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Old 1st November 2009, 17:33   #256
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Smile Drive to Coonoor.....

Our next destination was Coonoor! Finally I was going to drive to Dolphin’s Nose! We had wasted the previous day by trying to use public transport to visit those two points. I had worried needlessly about the road condition to Lamb’s rock. I was determined to make amends!

Soon we were cruising towards Coonoor! The highway was the same we took to reach Kotagiri. We just had to take a left turn from a particular junction to go to Coonoor! The road was in very good condition and we kept up good speeds.

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We reached Coonoor in less than 45 minutes and decided to have our lunch before starting our journey to Dolphin’s nose. We drove around the town, but there were no hotels with free parking space. So we drove to the highway to Ooty. But the roadside restaurants were all vegetarian and we were not too keen on having vegetarian meals for lunch. So we decided to have some snacks and then drive to the points.

We took a U-turn from the railway station and spotted the steam locomotive passing by. The railway crossing was closed for vehicles. We clicked the Loco passing through the town.

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Talking The drive to Dolphin's Nose.....

After we replenished our stock of snacks, we started our drive towards Dolphin’s Nose. The road was in good condition but it was very narrow. There were some really sharp blind turns en-route. One word of caution! Newbies should be very careful while attempting this trail! One needs to have perfect judgement!

We really enjoyed the drive through numerous villages and tea estates.
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The whole valley was covered in fog.

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Good morning CL, nice pictures, what was it with picture of the train, anything particular to be noted? Nice pictures of the tea estates, looking out for more!
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Good morning CL, nice pictures, what was it with picture of the train, anything particular to be noted? Nice pictures of the tea estates, looking out for more!
Hello Majic, nothing in particular! The Loco was just some feet away from us. Then it sped towards Mettupalayam, spitting white steam and smoke all over the town!

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Another thing about Coonoor's Sim's Park - If you walk down - really deep down through the mountain trail, you will reach a brook near very tall trees. The tall trees ( eucalyptus trees amongst others) are huge. The quiet solitude amidst such gigantic trees is worth your while in that park.

Did you try Shinkows Chinese restaurant near Collector's office in Ooty? Used to be our regular haunt every sunday when I was in school. Still there when I last visited Ooty in 2008.

Your photographs make me yearn for another trip.
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True. Also, one can see the beautiful Mukurti Peak, a must-go for trekkers. I has been to Mukurti couple of years ago. CL, include this in your list for next Ooty visit.

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Kodanadu is just 18 kms away from Kotagiri and has lovely views of the Sirumugai Reservoir of River Bhavani, the Dimbam Hill range (Veerappan jungles) and Gobichettipalyam plains. Normally most tourists don't go this far, and always a delightfully less-crowded view point. Famous lately because Jayalalitaa has a bungalow there where she spends most of her political oblivion.

Varkey is available in all the shops in Kotagiri, most of the bakeries started by Keralites!
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True. Also, one can see the beautiful Mukurti Peak, a must-go for trekkers. I has been to Mukurti couple of years ago. CL, include this in your list for next Ooty visit.
Dont we need permission for this? I had been to Mukurthi National Park a couple of years ago and the route to there from Ooty is just too good. 60 Km IIRC.

CL, yeah the roads to Dolphin's nose is just great and good thing you didnt leave it out
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Thumbs up Dolphin's Nose....

The drive to Dolphin’s Nose was exhilarating, along a narrow trail, dotted with myriad twists and turns!

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The road was concreted at some places and was paved with tiles at some other stretches. I was happy that finally the tax-payer’s money was used for the development of such an important tourist spot.

Regardless of the fact that the road was good, I had to be doubly cautious when giving side to ascending vehicles, as a slight error in judgement could have caused a major mishap. But thankfully, the drivers of oncoming vehicles were quite sensible and did not give me a panic attack! One has to be courteous on those kinds of roads! There was absolutely no way one could race or be a bully there! I was happy that all the drivers, whom I passed, understood that fact!

We reached Dolphin’s nose after a drive of about thirty minutes, covering 10 kilometres. The view was fantastic. There were thousands of acres of lush green tea estates all around us. The mountains were covered in mist most of the time!

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We parked our Chevy and strolled to the tip of the peak. There were numerous tea stalls and small eateries all over the place. When we reached the viewing point, all we could see was fog! The whole area wore a thick white blanket!

With nothing else to do, we went back to the stalls and had tea and ice creams. The shops sold many varieties of flavoured tea.
Then we climbed on the roof of a store and clicked some snaps of the amazing vista! The view was really excellent. The tranquil backdrop calmed our nerves almost immediately! We spent an eternity soaking in the beauty of nature!

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Finally, the mist cleared a bit and we could get a clear view of Catherine Falls. It was a breathtaking sight.

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We spent over an hour at Dolphin’s Nose clicking away merrily!

We enjoyed every second we spent there!

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The heavens opened up for us for a second!

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Excellent photographs of Catherine falls and the tea estates. It always feels good to be among the greens and with such a wonderful landscapes around, the trip to dolphins nose is really worth it.

This is the first time I am viewing the falls, else it is always covered under the clouds.

