Ullathi in Ooty

>> Friday, May 14, 2010

On Saturday(April 24th_10) morning me and friend got up late in the morning and thought planning to go out to Pyakara falls in Ooty. But we woke up little and Pyakara lake was little long from our place. At last we dropped the plan, then we had our breakfast. After finishing the breakfast, we decided to go for a walk from Steven church(3 km from Ooty). We started walking towards a way(we don't know where does the way goes). On the way we could be see some good cottages buildup in excellent location surrounded by nature. We walked almost for 2 kms and then we find Swiss Merit International School, only rich people can study in this school. People from the school were walking along the nature. We wondered that we haven't got such a good school life, then our walk continued. We walked almost 2 hours, at last we cannot a find the road path. We asked one person from village regarding how to go back to our place. He guided us through forest, which was amazing place to walk. We took rest for a while in the forest, inhaling some fresh air. At last we reached the road(The name of the place is Forest Gate). We were waiting for the bus to get back to our place(Steven Church).

In the Bus stop, we asked one guy about the best tourist spot in Ooty with less number of people and more nature. He suggested places like Pykara, Botanical Garden etc. Then he said there is a place called Ullathi, which is 1 hour journey from here which is excellent location to view the whole ooty and also kerela.
We got a Ullathi bus and get into bus and asked for ullathi, the ticket cost around(rs4.50). We thought the place is nearby, the route and road towards Ullathi was very adventurous with so many steep slopes and bends. Whatever breakfast we had in the morning everything got digested since the route was very bad. Only bus can go through that route, even car can go but there is more chance of getting car Tyre puncture. At last, after one and half hour journey we reached Ullathi, it is the border for Ooty and next is Kerela border starts. We can able to see some excellent view and we spend just 5 minutes in ullathi. Since the next bus will be after 2 hours that's why we left in the same bus. The one more important thing is we cannot find a single shops(Snacks shop or any shop) in Ullathi. We have to buy everything from snacks to food before we go to Ullathi. The Ullathi is surrounded by So many Tea Estates and also it will drizzle almost half a day. Most of the tourist doesn't know about this place. It is one of the best location to relax and enjoy with nature.


Rose Garden-Ooty

>> Thursday, May 6, 2010

When I have heard of the name Rose Garden, I thought its botanical garden with some rare species will be there. Later I came to know that Rose garden is a place where we can see variety of roses in the world. It was Saturday after having lunch me and my friend decided to go to Rose garden. We started around 2 clock from our home(3 km from ooty) and we reached Rose Garden bus stop around 2.30 pm. We have to walk almost 1 km from Bus stop to rose garden and we started walking, on the way rain started and we found a building to hide from ourselves from rain. After 10 minutes we started walking towards rose garden. The cost of the ticket is rs 25 per adult and 15 for kids, since it is season time the cost is more.

When we entered into Rose garden, it is pleasant to watch different kinds of rose around me. It is hard to hard to see different kind and colors of roses in a single place. Every year during may month, the flower show will take place in garden. During that time you can see almost all the color roses. It will take almost 3 hours to see the whole place since that much variety and colors of roses can be seen there. Kindly come with camera to take more photos, you will have a wonderful time in rose garden if you visit during may month time(Flower show will take place during that time).


Pykara Falls-Ooty

>> Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Pykara falls is located on the Mysore road, it is around 18-20 km from ooty. I and my friend have planned to visit pykara falls because the photos of that places were displayed everywhere around ooty. It creates interest among me and my friend. We have planned to get up early in the morning thought of reaching early, but what happened was totally adjacent. We got by 11 am in the morning and had our breakfast and I was not in mood to go because I thought it was long from ooty. But my friend forced me a lot to start to pykara. At last we started from our place, we went to charing cross(Famous Shopping place) and planned to rent a bike. We went to the shop and asking him for rent around 12.30 pm, he asked what time will you return back and we said it will be around 6 or 7pm. He asked for license my friend had given his license, then he said the rate is rs.350 and we got shocked because one year back my friend rented bike for rs 100 for whole day. We both discussed for a while and decided to go by bus itself. We took a bus to ooty bus stop from chairing cross and once we reach ooty. We were waiting for bus to pyakara in ooty bus stop for long time and asked other bus conductor, he said the bus will stand outside , it wont come in. Again we out and searched for bus stop and finally we got the bus which was going to kudalur(50 km from ooty). It took around one hour thirty minutes to reach pykara falls. On the way to pykara there are excellent views and nature we have seen. We enjoyed a lot while we travel to pykara.

At last we got down in pykara by 2 pm in the afternoon. I started feeling hungry, there were number of shops nearby pykara. We asked one police about how to go to falls. He said the route and we went to one shop, had omlet and milakai bhajji. The omlet was good which is big in size but milakai bhajji was not good. After filling our stomach we started walking toward pykara, it looks too much crowded since it is season time. We walked almost 15 minutes to reach water falls. After seeing the falls me and my friend got irritated, there is only less water and more people(Almost 500), they made the place dirty by throwing plastics, paper etc. We thought of spending our time in nature but people made the place terrible by throwing papers. We came back soon after seeing these much crowd. Again while coming we asked police men, is there any other place to see. He told us about Pykara boat house so started walking towards boat house. The road looks so steep and we both felt hard to walk because most of them came by tourist car or mini bus or van. Once we reach boat house it was excellent to watch nature surrounds the lake. We had decided to go by boat but there also too much crowd. We went and asked in the ticket counter about the cost. He said for speed boat it cost rs 525 for 3 persons for 10 minutes. We decided to go by normal boat which cost rs 325 for 6 persons. At last other 4 people joined with us and we got ticket. We had a big queue waiting to get into boat. It took almost 30 minutes to get into boat because of heavy crowd. In that 20 minutes we had a good time spending our time with nature and inhaling some fresh air. We can able to see that the whole lake is covered by forest and we find some rare species of birds having wonderful time in the lake. The good thing about our trip is boating where we can able to spend our time with nature. It is better to visit ooty during September month and it is off season. Visit during off season and spend some good time with nature and stay young.


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