Being someone who usually travels solo and on two wheels, I find it comforting to stay at hostels. Not only are hostels easy on the pocket but you also get an opportunity to meet fellow travelers and with some of them you might end up making lasting relationships.
In this blog I want to share about a hostel which has become a pit stop on most of my trips.
I remember crossing the quaint little town of Kotagiri on my way from Ooty to Kodaikanal during the December 2018 winter ride ( Trip details available in the profile, check it out ). Kotagiri falls right in the middle of the path of the clouds and riding through this town is mesmerizing. The roads are perfect and you ride through endless views of hills and tea plantations.
In 2019 I looked up for options to stay in Kotagiri as I wanted to re-live the experience of riding in the clouds and that's when I came across The Door To Nirvana Hostel.
If you are traveling from Bangalore, you could either take the Bangalore - Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri - Mettupalyam - Kotagiri route (approx 340 Kms) or the Bangalore - Mysore bypass - Bandipur - Masinagudi - Ooty - Kotagiri route ( approx 320 kms ). Both the roads are in good condition, each having its own highlights.
If you are someone who likes to ride/drive in the hills more, then you must take the route 2 which takes you through Bandipur and the Nilgiris. Almost 50% of this route is through a national park and hills. But if you are someone who likes to zoom through big highways then route 1 should be your choice.