1. Introducing the smashing new Team FIAT T-Shirt !! To order yours click here : Team FIAT T-Shirt

Mesmerizing Valparai - Sep 2015

Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by nkrishnap, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

    Messages:
    1,900
    Bangalore
    Bangalore
    Linea 1.3
    Tfian Turbo_karthik was to tie the knot on 9 September 2015 in Palakkad. I had planned my leaves so that I have a day or two for me to travel around Palakkad

    Had a round of casual discussion with my buddies and initially it was me and Raghu (rbp) who were supposed to go to Valparai to spend a day there and then head to Palakkad for the wedding. However, at the last minute Raghu had to drop out due personal exigency. Since the booking for the accommodation already done, I went ahead with the plans even with it being a solo drive until Palakkad.

    7th September 2015

    Started at 5 am in the morning and drove straight to Salem and had a stopover for a leisurely breakfast. Had tasty Idly, Vada, Dosa and a strong dose of coffee. Visited True Sai Salem to pick up a bottle of premixed coolant which took about 40 mins max. It was nice of Shaktivel to voluntarily do a quick check up as I as was on a highway trip. Windshield and front windows cleaned, I was all set to hit the highway again. Mind you all the stuff at True Sai was done in 30 mins flat. It was around 10.15 am by the time I head out of Salem. Drove through the Tiruppur and Palladam to reach Pollachi after losing about 30 mins in a traffic jam in Polladam. Had a quick lunch and then headed off to Valaparai. I had booked the accommodation at Monica Bungalow which is part of the Wood Briar Group.

    A small video of the video driving up.



    Checked into allotted tent at the Bungalow. Had a nice lovely lunch. The intent here was just to relax. I had quick nap and then had refreshing tea. Time for a movie on the laptop that I carried. All this while, it was raining heavily (started to rain as soon as I had checked in). Had dinner at 9 pm and crashed for the day.

    IMG_6816.JPG

    IMG_6819.JPG
  2. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

    Messages:
    1,900
    Bangalore
    Bangalore
    Linea 1.3
    8th September 2015

    Woke up leisurely on a weekday (phew otherwise it’s running against time for work), had a lovely breakfast and packed all the stuff and checked out around 10.30 am. Drove slowly enjoying the weather around. Stopped at a few places for pics.

    A few pics of the Bungalow

    IMG_6831.JPG

    IMG_6834.JPG

    IMG_6838.JPG

    IMG_6840.JPG

    IMG_6845.JPG

    IMG_6848.JPG

    IMG_6842.JPG

    IMG_6861.JPG

    IMG_6864.JPG

    A pics of the drive from Valparai to Pollachi.

    IMG_6874.JPG

    IMG_6875.JPG

    IMG_6876.JPG

    IMG_6879.JPG

    IMG_6883.JPG

    IMG_6881.JPG

    IMG_6885.JPG

    IMG_6897.JPG

    Video of the misty route



    Pretty eventless reached Pollachi and drove to Palakkad. Checked into a hotel and rested for a while before heading to the wedding hall. Later that night Crazy_ Driver joined me at the same hotel. Raghu had left for Palakkad on a Trusted KSRTC Volvo service.
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2015
  3. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

    Messages:
    1,900
    Bangalore
    Bangalore
    Linea 1.3
    9th September 2015

    After having the breakfast at the hotel, we reached the wedding hall at around 9 am. Witnesses the wedding and the sumptuous lunch followed. It was time to head back to Bangalore with Raghu and Crazy_Driver aka Sujai would drive back to Trivandrum.

    Drove back via Coimbatore – Chamarajanagar route and reach home by 10 pm.

    A couple of pics of the Sunset after crossing the forest checkpost

    IMG_6905.JPG

    IMG_6907.JPG

    A video of driving through the Dhimbham Ghats

  4. punto_emotion

    punto_emotion Esperto

    Messages:
    1,245
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Wow! Whenever I hear / read about Valparai; eagerness to visit this place multiples! On my 'to visit' list since some time. Hopefully will be able to visit this silent beauty soon. Nice travelogue!
  5. Raaz

    Raaz Amatore

    Messages:
    199
    Andhra Pradesh
    Retro / Classic FIAT
    Lovely Pictures. Thanks very much for sharing your beautiful Road Trip with us.
  6. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

    Messages:
    6,001
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    The sunset pictures are looking very nice (looks taken from mobile).

    Karthik's wedding was at very nice place (missed it :().
    nkrishnap likes this.
  7. 5u3zEr0

    5u3zEr0 Regolare

    Messages:
    390
    Madras
    Linea T-Jet
    Super snaps! After seeing and reading your posts, now I have to plan a visit to Valparai, looks quite peaceful.

    And driving alone has it's own charm and enjoyment.

    Hopefully next week, I take the Tjet to Madurai and back, boring roads but something is better than nothing.
    nkrishnap likes this.

Share This Page