We reached our Bangalore home safely at 5:15 pm today. We left Hotel Lakeview, Ooty at 10:15 am. I took the same Masinagudi route for the downhill journey too. The first stop was at HP outlet near Gundlupet at 12:30 pm where my Linea had petrol for Rs 1000. We had coffee at the attached CCD. The next stop was at Maddur Adiga's for hot tomato soup at 3:30 pm. My Linea did not participate in the photo session as there was no sign of it until 10:15 am although it was scheduled at 10 am. Another innovative idea of Tamil Nadu Highways Department. The speed breakers on the MDR [Masinagudi route] are placed only for vehicles going downhill and not for the ones going uphill. And also, at every hair-pin bend, the drivers are advised to go in the second gear! Thanks, Deepak.