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Old 29th October 2014, 21:50   #511
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The spirited drive during my monsoon drive took a toll on the tyres and brakes of Civvy. Did a tyre rotation and brake pad change the week before our drive to Ooty. Civvy was ready for the hairpins and fun. I was more than enthusiastic for the D day.


This time Civvy had a friend, a friend from the same nation Civvy is from. A Fortuner



Day 01

Civvy was all set and ready for the drive.

Civvy's already done 1.15 Lakhs
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The start of the drive was at 06:00AM, a very different strategy this time, compared to our very early starts.

It was quite cool at 23 degrees
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This late start was for a reason! We wanted to visit Gagana Chukki and Bara Chukki falls, and we did not want to be too early and wait for the gates to open.


We reached Gagana Chukki falls by 08:00AM
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The team enjoying the falls
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Jr. PPG was very happy

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Civvy was happy to get a deserving friend
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Old 29th October 2014, 22:11   #512
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Day 01

We walked to the platform and got a better view
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My girls
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Sr. PPG
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View from the upper platform
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There seems to be a power house

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Jr. PPG all smiles
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Day 01

Time for some refreshments
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And some activities

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The trees could easily be some 100+ years old
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These guys were watching the competition evolving

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Day 01

We then went to Barachukki falls
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We then went to Nijaguna Residency at Chamraj Nagar for a relaxed brunch
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By 12:00PM we left for Ooty

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Day 01

We reached Club Mahindra Ooty by 14:00hrs. Our three rooms were immediately allotted. We went to our rooms and took rest till evening.

Ooty was quite chill in the evening
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A nice flower
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Kiddies loved the open area
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Ooty Town
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We played some Basket ball

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TT too
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Our three rooms for this time

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After gossiping around for a long while, we went for dinner. There were many counters for dinner and after trying out almost all the counters, we returned back to our rooms with a big tummy.

The weather was quite chill, almost down to 10 degrees.

By 22:00 hours we called it a day

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Day 01 Drive plan (~ 330KMs)
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Gaganachukki and Barachukki falls directions

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Old 31st October 2014, 20:28   #517
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Civvy @1.15 Lakh Km - Wow

The place is not new (ooty) but it's always nice to read your travelogues, there will be something new/interesting though the place is the same often visited one! Thanks for sharing
What time did you start from Bangalore ?
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Civvy @1.15 Lakh Km - Wow

The place is not new (ooty) but it's always nice to read your travelogues, there will be something new/interesting though the place is the same often visited one! Thanks for sharing
What time did you start from Bangalore ?
Thanks NPV.
This time we started rolling around 06:00AM from home.
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Day 01 Drive plan (~ 330KMs)
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Gaganachukki and Barachukki falls directions
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There goes another gem of a travelogue. Nice clicks and happy to see PPGs back in action. Your teasers were an inspiration for me as I had visited Ooty last week and just loved every bit of my stay there.
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There goes another gem of a travelogue. Nice clicks and happy to see PPGs back in action. Your teasers were an inspiration for me as I had visited Ooty last week and just loved every bit of my stay there.
Thanks JoseVijay.
Had I known your idea to drive down, could have sped up a bit on the updates.

Hard pressed for time, and additionally a new muse joins my list of passions - biking
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Thanks JoseVijay.
Had I known your idea to drive down, could have sped up a bit on the updates.

Hard pressed for time, and additionally a new muse joins my list of passions - biking
I did not drive to Ooty but was driven around. I took train to Coimbathur and from there travelled by bus to Ooty. Happy to know that you started biking. Any long RIDES planned?
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Gaganachukki and Barachukki falls directions
I have used NH 209 more than 30 times during my run to Kerala; every-time I see the direction for Gaganachukki falls I had never thought this falls to be so amazing.
Now Gaganachukki & Barachukki is on my to visit list during my Christmas holidays to Kerala. But then I leave very early and cross this place around 5 AM, what is the gate opening time at these falls so that I can plant my start from Bangalore accordingly? Also how long will it take to visit both the falls?

Also me and my wife love visiting Ooty between October and February though many claims this as off season, Ooty will be at the best with minimum crowd and freezing weather.

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I did not drive to Ooty but was driven around. I took train to Coimbathur and from there travelled by bus to Ooty. Happy to know that you started biking. Any long RIDES planned?
I meant this biking Max so far is 25KMs
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I have used NH 209 more than 30 times during my run to Kerala; every-time I see the direction for Gaganachukki falls I had never thought this falls to be so amazing.
Now Gaganachukki & Barachukki is on my to visit list during my Christmas holidays to Kerala. But then I leave very early and cross this place around 5 AM, what is the gate opening time at these falls so that I can plant my start from Bangalore accordingly? Also how long will it take to visit both the falls?

Also me and my wife love visiting Ooty between October and February though many claims this as off season, Ooty will be at the best with minimum crowd and freezing weather.

Cheers!
We have been to Ooty in almost all seasons, October being the best.

For the waterfalls, first one is always open. I have been there as early as 06:00AM. Second one opens only at 09:00AM. First one needs about 10 to 15 minutes - just to see click some pictures and move on, second one is a bit more established with coracle ride etc. This will need more time if you take a ride or so, else 15 minutes to see, click, go!!

So plan to be at the first falls by 08:00, finish reach the second falls by gate opening time, visit and move on. A start at 6AM from Bangalore or a little earlier would be ideal for this
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I meant this biking Max so far is 25KMs
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We have been to Ooty in almost all seasons, October being the best.
Oh my bad! You meant this biking. LOL.

Thanks for reiterating the fact that October is the best time to visit Ooty. Many people say that April and May are the best, but I always say it is October to December.
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You meant this biking.
Last weekend went basically for a novice ride up and down Nandi Hills. Clocked some miles.

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This weekend I'll find some time to continue with the log updates, no rides planned

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