One of the finest escape from the scorching heat in south India is offered by our very own NILGIRI HILLS which marks the confluence of the eastern and the western ghats.
We, a group of 6 friends boarded the night bus to Mysore from KSRTC bus stop in Mangalore on the 19th of January 2017. The journey began well with all of us trying to catch some sleep as we had a long day ahead of us. The journey seemed to be quite smooth until the bus halted around 2:30 am . We assumed it was a regular stop to help passengers empty their bladders but to our surprise there was some issue with the rear tire and we had to shift to another bus. That marked the beginning of our adventure.
Strolling on a highway at the darkest hour is something one does not practice on a regular basis so it added on to one of the my most thrilling experiences. Anyway within half an hour we boarded another bus. We reached Mysore around 5:30 in the morning and had to wait till 8 for our next bus to Ooty.
We got to know that there was a state strike in Tamilnadu on the 20th as a protest to the ban on Jallikattu festival which implied we would invariable face problems to reach our destination and so we did. We had to book a traveler to Ooty which was budget friendly but caused a lot of inconvenience owing to the presence of fellow passengers and less space for us.