Appreciate your patience to share us all these wonderful photographs and experiences with us. I am thoroughly enjoying this thread.
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Another thing about Coonoor's Sim's Park - If you walk down - really deep down through the mountain trail, you will reach a brook near very tall trees. The tall trees ( eucalyptus trees amongst others) are huge. The quiet solitude amidst such gigantic trees is worth your while in that park.

Did you try Shinkows Chinese restaurant near Collector's office in Ooty? Used to be our regular haunt every sunday when I was in school. Still there when I last visited Ooty in 2008.

Your photographs make me yearn for another trip.
Hi Prowler, we had decided to walk to the lowest part of the park and started off cheerfully. After ten minutes of walking, the end was still far away. We realised that it would take a superhuman effort from our side to walk back, on such a steep incline! So I turned back immediately, before wifey demanded that I carry her to the top!

Solitude was out of the question, with 300 odd children running around and playing hide and seek and trying very hard to scare each other!

@ KRRaj, I am happy that I decided to drive to Dolphin's Nose. The view was simply awesome!

@ Dev, yes, there is always a next time!

@ Indian Ranger, when we reached Dolphin's Nose, the whole area was blanketed by fog. We waited a looooong time to catch a glimpse of the vista. Finally, when the mist cleared, the view was simply amazing! The best part was that the waterfall was in its full glory!

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We decided to depart to Ooty after spending over an hour at Dolphin’s Nose. The time was close to 4 pm then. We still had a drive of over one and a half hours to our destination. I knew that Dolphin’s Nose would be covered by heavy fog in the evenings. So we did not waste any more time and tempt fate.

Soon we paid the parking attendant and started our drive back to Coonoor. The drive back was faster as there was literally no oncoming traffic. We passed through some beautiful tea estates and took lots of snaps.

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There was a light drizzle and fog descended on the road soon. I had to switch on my headlights!!

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I also came across a real moron, for the first time on that trip! I was taking a sharp right turn. There was a Qualis coming from the other side. I moved to the side of the road and gave that vehicle enough space to pass by. Suddenly I spotted an Accent car overtaking the Qualis and speeding at breakneck speed towards me!!!

I immediately stepped on the accelerator and completely closed out the gap between the Qualis and my Chevy. The Accent had nowhere to go and came to a sudden stop, right in front of my car. The Qualis driver had heard the squeal of the tyres and stopped to see the primate driving the Accent.

He was sitting there, expressionless, both hands on the steering wheel and his terrified wife and baby sitting beside him. I was really angry to see that the primate’s number plate was MH 12 BV xxxx. I had driven 2500 odd kilometres till then and the only person who could have caused Chevy and us any real danger was a retarded Puneite!!!

I did not move my car even an inch and just glared at him. He looked at me and without saying a word, reversed his car a bit and slowly drove off! I am sure that his sudden reaction had something to do with him reading my lips!! Well, I wasn’t uttering Biblical verses!

We reached Coonoor later in the evening. We saw a smashed up car en-route.

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We left for Ooty, after enjoying a beautiful view of the cloudy sky.

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We had a terrific drive back to Ooty on silken roads! There was only sparse traffic on the road.

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We stopped for a short break at Valley View Point. The scenery was awe-inspiring! The whole valley was covered in fog!!

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All of a sudden we heard a whistle and saw an amazing sight. The toy train was speeding uphill!!!

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We were so happy that we could capture that rare sight, from the top of the mountain!

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We continued our drive shortly and reached Ooty by 6pm.

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Great going CL .... lovely Job....
Keep going!!!
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Our first stop was Moir’s Point.

Moir’s Point was quite boring. There was nothing much to see except a stone memorial. The vendors and tourists had dirtied the place very sincerely.
Moir's Point is indeed boring. I don't know if you noticed Forest Dept checkpost there. If we get the permit form the Forest Dept in the Kodai town we can go past this Checkpost. This road takes us to Berijam Lake. On the way we can see a place called, "Mathiketan Cholai" - a valley filled with trees in different colours. Supposedly people get dizzy once they get into this valley and loose their senses and get lost.

Amazing views, no mad crowds. Kind of other side of kodai.

From Berijam Lake there is a now abandoned road to Munnar. I don't know if it's true but they showed us the "what used to be road"

Here are the pictures.

P.S: Chevy Lover - That's all I have to say to u!!

Edit: Chevy Lover - Saw your reason for not visiting Berijam Lake only now.
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Moir's Point is indeed boring. I don't know if you noticed Forest Dept checkpost there. If we get the permit form the Forest Dept in the Kodai town we can go past this Checkpost. This road takes us to Berijam Lake. On the way we can see a place called, "Mathiketan Cholai" - a valley filled with trees in different colours. Supposedly people get dizzy once they get into this valley and loose their senses and get lost.

Amazing views, no mad crowds. Kind of other side of kodai.

From Berijam Lake there is a now abandoned road to Munnar. I don't know if it's true but they showed us the "what used to be road"

Here are the pictures.

P.S: Chevy Lover - That's all I have to say to u!!

Edit: Chevy Lover - Saw your reason for not visiting Berijam Lake only now.
Hi Kiku007, thank you very much for the photos of the lake. I couldn't post any pics of that place earlier. Now, thanks to your effort, readers will get a feel of Berijam also! I am happy!

I saw the checkpost. But there were no guards on duty there! Strange!
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