Travel Blogs from Coimbatore
... around the thunder clouds on the way. These are the first clouds seen on the trip.
Arrived hotel 19:00 given the good news that we had to be off in the morning at 05:30 urgh!!!
Good meal last night with breads and curries: only problem was that all the meat was on the bone and was very fiddly to deal with. On the whole dishes were spicier and hotter.
The lights kept going out but were soon restored.
Tomorrow up the mountain ...
Having left Kerala, we travelled to Ooty in Tamil Nadu and Mysore in Karnataka:
'Ooty' is a busy little town that sits in the hills of the Western Ghats area of Tamil Nadu, established and used by the British as a summer getaway (when the plains got too hot). A lot of tea is grown around here, as it sits at an altitude of around 2300 metres. It can get quite chilly, particularly ...
... parties. Sensible gesture.
Colourful forest trees in the valley on the Kotagiri Mettupalayam road
... 3 or 4 stops to take on water. But what a ride !! Spectacular views of hills, waterfalls, tea plantations, rivers – you name it. One train station on the way up was swarming with monkeys 'begging' for food. Unbelievable !!!
Ooty, dubbed Snooty Ooty by the British in the days of the Raj, was a colonial hill station which the British had set up high in the hills to get away from the sweltering heat of the plains in the summer.
Nothing much ...
After a cold and disturbed night, we packed up our stuff and took Alex to see the highlights of Ooty. With our train at 3pm and the witlist queue beginning at 1pm we had plenty of time to kill. So we headed up the main street towards Charing Cross, found the most western looking Coffee Shop and sat for two hours eating cake, drinking Chai Latte and Espresso. Something that potentially could've been done when we arrived home, but it was more than necessary! They had ...