Aashirvad's Pleasant Stays
Travel Blogs from Kalpetta
... 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 ...
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.
4 hour journey by bus past tons of tea plantations to nilgiri... We drove through the jungle/forest and only spotted elephants, spotted deer and monkeys. This evening we will be doing a game drive from 4-6- fingers crossed to see a leopard, tiger or panther. As there are 3 girls on the trip and the rooms are only ever twin for 2 people, every hotel ...
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