The Elephant Court Thekkady
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... for 10 years. The garden was overgrown and needed gardening. We had a ‘honeymoon suite’, which had mould stains from previous attacks. However, our sheets were clean, the bathroom was clean, wifi was available and they also had hot water… but only 2 litres a day and this did not come out of the shower but out of the tap. We had to fill up with 1 litre of boiling hot water each into a bucket, dilute it with cold so it ...
... just going to have to figure out how to get into a coconut with as much ease as the local people do here. I remember as a kid my mom would buy a whole coconut from the store maybe once a year. I also remember a multitude of frenzy trying to get the
coconut open (nails, hammers, you name it!). The ladies give it 3 whacks
here with a special knife and that is that...pretty amazing. This night
was definitely a food highlight for ...
... doing either, however we do spend every morning wandering around the lanes following the sound of a bell trying to find the temple elephant which supposedly gets walked in the mornings (I think the rough guide lied).
The morning we finally decide - 'This is it - here comes the yoga' We get there too late so just sit on the cliff watching the waves then out of nowhere (well the sea) we see some dolphins. Amazing. There a bit like seeing a shooting star - its like 'oh wow, ...
... the spicy Kerala variety. I am able to eat some eggs, however, and some toast. I also pop a Pepto Bismal or two to help my beleaguered stomach.
After lunch it is time for the walking safari. I am teamed up with two ladies from the US that I met earlier and sat with for breakfast. One is from Maryland and the other is from Minnesota. They grew up together in Maryland and have continued to keep in touch. We eventually realize ...
... to the temple area. We headed into the jungle, right at the border of Tamil Nadu, with 3 other women and 2 guides and proceeded to climb up and down some small mountains, well hills. We saw some black monkeys (not tame at all like the ones in northern India), banyan, teak and rosewood trees, wild ginger root and wild curry leaves. We also saw a grey hornbill (check), quite rare, but we did not see the elephants we were tracking. We ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service