Sunbird Garden Resort
- Airport Transportation
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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There was no sign of Johnson, so when the bloody loud call to prayer awoke us at 5am we gathered our things ad headed for the train station; leaving enough money w a note and key for the room. We didn't really take into consideration that it might be dark so early! It was, but we sort of knew the general direction so started off in hope a rickshaw would soon pick us up. It did and we had plenty of time to spare. We tried to check as to where Fi would be sat as ...
... a special guest picking me up. The manager, who apparently has stayed overnight (ok, no, he never stayed overnight in Ooty, he just said he did so I didn't feel quite so bad about making him pick me up at 6am) in Ooty. THANK YOU ANIKETH G. (truly a marvel of a manager)!
I get picked up and am easily spotted (ok, I am happy to be a minority "again") – the only white girl on the bus – yay! Along the ride to the retreat, the lil black hyundai is beautifully ...
... playing literally on top of the hotel rooms ( the building isn't high) At 4 pm we headed out for a safari drive through the forest... Or jungle?! Not sure of the difference. Sadly we saw no tigers just monkeys, wild boar, wild chickens?! Yeah I Thought that was odd too... And peacocks, bison and an elephant. Not quite up to African standards of ...
... considering the ever increasing heat, as we move from the cooler high alps to the southern deccan plateau, we had a few stops in between, to cool off the car as well as ourselves.
The scenery along the road is varied with a clutter of small towns, which give way to light forest and fields.
We had planned to take a jungle safari in Mudumalai Reserve on the way back to Bangalore.
Mudumalai Reserve also known as a Tiger Reserve, shares its boundaries with Tamil ...
... on the way down. While the distance was much shorter than the other hike I did in South Africa, this definitely challenged my muscles and cardio about 20 times more. Definitely felt good to complete but would be lying if I said there were no curse words uttered during the trek. Hot from the hike and the heat we were promised a swim in a waterfall however after getting there we discovered that swimming was banned due to a death a month ...