Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11th November 2009, 11:06   #316
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Kottayam
Posts: 588
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Wow, just missed this thread was out on work and first thing that i do when i come back is to check the TBhp site and then on to this thread, nice pictures of the pykara and Masinagudi, just went thorugh the pictures will have to read through now.
Majic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th November 2009, 18:46   #317
BHPian
 
ElantraGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 442
Thanked: 6 Times
Default

CL, Where are you? We are waiting for todays posts. :(
ElantraGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th November 2009, 19:11   #318
Senior - BHPian
 
Chevy_lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Köln
Posts: 1,209
Thanked: 121 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ElantraGT View Post
CL, Where are you? We are waiting for todays posts. :(
Sorry friend! I was unwell. Pics coming up shortly!
Chevy_lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th November 2009, 19:19   #319
BHPian
 
ElantraGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 442
Thanked: 6 Times
Default

Hey CL take care of your health my friend. The posts can wait. Take rest. We will wait for your post till you are fit and fine to write the beautiful travelogues.
ElantraGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th November 2009, 22:00   #320
Senior - BHPian
 
Chevy_lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Köln
Posts: 1,209
Thanked: 121 Times
Wink Day 17 – Trip to Gudalur

Day 17 – Trip to Gudalur

We woke up by 10 am on day 17 of our journey. We had visited most of the points in and around Ooty. We were not too keen on roaming around the points again. So we decided to go for a short drive to Gudalur. We thought that the drive would be relaxing!

We filled up Chevy at the HP pump in Ooty. He drank a total of 45.06 litres @ Rs. 35.84. We then had our breakfast from Saravanas Restaurant at Commercial Street. Their Idlis and Dosas were very tasty. Soon we were ready to go, after our customary cornettos and chocolates. I must say that it tasted awesome in the cool weather!

We took the Mysore highway again for the umpteenth time, and soon left the town behind. The drive was fantastic. The whole area was covered by thick fog, which made our drive a bit hazardous! There was heavy traffic during the first part of our drive. But after Pykara, we had the road all for ourselves! Driving in thick fog was indeed scary! We spotted countless animals roaming around in the road, disillusioned by the fog.

I will leave it to the photos to do the narration.

