Trip to the Nilgiris #notinnorth

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20th Jun 2018
Photo of Trip to the Nilgiris #notinnorth by Omkar Paranjape
Day 1

The green mountains of South India, mostly covered with tea plants never fail to refresh your mind just like a cup of tea does.

Day 1 though starts from a much crowded city of Coimbatore. Reach Coimbatore by train or flight whichever convenient. The journey by train is better as it takes you through the mountains and not above them!

Explore Coimbatore's malls, markets, museums, the adiyogi statue etc and get a good sleep!

Mountains welcoming your train to South India

Photo of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India by Omkar Paranjape
Day 2

Pick up zoomcar from Coimbatore and begin your journey towards the mountains.
Travel through gorgeous mountains of Mettupalayam and reach kotagiri from where you can go to ooty as well as coonoor.

Explore the tea gardens nearby!

Homestay within the tea gardens

Photo of Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu, India by Omkar Paranjape

Heavenly views!

Photo of Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu, India by Omkar Paranjape
Day 3

Continue exploring the tea gardens.
Go for a trek on the mountains and feel their height. The view from top is definitely worth the climb. Take rest for the rest of the day.

Panoramic view from top

Photo of Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu, India by Omkar Paranjape
Day 4

Drive to ooty.
Visit the very beautiful avalanche lake. Experience how undisturbed nature feels like. If you're lucky you'll get to see some wild animals around. If not then the mystical fog makes your journey magical!

Visit the kodanadu view point on your drive back. The sunset view from here is supposed to be great unless fog spoils it for you!

Later enjoy the starry night.

Avalanche lake

Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Omkar Paranjape

Kodanadu view point

Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Omkar Paranjape

Stargazing

Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Omkar Paranjape
Day 5

Travel to coonoor. Experience the famous toy train which runs between Ooty and coonoor. You can visit the coonoor station to see how the engines are maintained.

On the drive back to Coimbatore the hair pin turns will make you want to visit this place again!

As you wait for the toy train... Time to show your creativity!

Photo of Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, India by Omkar Paranjape

Hairpin turns

Photo of Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, India by Omkar Paranjape
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