Aashirvad's Pleasant Stays
Travel Blogs from Kalpetta
... do Kerali, glownego celu naszej wyprawy. Kerala - a dokladnie region Wayanad - powitala nas deszczem. W deszczu zwiedzilismy mala fabryczke wyrobow bambusowych, przy deszczu stukajacym w dach zjedlismy kolacje. Deszcz padal cala noc. Ranek nastepnego dnia zapowiadal sie nieco lepiej, ruszylismy wiec wynajeta motoryksza na wycieczke do jaskini Edakkal. To lokalna atrakcja z naskalnymi rysunkami z ...
... cash and started driving towards Nagarhole. The roads leading to Nagarhole touches the edges of Tholpetty range of Wayanad Wildlife sanctuary.
Entry into Nagarhole National park is allowed from 6 AM - 6 PM only. We were there around 3 PM. The roads in the middle of the jungle was not bad but had to drive below 50 km/hr to enjoy the location and wildlife. We saw few cars ...
... a visit to a small temple to attempt to distract us from the lack of wildlife we headed back, in near darkness, stopping occasionally for the driver to put his full beam on some startled deer or mongoose.
The driver almost redeemed himself by hooking us up with an excellent little restaurant in Masinagudi on the way back to the digs for rice and curry....followed by a swift trip to the local off licence for ...
... grand sightings were of chital deer, langur monkeys, peacocks, wild boar, and the greatest most exciting sighting of a family of wild elephants, complete with their young, crossing the road just before us. For most of our outing there was a wild storm raging, with heavy rain and flashes of lightning.
John pointed out to us a holiday camp for temple elephants, needing a break from the routine of accepting coins from pilgrims in return for blessing them ...
... yes, and with lots of people pushing to get on. What to do???!!!! There seemed to not even be any standing space anywhere, but then one of the ladies by us was insisted we come to the end of the train with her, and there one of the other ladies was sitting down, having reserved sitting space for us. Quite amazing, and then these friendly people, who I think were probably connected in some way with the railway, were coming along shaking our hands and waviing with big ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed