Hotel Gangothri Sunrise
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... book well in advance or spend half your life queuing for in the morning. Apart from that it really can't offer you anything different. The tea plantations are browner and less stunning than Munnar, and the views are eclipsed by Kodai and Vattakanal where, as my new friend said, beautiful is an inadequate word. Don't get me wrong, it's nice here, but it's just that. It's nice.
I did go on a guided walk though which was organised through the YWCA ...
... should be a couple. Not the simplistic reasons of age and timing and happenstance. (Thank you parents, for your understanding ;)
I take a walk around the 2 acre retreat and wander outside the boundaries onto a dirt road hemmed in by clusters of bamboo. I walk quietly by myself and stop every once in a while to listen to the wind through bamboo. The wood creaks as it stretches and relaxes next to it's neighbors. Hawks circle overhead and I imagine that an elephant ...
Today is to be a quiet day.
It started in a hurry as I did not wake up until 09:00 and we were due off at 09:30!! I hadn't slept well because of my cough. Woke up several times until 04:00 then zonk!!Anyway, rushing around and a quick breakfast got me there. My cough has been much better today.
A tour of Ooty took us to a Christian church and then to Ooty’s equivalent of Kew Gardens. Neither were great. The churchyard ...
... a snap...:(
We by then had crossed over the karnataka---tamilnadu border post and it was quite a relief as we could cruise along the good roads of the tamilnadu, we came up to the Teppakadu junction where we had booked our self in the TTDC cottages for a night.
As we just settled down in the with our bags, we booked ourself for the safari with the forest dept.. This i recommend this to all my friends as ...
... on a bakery for chai and some funny Indian cooked items for lunch. While there, we got talking to 2 elderly gentlemen in their suit trousers, shirts, sleeveless jumpers, carrying umbrellas and one in a woolly hat. Kotagiri is off the beaten track slightly and not even in the guidebook! So, I think they were quite excited to have us there. We chatted away, got invited to one of their houses for tea (politely declined) and finally extracted ourselves to try and ...