Sunday, 31 May 2015

Out With My Camera: Ooty (Day 2)

After the exciting Day 1 of my holiday (which you can read about here) I was more than eager to get started on day 2. More than anything, I looked forward to the drive, which was so much better than what I expected it to be. 

Our plan was to go to Emarald Dam (not a typo) and Avalanchi Lake. These were breathtaking locations that weren't previously allowed access to for tourists as it is said to be quite dangerous. Quite recently, the Government of India has started allowing tourists to visit these spots so as to prevent people from illegally travelling there, sometimes resulting in accidents. 

Both of these places are around 50 kilometers from Ooty city and, in this case, the journey is far more memorable than the destination. The road takes you pasts endless tea plantations and spectacular views of what lies below. Definitely a must for nature lovers and people in need of a good dose of fresh air and relaxation!

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Out With My Camera: Ooty (Day 1)

To be honest, it’s actually day 2. Day 1 was pretty much uneventful so I didn’t feel the need to blog about it.

April and May had been pretty hectic for me, and as soon as I could get a few days off, I decided to go on Holiday to Ooty, a tiny town up in the hills in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. This place is popular for its homemade chocolates and the various varieties of tea that is grown, processed, packaged and sold here.

Last night, we walked around the city and took in the city life. Being so small in area and population, this city starts to shut down at around  9.