Mumbai to Kerala - travels with Imodium
Trip Start Jan 27, 2006
26Trip End Sep 09, 2006
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Arrived in Mumbai at 2am and it was literally the dead of night - people were sleeping in the streets under covers and they looked like the dead - 50 to a block in some areas - really quite disturbing, but we finally arrived at our hotel and checked in. The next morning started much better with a bustling street of food sellers and a man playing a snakecharming flute outside our window, it was quite hypnotic and we watched Mumbai come to life from our window
From Mumbai, we flew to Cochin - south to the sunshine .........35 degrees felt cool ! Fort Cochin is wonderful - relaxed, quiet and beautiful. A couple of nights sent getting our bearings and watching the sun set over the Arabian Sea and then OFF ! Up into the mountain area of Munnar.
we are back from all our travels around Kerala and had a throughly great time
Washing an elephant was amazing, there were 6 elephants altogether, the oldest was 35 and about 12 ft tall, it takes a long time to scrub one that size with a coconut husk!! Sam went for a slightly smaller one - 1.5 years old and female, they got along famously and the elephant spent most of the time with the trunk down Sam's shirt! It was hilarious - see the photos !!!!
Spent a leisurely day on the riceboat yesterday, it was really quiet and relaxing on the backwaters and our boat was interesting, not quite the one we had booked with our shark of a tour agent, but it was really lovely none the less. We went to see our agent this morning to discuss his business plan and he refunded us 1,000 rupies - so we are happy that we complained (only 12.00 but it is the principle).
We are now back in Fort Cochin and have extended our stay at the Kapithan as we love it so much -Sam is even getting used to a cold shower in the morning. We leave now on Tuesday morning and start our day from hell - 2 hour flight to Mumbai, followed by 7 hours on the train to Ahalmabad, and then overnight sleeper(10 hours) to Udaipur - ummm, better than a day in the office - just!!
More Soon - Rajasthan and the Taj Mahal await ................