My journey started on 3rd August night to Coimbatore. The main purpose for the visit was to accompany dad and mom who will reach Coimbatore on 4th morning for purchasing the wedding saree for my future Sis-in-law ‘SWETHA’. The bus and the route was really very tiring, anyway reached the next morning 7 safely .Directly found the hotel aswini where my relative Abhilash has booked our room .Parents reached at 10 and we left for the mega purchasing .We covered three major and famous shops for the selection and at last bought the main saree from Chennai silks .I really slept in all the shops with dad and mom in between asking my comments on different sarees .Anyway happy that I had some part in selecting the saree for her .
Anyway we had another plan of visiting Ooty the next day .I was much eager to take the toy train from Mettupalayam – ooty so arranged a taxi from Coimbatore- Mettupalayam (45kms easy drive ).Left early morning (5 30am) to reach the train which starts at 7 10 am .Reach Mettupalayam at 6 30 and to my surprise , all the tickets were full even the first class. So that was the first blow to my plans .Anyway found a solution that we will go to ooty in another taxi and take the train from ooty to coonoor (some 30 kms) and will enjoy the ride. Arranged a new taxi and traveled to ooty in that .The route was really cool and interesting .The driver also showed all the major places passing in between and didn’t made us bore .it was a 3 hour journey with steep roads and dangerous curves.
My uncle had a friend there in ooty who was in ooty Police department .Thought he can arrange all the requirements in ooty ,we found his office. His son Ajay really helped us in getting a room in ooty .We rushed to the railway station to get the train to coonoor. Got a chance to take lots of pictures in the station and from the train .The trip was really very nice with all good scenic mountains and plains. Parents also enjoyed the train ride , where the train was running at 35 kms per hour .Anyway I will recommend all my friends who tend to visit ooty for this train trip.
Also am really happy to meet Anjali at coimbatore on my way return.She took the pain to come to the city from her college to meet her old friend.
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