Ooty Gate Hotel
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Ooty is at 2 200m. We arrived at night, it was cold. We had to wear our jumper and jacket. The next morning, we went for a trek around Ooty. Our guide took us across farmland, Eucalyptus forest, tea fields and on a view point. We had a great time. I wish I had time to write down all of what he told us before I forget. I am forgetting already. I remember a bit about the tea. They pick the leaves every other week (we only saw women in the ...
... the highest in south India. We had a enriching experience, getting to know the making of various types of Tea, the simple yet lengthy process that goes into making the fine powder as well as leaves that gives most of us, a warm welcome every morning.
We then went on to visit the Rose Garden, also close by, being the largest rose garden in India.
Being the starting of peak season, we were lucky to witness a wide ...
... has been raining quite a bit, which has resulted in me sleeping a bit more than I need or want to do.
By lunch time the rain had slacked off a bit so I took a very nice, scenic walk the back way to Chinese restaurant where I had been eating every other day. Because I eat the same dish every time (some kind of delicious fried rice with broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, carrots, onions and chicken), I don't need to look at the menu ...
... claimed there were regularly crocodiles in it! We stayed in a hut overlooking the river scene with a brilliant sunset and rise to enjoy.
The next day we intended to set off before dawn to get back to Bangalore in a day, but opened the hut door to the sounds of monkeys screaming and lot's of dark shapes milling about- looked like deer and boar, so we waited for the sun to come up. We had also been ...
... fear of shocking the quite un-shockable.
After a truly splendid last day in 'Mal'we booked onto a sleeper bus to the hill station of Ooty where some of India’s tea is grown., The bus is surprisingly luxurious a great big double bed for us, cosy! Dave’s the prepared one and has brought the snacks, crisps, chocolate. All’s good in the hood…but there’s no toilet on board…time to use the facilities at the bus ...