Madurai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Today was a long drive, about 7 hours through rural India full of chaotic towns, (the traffic and driving is crazy, there are no rules of the road!!), squashed dogs on the roadside and a very harrowing drive up into the Nilgiri Hills to the “The Queen of Hill Stations”, Ooty. At an elevation of 2,240 metres (7,350 feet) the air is much cooler and fresher which is a nice break from the smog in the lower elevation towns. Originally a hill station for the British to come to cool down during the hot Indian summer months, tea is still grown here but Ooty is essentially a supply base and market town for the surrounding area which is still largely dependant on agriculture although tourism does play a part in the local economy.

6 thoughts on “Madurai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

  1. Well…this little lady๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป will just stay put and comfortable at home๐Ÿก๐Ÿท ๐Ÿ›Œ…and continue to live๐Ÿ˜and travel๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿ‘…quite lazily (true!๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ) and vicariously (as the saying goes!๐Ÿ˜‰) through the both of you, dear friends!๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜ xo

  2. You are MORE than welcome to come and meet up with us any time my friend. We just booked 3 weeks in an apartment in Goa near a nice beach Dec.13th to Jan 3rd. Then off to northern India until around the end of Feb/early March. We should be somewhere in Thailand or Myanmar after that. It would be a hoot!

  3. was just thinking…if life on the road is getting a bit tiresome and you need a break ,.. i could spell you off for , say a month or so….just saying

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