Rangerwood Nature Castle
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... to contend with, though "leech socks" would be provided. On top of this, when I asked if we would see a lot of wildlife, I was told that we might not even see a bird. Of course, I signed up for the walk. When else would I be able to trek in an Indian jungle?
I didn't really care if it rained, or was muddy, or if I saw any wildlife.
Only one other person signed up (not Genesta), so it was the two of us plus the ...
... Apart from the monkeys which are in abundance even near the hotel,on the boat ride, do not expect much sighting of the wild life as animals prefer to be at the banks during early morning and late evening. So to reduce the odds, plan either for the first trip (7.00 a.m.) or the last trip (4.00 p.m.). For us, we were lucky as we saw small herd of elephants and many deer/sambhars near the banks. In any case, the 2 hr ride is worth having!!
... us off into the jungle and try and find some tigers.
Our driver was called Jobi and although we had expected to be part of a group of 5 or so people, we were very happy when he told us that it would be just the two of us for the day, excellent.
We spent the next 50 minutes heading off to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady District, winding our way through mist covered roads and dirt tracks and for the most ...
... differences of opinion (I found myself somewhere in the middle of the two). After our morning debate Abbas kindly invited us to his brother's house for lunch, followed by his own house to meet his wife and go through their wedding album...a treat to behold! Needless to say Aaron is now studying the Quran as I type, in preparation for his next debate about Mohammed.
Train Journey to Bangalore
As we were well warned in advance ...
... not feel too bad. We saw elephants grazing in some grassy fields. OK, they were in an elephant farm but they were still elephants. We rode through the world’s highest tea plantations, like nothing we have ever seen before. Women clipped away the leaves with specially designed boxes which cut and collected the tea leaves, they would then empty the box into a huge sack which they had strapped over the top of their heads. The sound of 'snip ...