Coonoor - well known for it's tea estates in India. We had booked a cab for 4 people to Coonoor but you can also take a toy train which is on a much cheaper side for which you have to make early bookings to avoid availability issues. The cab cost us around 500 bucks per head. At a distance of 20kms from Ooty it's a must visit. During the merry go round ride to Coonoor one can find fully concealed tea estates of Tamil Nadu. We started roaming in the tea estates followed by dolphin's nose,doddabetta peak,sim's park and wax museum.
After a hectic day we found out a great deal in Orchid Square Aroma Treat Restaurant. They were giving veg buffet in just 250 bucks with unlimited menu which was a limited offer on first come basis. After having a sufficient lunch we took a trek to the Lamb's rock. The high winds and tropical weather was a perfect moment for a trek. We spent some time with the localites there in order to get a brief idea about the place and they offered us some fruits while returning which was a very sweet gesture from them.
Now it was time to bid adieu to the queen of hills. The cab dropped us to Zostel Ooty and we packed our bags. For my return trip I had booked the same green line travels bus which took next 6 hours to reach Bangalore.
It's been months but, the memories of my first solo trip are still afresh. Now the confidence of planning a trip alone and making things work out is what drives me for next solo trips soon in future...