Exploring Ooty in our way

Tripoto
10th Oct 2019

Nilgiris hill is the part of Western ghats and is Range of Mountains spread across Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

The most popular places in Niligiris is ooty, situated in tamil Nadu it’s a quick ride from Mysore and 240kms from Bangalore , Ooty is a beautiful place and one of the those hill stations in the nilgiris

We left early morning to ooty , and passed through Bandipur and Madhumalai forest and encountered few wild animals like Langurs, Deers and a elephant , if you are luck you can spot a tiger too, but how i wish we were that lucky.

Day 1

The must have drink in ooty.

Photo of Exploring Ooty in our way by nithinpn86

The best part of reaching Ooty is its roads , it passes through lush green forest, if you are lucky you can spot few animals

Photo of Bandipur National Park, Bandipur, Karnataka, India by nithinpn86

Ooty is completely covered by tea plantations and roads of ooty is a scenic as well, would recommend coming in bike actually than a Car .

We stayed in a beautiful resort , Oxygen Resort chanced upon a small information about a Tribal community , Toda Tribes, which are the most prominent hill tribes of Nilgiris.

Oxygen resort is a beautiful place to stay and there hospitality was the best.

Photo of Oxygen Resorts Ooty, Coonoor Road, Thalayathimund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by nithinpn86

Before the westernization, Todas are basically a pastoral tribe , who are Vegetarians which is surprising as most of the tribes i have read about are into hunting and pastoral, Hence they are totally in Agriculture and Cattle Farming.

So we planned to visit their village which is near to city , then we also planned to visit its temple, But what we actually saw was small uphill with two old huts covered completely.

The tribal community builds their houses and temples in Half of Oval shape , Like the one below and called as Munds.

A typical Toda house , known as Munds

Photo of Exploring Ooty in our way by nithinpn86

Toda Temple with the traditional Munds

Photo of Toda Temple, Vannarapettai, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by nithinpn86

Once we reached the place we could find two temples , we were advised to remove the shoes before we climbed the small hill , But unfortunately we did not have anyone to give us few information on the temples.

Toda tribal community has been gradually reduced to few numbers as most of them have moved out of their homes in pursuing their dreams.

Found a beautiful place to rest

Photo of Exploring Ooty in our way by nithinpn86

After completing the visit to Village , we rested a bit in the resort and in the chilled weather we got a complimentary camp fire with music , who would not say no to this.

Day 2

We started our day bit late , as we had planned to check out and visit few places on the way so that we can reach back Bangalore before night.

A beautiful view of our stay

Photo of Exploring Ooty in our way by nithinpn86
Day 2

After saying bye to our amazing stay , we left for pine forest and its lake which was on the way towards Bangalore , Pine forest is the hugely popular shooting spot for bollywood hence its quite popular among people as well,

Pine forest and its Lake

Photo of Pine Forest Shooting Spot, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Tamil Nadu, India by nithinpn86

Pine forest and Lake

Photo of Pine Forest Shooting Spot, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Tamil Nadu, India by nithinpn86

Beautiful view of the Lake

Photo of Pine Forest Shooting Spot, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Tamil Nadu, India by nithinpn86
Photo of Pine Forest Shooting Spot, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Tamil Nadu, India by nithinpn86
Photo of Pine Forest Shooting Spot, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Tamil Nadu, India by nithinpn86
Photo of Pine Forest Shooting Spot, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Tamil Nadu, India by nithinpn86

Pine forest and Lake is quiet a scenic place , though its bit touristy but one can relax and watch the lake for hours together peacefully.

Once we completed , we moved on to our next place that was pykara falls,though its a famous spot, it was a complete disaster as the water had not filled the river, hence it was a big dud.

Once we completed , Pykara falls we continued our journey to Mysore ,to watch the lighting of the palace before we end our journey in Bangalore.

Photo of Pykara WaterFalls, Pykara, Sholur, Tamil Nadu, India by nithinpn86
Photo of Pykara WaterFalls, Pykara, Sholur, Tamil Nadu, India by nithinpn86

Pykara falls on a Bad day

Photo of Pykara WaterFalls, Pykara, Sholur, Tamil Nadu, India by nithinpn86

Pykara on a very bad day

Photo of Pykara WaterFalls, Pykara, Sholur, Tamil Nadu, India by nithinpn86

We wanted one for memory

Photo of Pykara WaterFalls, Pykara, Sholur, Tamil Nadu, India by nithinpn86

Things to do in Ooty

1.Take a train ride to coonoor

2.Buy home made choclates

3. Bring home the best Ooty Varkeys

4. Visit coonoor and journey though the beautiful roads completely covered with greenery

5. Visit and view the highest peak , doddabetta view point

6.Buy Eucalyptus oil

Ooty is the most beautiful place to visit and memory to cherish forever.

Photo of Mysore Palace, Sayyaji Rao Road, Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka, India by nithinpn86

Picking up Mysore pak , from the place where it all started

Photo of Mysore Palace, Sayyaji Rao Road, Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka, India by nithinpn86
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