Get blown away with the beauty of Ooty #notinnorth

Tripoto
30th Mar 2019
Day 1

Its around 140KM from Wayanad to Ooty but I took a very long route covering Pallakkad and Pollachi all the way to Ooty. It was 380KM and it took me around 8 hrs .
The route was all worth and the roads are just amazing

Somewhere between Coimbatore and Ooty

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I have always been fascinated by Solo trips since a long time ; It was high time .
So , finally I packed my sack and left for The south.
Along the way I rented a motorcycle from Bangalore and left on a week ride.
I went through places like Mysore , Coorg , Wayanad , Ooty , Connor and Yercaud.
I spent 3 days in Ooty ; which I'm going to talk about

My first stop in Ooty was the Boat House . A really good place to sit and relax . Obviously you have ⛵ options

Ooty Lake

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The Boat House

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I spent my whole evening at the lake.
I spent the night at a Hostel - the Backpackers Inn - great place

Day 2

I left at 7 AM and it was cold af. First destination was the twin lakes i.e. Emerald and Avalanche Lake.
They are really beautiful and its a great place to relax .

Emerald Lake

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Emerald Lake

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The ride to these lakes is amazing

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Avalanche lake is next to Emerald Lake

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It's really serene

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The next thing was the Toy train . However , I checked out Rose garden on the way . You can check it out if there's time . Otherwise it isn't worth.

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The mighty Toy Train

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Still in India

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Later , I went to Doddabetta Peak but it was a total disappointment. There are so many people up there , you just want to get out ASAP.
I would recommend Dolphin Nose Viewpoint. It is much better and calm

Enroute Dolphin Nose

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Dolphin Nose Viewpoint

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Enroute Ooty

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I stayed at the same Hostel and befriended a French guy

Day 3

I left at 7 AM and my destination was Yercaud which is around 200 KM from Ooty.
However , I chose to ride through Kotagiri which is a small detour .

Enroute Kotagiri

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Kotagiri

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The road through Kotagiri is just amazing and you are pumped up at very curve

Kotagiri

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Somewhere in awe!

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P.S. There are a lot of monkeys

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I had a stop at Mettupalayam on the way.
The rest of the ride was non-stop to Yercaud

This is bliss

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Somewhere close to Yercaud

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Yercaud is so calm

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Aso , this ride from Ooty to Yercaud was amazing
I spent my remaining trip roaming around in Yercaud

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