Travel Bug ! Ooty & Wayanad

Tripoto
3rd Dec 2015
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Welcome to Bandipur Tiger Reserve
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Chance to see Dear in Bandipur Forest
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Open Road..Mysore-Ooty Highway
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OMG
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With Travel Partner
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Ooty Lake
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Ooty Railway Station
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Rail View - Railway Station
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Sanorita - Travel Partner
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Heyaa..It's Me
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Western Ghats - Ooty
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Western Ghats - Ooty
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One More - Doodhabetta Peak - Ooty
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Another one - Ooty
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Mudumalai Forest
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Oh My Dear - Bandipur
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Oh My Elephant - Bandipur
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Oh My Peacock
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Chembra Peak - Wayanad
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Muthanga Wildlife Safari - Sultan Bathery
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Kuruva Island - Wayanad
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Kuruva Island - Wayanad
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Banasura Sagar - Wayanad
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Celebrating Republic Day with Jawans
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Ooty-Mysore Highway
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Celebrated Republic Day !

Travelers love to explore places irrespective of location, route, food etc. Ooty and Wayanad are perfect example and such a beautiful places. Sometimes we do not need special reasons to visit such places but want see why it is known as “God’s Own Country”, how is the taste of Ooty’s homemade chocolates. And how it feels like to ride on the Western Ghats, 36 hairpin bends, crossing dangerous forests and celebrating Republic Day with Forest Reserve Guards.

I will start with Ooty.

Started at 4:00am from Bangalore, took Bangalore-Mysore highway via Mandya. This is one of the busiest route during day time. I would suggest to take Kanakpura Road if travelling during day time. Since roads were empty, I was able to maintain the good speed and reached Bandipur Tiger Reserve around early. We were lucky to spot some Elephant and Deer on the way. Once crossed Bandipur Tiger Reserve, there are two ways to Ooty; one is with 36 hairpin bend this is via Masiagudi (commercial vehicle like buses are not allowed, you can ride/drive peacefully) and other one is via Mudumalai National Park (route for commercial vehicles). Both routes are good. I would suggest to take one route while going and take other one while returning. Road conditions are very good. The only thing I would suggest ride/drive carefully.

Ooty: Small yet a lot to explore. A lush green place, take a deep breath and every part of your body will fell the freshness. Place so clean and green. You can walk to Lake which is very near to Railway Station.

We took a Toy Train (my first experience) from Ooty to Coonoor. This is Nilgiri Range. As far as you can see is only green mountains. Toy trains are small and can accommodate only limited number of people, I would suggest to do reservations. After that, we visited Doddabetta Peak. This is kind of off-road ride because road conditions are not good, be careful on this road cos it steep and wet. Since, it’s on hill top, you will be able to see a lot from there but only if fog is not there (we had bad luck).

Do not forget to taste Ooty Homemade Chocolates !! It’s turn for Wayanad !! Till Gundlupet, Ooty/Wayanad road are same. We visited Chembra Peak, Kuruva Island, Eddkal Caves and did wildlife safari in Muthanga (all mentioned places are between Sultan Bathery and Kalpetta).

Well, I do not need to explain about Kerala !

I did not had chance to explore whole Wayanad but these were pretty good.

If you are travelling these places, please check time before and plan accordingly. These places are approx. 20-30km away from highway. Most of the places are open from 10am to 4-5pm but 5pm is closing time.

The road conditions are very very bad. If you are travelling on your bike, be prepare for worst kind of roads.But once you reach destination you will say, It was worth !! Chembra Peak is such a nice place, people can reach there by trekking too. 

Kuruva Island, I don’t know why people love to spoil Natural Beauties!!Timings for Eddakal cases has been changed now, so we were not able to visit there.Each and every place has their own uniqueness, own beauty.

These places will take you one step closer to nature!

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