Aashirvad's Pleasant Stays
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Travelled in the comfort of a Volvo AirCon bus for the two and a half hour journey from Calicut to Kalpetta, including 9 spectacular hairpins in a row (for which they had thoughtfully put up signs 1/9, 2/9 ... ... !). It was quite a long bus and had to reverse several times when going round some of the corners to actually get round!
Had some trouble finding the homestay we had reserved (for once we had not noted the address - assuming ...
... 8217;t starting till tomorrow, so we popped to the ATM, dropped in on a bee-farm (some blokes house by the side of the road with a few bee hives out front!) and had an impromptu trip to see the tomb of the King of Kerala who was killed by the British in the last 1800’s. A few random stops, but it was just nice to be out and about, and we still kept our eyes glued to the roadside on the way back in case we saw anymore elephants like this morning!
... origin, while we watched men dancing in a conga line, and constructing a shrine to take to the temple later. They had fireworks and music, and carnival games. Then they started a drum circle. The rhythm was incredible, and the people playing were so passionate and lost in the beat. Some young boys started dancing, and before long they had a group of people jumping and shaking around. Of course, I couldn't help but join them (at the insistence of a couple of ...
... a special guest picking me up. The manager, who apparently has stayed overnight (ok, no, he never stayed overnight in Ooty, he just said he did so I didn't feel quite so bad about making him pick me up at 6am) in Ooty. THANK YOU ANIKETH G. (truly a marvel of a manager)!
I get picked up and am easily spotted (ok, I am happy to be a minority "again") – the only white girl on the bus – yay! Along the ride to the retreat, the lil black hyundai is beautifully ...
... playing literally on top of the hotel rooms ( the building isn't high) At 4 pm we headed out for a safari drive through the forest... Or jungle?! Not sure of the difference. Sadly we saw no tigers just monkeys, wild boar, wild chickens?! Yeah I Thought that was odd too... And peacocks, bison and an elephant. Not quite up to African standards of ...