So today's schedule was to wake up early at 5 and need to reach Periyar tiger reserve by 6.
There are some strict rules that needs to be abide by such as ...
1. Let the bus go before you go. Anyways forest department won't allow you to go before it.
Reason is that Bus is considered as heavy vehicle and incase there are any wild elephants, it will help you clear the passage and also is more secure.
2. Don't litter, it's for the safety of animals as well as for you.
3. Give path to animals incase they cross the road.
4. I will suggest from my personal experience that don't come out of the vehicle or don't make noise.
Incase you are lucky, you will get to see tigers, bisons, deer etc.
Within the ticket, you can avail breakfast, lunch, boating, trekking, museum.
Guides are very friendly.
Once you complete all the activities, the expectation is that it will be done by 5-6.
Otherwise like us, you can have your own schedule and what we have done is boating, trekking till shabrimala view point and museum, these all can be covered within an hour.
Without wasting any more time, we reached our next destination which was alleppey.
It is known for house boats and distance is 147km from Thekkady.
So it took around 3 hours for us to reach there and we we're welcomed in the house boat with the complimentary drink and then as per schedule, we had lunch.
Food was quite nice and home made.
I won't exaggerate but I will tell you one fact which is after travelling, you should keep your stomach light and avoid as much oily food if you can.
After having nice meal, we went to massage therapy and spend another 1 hour in there.
The tariifs vary from different massage centres. So if you can have full body massage with in 2000, I would say it is nice. It completely varies from massage centre.
One thing for sure is that you will feel fresh.
So that is all for the day. We had drinks on our desk and had evening time with the family