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Travel Blogs from Kalpetta
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I arrived at the retreat in still early morning when the previous nighters were checking out and I still had hours before checking in. Two traveling couples were checking out. Both struck up a conversation with me while I waited. One couple was an English and in their 60s – backpacking after retirement – and the other was a Pakastani couple in their 40/50s traveling more opulently. The British couple were cheery and decidedly happy about their ...
Okay, the south is a tad crazier in the rural areas. But just a bit. In Kalpetta, a town of about 26,000, there is a lot more going on in the streets. The area has a large Muslim population, while Fort Cochin is 90% Christian. I don't know if it is somehow discriminatory to observe, but it does seem like the street scenes in the Muslim and Hindu areas are more lively, while Christian areas are more, well, boring. Another way to put it is orderly.
... so that we all get a room to ourselves now and then... So tonight I'm staying with the 40 year old French lady who has clearly come to India to 'find' herself... She disguises this by saying she's come to learn about Ayurvedic medicines...hmm... So far she has not shown herself to be the life and soul of the party! There are tons of long ...
After the highs and lows of the Cricket World Cup in Bangalore, we decided on a nice wind down and some wildlife spotting at Mudumalai National Park, located at the foothills of the Nilgiri Hills, south of Mysore.
We hopped on the Shatabdi Express to Mysore, AC and lunch provided, which definitely suited Eggmans expensive tastes. Big Harvey was also on the train for a trip to Mysore and told us of his plans to head ...
I took Rosina for the same stroll I had done the day before, around the gardens, down to the river and to the two little pools. On returning a doggess had latched onto us, following us home, staying with us as we explored more of the gardens, spying tourists with binoculars in theirb tree houses next door, and a big dark termite mound that crumbled a little when I touched it revealing the tiny termites inside.
As no stray dog was to be encouraged onto ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed