The third day was totally relaxing :). S and I woke up early in the morning and went out in the open seating place in the hotel. It felt so peaceful listening to the songs of the birds and watching them flying around in their natural habitat. Surely they dominated the human population there and it felt good being with them. S and I felt really peaceful and blessed for being a part of a beautiful world 🙂
You know how much I longed to see the house sparrows that flew in and out of our house when we were kids. I had always enjoyed running after them and watching them hop around on the terrace. S and I were super pleased to see them near the hotel, hopping in the garden, hiding on the branches of the trees and singing songs all day long. 🙂
We had a sumptuous breakfast and then relaxed. We later went out for sight-seeing. We visited the wax museum and the lake. We couldn’t go for boating as it was raining heavily. Hence, we did some shopping for home-made chocolates and returned to the hotel.
Since the weather was cold outside, we preferred staying in the room and watching movies, S’s and mine favorite pastime. During dinner, we opted for a customized order rather than taking the buffet. The previous night’s food experience wasn’t good and S had complained to the staff about it. Surprisingly, the food that we ordered was delicious and the complaining did pay off well 😉
On the fourth day, we returned to Coimbatore, relaxed at the hotel and did some shopping in the evening. Th next day, in the morning, we took the flight back to Bangalore. We had a lovely holiday and would cherish the memories always.
Sharing some more pictures –
On the second day, we had a nice breakfast and started our journey to Ooty. The entire journey from the Ooty Main road to the Highland hotel was scenic and we didn’t close our eyes for a moment. Since we were traveling uphill, we couldn’t even afford to fall asleep ;). We saw a lot of monkeys on the way and a few waterfalls.
The hotel was situated at a high altitude near the Doddabetta peak which is a major tourist attraction. The view of the Nilgiri hills from the hotel was breathtaking ☺. We checked-in, had a light lunch and then went for sight-seeing. We went to the Botanical garden and spent sometime amidst the greenery. The garden was decent with some good collection of flowering trees :). While we were returning, it started drizzling, yeah drizzling in the month of April. We got back to the hotel. In the evening, we spent sometime near the bonfire. The hotel staff played some melodious songs and we enjoyed sitting near the fire. Our surroundings were so scenic and serene. It was like meditation.
We then had dinner. It was very spicy and not very tasty though, much below our expectations. But, overall, it was a lovely day spent on the Nilgiri Hills 🙂
Sharing a few pictures of the Nilgirs Hills taken from the hotel –
Two more days to go, and then a long holiday begins. S and I are taking a long holiday or I’d rather say a short break from the routine life for a period of 9 days. The last holiday we took was in February when we visited Goa. I am so glad that we were able to plan out another holiday this year. We will be visiting my in-law’s place and spending a few days with the family there.
Since our marriage, this is the first time we’d be celebrating Diwali with family. Usually we do it in Bangalore with friends 🙂 We are looking forward to a good and relaxing holiday. Also, as always, mama would be sending over sweets and savouries soon after we return back. Also, I wish I can stick to the pledge that I took last year of Going green(not lighting crackers) 😉
Have a happy and safe Diwali friends! See you soon 🙂