Summer Holiday – Part 2

A picture tour of Coonoor and Ooty…

The most popular tourist attraction in Coonoor is the Sims park… This is a park built more than a hundred years back, by a Britisher, whose name the park carries. A lovely, terraced garden that has more than 2000 species of plants, one understands.

Some pictures…

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There are some real old, massive, majestic trees….

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We spent the afternoon in Ooty. The city was gearing for the annual flower show…

Preparations were on… A flower decoration being shaped..

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There was one, shaped like a tiger….

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In Ooty, we also visit the “Sri Ramakrishna Mission”… Lovely retreat…

We meditate for a while… Then we visit the office of the mission.. The head monk receives us with great affection, and tells us about the mission and activities… An elevating experience…

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Back in Coonoor, we are on our way to Dolphins nose… That’s another popular tourist destination, with  spectacular views of mountains and valleys…

On the way, we stop at a place, which is called “Sleeping Lady View”… From here, the mountain that we see  looks like a ‘sleeping lady’,  or so it is that a Britisher must have felt, and so named it..

Here it is… The mountain in the background…

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We arrive at Dolphins nose… A binocular viewpoint awaits us…

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A view of a waterfalls seen from Dolphins nose…

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At Dolphins nose, there is a shopping centre.. A helpful signboard advertises several herbal medicines…

Most of them promise to “relive pain”.. Gautheria oil “relives joint pain”… Clove oil “relives tooth ache”, lemon grass oil “relives gastritis” etc… have a look

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Now, shall we visit a tea garden and factory…

Here is the road to the tea garden…

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Here’s a view of the tea garden…

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A short video of the locale..

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A tea factory is right next to the garden…

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We go around the factory…

Tea leaves piled up in bins….

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Then I spot my photograph of the day… A worker in the factory… He radiates happiness…

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Signing off this post with a short video clip of tea rolling out in the factory…

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Time to leave Coonoor, and head back to Mysore… Next stop – Masinagudi forest….

                                                         ** To be continued **

4 Responses to “Summer Holiday – Part 2”

  1. Jayant Says:

    Brings back many memories – I grew up Coonoor, but I haven’t been back since 1980!

  2. C.R.Kaushik Says:

    wonderful. Reminded us of our visit here a few years ago.

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