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Showing posts with label queen of hills. Show all posts
Showing posts with label queen of hills. Show all posts

12 January 2014

Ooty: Udagamandalam Heritage Railway

The final click before we start and the continuation of a wonderful journey...
The next plan was to enjoy the journey on the World Heritage Niligiri Mountain Railway from Ooty to Coonoor. 19 kilometer stretch railway line covering 4 stations in between with a couple of tunnels and a looong bridge was a real stunning experience.

We reached an hour before the train arrival and though of exploring the station premises. The one thing which I noticed at first was that the railway station wasn't scary like the normal stations. It looked like a toy train railway and there was no fear of big trains that comes through.

30 December 2013

Trip to the Queen of Hills

It was wonderful to be at Ooty on a Christmas day. Christmas goes well with the chilly climate and we enjoyed the trip to the Queen of Hills.

According to me, it is CHANGE, which makes the travel the best. I usually decide for a travel when I need a change from the recurring daily life. The craving to belong to a place which I never belonged to before, to meet people whom I never met before, to see the beauty of nature which I have never enjoyed before...

A sudden trip which was planned in less than a day and Ani, as usual came up with the PLAN list, which helped us to cover the places with ease.

Few places from the list:
  • 6th Mile shooting point
  • 9th mile shooting point
  • Nawanagar Palace
  • Lawrence School, Lovedale
  • The Fern Hills Palace
  • Gyngarth Villa
  • Pine Forest
  • Hotel Taj Savoy
  • Pykara Waterfalls
  • Pykara Lake
  • Ooty Lake
  • Botanical Garden
  • WenLock Downs
  • Sanctuary Avalanche
  • Nilgiri Mountain Railway
From Bangalore, there was two ways to reach Ooty. The Masinagudi road & the Gudalur road.

Masinagudi route is a steep hairpin curve road, which we decided not to take that route for sure. We went through the Gudalur route, which is almost double the distance of the Masinagudi route, but gifted us with beautiful sideways and a tension free journey.

Two nights and three days, we enjoyed each and every moment of Christmas in Ooty.