar Meadows Leisure Hotel
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... We took an early morning bird hike. You can see the pictures taken with Larry's new camera. He developed lens envy on our last trip (thank you Richard) and purchased a new Lumix camera with an amazing zoom. On boat trips on the man made lake, dammed to generate power, we saw guar -- largest bovine in the world, wild boar, and sambar -- a type of deer. Only Larry has spotted an elephant so ...
... this we then jump on another 6 hour bus to head into the western ghats to go on a tiger trek. Everywhere in India is so different and our drive was just so beautiful and green heading up into the hills. We got a moped yesterday and explored, Rach could not drive to save her (or both ours) life. We visit a tea factory and feel like were back at school then take another Elephant ride, this time not in a car park so was great. Was amazing cause it was just us on the elephant and a ...
... dairy farm of about 60 cows adjacent to his. Their father or grandfather purchased the land when wild elephants and gaur still roamed freely. They had to build their homes up high to protect themselves from the animals.
The Cyriacs have 3 children, two sons and a daughter. One son is working in the Middle East, in Dubai or Qatar, and the other, I believe, is working in India. The daughter has recently moved back from London with her husband and ...
... of fragrant plants, trees and flowers. I think the lemony smell comes from the lemongrass. There are varieties of cocoa trees, fruit trees, coffee trees, and flowering trees, a lot of which I recognise as ones which we have as house plants at home, but here they are huge specimens growing outside. Unfortunately it is raining here so perhaps we are not seeing the place at ...
... a big discussion on what time is the best for wildlife spotting the next morning. Our guide decides 9.30am is fine, despite recommendations in every travel guide to hand, that you should go either very early or late in the afternoon. People in the group are starting to get a little cranky but I reckon that with 46 tigers on 777 sq km...chances are rare to see one, no matter what time we go. And with 1000 elephants, chances are quite good to spot one, ...