Saj Jungle Village
Travel Blogs from Thekkady
... my case, was thankfully female). The massage included rubbing a lot of oil into the skin, including areas that would never normally be touched in western massage. At the end, you are seated on a stool in a wooden box. The box is closed with only your head exposed. Picture a square (the steam box) with a circle on top (my face). It looks a little like a medieval torture device. It wasn't so much uncomfortable as a foreign experience. If I was ...
... lunch headed towards the Lake Periyar for boat ride which are safaris on the lake in the middle of the jungle. The lake was formed as part of creation of the Mullaperiyar dam in 1895. Interestingly the area now covered by the lake was part of the rain forest land and when the river waters flooded the areas, some of the tall trees were not drowned. Now these trees forms very interesting scene devoid of any green foliage, standing stark in the ...
... whilst we are here and find a way out of it. The staying alive part is much harder than it seems; you need food to survive, yet it is usually the thing making you ill. Interacting with the locals to gain these resources, another big part of survival, equally as tough. The locals displayed behaviour even the top psychologist couldn't even explain. One example, you ask a question, this is responded by a "head wobble", not a shake or a nob. Trying to confirm the ...
Freakily, Chris has a knack of waking up before the alarm clock goes off and this morning was no exception, even at 5am. We both jumped up and started to get ready for our day trip and had a bleary eyed conversation about some of the other very early morning starts we've had though Tikal will always be the king of our early starts.
Once ready we headed out to the top of the drive just before 5:15am where our jeep was already waiting there ...
... quietly eating and drinking for a good twenty minutes. Then they must have got our scent as they started making deep grumbling and then loud trumpeting noises. Our guide motioned that it was time to leave so we walked briskly away from the area. It was an absolutely amazing experience and we were all grinning for ages afterwards! Our guide told us that he had never managed to get so close to elephants in the six years that he has worked in the park so we were incredibly lucky.
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- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking