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 ...
We are now heading to Thekaddy- in the state of Kerala, more picturesque than the previous few days in the state of Tamil Nadu. Thekaddy is the home of one of the most important animal sanctuaries- the Periyer sanctuary, its said that elephants come to the lakes to feed and wash, which must be a site.
First stop today was a local market similar to those found in any town in the uk, there were wonderful fresh herbs, ...
... running but it was terryfiying. On the way back theres a massive street party, more elephants and floats with Gods on, we get out to take some snaps and get dragged into the dancing. Fun times.
Nearly there, I promise. We then have the most painful journey yet. After spending the day on the beach, in the sea and drinking some milkshakes we pick up our bags and start the mammoth journey to Madurai in Tamil Nadu. This involves 2 local buses (each taking about 2/3hrs each) a ...
... put us together because we are close in age. Our guide is named Agi. It is readily apparent how much he loves the animals, the park and his job. We are lucky to have him. We don't see many animals, but it is a lovely walk. Agi tells us how one day he and his group came upon a tiger by accident. He also tells us about the time his father and other members of his village heard loud crashing noises and discovered that it was two ...
After a drive through picturesque landscapes of green hill, tea plantations and rice fields, we've arrived in Kumily, starting point and tourist centre for trips into the Periyar Wildlife sanctuary...also called the Tiger reserve. A quick visit to a spice garden (never knew it took 15 months for one pineapple to grow into maturity or that vanilla pods need to be pollinated via injection and dried for a specific number of days...) is followed by some off ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service