Thursday, November 29, 2012

Kochi to Mysore via Nilambur – October 2012

Total distance is about 350 kilometers. If you are travelling to Nilambur during day time and on working days, the traffic is a bit heavy and time consuming. Kochi to Nilambur is 198 kilometers. we took less than four hours to cover this distance as we started from Kochi at around 4 in the morning. Nilambur is just 26 kilometers away from Kerala Tamil Nadu border._P6A1746_www.keralapix.comAn elephant & her baby crossing the road at Bandipur.
Kochi – Nilambur Route (Distance 198 kilometers): Kochi-Trissur Town-Wadakanchery-Shornur-Pattambi-Perinthalmanna-Pattikkad-Nilambur 
KTDC Hotel Tamarind, Nilambur
Adyan Para Waterfalls, Nilambur
Rubber Estate, Nilambur
Hanging Bridge across Chaliyar river, Nilambur

Only good hotel on the highway in Nilambur is Hotel Tamarind run by KTDC. The restaurant here serve good breakfast and lunch. We visited Adyanpara Waterfalls, Conolly Plot Teak Plantation, and Teak Museum etc. while on our stopover at Nilambur.
_P6A1607_www.keralapix.comConolly Plot, Nilambur _P6A1584_www.keralapix.comTree No. 23 - Biggest Teak

Video of Trip

_P6A1683_www.keralapix.comElephant, Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary
_P6A1719_www.keralapix.comMale Peacock, Bandipur
_P6A1714_www.keralapix.comRoad through Mudumalai sanctuary Nilambur – Mysore Route (Distance 155 kilometers): Nilambur - Vazhikkadavu check post-Gudalur-Mudumalai-Bandipur-Gundlupet-Mysore. Keep in mind that, there is a travel restriction at Bandipur during 6 pm and 6 am. The road through the tiger reserve is closed to vehicular traffic during night time. So plan your trip accordingly. You can also go to Ooty by taking a right deviation from For visiting Ooty on your return leg from Mysore, take left deviation from Masinagudi. _P6A1738_www.keralapix.comRoad condition in Kerala up to Vazhikkadavu is o.k., the roads in T.N and rest of Karnataka are excellent with good surfacing especially in Mudumalai , Bandipur sanctuaries.On our journey through this sanctuaries, we were able to see wild animals at close proximity including elephants, Gray languars, peacocks, sambar deer, lot of Chital spotted deer's. What we missed was the Gaur.
_P6A1784_www.keralapix.comCountry side, Gundlupet
_P6A1976_www.keralapix.comMysore Palace

_P6A1987_www.keralapix.comMahishasura statue at Chamundi Hills
_P6A2040_www.keralapix.comNandi bull at Chamundi Hills

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