To BR Hills, Kotagiri and Manjoor

After a trip to Goa before last Christmas,  I haven’t been on the road. A trip, any trip to somewhere was really due.

This was a dream on the map. The plan: Take the Bangalore-Kanakpura-Malavalli-Kollegal-Sathyamangalam  route to Kotagiri and swing by BR Hills on the way. On the second day, drive to Ooty, Manjoor and back to Ooty. The return trip from Manjoor will show us Avanlanche Lake from a distance. From Ooty, drive straight back to Bangalore.

This trip took us through roads like this…

bull-crossing-road

.. and showed us views like this.

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36 hairpin bends. Ooty, Masinagudi

Earlier in the year I walked a distance of 29km with a friend, from Masinagudi to Ooty up the 36 hairpin bends. I posted a few photos from this trek on the road and it became one of the most viewed and searched term hitting this blog. For the hairpin bend lovers, haters, searchers and seekers I am posting more photos of hairpin bends from the walk as my New Year gift to you.

After a 10km walk on the plain, we were at the first hairpin bend.
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