Hotel S.N. International
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... 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. ...
... Get you bearings, get in a tuktuk to go to your hotel of choice, get advised that you should go somewhere else, insist on visiting you first choice, discover your first choice is totally average (except the price which has been hiked up since being published in LP), take tuk tuk driver's advice and drive to his recommended guesthouse, discover that is worse, describe exactly what you want to driver ("simple guesthouse, great view"), get taken to ...
... some food that I can eat some time soon. After lunch we take a paddle boat ride along the lake. It is short but pleasant. On the way back to the office we stop to see some bones of elephants and other indigenous animals that are housed in a building not far from the dining area. After filling out the evaluations we hook back up with our respective jeeps and resume animal watching as we head out from the park. We see some more ...
Next morning we got up at 6am to start our trip. The driver was picking us
up at at half 6 and the first stop would be elephant bathing. This
was one of the reasons for doing this tour rather than independently.
Each morning at 8am the mahouts lead their elephants to Periyar river
for their daily baths and tourists can come along and watch for free
or join in. The day we were there they had three youngish (but not
babies) and two rather ...
... hotels. We had to do a steep hike to get to our room. The view was worth it! In the evening we saw the Kathakali dance. It is a classical Kerala dance. The dancers are all men with elaborate make up and costume. It was a dramatic dance with facial and hands expression (no singing). The singing and drum beating were done by non-dancers. It has some similarity to the Vietnamese theatrical dance "Hat ...
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