Carmelia Haven

Vandanmedu, Thekkady, Kerala, 685551, India | 4 star lodge
Prices starting from $55.00

Travel Blogs from Thekkady

The long and winding road to Kumily

A travel blog entry by tomandgem


... instead and took every corner so fast that I thought the bus was going to topple over. Tom and I both felt pretty sick but we held it together. The Indian buses have open windows with shutters that can be pulled down. All of a sudden, all passengers in a window seat started to pull down the shutters on the right hand side of the bus. Tom and I thought that we were under attack. When we asked the man next to us he calmly stated that ...

The Spice Trade

A travel blog entry by purelyperu


... chicken, parota (type of bread), and papadum (type of crispy "bread").

We cooked for several hours but it was so fun that it didn't much matter to me. My favorite part was making the parota. This is a Kerala specific bread and I couldn't believe how many steps go into it. I will never take for granted the 40 rupees (less than $1) I pay for bread ever again! I will definitely try to recreate some of these dishes at home. Now ...

'Simba! Stampede in the gorge"

A travel blog entry by beckiboo


... we just didnt know where to look. We attempted to find out what it was about and all we made out was 'Elephant, Temple, Party'. At one point me and Rach get caught up in the middle of the procession on the walk to the temple and it was so surreal, behind us (and so close probably about a meter) is one elephant, same for in front, next to us is men playing the drums, on the other side women holding candles - sensory overload big time, but just phenomenal. However I did think at one point ...

Safari and Ayurveda

A travel blog entry by debsrtwjourney

... the spicy Kerala variety. I am able to eat some eggs, however, and some toast. I also pop a Pepto Bismal or two to help my beleaguered stomach.

After lunch it is time for the walking safari. I am teamed up with two ladies from the US that I met earlier and sat with for breakfast. One is from Maryland and the other is from Minnesota. They grew up together in Maryland and have continued to keep in touch. We eventually realize ...

Kumily, Jungle, Tea and The Accident

A travel blog entry by fero_vrskovy


... from the hike the husband of his sister (I confused him when I said brother-in-law) had called to say he was safe.

We had a great meal at Chrissie's and will definitely go back again as what’s not to like about homemade pasta while in the jungles of India! I’m looking forward to spinach ravioli already!

Computer screen dies on its pilgrimage as well…

[more later on Tamil Nadu and Periyar]


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