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Jan 24, 2012 - Coonoor

After leaving Munnar we decided to do something touristy and take an old steam train that climbs through the hill stations and tea plantations. We travelled by bus for an entire day to get to Mettupalayam, the town where the train departs from. Although riding the train is a popular tourist activity, the train lacks the creature comforts that tourist attractions usually provide. Ten people were crammed into a tiny car that was clearly built for five, and there was no place to put our luggage. Thankfully we met some really cool Canadians,...

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Amy & Adam in Asia

Dec 7, 2011 - Aakriti

Aakriti is without doubt the perfect place to come to wind down at the end of a holiday, good company, good food and beautiful scenery. So today starts again with mango jam, fruit, toast and Nilgiris tea. Followed by an expedition to Ooty to purchase presents for family and friends, to find a cash machine and try one last time for waistcoat. Renu and Rajat accompany us. A craft shop provides a greater part of Dorothy's presents list and a sweet shop something for my Friday friends. On to Ooty market with its amazing stalls and the last...

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India 2011

Dec 6, 2011 - Aakriti Homestay

We awake to the coldness of the Nilgiris mountain air, we are at 2150 metres above sea level, one of the Hill Stations used by the British Raj to avoid the Summer heat. Sadly Dorothy has a slight return of the bug, so stays in bed till mid morning. I walk across to the house and enjoy a relaxed breakfast of fruit and toast. Mango jam is to die for, washed down with their own tea, from the plantation which surrounds the house. Rajat's wife Mugda is just leaving for work and it is nice to catch up with her. Much talk and blog writing before...

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Jan 5, 2010 - Coonoor

Not that much to report on Coonoor. We basically had a very very long bus ride to get there. It was up in the mountains - so still very lush and green. Lots of tea plantations about. Pockets of the drive also felt a bit like driving in the Dandenongs - until we'd reach a town. Then it was the usual cows, dogs, people, traffic and trash (but by no means as bad as was in the north). The hotel was supposed to be 'nice'. By Indian standards perhaps it was. To us it was just as basic as every other place we'd stay in. You know the saying,...

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Incredible India

Feb 6, 2008 - Kodaikanal - Getting there

We took a couple of buses to a town called Palani and stayed there for the evening. The next morning we caught the bus to Kodaikanal. The bus ride was definitely an experience. Kodaikanal is set in the mountains at about 2,200 meters (6,700 feet) above sea level. The bus ride required constant switchbacks on narrow roads. The views however were amazing. Once in Kodaikanal, we decided to find a nice place and stay for a few days. We were having a hard time finding what we were looking for. While we were at dinner, we met a nice lady named...

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Mar 7, 2007 - The Toy Train To Coonoor

We just couldn't come to the Nilgiri Hills without riding on the narrow-gauge train that connects the plains with Ooty. We decided to take the train down to Coonoor, a one hour trip and then ride up again after spending the afternoon seeing Coonoor. It was one of the best decisions we have made on this entire trip! There are a few trains each day from Ooty, only one goes all the way down to the plateau. We chose the noon train that terminates in Coonoor because we knew it would not be too crowded and we would have a more relaxed trip. In...

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