Incredible India 12 – Heading South

From Mysore we headed south and west toward the coast.

As our bus drove through the countryside we glimpsed more life of India.

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This construction site made me nervous. 

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The drive took us through the Bandipur National Park.  We were told we might see elephants…….

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No such luck, just a buck! 

We saw monkeys and butterflies while we waited to get through a check point on the far side of the park.  We waited over an hour!

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We stopped for lunch at the Wynberg resort.  Cabins here are tucked into the woods.  There’s even a cabin in a tree!

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The main house is more modern.  The food was all pretty spicy here.

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This is also a spice plantation and the owner gave us a tour.

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Banana, cocoa and pepper

There are tea plantations in this area also. 

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The Windflower Spa and Resort at Wayanad Hill Station was one of the most upscale hotels on our trip.

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There were monkeys on the roof!

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We could have used an extra day at this resort!

The next day we came down from the top of a mountain we didn’t even know we were on.  There was a dense fog but that didn’t stop tourists from trying to see the view.

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After a major traffic jam we eventually arrived at our next stop.

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We spent two nights at the Kairali Ayurvedic Health Resort.  The grounds were pretty and the cabins looked really cute.  They were actually pretty old on the inside – a come down from the last hotel!  But we enjoyed a needed day of rest … a vacation from our vacation.  In the morning we attended a talk about ayurvedic medicine and had the afternoon to ourselves.

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Then we were back on the road again….

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One more stop – a school of traditional dance.  Performers learn to move their eyes and the muscles in their faces to tell stories with their dances.

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P. S. – Huge billboards are everywhere advertising the good life….

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We never saw a neighborhood that looked like this.


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Gracia's Travels is a photo blog. I always take too many pictures on trips so I justify my compulsion with this blog! The blog is mostly photos - they tell the best part of the story. Please contact me if you would like to use any of my photos.
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2 Responses to Incredible India 12 – Heading South

  1. Janet Freeman says:

    India certainly is a colorful country. I especially liked the pics of the bird and the butterfly. Lovely. Thanks again Gracia.

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