I didn't expect to see much water as we went before the monsoon, but I wasn't disappointed.
So we reached morning by 5.30 at Glanton Manor, which was a good three star hotel. Then for breakfast we went to Hotel Durga a vegetarian restaurant, and then started off to our first location which was the Pykara Waterfalls. Pykara waterfalls flows through Murkurti, Pykara and Glen Morgan dams, was as refreshing as it can be. Then, we went on to visit the Pykara lake, which was a clean and beautiful lake, not so crowed. There was a boat house, rest house and a restaurant that is run by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation.For lunch we went to Earls' Secret, which is a well maintained beautiful building nestled on top of a hill, with great food. After relaxing ourselves, we headed off to Shooting Point, also known as 9th mile, which has a spectacular view from the hill. Then, we went to the Pine Forest, which is also a scenic view, offering peace and tranquility. Number of Bollywood films including Saajan, Sadma, Deewana, Dil and Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak have scenes shot in the Pine Forest. You need to walk down through the slopes (around 200 meters) of pine trees to reach the banks of the reservoir (Kamaraj Sagar/Sandynalla Reservoir). There are horses on hire for those who find it difficult to trek the slopes. After this we wrapped up our first day by having dinner at our hotel's restaurant.
Pykara Falls, Lake and Boat-house