Monday, May 6, 2013

A Short Trip

It is hot summer here and for kids schools are closed for vacation. As I had not planned for any holiday in advance no bookings were done either by flight or train. So only option left for us was to drive down by car to where ever we wanted to go. 

As it is summer here we decided on a trip to hill station. It is a short trip of 5 days covering temples, palace and cool locales of hill station. We stated from Bangalore on 1st of May and headed to Mysore. On the way we visited temples at Somnathpur and Talakad. We were in Mysore by the afternoon and visited the palace after a brief rest. We visited this palace again for kids even though we were here earlier.


On 2nd May we left early morning for Najangud to visit an old temple. We were in Ooty, the "Queen of Hills" by 11 a.m via Bandipur, Madumalai and Masangudi enjoying our drive through the forest. It was delight watching the birds and animals in the forest. This road is through the 36 hair-pin curves up the hill.


After Checking into the hotel we drove to Coonoor another hill station nearby. We were back in Ooty in the evening after visiting gardens and couple view points. Next day 3rd May was dedicated to Ooty for tour of gardens and viewpoints. In the afternoon we had the company of rain.


Next day morning on 4th May we visited some more places in Ooty including boating in the lake. We left this place by 11 a.m for Mysore after seeing some of places on the way. This time we took a different route to Mysore via Gudalur, Madumalai and Bandipur. On 5th May we visited Karanji lake and zoo before starting on our way back to Bangalore.

43 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a great trip, lots to see and do. The palace and gardens are pretty. I would love the forest and birds. Great post, Rajesh!

Al said...

That sounds like a great trip - nice shots.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Very nice trip you had. Thanks for sharing.

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

beautiful :)

Annemor said...

Thank you for bringing me with you on your trip.
Have a nice day.
Mormor

Lowell said...

This looks like a lovely excursion for your family. Beautiful sights. I especially like the temple on the right in that first shot. And the road appears so inviting what with all the critters and flora to see. The hotel is gorgeous!

Team G Square said...

Cool trip .

DeniseinVA said...

Marvelous photos and thank you for linking this wonderful post to Today's Flowers :)

edenhills said...

It looks like a wonderful place to visit. The architecture is just stunning!

ladyfi said...

Looks nice and cool in the hill station. Lovely!

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

nice clicks

Leovi said...

Awesome ....! Gorgeous photos!

Neeraj | www.bharari.net said...

Sounds and looks like a great little trip... it's good to do these "unplanned" trips every once in a while, no?

Jeevan said...

The road to Ooty via Masangudi needs more caution due to sharp curves and sloppy road. Hope u all chilled at ooty and enjoyed the shot occasion! Wonderful photos… and the temple tower stands stunning.

George said...

This sounds like a wonderful holiday.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos!

Roger Owen Green said...

building on the right looks like a crown!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

TexWisGirl said...

the parrot is pretty. love the gardens.

Reader Wil said...

It is so wonderful to travel around with the whole family. I look back with gratitude at the holidays my husband and the children and me had . I am so happy we did those trips. We must treasure these moments. Have a great time together.
Wil, ABCW Team.

photowannabe said...

Quite a lovely trip.
The tower temple is amazing.

Karen said...

Another wonderful trip! That parrot is such a pretty colour green.

Gary said...

Another great tour!! Boom &Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Master said...

Lovely parrot and an amzing flower-shaped flower bed :)
Very beautiful!

HansHB said...

Lovely photos!
Well done!

Lina Gustina said...

Thanks for sharing your joyful trip!

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Scudds Harrison said...

Lovely sets of photos...I love it! That looks very interesting and fun trip.

Neil said...

Great trip

NatureFootstep said...

it still amazes me how they coudl build temples like that.

Carver said...

Sounds and looks like a great place to visit.

Luna Miranda said...

sounds like a fabulous road trip. i love the tree-lined road--what a lovely stretch of road to drive in.

P.N. Subramanian said...

I hope you might have enjoyed this trip through the ghat section.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Somnathpur is one of my favorite temples! And the palace in Mysore is breathtakingly beautiful! Are you heading for the hills in Goorg?

mary kiss said...

Lovely photos! Thanks for sharing.

Visiting from Water World Wednesday
Kim,USA

Rajesh said...

Thank you all. We shall soon explore the places in more detail.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Our summer getaway is booked.. enjoy yours.


Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

magiceye said...

Nice collage

yamini saha said...

Beautiful place and picturesa. love the parrot.

mysay.in said...

indeed the place is beautiful !
And the parrot stills the show !! :D

Jiggyasa said...

I really like the way you took your kids for a vacation and didn't disappoint them due to unavailability of tickets and bookings. I also like how how you had planned the trip covering from temples to palace to hill stations. m sure you had super fun.

aparna anurag said...

amazingly bful

Arti said...

Always such a great relief to go on trips unplanned and on impulse. Sounds like all of you had great fun, wonderful pictures as always.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all.

Looking forward to hear from your journey.

sushmitha said...

Lovely captures. I hope you would have enjoyed the trip more by beating the summer :)