Royal Palm Resort
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... rickshaws drivers would know it). Got there eventually after telephoning the owner - bit of a shame we did not give up and find somewhere else - not the best rooms we have stayed in this trip! At least we can thank the owner for recommending a good place to eat (Hotel Pankaj) which not only had good food but also the cheapest beer in a bar/rest. we have had in India this time!
Kalpetta makes a good base from which to explore ...
... them! he 3rd guy was a young guy from Canada, of course he talked fast and he too was pretty rude to locals.... a pattern is forming about Canadians! But he was a nice guy and we all got on well.
The trek was up a local peak and pretty tough and where apparently there were some 20 rebels hiding out on the peak from the police, local commy's who tended to kill rich Indians!? This was the story given as to why we couldn't go to the top and was a good ...
... along side the river. There is a 2nd yoga class at 4:30 pm followed by the "evening" pooja then dinner from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Last night (Wednesday) a group came in for a chanting session with drums and a sort of sqeeze box called a tabla. The journey getting here was pretty tiring as I had a very early start leaving the beach town of Kovalam. The road to the train station was going to be closed at 6:30 am. so we had to leave at ...
... local temple which several people (I think) assure me is 5000 years old.
From the temple, we went to a tea estate and continued our early evening stroll through the hills. Despite being quite a small plantation, it was beautiful to see the plants rolling off into the distance. On the shortcut back I ascertained (with the help of non-verbal communication) the tea production process from a passing cutter.
We wandered back ...
... was great fun and good time spent together. We did some Tea shopping also from a nearby shop. Then immediately we proceeded towards our last location -"Edakkal Caves".
We had to do again small trek and climb 300 steps to reach to the caves. It was exhausting but the view from the top and cave ambience was enough to compensate that. A guide explained us about the history of the cave.after spending some time there ...