Vistara

Nilgiris Calling

The Nilgiris have a charm that is as ethereal as enduring. Ooty, Coonoor and Kotagiri that form the Nilgiris have several secrets that are waiting to be dicovered. While tea is a mainstay of the region, there are many differenciated tea experiences that you can take. Also read my other story on Tea experiences in… Read More Nilgiris Calling

Bangalore Mirror

Weekend Travel Planner – Part 2

Here is Part 2 of the story. Don’t forget to read the first part of this story here. JULY: July 31 (Friday, Bakri-Id); August 1 (Saturday); August 2 (Sunday); August 3 (Monday, Rakshabandhan, optional) Shimoga (302 km from Bangalore) is a city set amidst swaying palms and paddy fields. The rivers Kumudavath, Sharavathi,Tungabhadra and Varada… Read More Weekend Travel Planner – Part 2

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Notes from Kotagiri

The least known town in the Nilgiris, Kotagiri has an old world charm that will leave you feeling nostalgic. As I was driving to Kotagiri, the Nilgiri Biosphere threw up an unexpected challenge of dense fog. While I was mentally prepared to navigate the ghat road that snakes up the Blue Mountains, the drop in… Read More Notes from Kotagiri

Vistara

Tea Experiences in the Nilgiris

The Cup That Cheers The sight of the undulating Blue Mountains, endless tea plantations and snaky roads that fork up the hill make the Nilgiri Biosphere a place like no other. Home to Ooty, Conoor and Kotagiri, these hills also have a charm that is hard to miss. The elevation also means that the Nilgiris… Read More Tea Experiences in the Nilgiris

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Birds at Tea Nest Nightingale in Kotagiri

Kotagiri might be one of the towns in the Nilgiri Biosphere that is relatively lesser known but is quite a gem in itself. While there are several sights that will entice you, I fell in love with the charming town thanks to its vibrant bird life. And what better way to discover this than by… Read More Birds at Tea Nest Nightingale in Kotagiri

Femina

Spring Break Holiday Ideas

If you are wondering where to travel this winter, here are some places that will make your holiday memorable. Pondicherry The French Quarter of India Puducherry or Pondi as it is fondly known has an old world charm like no other. If you are looking to spend a quiet holiday, Pondicherry’s White Town or the… Read More Spring Break Holiday Ideas