16th August, 2010
Today I will be sharing with you my weekend(13th & 14th August) experience @ "Black Thunder, Kotagiri and OoTy" with you. This was one of the memorable experience whose reminiscence I want to keep it forever in my memory that's why I thought of capturing it through the blog post. We, in a group of eight started our journey from Bangalore at 1:00 am early in the morning on 13th of August. It was an eight hours journey before we reach our first destination spot "Black Thunder".
Black Thunder - It is the Asia's No. 1 Water theme Amusement Park. On the backdrop of it Nilgiri Hills is situated adding to the beauty of Black Thunder. We enjoyed lots of dry rides as well as wet rides, namely cannon ball ride, lazy river ride, wave pool etc over here along with boating. After having lots of fun for around six hours we left for our second destination "Kotagiri".
Kotagiri - It is located on the top of the Nilgiri Hills and is one of the most popular hill stations located in the Nilgiris. On the way you will see lots of natural views and sight scenes which will not make you sleepy throughout the journey -:). Being the hilly area journey will be full of zig-zag paths and your body will be tested for fitness -:). If you are a nature freak then I suggest you to make a visit over here, I can guarantee that you will enjoy a lot over here. Lots of tea estates and cottages can be seen here and there. I was on ninth cloud after being to such a beautiful place. This was like the life time experience for me. After making a stay for one night at Kotagiri cottages and some of the sight view, including Catherine falls, Dolphin nose etc, we left for OoTy on Sunday morning.
OoTy - It is located at a distance of around 16 km from Kotagiri. OoTy is also known as the "Queen of Hill stations" being famous for its natural beauty and tea plantations. Lots of tea plantation and tea factory can be seen throughout@ OoTy. We made a visit to one of the tea factories and tea museum where, we came to know about the various process involved in the tea processing. After gathering knowledge about the tea processing we made our way to "Botanical garden", another famous place for which OoTy is known. Lots of valuable medicinal plants can be seen over here. You can also find lots of trees with some unique shapes adding to the beauty of the garden. You can also make a sight seen preview in toy trains, although we did not have due to lack of time -:(.
Finally after 2 days of wonderful weekend we returned back with our hearts longing to have this visit opportunity once again in the near future.
Above experience that I have shared is just a preview of my trip, although there is lots more to share and I can keep on writing and writing...
Link to the trip photos can be found at: Trip_Photos