Sunday, October 2, 2011

Coimbatore-Manjoor-Upper Bhavani dam-Ooty via Love Dale

Karamadai-Manjoor route
Manjoor-Upperbhavani Route
Manjoor-Ooty vis Yedakkadu Covering Avalanche
Yedakkadu-Avalanche Power station
Manjoor-Ooty Via Love Dale
Manjoor-Katteri junction to go to Coonor or coimbatore

We started from Coimbatore towards Ooty Mettupalayam Road. At Karamadai town take a left towards velliyankadu, Pillor Dam road. From Velliyankadu its Forest and you have to pass to check post. One at Velliyankadu and another at Mulli. From Mulli its dense forest and you must be very careful facing animals. The road is normal walk path of elephants. Avoid ride after 6 PM and beofre morning 6 AM.Also take necessary tools for bike or car repair. Once you passed Veliyankadu next help sport is Manjoor.

From Manjoor you can go to Upper Bhavani(35km). And from Manjoor you have two routes to Ooty via love dale and another one through Yeakkadu(you can also cover Avalanche). Almost same distance but the up and down way to Avalanche power house is extra.

Karamadi-Velliyangadu- Mulli road
We are into Mulli Forest
Calm and quiet Karamadi-Velliyangadu- Mulli road
Mulli Checkpost
So we are into Nilagiri Zone
We can see lot of such rivers on the way main streams for Athikadavu project
Some scenic bridges on the way

You can see Geddai Power project and Dam
PenStocks from top of Manjur, you can reach top of Penstock on the way to Manjur

We are into Geddai village, you wont see any one here except few buildings
Here starts the hair pin bends 43/43
We are at 10th Hair pin bend

Scenic valleys
There are few bus running from coimbatore via Manjur to Ooty.
Hair Pin bend 20/43
Same 20/43
The last one to Manjur 1/43
Korakundah Organic tes estate on the way to Uppenr Bhavani, TSTC runs regular bus to this place
Upper Bhavani 35 kms from Manjur through dense forest

The great Upper Bhavani Dam
Down stream from Dam, as of now no power project
Except us no one was there even Dam Watchmen
Lovely view of Dam from TSEB rest house
A small Temple @ Upper Bhavani
Roads are not bad...But don't expect any help nearby at least till Korakundha
I can say a waterfall, small one but lovely
Wonderful tree formation, all natural....
Myself with Maddy on top of UpperBhavani Dam

Tea estates are always scenic if planted properly

We have seen many small animals but for god sake no elephant
Next Hair Pin Bend starting towards Ooty via Yedakadu 27/34
This one is red is another group of Hairpin bends towards Ooty-keel kundha-Manjur road
Nice way to drive

Keelkundha dam and power project

Have u seen this bridge ?..... Dailsy Malayalam movie ! See next snap
"Ormathan vasantha Nanthanathopil Oru pishpam mathram"-how can i forget that song.......
Ganesha Temple on the way
Ooty botanical Garden
Madan @ Ooty botanical Garden
Water drop @ Ooty botanical Garden
Ooty town , evening view
Ooty botanical Garden
Ooty town another snap, in the left you can see bike stand where you will get bikes for rent
Ketty Valley view
Madan @ Ketty Valley
Myself @ Ketty Valley
Garden Bakery -- don't miss this bakery, best OotyVarkey available here...ask for Hot one....


Hari said...

Hey, excellent log. One quick question. Did you have to take permissions to get past the two checkposts?

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Anonymous said...

Nice place.. even i had a good time when visited two years ago..

M.Ravindran said...

Karamadai Manjoor route is really excedllent. We can see the natural beauty in that route only. Thanks for uploading the photos.I remember my working days in kundah bridge during 1998.

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anjali gupta said...

Located in Ooty, Upper Bhavani Lake presents a mesmerising sight in settings that are amazingly tranquil. Perfect for solitude seekers as well as a quiet family getaway. Also, check out various popular Ooty hotels.

Abhilasha Kukreti said...

coimbatore is home to beautiful temples, falls and parks. there are many more beautiful places to visit in coimbatore on which one should never miss out.

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Khushi R said...

Beautiful pictures. Thank you for your post. Coimbatore is a city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The colorful and intricately carved Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple lies southeast of here. Likewise there are many places to visit in Coimbatore which attracts lots of travellers.

Himlynx said...

Thanks for your post. I did a round trip Ooty - Lovedale - Kundah - Avalanche/Emerald - Ooty in 1967. Beautiful scenery.

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