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, Read Post
While in Thekkady, India we jumped at the opportunity to ride and bathe an elephant. It was a great experience and really fell in love with these gentle giants.