Being a North Indian I am addicted to traveling to hills during holidays and this practice accounts for the prejudice that whenever I think of a vacation, the first thing that strikes me is a hill station. I was planning a road trip from Bengaluru, that's when I made my mind to drive to Ooty & Coonoor which also provides the thrilling experience of driving through 36 hairpin bends to reach the town. I proposed this plan to my friends and there were no ifs & buts and the plan got finalized.
Ooty, also known as Udhagamandalam, is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills. Ooty, the Queen of hill stations, is the headquarters of the Nilgiris district in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. Coonoor, the second largest town, sits next to its superior and contributes equally to the charm of Nilgiris.
We started from Bengaluru on Friday evening and traveled to Mysuru by train which is about 3 hrs journey. We had already booked our stay at Shilpa Residency, Mysuru for the Friday night as we planned to drive therefrom on Saturday morning. We hired the self-drive car for 3 days from Zoomcar for the road trip.