Zipping To Queen Of Hills (The Nilgiris) On My Honda Activa 125!


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Some are born with a silver spoon they say. Perhaps i was born with an ignition key ! Not joking but the truth. I have been this way all through my life so far. Always keen and eager to hit the road. The smallest of errand & i would be off on my bicycle happily riding around my locality as a kid. I had literally stolen my dad's Lamby 150cc scooter, disconnected the speedo cable and did a to and fro between Bangalore & Madras just to drop my college pal there. Such was the enthusiasm to ride which is still prevalent in me. After all old habits die hard !

Purchased an Activa 125 drum version, rode it just to complete the running in. serviced at Silicon Honda & bolted off towards NH209 with wind blowing in on me, cheerful as ever & singing along all through till my first pit stop at Geetha Bhavan Hotel in Kollegal.
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Continued to enjoy the ride through Chamarajnagar & Dimbam ghat sections to reach Bannari Amman for tea.
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The odo reads 251 kms here.
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Rode on further via Bhavani sagar, Sirumugai & Metupalayam to reach Kotagiri in the Nilgiris. I usually stay at my friend's cottage namely Thillai Gardens.
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Had a much needed hot water bath & relaxed with Brandy.
Yummy Uthappam's for dinner & dozed off.
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Woke up early next morning & headed to Hotel Kasthuri in Ramchand, Kotagiri for fresh tiffin.
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Rode straight to Ooty & descended towards Masinagudi via Kalahatty falls / ghats section.
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Visited a couple of my friends there and rode back to Kotagiri.
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Some warm moments for my frozen body again !
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Decided to ride off to Thiashola Estate via Coonoor, Chamraj, Manjoor & Kundah.
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Stopped for tea at this beautiful Chamraj tea centre. Clicked snaps of lovely Poinsettia flowers. Rode on..
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Passed Ramaiah bridge to reach the superb Kundah.
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Awesome piping hot south indian meals at Hotel Shipa for just Rs. 35/-
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Rode onto Thiashola.
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559 kms covered so far & wanting to do more !
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Selfie of this ageing stallion ! [roll]
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Ride, Ride & Ride on...
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Smelt burning wire from underneath. The wiring harness had started to melt over the hot muffler & somehow managed to ride till Coonoor. A car mechanic luckily taped it over and blamed the dealership for improper routing of the wiring harness.[frustration] As it was a sunday the authorised Honda centre in Coonoor was closed.
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Bid farewell to my cottage pal, packed up & exited The Nilgiris via Metupalayam & Bhavani Sagar.
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Climbing the treacherous Dimbam ghat section !
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Came across this cute wild fella with his mum a little ahead of Bull & Bush resort near Hasanur.
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Awesome grub for the tired traveller at hotel Nijaguna Residency.
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Left Chamarajnagar to reach Bangalore via Kanakapura. Hope you all enjoyed reading this lengthy travelogue !
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Cheers ! [cheers]
 
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Re: Zipping to the Queen of Hills (The Nilgiris) on my Honda Activa 125 !

Nice travelogue[clap]

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