After arriving in Coimbatore, we then took a mini bus up to Coonoor. The “mini bus” (aka. a medium sized van) climbed the 2240 metres (or 7216 feet) up to the top of the hill at a blistering pace, passing buses and cars on hairpin turns… lets just say it was the worst and best driving I have ever experienced. Perhaps when Nachi offered to pay the driver extra for getting us to the train station on time, we should have stipulated that we arrive in one piece!
Posts tagged ‘Train Travel’
Four days ago, we left for a mountain town in Tamil Nadu, called Ooty. Shawn, Nachi, Jo and myself left Alleppey, took the Sleeper train to Coimbatore and then from there made our way to Ooty.
The train took us North East into the state of Tamil Nadu, where the Nilgiri Hills form the southern most point of the Western Ghat mountain range. The hills are constantly surrounded by a shroud of dusty smog, which rises from the dry dessert-like earth and tends to give the hills a blueish tinge. This change in geography, only hours away from Alleppey, was an interesting contrast to the lush and green landscape in Kerala.