Motorcycling to Kodaikanal
The Princess of hill stations
This destination cropped up while looking for a good place to escape Chennai's heat for a couple of days.I with three of my friends set out on two motorcycles, a Hero Honda Hunk and a Yamaha FZ-S early in the morning to avoid traffic and the Sun's heat.
|Our bikes minus the Glamour|
The NH45 is quite smooth and we covered some 75kms before stopping for a breakfast of Idlis and coffee.We reached Trichy in the afternoon and headed out straight for Dindigul skipping lunch.
|resting in the shade of a bus stand|
|Hills outlined afar|
The ascent to Kodai started, 50kms to go.Already feeling the cool breeze.
Next we went to Liril falls and Fairy falls, both dry at this time of the year.However Vattakanal falls had water and looked serene.
|My friend Sagar|
We visited the La Saleth Church which is quite beautiful.It's bright colours stood in stark conrast to the clouds that had descended upon the place.
|Peaceful and serene|
|Me and my friends Sagar(white shirt) and Rajeev(cap)|
We then went back in town for our lunch of rice, sambhar and some curried vegetables.After a brief rest we headed for Guna caves but there was nothing special to see.
|Left to right-Rajeev,Me,Ranjeet|
We called it a day the rest of sightseeing places lay in the reserve forest area which was closed before dusk.
Next day after a filling breakfast of Idlis and spicy chutney we rode to the forest reserve area.
|A glimpse of Pillar rocks enroute|
Sadly the shorter route to Berijam lake was open only for four wheelers and we had to take another route which was nearly double the distance but was rewarding as it had numerous smooth curves to lean the bike.
|Majestic views all the way|
After an hours riding we finally reached Elumpallam lake.This was also our last place to visit in Kodai as we had to check-out from the hotel and begin our return journey.
|Soaking in the Sun|
One last stop on our descent was Silver cascade falls.
|And then on our way back|