A Short Trip to Mysore & Ooty

13th Aug 2014
Photo of A Short Trip to Mysore & Ooty 1/3 by Rajesh Prabhu
Photo of A Short Trip to Mysore & Ooty 2/3 by Rajesh Prabhu
Mahisasura at Mysore
Photo of A Short Trip to Mysore & Ooty 3/3 by Rajesh Prabhu
School at Ooty

It is hot summer here and for kids schools are closed for vacation. As I had not planned for any holiday in advance no bookings were done either by flight or train. So only option left for us was to drive down by car to where ever we wanted to go. As it is summer here we decided on a trip to hill station. It is a short trip of 5 days covering temples, palace and cool locales of hill station. We started from Bangalore in the morning and headed to Mysore. On the way we visited temples at Somnathpur and Talakad.

Next day we left early morning for Najangud to visit an old temple. We were in Ooty, the "Queen of Hills" by 11 a.m via Bandipur, Madumalai and Masangudi enjoying our drive through the forest. It was delight watching the birds and animals in the forest. This road is through the 36 hair-pin curves up the hill.

After Checking into the hotel we drove to Coonoor another hill station nearby. We were back in Ooty in the evening after visiting gardens and couple view points. Next day 3rd May was dedicated to Ooty for tour of gardens and viewpoints. In the afternoon we had the company of rain.

Next day morning we visited some more places in Ooty including boating in the lake. We left this place by 11 a.m for Mysore after seeing some of places on the way. This time we took a different route to Mysore via Gudalur, Madumalai and Bandipur. On last day we visited Karanji lake and zoo before starting on our way back to Bangalore.

Ancient Hoysala Temple

Ancient temples

Palace, overnight stay

Ancient temple

Udhagamandalam better known, as Ooty is the most popular hill station in the Southern India. This picturesque place located in the Western ghats at a height of 2240m is Queen of Hill Stations.

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