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Mullakkudi – Core of Periyar Tiger Reserve

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8-11-2008

                       This one came as a pleasant surprise and I was included in the team just two days before the trip. This was a trip planned by the Secretariat staff and I was in it, as Sunil, a member, was a close acquaintance of mine. Access to Mullakkudi is normally restricted to public and we could some how manage it. We were to reach Changanasseri early morning and I was there at Pramod’s Door steps by 4.30 AM. 

                 Boarded Venad Express from Trivandrum and our trip, full of happenings, commenced five past five. Sunil joined us from Chirayinkeezhu and Tharun from Kollam. Train journey ended at Changanasseri right in time – around 7.30 AM. Had to wait a little for Sasi – The man who made our trail really adventurous - to arrive with his Bolero from PTR. Ten of us had a squeeze – the – other journey, owing to the boot limitations of Bolero for the next hundred kilometers to Thekkadi. 

                    Sasi strongly insisted that we had breakfast from a h…