Name:  a Mysore Highway.JPG
Views: 5117
Size:  163.1 KB

Name:  b Mysore Highway.JPG
Views: 3922
Size:  200.6 KB

Name:  c Mysore Highway.JPG
Views: 3918
Size:  206.2 KB

Name:  d Mysore Highway_light fog.JPG
Views: 3867
Size:  190.0 KB

Name:  e Mysore Highway.JPG
Views: 3794
Size:  161.0 KB

Name:  f Mysore Highway_heavy fog.JPG
Views: 3631
Size:  137.7 KB

Name:  g Carrot seller.JPG
Views: 3382
Size:  286.7 KB

Name:  h Mysore Highway.JPG
Views: 3205
Size:  291.4 KB

Name:  i Shooting point.JPG
Views: 5875
Size:  168.6 KB

Name:  j Mysore Highway_beautiful tree.JPG
Views: 3130
Size:  332.0 KB

Name:  k Mysore Highway_beautiful forest.JPG
Views: 5684
Size:  279.9 KB

Name:  l Mysore Highway_way to Glenmorgan.JPG
Views: 4606
Size:  289.0 KB

Name:  m Dam.JPG
Views: 2975
Size:  194.9 KB

Name:  n Way to Pykara_Mysore Highway.JPG
Views: 2941
Size:  279.7 KB

Name:  o Mysore Highway_peculiar temple.JPG
Views: 2795
Size:  264.2 KB

Name:  p Mysore Highway_beautiful tea plantation.JPG
Views: 2888
Size:  199.7 KB

Name:  q Mysore Highway_tea estate.JPG
Views: 2687
Size:  178.3 KB

Name:  r Mysore Highway_lake.JPG
Views: 2682
Size:  149.8 KB

Name:  s Mysore Highway_picture perfect estate.JPG
Views: 2637
Size:  147.9 KB

Name:  t Mysore Highway_beautiful estate.JPG
Views: 2630
Size:  145.4 KB

Name:  u Mysore Highway_step cultivation.JPG
Views: 2692
Size:  125.1 KB

Name:  v Mysore Highway_Heavy fog.JPG
Views: 2663
Size:  155.5 KB

Name:  v Mysore Highway_Very heavy fog.JPG
Views: 2738
Size:  129.4 KB

Name:  w Mysore Highway_scary scene.JPG
Views: 4283
Size:  120.7 KB

Name:  x Mysore Highway_be careful about cows.JPG
Views: 2536
Size:  112.5 KB

Name:  y Mysore Highway_can you see anything.JPG
Views: 2514
Size:  107.8 KB

Name:  z Mysore Highway_fog has engulfed everything.JPG
Views: 2488
Size:  148.0 KB

Name:  zz Mysore Highway_road work.JPG
Views: 2480
Size:  147.6 KB

Name:  zzz Mysore Highway_beautiful straight road.JPG
Views: 2549
Size:  214.6 KB

Name:  zzzz Mysore Highway_road work_eucalyptus forest.JPG
Views: 3358
Size:  217.6 KB

Last edited by Chevy_lover : 11th November 2009 at 22:18.
Chevy_lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th November 2009, 23:11   #321
Senior - BHPian
 
Chevy_lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Köln
Posts: 1,209
Thanked: 121 Times
Thumbs up Drive to Gudalur...

We drove on the highway, constructed through acres and acres of eucalyptus forests and some beautiful tea estates.

Name:  a Forest enroute.JPG
Views: 2589
Size:  292.6 KB

Name:  b Eucalyptus forest.JPG
Views: 2515
Size:  243.2 KB

Name:  c Eucalyptus forest.JPG
Views: 2595
Size:  269.7 KB

Name:  d Eucalyptus forest.JPG
Views: 6269
Size:  254.2 KB

Name:  e Eucalyptus forest.JPG
Views: 2832
Size:  274.9 KB

Name:  f Eucalyptus forest.JPG
Views: 2450
Size:  291.3 KB

Name:  g Eucalyptus forest.JPG
Views: 6661
Size:  272.4 KB

Name:  h Eucalyptus forest_winding roads.JPG
Views: 2434
Size:  301.0 KB

Name:  i thick vegetation.JPG
Views: 2484
Size:  184.6 KB

Name:  j first biker we saw in twenty minutes.JPG
Views: 2377
Size:  261.9 KB

Name:  k Beautiful tea estate.JPG
Views: 2394
Size:  298.5 KB

Name:  l Tea estate.JPG
Views: 2359
Size:  268.6 KB

Name:  m Beautiful tea estate and road.JPG
Views: 2808
Size:  325.3 KB

Name:  n Hair pin curve.JPG
Views: 2485
Size:  263.0 KB

Name:  o Tea estate.JPG
Views: 2343
Size:  310.1 KB

Name:  p a small church.JPG
Views: 2422
Size:  189.3 KB

We finally reached Gudalur and drove around the town a bit and found that the town was too crowded. The weather was hot and we did not get out our Chevy! We decided to return back to Ooty after a short break in Gudalur.

Name:  q Gudalur Town.JPG
Views: 5921
Size:  152.7 KB

Name:  r Gudalur.JPG
Views: 6670
Size:  169.1 KB

Name:  s Fruit stall.JPG
Views: 2307
Size:  240.4 KB

Name:  t What would you like to have.JPG
Views: 2184
Size:  202.0 KB

Name:  u beautiful temple.JPG
Views: 2439
Size:  173.8 KB
Chevy_lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th November 2009, 13:44   #322
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Kottayam
Posts: 588
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Wow, the photos have turned out good, enjoying it please continue, looking out for more. Past days have been hectic, can check the thread only once a day, but i am still here with you!
Majic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th November 2009, 14:33   #323
Senior - BHPian
 
Chevy_lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Köln
Posts: 1,209
Thanked: 121 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Majic View Post
Wow, the photos have turned out good, enjoying it please continue, looking out for more. Past days have been hectic, can check the thread only once a day, but i am still here with you!
Hi Majic, nice to see you back. I was wondering where you were!

