The Elephant Court Thekkady
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Pepper may be the king of spices but Cardamon is apparently the queen. We learned a lot of about spices at the Ayurvedic spice garden today, after passing through miles of Cardamon plantations and apparently hidden pepper, coffee and many other special trees and bushes. But there is also a cheat, the spice you use when your cupboard is bare, called Allspice, as the leaf appears to have a bit of everything! The trip ...
There are 1000 elephants in Periyar Reserve, but they have toying with us, leaving talismans on the grounds around the lodge, leaving places just before we got there. Not having seen any yesterday on boat rides and a hike, today was do or die. A boat ride in the early morning mists was wonderfully scenic, but a bust when it came to elephants. We left the park in search of other adventures when the word came to us (from a park ...
... t wade’s only misadventure as he also managed to get leeched on his stomach as well later on the hike.
We saw all of the animals except the two most important of course, Elephants and Tigers. However we didn’t think we would actually spot tigers as the areas had too much traffic going through and more likely to see them else in the 770square kilometre reserve. We did see fresh elephant tracks and hoped we might get lucky but unfortunately we didn’t.
... as one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in India for wildlife photography, bird watching, elephant herds and tiger watching.
We have started from Kurangani in the morning and travelled to Thekkady via Cumbam, Kumuli. Once you enter the forest area, you can feel to dip in temperature and green surroundings. This travel has few Kms in the ghat road which has few hair pin bends. After crossing Kumuli which is the TN-KL border, we have ...
... We didn’t see masses of animals, although there were heaps of different species of deer, plus we found the newly shed skin of a 2 metre cobra - glad we didn’t bump into the actual creature!
We kinda just dondered around town the following day, getting up to date with plans and having a nice bite at Shree Krishna in town. We took the 8am bus (115R) back to Cochin the next morning, which was thankfully a much shorter journey and not driven ...