Travel Blogs from Thekkady
... common, but that doesn't change the experience. It was something I will remember for a long time.
I saw one leech on the trek, a weird little thing that moved around by doing cartwheels. We also found a dead songbird that the guide thought had been slashed by an eagle which then lost hold of it and dropped it.
The wildlife trek made Thekkady, Perriyar one of my favorite places that we have visited in India so far.
... ride and it must have been so hot but we are very small in comparison and spending time with the elephant after was good fun and made up for it in a way. Having been thoroughly soaked it was time to head to the hotel for a shower. Of course when I really need a shower and have to head out again soon the head of the shower would fall over just as i start the water running, luckily it didn't hit me on the head. It was fixed in time before we head off to the ...
... whilst we are here and find a way out of it. The staying alive part is much harder than it seems; you need food to survive, yet it is usually the thing making you ill. Interacting with the locals to gain these resources, another big part of survival, equally as tough. The locals displayed behaviour even the top psychologist couldn't even explain. One example, you ask a question, this is responded by a "head wobble", not a shake or a nob. Trying to confirm the ...
... and pointed into the nearest tree. We struggled to see what all the fuss was about at first but then realised he had spotted a giant squirrel which was running along the tree branch. It was huge, probably the size of a small dog and had a brown face and a black body with red and mustard patches. For a squirrel it was actually really pretty and moved across the trees with such agility.
After a minute or two of watching him, we ...
... quietly eating and drinking for a good twenty minutes. Then they must have got our scent as they started making deep grumbling and then loud trumpeting noises. Our guide motioned that it was time to leave so we walked briskly away from the area. It was an absolutely amazing experience and we were all grinning for ages afterwards! Our guide told us that he had never managed to get so close to elephants in the six years that he has worked in the park so we were incredibly lucky.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility