The Elephant Court Thekkady
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Conference facilities
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Elephant Court Thekkady
Our two night stay were very comfortable. The hotel set high in the western Ghat mountains close to the Periyar National Park was set back from the bustle of the town. Our room, with large balcony overlooked the forest and we were surprised by a visit of a troop of black monkeys in the nearby trees one afternoon. Grounds were clean and well laid out but we felt the pool was a little cool to swim. Food was buffet style and very good quality. However the hotel ran out of beers during our stay and had to go out to get more. Didn't plan for a British tour.
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An early start led us to Alleppey where we joined a traditional houseboat to wander through the intricate maze of Kerala backwaters. The endless beautiful countryside of rice fields and coconut trees viewed from a different angle was very peaceful and relaxing. We cruised across Lake Vembanad which was like a millpond passing traditional boat …
... couple of monkeys outside on a bench.
And who do you think won! Of course……the monkeys! They were wise, they were fast! They were smarter than Michel! Hehehehe!
Wise because they approached Michel from behind while he waited for me on a bench. Fast because they rapidly stole a bag of cookies from ...
... We settle in, and then head over to the restaurant for dinner. In honour of the uniquely fabulous Keralan people I opt for a beef ularthiyathu, which is a dry and spicy dish while Coman, fancying a bit of a change orders a mildly disappointing mushroom pasta. It's been a long day and we have a 6am start for a boat safari in the morning, so we hit the sack soon after 10pm, the sounds of local wildlife and general jungle chatter sending us to sleep. But oh, those damn ...
... cruise. We are then finally allowed on the boats and are made to wear life jackets since some idiot fell overboard not so long ago? The lake is peaceful, but I have to say I saw more animals from my little balcony than I did on the lake, I finished the morning having breakfast at the The Coffee Inn that has a great view of the park and has a beautiful garden. Water buffalo came to say hi as they munched on the greenery. Time to get back on the bus and back to ...
... Maharshi" who retrieved Kerala from the sea by throwing his axe, installed the idol of Ayyappa at Sabarimala to worship Lord Ayyappa.
583Trekking for elephants - heard them but did not see them!
A view of the sholas at the overlook of the Sabarimala Shrine
On the return from the already full day of wonders and discoveries we drove by many tea plantations and stopped at one in which they were collecting the tea ...