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Jun 7, 2005 - Kumily / Periyar

We drove to Kumily today, the town closest to Periyar Park, which is famous as a tiger preserve, and has many kinds of animals living in it, especially wild elephants. The ride was remarkable. Our first long distance in a car on Indian roads. They drive as fast as the car will go (never mind the road or traffic) and constantly pass whatever is in front of them. That means that you frequently come around a corner to find a car or even a bus barrelling toward you on the wrong side of the road, passing other vehicles. Our driver would just hit...

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