We took a dawn to dusk range hiking and rafting tour of Periyar National Park (though it is also billed as a Wildlife Sanctuary or Tiger Reserve). The experience was somewhat eerie as we did not see many animals and the park felt desolate. It did not help that Periyar Lake is a man-made lake, the result of forest that was flooded, so the trees stick out of the water like a skeleton.
About Mike Shubbuck
Mike’s addiction to travel started early. His family would often take meandering summer vacations across the United States. These trips gave him an appreciation of his native land, but a thirst for exploration outside of it. Always up for an adventure, he has been talked into skydiving, hanging over Victoria Falls, and jumping off cliffs. Depending on whom you ask, maybe he was the one convincing others to join him. His perspective is usually framed with a lens and he shoots video and photographs religiously. Mike is a lover of all things, but the phrase, “What is your favorite country?” has a special place in his heart. He is co-author of Create Your Escape: A Practical Guide for Planning Long-Term Travel, which teaches other travelaholics how to prepare for long-term travel. Check it out at http://createyourescape.today