For a few days we escaped the noise, pollution and chaos of Coimbatore and headed to the Nilgiris Mountains. We went to Ooty, a place full of rolling hills covered with tea plantations and eucalyptus trees. By car, it takes about 4 hours from the city to get there.
|The colorful houses and rolling hills of Ooty|
|@ the Nahar Restaurant|
|one of the view points in Ooty. It was a bit cloudy.|
|A street side vendor selling carrots. Since we were her first customer she said a little prayer after selling to us.|
|Monkeys raiding the dumpsters|
|The deer along side the road are not bothered by the people|
|In the town of Mudumalai|
That night we stayed in the Hornbill Resort. I knew it was going to be a great place to stay just based on the drive there. The deeper we drove off the beaten path, the less prevalent the signs for the other resorts came. There was never even a sign for this resort until the very end where it was just a sign of a bird (a horn bill) with an arrow. We arrived at this cute little place full of bamboo and colorful birds.
|The tree house where we stayed|
|An afternoon siesta|
|Hiking through the villages and mountains of Mudumalai|
|A peacock crossing the road. The peacock is the national bird of Indian, so you see many in the wild.|
|This is the house of one of the guides from our hike|