Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Road from Bangalore that Takes you from Coorg to Ooty

Southern part of India is not only about mountains and sea shores, but also about temples and historical sites that draw an ideal picture of a cultural and spiritual India. The cosmopolitan city of Bangalore in Karnataka has emerged as India’s hottest Information Technology Hub. Thousands of young engineers from India migrate to Bangalore every year to shape their career dreams.

Bangalore, Madikeri and Ooty form a cool platinum triangle in India where you get to explore the tranquil hills of South India along with famous heritage buildings and temples. It does not need an extra mention that the unplugged view of hills and valleys of South attracts scores of holiday goers not only from India but also from abroad. On your leisure drive from Bangalore to Coorg, you will come across silent flowing tall trees planted in perfection by the road side. They seem to nod their heads to welcome you to the Scotland of India, Coorg. The tingle of gentle breeze, sound of chirping birds take you far away from the crowded city life.

Madikeri, the headquarters of Coorg is a small scenic town that boasts of an ultimate relaxed vacation within the majesty of nature. A single zig zag narrow road leads to the main bus- stand where you find everything- shops, hotels, eateries etc. One of the prime attractions in this sleepy town is the Omkareshwara Temple. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and posses a rich complex architecture that attracts visitors from all across the globe. Within a very short distance lies Rajas’ seat where once the kings of Kodagu used to spend time in the evening watching sunset. The seat still remains an amazing sunset point. The nearby Madikeri Fort is there to wake up the historian hidden inside you. Encapsulated by temple, chapel, prison and a small museum, the fort offers a splendid view of the town. Carry light woolen clothing with you to comfortably feel the warm yet cool cozy wind of Coorg.

After a comfortable overnight stay at Coorg, the pleasant morning begins when you drive to Ooty. Also known as Udagamandalam, Ooty is the capital of Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu. Lofty mountains, impenetrable forest and extended stretch of tea estates are a feast to a traveler’s eye. A silent stroll along the Botanical gardens will let you spoil in the elegance of nature. Soft grass carpets, multi-color plants, orchids, nurseries and flowerbeds laid out in typical Italian style in the garden will leave you surprised. Again climb to the top of the Dodabetta Peak to capture beautiful sights of the Nilgiri Hills. The Government House or Raj Bhavan is a sprawling, cream-colored mansion overlooking the Botanical Gardens is another not to be missed out spot in Ooty.

Get yourself introduced to the hills of South India with GeTS Holidays. While the aroma of the sprawling tea and coffee plantations ticks your nose even after years of your visit, the fresh air of the green land heals every of your soul. Travel here for the very first time and you will get pulled by the wave again and again.

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