Periyar Meadows Leisure Hotel
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... Bungalow, it is an old colonial house that used to belong to the Brooks Bond Tea Company, hence the name. We loved our hotel and the foods were the best we have had so far. I would like come back to Cochin and spend some more time exploring. Today is the first day of a national general strike. In order to avoid getting caught up in any unrest we left our hotel at 2:00AM this morning and drove to the Periyar Tiger Preserve. We arrived at 6:00AM without ...
... Cyriac and his wife Dolly slept on mattresses outside their room the night it happened, just in case the couple needed anything in the middle of the night. The reason so many people – mostly Indian - drowned, apparently, is that they did not know how to swim. The British couple came back last year and stayed again at Pepper County. They were scheduled to come back a third time in another month.
We were fortunate to see some ...
... or black and blue... I think we were lucky enough to have the oldest bus in the lot - complete with squeaky wheels, standard transmission, no power steering, a driver with a lead foot and decades of sweat and grime covering all seats and holy 'poop' bars.. My hands made the water brown when I washed them after!!
Shortly after lunch in my new destination - Thekkady - a hilly mountainous area which is rich in tea and spice plantations my Swami and I ...
... India’s remaining forest as well as many tea and spice plantations. Our reason for coming to Kumily is that it is located next to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, a 777 sq km protected area that is home to elephants, tigers, leopards, sloth bears, bison, sambar deer, langurs and many rare birds.
On arrival, we checked into Rainbow Cottage, a psychedelically decorated and very clean guesthouse on the edge of town. Kumily is a small but busy little place where being run ...
... holy river, equivalent to the Ganges in the north. There are many rituals performed here, including one where people shave their children's head and donate the hair to the Gods.
I think this is going to be the only post where I let pictures speak louder then words. I am going to upload some pictures to this site so that you can better understand the past few days as I know I'm not giving it justice.
Now, I'm in Periyar and its lovely. It's ...
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- Free parking