KTDC Periyar House
Travel Blogs from Thekkady
... trade attracted Portuguese traders to Kerala, and eventually paved the way for the European colonization of the whole of India.
Kerala is the state with the lowest positive population growth rate in India (3.44%). The state has the highest Human Development Index (HDI) (0.790) in the country according to the Human Development Report 2011. It also has the highest literacy rate (93.91%), the highest life expectancy (74 years) and the highest ...
... been trained to voice and touch command to move logs either with trunk/ tusks or mouth.We observed and took photos of the enormous amount of feces and urine an elephant can produce.
We then were off to a spice plantation tour with a man whose grandfather started the gardens 60 years ago.Wow..vanilla,allspice,chilis,pepper corns, cardamon,cinnamon,nutmeg,mace,red and ...
... that we had seen firsthand on our trip and wondered if we would also be able to survive in the same conditions?
Overall we had a pretty lazy day, but soon it was time to go downstairs to take part in a cooking class with and Shookour and his wife. That morning we had agreed on the menu for dinner; beef curry, dahl fry, chapattis and masala tea were on the cards and we were stood to attention with pad and pens ready to learn from ...
... an elephants scapula and rib showed us just how large these animals are. Crazy! Outside the entrance we found Jobi waiting for us along with several other jeep drivers who had fallen asleep in their back seats, we thought what a boring job it must have been for them to wait all day for their passengers!
On the way back Jobi was determined to help us see more wildlife and spent some more time tracking down animals for us ...
... like us, having come through much the same route and also having problems with maps and poor advice. They did however have serious mountain bikes which seemed like a good idea – they were only doing India. Both the man and his wife were also about twice the size of Polls and I. We couldn’t help them with anywhere nice to stay so we wished each other good luck and they went off to search. Finally getting some air else where we flopped ...
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