Ooty Gate Hotel
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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 ...
... was very intersting to see and the smell was amazing. We got to try a sample too which was delicious and doesn't get fresher than that I guess! We really wish we had room in our bags to take some home/on wards with us.
After the tea factory we went to visit the Botanical gardens, which were tended by an English man when they first opened. There is supposed to be a fossilized tree trunk believed to be 20 million years old, but we didn't see it. We just sat in ...
We spent 2 days relaxing at the Banassura Hill Resort in Wayanad. This is the type of place people come for rest and rejuvenation. We had a couple of nice walks and I treated myself to a body scrub massage and steam in the spa. One afternoon we visited the Edakkal caves, formed by giant boulders straddling a very narrow cleft in the mountain side. There were lots of Indian tourist there and we posed for pictures with lots of ...
... with his calf. Each day it’s getting a little better.
Mostly we sat on the verandah drinking coffee, eating chocolate from Ooty and talking about everything under the sun. We did an animal watch but the only animals I saw were lizards and a flying squirrel. In the afternoon most people had a siesta, but Dhas and Philip and I were talking about the animals and looking over the fence to see what ...
... new trousers split at the ****** (I went back to the shop this evening and got them repaired for free) and also that I now have massive blisters from getting too used to wearing flip-flops rather than proper shoes!
I've also just booked a bus for tomorrow morning to Kodaikanal, and am quite disappointed about my timings of being in Ooty. There's a big racecourse here and the racedays are today (which I missed, being on the ...