Club Mahindra Tusker Trails
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Today we are in Thekkady! Before, we were in the mountains and now we're at sea level. We came to our hotel and then we went to see 2 programs. The first one was called Kalari Paitu which is an ancient martial arts form. We got to see people fighting with swords and shields, people jumping through 2 flaming rings at once, and people doing contortions. Check out video 1. It was kind of scary but also very interesting. The other program we saw was called ...
So we decided to head up to one of the local national parks around where we are staying and hunt for Elephants.... not in the old English 12 gauge shotgun sort of way, more with a kind of 21st century tourist vibe.
Got up Saturday morning (after a 5 hr bus ride the night before) to a cold and wet India. While i know its meant to be the rainy season, the lack of rain up to now has kind of got me used to this whole rain thing being a myth ...
... 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 ...
... 163;3 I have ever spent. After about half an hour of trekking through the forest, our guide signalled for us to be quiet. Having only stopped for some interesting trees I was thinking it would be a bird perhaps? The guide seemed quite excited and had his own camera out so I thought we might be lucky and see a rare bird perhaps...? It was a herd of elephants. We watched the herd for around 20 ...
... cows and waterbuffalo are the kings of the roads here so everything stops for them). We see our chance and peddle as fast as we can to catch them and then cross over with ease, was quite funny peddaling along side them though. 10 mintues later a rickshaw driver decides to drive next to us and have a whole conversation, so not your average bike ride. Anyhow, eventually we go up North and see the trashiest places - Baga - like Benidorm but 10 times worse - drunk people, see a ...