Hotel Gangothri Sunrise
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... Retreat' also had a watering hole/swimming pool. Surrounded by landscaped rocks and well designed to look kind of like an infinity pool on one side it's a perfect spot for a swim or a drink if you're one of the marauding animals wandering about the area. I sit by the pool letting my body soak in the warm rays onto skin that hasn't seen the light of day for a long while. One of the oddest things for me is to cover my skin so much in such warm weather. Usually in the States, as ...
... and found it really quite heavy as it is made with a lot of butter apparently, it also tasted a bit like advent calendar chocolate. Suffice to say Ooty is the first place in India we have bought Dairy Milk and it was delicious :) Local chocolate cost approx 45 p per 100 grams and the diary milk was 40 p for 38 grams!
In order to get out and see a bit of Ooty we booked a days trekking. Its fair to say I was quite anxious about this as when i asked the ...
... we drove from Wayanad to Ooty. Ooty is a hill station built by the British so they had a place to go to escape the heat of the low lands. The elevation is 7000 feet and it is significantly cooler here. We are staying in a 120 year old hotel which is really lovely. After dinner the hotel staff light large fires in fire pits on the lawn and everyone sits around the fire. All the rooms have fireplaces and if you would like ...
... could see. We identified a few things: cooing pigeons, wild roosters, the bell-like song of one of the birds we took a photo of (hummer?) and flying squirrels. Then we heard a loud crack echo round the hills, which I thought was a shot gun, but Dhas told me it was firecrackers, which were used to frighten away wild boar.
We were drinking coffee in the lounge, when three of the young estate guys arrived ...
... Sundays. Also, this Saturday there's a massive celebration for the racecourses anniversary which I'm missing. Absolutely gutted.
Looking forward to moving on though. Ooty town itself is quite grim (grey, wet, dirty), and the place I'm staying hasn't got the best bathroom in the world. I haven't washed since I was in Hampi (2 days ago) and have reduced my toilet needs to 2 visits per day.
Photos of the trek coming soon xx