Thekkady – Tiger Reserve, India

For all those , who can afford to take a short trip over the weekend, here’s some food for thought. For those who cannot, you can enjoy reading about it and dream away until you can. A post from the archives, reading it brought back fond memories.


Not being one with a penchant for heights, the road from Munnar (a hill station in Kerala, 1450 m- 1800m above sea-level) to Mahindra resorts (1800m) was not the best, with hair pin bends and no barrier at all. The valley down was a free- fall. The only saving grace was that the speed limit was 15km/hr. I so dreaded going back on the same road again and was only happy to know that the trip to Thekkady ( 1337 m above sea level) was a drive forward albeit one with more of those steep curves.  While I was still apprehensive about the journey, I saw my mom-in-law and couldn’t help but smile. With hands joined, lips moving, she seemed preoccupied invoking the Hindu Gods for our safety. Fortunately the road was much more wider and safer than the climb to Munnar.

The journey from Munnar to Thekkady was one that was filled with the…

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7 responses to “Thekkady – Tiger Reserve, India”

  1. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    What a fabulous landscape, it must have been disappointing not to see a tiger, but there was so much else to see – and I loved your little vignette about the family behind you 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      It is a pretty place. The peace and tranquillity it provided far outdid the disappointment of not seeing a tiger…you’re the only one who did not miss the little episode on the family behind me. Thank you. Xxx

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  2. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

    A great read, Smitha and such an interesting post. Loved the tiger who is sitting royally on the rock.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Kamal☺. Glad you found it interesting. It is royal isn’t it? The pic is from the net but is one from the same place. We weren’t fortunate to spot one☺

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      1. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

        Welcome Smitha and yes it happens they may coming out only some times.

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Yes but the place itself is worth a visit.

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