Urumbi Hill Palace Plantation Resort
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... were meant for the
rough terrain ending up in disasters with no one to help as there are no
workshops there apart from the ones which can fix the Jeeps. Everyone who
drives the Jeep uphill has mastered the skills of a mechanic over time as you
need to tighten all the nuts and bolts before every ride and check your
It was beautiful to see the sunset and the darkness slowly
dawning on the huge mountains as we ...
... the heat. I'm drinking a mix of electrolytes to give me a boost to survive the five-hour transit. We have to run to catch the first bus, as it leaves the station with no warning. Buses and stops have no signs, and there are scant timetables; you have to ask around to find out which bus to catch. In all, we need four different buses of various levels of discomfort to reach our destination. At the lovingly named Cumbum (millet) we have an hour's wait for a connection, so ...
... from the north, (http://www.intrepidtravel.com/india/so uth-india-unplugged-85621) but we also had new recruits to the group joining us from the UK and Canada. However as an all women group, we pitied our tour leader Santosh! Trivandrum seemed a nice place but it was just a spring board to me, like to many others, to access the delights of the South, as I needed the half day free time to relax before the tour began. Varkala - a wonderful place to start Varkala is a fantastic place ...
... the city behind and entering horticultural land around the foothills of a larger set of mountains. We drove up a very windy road through forested hills, with lots of switchbacks, to arrive at an unexpected tourist town - Thekkady. This town borders the wildlife reserve where we were staying and we had to drive about 3 km into the wildlife park before we arrived at our accommodation for the next 2 nights. We had lunch before walking ...
... an Elephant, I must say that they are better in real life and give off an air of intelligence that even David Attenborough cannot quite put into words.
The rest of the weekend involved the girls i was with getting a massage (lets just say they got more than they expected during those 45 minutes), eating huge amounts of pizza and chocolate cake, finding somewhere to have a much needed beer and eventually a 5 hr but ride back.