The travelogue will continue. There will be more pics from now on.
Chevy_lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th November 2009, 14:47   #324
BHPian
 
himavanth_m's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hyderabad/Pune/Chennai
Posts: 582
Thanked: 266 Times
Default

wow that is one long long really long trip. Loved your pics and hopefully one day I get such a long vacation from work to really enjoy such long drives. Your trip reminds me of college days when we used to have month long drives and trips. Feeling nostalgic right now after following your posts.
Keep them coming. Waiting for ur posts CL.
himavanth_m is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th November 2009, 15:02   #325
BHPian
 
ElantraGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 442
Thanked: 6 Times
Default

Hey CL did you happen to stop at the eucalyptus forest, I heard it has medicinal effects. I have no words that comes close to justify the beauty of the location. I loved the one in which the cow was literally running for its life (I suspect that your hellas has something to do with it). Keep it coming my friend. Wiating for more of your narrations.
ElantraGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th November 2009, 15:38   #326
Senior - BHPian
 
Chevy_lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Köln
Posts: 1,209
Thanked: 121 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ElantraGT View Post
Hey CL did you happen to stop at the eucalyptus forest, I heard it has medicinal effects. I have no words that comes close to justify the beauty of the location. I loved the one in which the cow was literally running for its life (I suspect that your hellas has something to do with it). Keep it coming my friend. Wiating for more of your narrations.
Hi Elantra, the smell in the Eucalyptus forest was really overwhelming and am sure that it would cure a cold in seconds! I found this place much more beautiful than the pine forest.

You guessed it right! The cow was startled by the Hellas. But I did slow down for her!

I will post more pics shortly.

@ Himavanth, the trip was really long and we ran out of options for sightseeing towards the latter part of our journey! I am glad that you liked the pics. There is plenty more to come!
Chevy_lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th November 2009, 18:19   #327
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Kottayam
Posts: 588
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chevy_lover View Post
Hi Majic, nice to see you back. I was wondering where you were!

The travelogue will continue. There will be more pics from now on.
Keep em coming , enjoying and reliving all the memories once again.
Majic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2009, 17:18   #328
Senior - BHPian
 
longhorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 1,154
Thanked: 290 Times
Thumbs up

This is too good. Keep them coming. I'm hooked to this thread. Just wondering how you managed to get such a long leave? The photos are really amazing not to mention your style of narration. Simply superb (not Skoda Superb) .
longhorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2009, 23:26   #329
Senior - BHPian
 
Chevy_lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Köln
Posts: 1,209
Thanked: 121 Times
Talking Beautiful tea plantations....

We passed through some gorgeous tea estates on our way back to Ooty. We could not resist the temptation to stop and experience the serenity of the place. There was just greenery all around us! We walked inside the tea plantation and were mesmerized by the beauty all around us! We had rarely seen such a beautiful place during this trip! It was really a marvelous experience!!! We enjoyed the solitude a great deal! There was no one to disturb us!

Name:  a Way to Ooty.JPG
Views: 2651
Size:  307.6 KB
Name:  b Highway to Ooty.JPG
Views: 2117
Size:  276.5 KB
Name:  c Yours truly.JPG
Views: 2063
Size:  285.4 KB
Name:  d Tea estate.JPG
Views: 2101
Size:  328.0 KB
Name:  e Tea estate.JPG
Views: 2056
Size:  285.7 KB
Name:  f Happy to be in such a serene place.JPG
Views: 2184
Size:  341.4 KB
Name:  g Chevy Baby_wifey.JPG
Views: 2023
Size:  227.3 KB
Name:  h Chevy Baby with daddy.JPG
Views: 2023
Size:  330.0 KB
Name:  i Tea estate.JPG
Views: 2154
Size:  361.6 KB
Name:  k Chevy on the highway.JPG
Views: 2019
Size:  297.4 KB
Name:  l Chevy on the highway.JPG
Views: 2012
Size:  128.2 KB

Suddenly, we realized that we were not really alone! Someone was spying on us!!! Talk about ‘Kabab mein Haddi’!!!

We were startled! A stalker??? What if he was a killer???

I immediately reached for my firearm, my Sony A200! I was ready to shoot him! I did not want to take any chances! There was no way I was going to let the stalker get away! I was determined to capture him!

