Monday, April 16, 2007
kodai and ooty trip part 1
First mumbai to coimbatore by air costs around 7000 for a couple (by air deccan which sucks sucks ... SUCKS!!!) jet is around 9000 (MUCH BETTER OPTION). Take the flight that leaves at 8 and reaches at 10.30, and take a car upto kodai. This will cost 2000 for an non-ac indica… with ac it will cost 2400. The other option is to go to madurai but u can only get there via Chennai so its 2 separate flights. Kodai is much closer to madurai though.

In kodai, we stayed at j.c.residency, , it is a bit cut off from the rest of the city but is a very nice and comfy place to live in. it has all the luxuries u mite look for. Kodai is a very small town and the best thing to do is to keep a couple of taxi wala guys fone number handy, I have some and will pass them on to u if ur defi going :)

The best place to eat there is “rice and spice” very near the hilltop towers, have the appams and iddiappams there every evening, the waiters are so sweet and enthu there!! They also hav non-veg stuff there but u can easily avoid that… also be careful u don’t eat any parathas or parottas there because those are not the real parathas but actually a bhaji made of rotis, vegetables and onions!!! The food at j.c.residency is also very good!!

Hire a taxi to take u siteseeing around kodai for a day and go especially to the green valley view point to do ur shopping for spices, oils and a special kind of bath scrub which is made of amazing herbs and smells so goooooooood that u will go crazy!!
Carry woollens with u no matter when u go!! a cuple of heavy woolens in summer and artic kind clothing in winter (im guessing)... i was freezing even with a sweater and a shawl!!!!!!! thank god for my mom who advised me to carry a couple of sweaters just in case.

The lake is a great and beautiful place to be.. they even have wannabe shikaras which even has fake flowers for the all out kitschy effect!!! One more place that has to be seen is the pine forest which is so so soooooooo beautiful!! Do not go to any of the cheapo chaadar badli hotels around there which even have horrible muddy water in the taps!!!!
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  • At Mon Apr 16, 05:24:00 pm, Anonymous Anoosha said…

    Okay, so someone is back! Hey, cool. So how was your trip?? I know, your blog was just all about that, but can't help asking that question, can I? Sounds like Air Deccan didn't disappoint- the usual flight delays I'm guessing. And ya, the joys of wearing a sweater in March when the we're sweating away in B'bay. I bet you're already missing that. Keep writing then, waiting for all the remaining parts to this story. :-)

  • At Tue Apr 17, 12:26:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Eisha says--

    All this must have taken a lot of planning! Must have been loads of fun specially becoz of the company u had J Was hoping to see your snaps. Upload those too…me waiting…what say anooosha?

  • At Tue Apr 17, 12:28:00 pm, Blogger Ipshi said…

    thanks for ur comments pplz!! yes i did do a lot of planning and im sure u can benefit by all my hard work eisha!!

  • At Tue Apr 17, 12:59:00 pm, Anonymous anand said…

    It feels sooo great to re-live these moments thro ur writings.. God! i wanna go back to all these places n more, of course not to mention, if the company is da same! (Anusha, u're so right, missin that already!)

    Ipshi, u haven't mentioned about the rain (read downpour) tho.. & i definitely second your opinion abt Air Deccan n da chaadar badli hotels! things i wanna forget abt the trip..

    Eisha hold ur horses, good things come in installments ;) workin on da snaps!

  • At Tue Apr 17, 01:23:00 pm, Anonymous Anand said…

    Hey sweetie pie!
    Happy Monthaversary.. <3

  • At Tue Apr 17, 01:37:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Happy 19th month anniversary guys!Hope the count is right. It sure sounds like a stunning and a serene place...I hope I can go there someday soon. Waiting for the snaps Anand...
    I can't still sign in from my account...grr...

  • At Wed May 02, 03:46:00 pm, Blogger Josephina said…

    Great! So the vacation was a blessing indeed. Must have been chilly too.

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