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On the Road to Coonoor

Beware of wild tuskers crossing the crutial grooves of Coonoor
The road to coonoor is the same till Mudumalai and Masinagudi. It is another 35 km to Udhagamandalam, better known as Ooty and 18 more to Coonoor. The drive beyond Masinagudi entails 35 hairpin bends and though these are very enjoyable drives, the trouble is, everyone else seems to think so too. Watch out therefore for maniacs coming tearing down from the opposite side. Masinagudi used to be an elephant corridor. So don’t be too surprised if you do see some wild tuskers on the road. Apart from the scenic beauty of the road, the drive through Masinagudi is charming in itself.

The road between Ooty and Coonoor is quit forested with hills looming in the distance. Again, there are blind turns and you have to be very careful around the corners. Coonoor town seems as crowded as Ooty but, a little distance away from the centre of the city peace descends again. Coonoor is more charming as it has many quaint houses, old churches and not too many visitors as compared to its more famous neighbouring city. Ooty and its rolling hills give way to snarling traffic in the centre of town which is thankfully bypassed for a smooth drive on the way to Coonoor


You can see the forest ending with the plains.
Thick Forest on the way.... home for the monkeys!
You can see the forest ending with the plains.
Thick Forest on the way.... home for the monkeys!
You can see many Jack Fruit trees on the road side
Lush Green trees and bushes on the  road side
You can see many Jack Fruit trees on the
road side.
Lush Green trees and bushes on the
road side.
The Broad 4/14th Hairpin Bend on the way to Coonoor.
You can see the thick forest covering the hills.
The Broad 4/14th Hairpin Bend on the way to Coonoor.
You can see the thick forest covering the hills.
You can see the road below from the hairpin bend
The hill covered by forest is the home for Lepoards, Deers, Snakes, Monkeys, and other forest Birds.
You can see the road below from the hairpin bend.
The hill covered by forest is the home for
Lepoards, Deers, Snakes, Monkeys, and other forest Birds.
You can see Beautyful flower trees on the road side
You can watch the green hills from the Coonoor road
You can see Beautyful flower trees on the road side
You can watch the green hills from the Coonoor road
Betel nut (Areca nut) Trees on the way to Coonoor
You can view of Blue Hills from the Coonoor Road
Betel nut (Areca nut) Trees on the way to Coonoor
You can view of Blue Hills from the Coonoor Road
Long view of the Steep curve
Steep curve on the way to Coonoor
Long view of the Steep curve
Short curve on the way to Coonoor
Silver Bridge on the way to Coonoor
You have to be wary of hitting the curves with oncoming traffic
Silver Bridge on the way to Coonoor
Hairpin Bend on the way to Coonoor
View of the road below from the hairpin bend
4/14th Hairpin Bends on the way to Coonoor
You almost always get a good view of the road ahead at the hairpin bends.
Burliyar Check Post on the way to Coonoor
Burliyar Bridge near the Check Post
Burliyar Check Post on the way to Coonoor
Burliyar Bridge
River Side Tourist spot near Burliyar
View of Coonoor hill from Burliyar
"River Side" a small restaurant near Burliyar serves good food.
View of Coonoor hill from Burliyar


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