Our stalker was this monkey! He was ogling at us, with a wicked smile! I chased him and gave him the fright of his life! I wiped that stupid smile off his face!

The look on his face says all!!!

Name:  j I scared this monkey like hell.JPG
Views: 2107
Size:  321.5 KB
Chevy_lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2009, 00:31   #330
Senior - BHPian
 
Chevy_lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Köln
Posts: 1,209
Thanked: 121 Times
Red face The worst fog I had ever seen....

We started our drive back to Ooty after the hour long break near the tea plantation. We soon crossed the eucalyptus forest and started the ascent towards Ooty. We came across a breathtaking scenery there!

Name:  m Beautiful rock mountain.JPG
Views: 2706
Size:  281.2 KB
Name:  n Highway.JPG
Views: 2115
Size:  220.2 KB

Soon we ran into the fog, which we had encountered earlier, on our way down. I was startled to note that the fog had not cleared at all and on the contrary, had become much heavier! We felt as though we were driving with an opaque curtain in front of our windscreen!

Name:  o Forest covered by fog Scary.JPG
Views: 3636
Size:  163.9 KB
Name:  p Highway.JPG
Views: 1953
Size:  220.3 KB
Name:  q Fog covered highway.JPG
Views: 2643
Size:  131.8 KB
Name:  r Fog_very scary.JPG
Views: 2023
Size:  114.2 KB
Name:  s Fog.JPG
Views: 1935
Size:  138.0 KB
Name:  t Heavy fog.JPG
Views: 2034
Size:  151.1 KB

The vehicles coming from the opposite side made matters worse by driving rashly. There was no way I could overtake the TN bus in front of me!

We managed to keep our wits and reached Ooty in one piece! We witnessed some amazing vistas en-route!

Name:  u beautiful buildings.JPG
Views: 2006
Size:  190.6 KB
Name:  v highway.JPG
Views: 1935
Size:  137.6 KB
Name:  w carrot seller.JPG
Views: 2017
Size:  219.4 KB
Name:  x Nice landscape.JPG
Views: 2029
Size:  159.6 KB
Name:  y carrot sellers everywhere.JPG
Views: 1920
Size:  217.0 KB
Name:  z A creek.JPG
Views: 2209
Size:  202.6 KB

As soon as we reached Ooty, we went straight to our Inn and relaxed till evening.

Later we went to the city centre and captured some beautiful shots of Adam’s Fountain!

An incredible road trip to Velankanni, Kodaikanal and Ooty-6-adams-fountain-daylight.jpg
An incredible road trip to Velankanni, Kodaikanal and Ooty-7-ooty-city-centre.jpg
An incredible road trip to Velankanni, Kodaikanal and Ooty-8-ooty-city-centre.jpg
Name:  1 Adams Fountain.jpg
Views: 1758
Size:  62.7 KB
An incredible road trip to Velankanni, Kodaikanal and Ooty-2-adams-fountain.jpg
An incredible road trip to Velankanni, Kodaikanal and Ooty-3-adams-fountain.jpg
An incredible road trip to Velankanni, Kodaikanal and Ooty-4-adams-fountain_wifey.jpg
An incredible road trip to Velankanni, Kodaikanal and Ooty-5-adams-fountain_cl.jpg

We spent the rest of the evening shopping and exploring all the shopping centres in Charring Cross. Later that night, we had grilled chicken for our dinner from Commercial Street and retired for the night by 11 pm. We were happy that we spent the day in an amazing way!
Chevy_lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bangalore - Kodaikanal - Velankanni : Route Queries CJP Route / Travel Queries 216 7th September 2017 14:50
An Incredible Road trip from Pune to Kerala! - Revisited the second time! Chevy_lover Travelogues 86 20th April 2016 16:39
An Incredible Roadtrip to Trivandrum, Velankanni and Mesmerizing Munnar! Chevy_lover Travelogues 137 9th August 2012 22:46
Bangalore - Velankanni - Kodaikanal on 20th Oct.2009... sunilchakola Route / Travel Queries 2 16th October 2009 08:44
Pune to Velankanni to Kodaikanal or Ooty Chevy_lover Route / Travel Queries 2 7th September 2009 22:14


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 10:04.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks