Let me photobomb you all with some pics that I had taken. My job was to sit at the passenger side and spot anything interesting, start debates and end up arguing and change music. My friends job was to drive only. So easy.
Shooting Spot (Also called as 9th mile?)
On the way to Pykara is this place. This is located on Ooty Mysore road and the famous Hindustan Photo Films can be seen on the left side as you leave Ooty. There is no way that one cannot enjoy the scenery of this place. It’s just mind blowing.
The Shooting spot has seen various Bollywood and other regional movie shootings. I remember seeing Atul Kulkarni sometime when I was here and not to forget Manisha Koirala as well.
Let pics do all the talking.
This flower was too small to be noticed. I hope someone notices this flower like I did. There are two of them so might as well give one away to someone!!! Someone needs a flower? 😉
Entry fees : 5 rs per person
Timings : Morning 7 am till evening 6 pm
Pykara Boat house:
One of the most visited places in Ooty. It’s on the way to Mysore, some 20 odd kms and there are sign-boards. On the way to boat-house you can see a dam and if the dam is closed then don’t bother stopping at the Pykara Waterfalls. We were told that water for the Pykara waterfalls came from Pykara dam.
Further upfront, you have the boat house and lake. Beautiful place indeed. We didn’t do the boating to just show that we were grown up and we didn’t enjoy much of kids play. I know we were fooling ourselves.
Timings : Morning 7.30 – 8 am till evening 5:30 pm
On the way back from Pykara, you can see a deviation to Glenmorgan. The Glenmorgan estates have entry restrictions. We were obviously not let in. But the way to Glenmorgan is such a bliss. I would definitely want to go there alone on my motorbike. The roads look so calm.
Towards the end of Glenmorgan there is a small lake and a view point. Looks really good. My driver (friend) was really pissed off that there was not even a single jack fruit tree. So why the heck are we here? was his question. Some questions do not have answers. Let that be a punishment for coming on a road trip with me.
He saw a small place to take pics and then we started a new project
There was nature at the background witnessing everything we did.
We moved on from there towards Glenmorgan. There was nothing apart from the gates of the estate that we could focus on, so no photography there. We moved on towards the view point (there is a small place to see the mountains) and a lake. Please bother going there only if you love nature and if you are a fan of calmness.
Let’s explore some calmness.
Check out, not the car, but the mountains.
Once we move towards the view point,
And on returning back from Glenmorgan
Oh, this is one of my dream destinations to go on a solo motorbike ride. Empty roads with trees on either sides, a decent carpet of fallen leaves and silence interrupted by the regular chirp of birds.
Entry fees and Timing : None.
So with some more things to post, I leave this place for today. I think everyone has a good reason to look forward to my next post because I have the toy train journey to cover.
On that happiness filled bombshell, see you all later. Good night!
(To be contd…)
PS: 200 posts done. Pretty glad because not one post here was out of compulsion that I haven’t posted for long. I hope to have kept some quality in this blog as I wished for from before. My aim while starting this blog was to share only short-stories, travelogues and photographs here, while I deal with my boredom effectively. I have shared much more than the above mentioned here. The best thing about this blog is that I didn’t expect anything from here, but in fact I have received much more that I can ever imagine. Life is very unpredictable sometimes. Thanks people for putting up with my bs. 🙂