When reaching Ooty the climate changed and chillness gone. The current Ooty is an example on how tourism can destroy the natural blessings.
From here to Masinagudi there are 36 hairpins and the road is very dangerous. Here the greenery is less compared to the earlier segments. We continued journey to Gundlupet via Theppakkad and Bandipura. In this section you are covering both Mudumalai and Bandipura tiger reserves. As its evening time we are able to see a lot of animals on the way. For your information, stopping your vehicle and photography is prohibited here.
We reached Gundlupet by 6 in the evening and after a tea we headed towards Mysuru through the urban rushes. When we reached Mysuru, it was night and as welcome frame and last frame there was Mysuru Palace at its full glory with all the lightings.
PS: Most of the journey is through forest areas and narrow roads, take much care while driving. Upto cars are ok to go through this way. Don't make forest a waste bin, leave the forest for the animals.
Route: Thrissur - Mannarkkad - Attappadi - Thavalam - Mulli - Manjoor - Avalanche - Ooty - Masinagudi - Bandipura - Gundlupet - Mysuru.
Distance: Approx. 350 kilometres and there are 125 risky hairpins to cover.
Time: Approx. 15 hours. Reach early at Mannarkkad so you can cover most beautiful sceneries.