It was a long time since my friends and I were planning for a trip. After hours of midnight discussions we decided to go to some place different. Not usual stuff like Goa, Pondicherry, Leh, Ladakh etc, not because they are not great but because we wanted something low key. And finally, a trip to Ooty was fixed.
I had never been to a hill station. I am a beach person and love to soak myself in the sun. At the same time, i look forward to change and therefore, was excited for Ooty.
I and one of my besties, reached Bangalore, where we met our third musketeer. We slept that night and were excited to start our journey the next day, early morning.
We reached Mysore first and stayed for a night. Next morning, we headed our way to Ooty. The road to Ooty goes through one of the largest forests in India. On our way we saw tigers, deer, elephants and peacocks. The trip was already worth it.
The road to the Ooty is carved on a mountain and the bus goes round and round to the top of the hill. It was scary and exciting at the same time.
At last, we reached the top to experience a blissful garden beside the Ooty lake. It was beautiful, just like we used to see in old horror movies like Raaz. Tall trees, chilled weather, chocolate pudding and beautiful boats welcomed us to Ooty. And damn, it was serene.
The highlight of our first day might sound funny, but it was actually great for me. I rode a huge horse all by myself. It cost ₹200 and its pretty great of an experience.