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Dec 5, 2004 - Periyar

Well I've tried planes, trains and even boats so I figured it was about time to brave the local buses. The distance of about 140 km from Allepey to Periyar took about 5 hours so it was a bit of a marathon (sadly there were no trains). While there were no live chickens, or any other livestock, on the bus there was just about everything else. There are no tourist buses on this route so you are on with the locals and you have to drag your pack on as well. The buses are all at least 30 years old and have no windows - which at least is an...

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