We started out from Bangalore around 11 pm and it was early morning (5.30 AM) by the time our Ola Outstation cab hit the uphill climb. The dark night sky was giving to the murky orange and blue shades. At Mettupalayam, we took the left turn towards Coonoor. The morning mist added to the our element of wonder. Tea gardens and famous tea estate boards (Glendale, Sans Souci, Nonsuch, Glencairnie) en route kept our hopes up.