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Boarded a bus to Mananthavady....
The Western Ghats of Kerala: One man, one motorcycle, one backpack.
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Day 2: (to Mananthavady)Reached Coimbatore at 4.30 am. Hired a auto to bus stand. Boarded a TNSETC bus to Phalgath. Reached Phalgath by 6.30 am. Had breakfast. Boarded a bus to Kozhikode (Fast Passenger). Reached Kozhikode by noon. Had Kozhikode birayani (special dish of the town). Boarded a bus to Mananthavady. Reached the destination by 4pm. (all journey by government bus as they are more secure than pvt ones). Hired an auto to Forest Range office to enquire about Tholpetty WLS (wild life sanctuary). As instructed from office we travelled to Tholpetty WLS. Amazing view as its Kerala Karnataka border and a very long queue for safari tickets. I enquired for a wild trek for tomorrow. By the way unlike rest of India, the Kerala government wildlife officials were very polite and respectable. He replied, currently the trek has been cancelled due to a man died of elephant attack yesterday. The trek was awesome indeed. Inside forest with animals all around. We will be escorted by armed forest rangers. We missed it. Due to long queue we understood that its not possible to get a ticket to safari today. We returned to Mananthavady and hired a room.