Today was mainly a research and planning day.
I got the scoop on the Ali Salem Bird Sanctuary, the
tigers waterfalls in the Mhadei Wildlife Reservation, some amazing roads to check out on the motorbike, and a train route that winds up the Western Ghats, through tropical rainforest. All are nearby.
For reference, pepper spray is available on Amazon.in, but anti-venom is not.
I went through the infuriating process of trying to get a (second) SIM card in India.
During a walk to the shops, Ulrike and I ran into Bannu, feeding the neighbourhood dogs. They all know to show up at 5:30 for chicken and rice.