Road trips are always exciting and you should certainly do one at the starting of a monsoon. The aroma of fresh air, the feel of cool breeze and the sight of blooming greenery on the way to our recent trip to Kotagiri stays afresh in my memory. I have been to Ooty many times, but haven't heard of this small hilltop called Kotagiri. One of our friend's father owns a cottage in Kotagiri, called the Moon Shadow. We planned a stay there; booked two rooms for two nights. We hired a Tavera from Chennai and started at 9PM from Chennai.
The highlight of our trip was the night drive through forest around the cottage in Kotagiri on day 1 and the Avalanche trip on Day 2.
We started on 4th July at around 9PM and reached kotagiri in the morning around 9AM on 5th Jul 2019.
Chennai - Villupuram - Salem - Bhavani - Avinasi - Coimbatore - Metupalayam - Kotagiri
We took a road route from Coimbatore to metupalayam through villages where we happened to see the verdant hills even from 50kms away. The roads were quite harsh, yet the view made us forget the uncomfortable journey. As we started climbing the hills from mettupalayam, the roads were good and views got better and better.