Nahar's Nilgiris Hotel
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... I do have to say though that this last part of my travel wasn’t without any suspense or hair-raising scenes.
Winding roads with treacherous cliffs were driven on; I held my breath in every time the driver turned these hair-pin bends! As earlier said, there was never a dull moment!
... they used to get about 20kg of honey per hive but this is now down to about 7kg as a result of the deforestation that has occurred to free up land for tea plantings. He climbed up the ladder with this load - incredible acts of strength and agility. Apparently there was a massive expansion in tea planting in the 1970's which removed enough forest so that this traditional way of life is coming to an end. I'm now feeling less comfortable about the social and environmental impacts of ...
... when we visited an above-average waterfall and saw some monkeys.
After that we had an hour drive to the tiger reserve. Once there we boarded a safari bus and took an hour tour. To my dismay, we saw no tigers. But we did see some deer. And some peacocks. We also saw some wild elephants which, when our safari bus driver cleverly stopped right in front of them, charged at the bus and caused all ...
... local mountain which afforded great views over Ooty following a short but windy ride. . Straying off the main trail at the top I found myself in Australia, surrounded by towering blue gums. It felt like the blue mountains. Eucalyptus was introduced here in 1790 and cover much of the Nilgiri range of mountains. Heading off again to Coonoir, the neighbouring town, I soon discovered a mountain pass which led all the way down from above 2000m to ...
... For the first time since arriving, we were one of MANY westerners, which became even more evident when they were met by their drivers in Ooty. In true form, (and girded with Rog's advice), we knew better... we were going to walk and "experience" Ooty! Lonely Planet describes it as "Dorset upon Ghat" (mountain pass - for those less cultured!).Searching for Emma's daily strong, black fix was a 6 kilometer challenge. ...