Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard

Tripoto
1st Dec 2013

Oriole

Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan

Kingfisher

Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan

Magpie

Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan

Red Whiskered Bulbul

Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan

Woodfire cooked fish curry

Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan
Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan

Flora and Fauna

Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan
Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan

A moth

Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan

Leaves of all kinds... the jungle kinds.

Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan
Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan
Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan
Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan
Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan
Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan
Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan
Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan
Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan
Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan
Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan
Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan
Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan
Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan
Photo of Into The Wild - Behind My Backyard by Liz Thottan

Took a flight to Cochin and drove down to Pattikad near Trichur, into Otees orchards and Nuseries.  

The stay was very nominal, clean rooms, clean toilets, in a 120 year old house, amidst the forests of pattikad.  The friendly and warm hosts made the journey even more nicer.  

Having a cup of coffee sitting in the front porch of the house, I was amazed to see a barrage of birds of all kinds, helping themselves with food from the 1000's of trees around the house. I took my camera and wandered into the jungle, nature walk and came back after 8 hours.  The beauty and the sounds of these birds and streams, took me by surprise and I forgot I needed to eat. The zillion Jackfruits, Nutmeg trees, mangoes, sappottas, pepper corns, velvet apple and zillion berries from the jungle welcome the himalayan birds during the freezing winters of the Himalayas.  

Being an avid bird watcher, I could not get myself to do anything else but watch the birds the all the three days.  

Great Kerala food cooked by our host, took us to a great slumber in the afternoons.  

The whole atmosphere of the place, is heaven for people looking for nature and small town life.  

On some nights a great barbeque with beer summed up our day.  

Photo of Cochin International Airport, Kochi, Kerala, India by Liz Thottan
Photo of Pattikad, Kerala, India by Liz Thottan
Photo of Pattikad, Kerala, India by Liz Thottan
Photo of Pattikad, Kerala, India by Liz Thottan
Photo of Pattikad, Kerala, India by Liz Thottan
Photo of Pattikad, Kerala, India by Liz Thottan
Photo of Pattikad, Kerala, India by Liz Thottan
Photo of Pattikad, Kerala, India by Liz Thottan
This place was just 10 min away from where we stayed. So took an auto and went there spent the whole day there camping and bird watching and just enjoying the mighty dam
Photo of Peechi Dam Parking, Pattikkad Peechi Road, Peechi, Kerala, India by Liz Thottan
Photo of Peechi Dam Parking, Pattikkad Peechi Road, Peechi, Kerala, India by Liz Thottan
Photo of Peechi Dam Parking, Pattikkad Peechi Road, Peechi, Kerala, India by Liz Thottan
Photo of Peechi Dam Parking, Pattikkad Peechi Road, Peechi, Kerala, India by Liz Thottan
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