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We have visited Thekkady after the Kurangani_Kollukkumal-Meesapulimalai trek.
About the Place:
Periyar, in Kerala, is the best-known wildlife sanctuary in south India. Even though known as a tiger reserve, Periyar is really famous for its wild elephants, 100-year-old artificial lake and its setting in the beautiful thickly forested Western Ghats. In 1882, the construction of the dam was approved and Major John Pennycuick, M.E., placed ...
... for dear life!
Kumily town itself wasn’t that appealing - a bit grotty and run down, and about a million spice shops, but of course the main draws are the National Park and the spice and tea plantations. We had a great spot to stay, Sumilayam Jungle View Homestay (500R), about 10 minutes out of town and actually set into the jungle - apparently they get all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures coming and going, and while we were there we shared ...
... some food that I can eat some time soon. After lunch we take a paddle boat ride along the lake. It is short but pleasant. On the way back to the office we stop to see some bones of elephants and other indigenous animals that are housed in a building not far from the dining area. After filling out the evaluations we hook back up with our respective jeeps and resume animal watching as we head out from the park. We see some more ...
... headed to the centre where we
registered and got our tour guide and breakfast. The breakfast was a
south Indian buffet style with Idly and sambar, fresh pineapple and
some other yummy items I have no idea what they were called! After
breakfast we headed off into the jungle for a three hour trek. We
were given special leg things to protect ourselves from leeches which
we tied on though mine refused to stay up. We crossed a small lake in
a paddle boat with ...
... Preserve. Wildernest is a bit of a misnomer as it is right in the town, sandwiched between restaurants, spice supermarkets, tourist shops, etc. The room was huge with a cathedral ceiling and a stairway to an outdoor balcony at the treetop level. This was a perfect place for watching the fruit bats leave the park for their nightly feeding. These fruit bats are about 18" from tip to tip ...