We were to go to Coonoor and had to cross the city - took about an hour to cross about 5 kms! We stopped at the Turntable Restaurant for a quick lunch and then off to Doddabetta Peak. The peak is know for stunning views of Ooty and was recommended by many of our friends. Unfortunately for us - by the time we reached up there, it was raining hard and the visibility was very poor. From the check point for Doddabetta Peak (also the ticket window) the road upto the view point is very poor. A mere km and a half took us good 15 minutes to drive.
Day 2, at morning around 05:30 AM, we were ready to visit our next city Ooty-Queen of Hills. First place we visit after completing hotel check-in around 9:00 AM is Doddabetta- tallest hill of Tamilnadu. And there surprisingly we met our college friend who came from Kerala to visit Ooty. On that day we realize world is really very small place. We have our few signature click that we do in our every travel like in Udaipur-Jaipur, Goa(I will publish this stories in upcoming days).
Later in the afternoon we went to Doddabetta. It is like Mahabaleshwar. Close to Ooty there are a lot of tea factories. We went to one on our route. We tried a couple of flavours & also saw the entire process. Back to Doddabetta again. The view was amazing before it all got covered with clouds.
After that we moved towards the Highest point of South India," Doddabetta Peak". The journey through Nilgiri forest was amazing and one of the experience with fog all covered was a lifetime feel. Once you reach the peak you have to take a entry ticket of INR 10 and enter the premise. The area have a view point and the place have a park where you can sit on rocks and enjoy the clouds linger your face. The place had a breath taking view and a place where I can sit for hours and meditate.