Let me be honest, I would proudly call myself a Kodai-girl. From my early childhood to my college years, we visited Kodaikanal almost every summer. The memories I have of Kodaikanal are numerous over time and hence it holds a very special place in my heart. However, when it comes to Ooty, I have always been quite opinionated. Having visited it once as a 7 year old for my uncle’s wedding and once as a college student for a performance, I never really got to go around Ooty, as both trips were very brief.
Over the years, I have only heard Ooty to be extremely crowded and polluted in summer. While we were being roasted and toasted in the scorching Hyderabad’s heat and contemplating a small vacation, all we wanted to do was escape to some place cool. As we also had a Family wedding to attend at Erode, in order to save on time and travel, after much hesitant deliberation, we decided on OOTY! Frankly, I had little to no excitement about our trip.
Like every trip I plan, I asked around and googled recommendations. Thanks to good friends for their tips, I WAS COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY BY THE SPELLBINDING BEAUTY OF OOTY! Continue reading K&K Explore the Queen of the Southern India’s Hills, Ooty – A Quick Guide to the Less Crowded, Scenic Parts of Udhagamandalam: Part 1 – Avalanche, Emerald Lake & Arboretum