Travel Blogs from Thekkady
... macaque; nilgiri tahrs (native animal related to sheep) and tigers.
NOTES: The shrine of Sabarimala is one of the most ancient and remote Sastha shrines in India. It is located in the Western Ghat mountain ranges of Pathanamthitta district in Kerala. Surrounded by mountains and dense forest, Sabarimala is believed to be the place where Ayyappan, a Hindu deity who is the offspring of Shiva and Vishnu, meditated. It is believed ...
... they moved on. The guide told us he only sees them around twice a month despite doing three treks at the park every day and it was always very special to see them. There were two babies in the herd, one of which was only a month old. We saw feeding time and an attempted wash time. It was magical. They looked so natural, happy and peaceful and we both feel so so lucky to have seen elephants in the ...
... were gone before he could blink.
After crossing the small stream we trekked upwards through a never ending stretch of thick jungle, ducking and diving our way through bamboo trees as we went. Eventually we were rewarded for our efforts when we arrived at an amazing lookout point at the top of the mountain. Usually elephants could also be seen from here, but shock horror, we could not see any. Had someone told them that we were ...
... the very humid jungle where the only wild life we saw and felt were leaches! Thousands of them crawling up our legs for 3 hours. We were all more concentrated in taking them out then looking around. Gladly they provided us some kind of long socks to wear below our shoes. Even though it wasn’t enough for us to get bitten. Fred had at least 5 inside his trousers that he was squeezing along the way. Everyone seemed to ...
... We said our last farewells to our careful and considerate driver and gave him 2000 rupees as an extra for all his kindness. Definitely deserved it!
The reception crew at the hotel didn't have any record of our booking so it was fortunate that I had brought print offs of all my email transactions. Sort of satisfied, they gave us our initial welcome drinks and sent us past a huge Jackfruit leaning off its tree to an upgraded room which had an ...
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