Aashirvad's Pleasant Stays
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
TripAdvisor Reviews Aashirvad's Pleasant Stays Kalpetta
Travel Blogs from Kalpetta
First day was a tired one after that journey and the first nights sleep wasn't much better with monkeys running a muck on the roof all night!
Wayanad is a district, not a town, so first dilemna was which town to get off the bus at.... i picked kalpetta and it was the usual busy, dusty little town centre but surrounded by beauty. I found a hotel with friendly owner but when i asked about treks, tours or the wildlife park he said i'd need a group of 4 to 5 as ...
... we had breakfast in our hotel. I ordered a traditional South Indian breakfast. The meal included sambar, which is a lentil based vegetable stew or chowder based on a broth made with tamarind popular in South Indian cuisine. I also had a dosa, a fermented crepe made from rice batter and black lentils. The final selection was an itli, a small round pancake made from rice ...
... beside me and watching me sway to the thumping beat). It was so much fun! A couple of boys included me in their circle, and I'm not sure who was copying who, but I danced for a while with them. Until someone got a bit rough and a disagreement started in one corner, I exited to stay out of it. The watched the rest of the festivities for a bit, until we got bored and tired so headed back to the bus. We drove through a crowd, who cheered us as we left. Very funny ...
... realizing what I've missing in India. The beauty of nature. Call me an old school girl, but I'm realizing that while the city is robust and full of energy, I miss the wind in those tree limbs (ANY tree with wind, please...) and the smells of a forest and the beauty of a sunset. I had been craving something like this, not knowing that this was the source of my unrest. I feel like I saw another face of India. The face that was so much more to my liking. This is the India I ...
... there (with Shira) in February where I’ll give some lectures about the US National Park Service and conservation science work at Acadia National Park. My visit will also coincide with a training workshop for Indian Forest Department managers about a new initiative to assess the management effectiveness of India’s Tiger Reserves. I’ve been asked to attend the class and speak about my experiences conducting management effectiveness assessments of ...