Hotel S.N. International
Travel Blogs from Thekkady
... 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. ...
... track mountain road. The bus was about as wide as the road, and the driver had to do some skilfull three-point turns to get around the tightest hairpin bends. Almost every car approaching the bus would have to get off the road or back up until it found a wider bit of road to retreat to. The road dropped precipitously to the plain we were leaving behind. I kept my faith in the driver, frayed as it was with the thought of a couple of ...
... 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 ...
... of them fly over. The staff at Wildernest warn you to lock the balcony door to prevent the monkeys from coming in and pestering you.
Early to bed as we have a 0530 date with another line to get into the park for a 0700 boat ride on the lake in the reserve. No lions, but tigers and (sloth) bears, live in this park, probably far, far away from where we will be, but ya' gotta try.....
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