Who?— Me & Vignesh
Distance travelled:– ~1400 KMs
Route:- Bangalore– Mysore– Ooty — Metupallayam– Coimbatore– Pollachi — Munnar–Pollachi — Tirupur– Salem — Hosur— Bangalore.
Time taken: 3 days ( ~ 45 Hrs of driving)
12th Jan,2008: 7:30AM: Started from BTM Layout, Bangalore…filled in our BACHIs'(bikes) tanks.
11:00AM: Outskirts of Mysore.
3:00PM: Ooty (Udagamandalam or Octacamund)
5:00PM: Pykara falls
6:00PM:Exit from Ooty
8:00PM: Metupallayam…..(night halt here)
13th Jan,2008: 7:00AM: Started from Metupallayam
11:00AM: Lost in a place called Anna Malai
12:30PM: Back on Track..on way to Munnar
2:00PM: Crossing Indira Gandhi National park…felt for 1st time…forests are there in India.
5:00PM: Exit from Munnar
6:30PM: Exit from IG park…really had to push engine hard..because they say “Its jungle rule in night”.
9:00PM: Pollachi…night halt
14th Jan,2008: 6:00AM: Started for “TOP SLIP”…best for jungle dwellers sighting.
9:30AM: At Top Slip…somewhat dissappointed
11:00AM: Exit from Top Slip….towards Anna Malai.
12:00 Noon: Started from Anna Malai towards Bangalore.
Munnar is famous for Tea gardens, Indira Gandhi National Park and not to mention highest peak of south India, Annamudi ( 2695 Mts or 8842 fts).
At top of Anamudi is Ernakulam National Park, home to endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Sad thing is that almost 90% of Anaimudi, is now Tea gardens and one won’t find its actual vegetation. (more…)