Valparai - Chasing Monsoons, to the Lap of Verdant Greenery!Thursday, July 01, 2010
Panorama made of 5 vertical shots. Find the larger version here - View On Black
You know there is this very famous dialogue from the movie “Om Shanti Om” which loosely translates to if you wish/work for something with all your heart, the whole universe will conspire to bring it to you. Well something similar happened with this trip. It was planned even before I had gone to Ladakh and then it all fell apart. Sometimes I played the spoilsport and sometimes the weather played the spoilsport and another time everyone else took the turn of playing the spoilsport. While all this was happening over the week, only one thought was stuck in my head. I AM GOING TO VALPARAI THIS WEEKEND. How? I didn’t know yet and it was Friday evening already. True to the word, I was on my way to Valparai that night with a group of four.
Where did we Stay? --> We stayed at a hotel modeled as a homestay in the town itself. There were two rooms and we took them both and it was quite comfortable. But the downside was the room had no view. It was bang at the center of the market.
Details of the hotel - Holiday Inn, C.M.Complex, (Opp) Repco Bank, Valparai, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu
Contact - 04253 223165, +91 94864 12001
What are the options for Accommodation? -->There are quite a few expensive options in one of the Tea Estates around Valparai such as the Stanmore Bungalow etc. But you need to book quite in advance.
There are few Hotels and homestays where you can get accommodation on the spot if you are lucky. But Advance Booking is recommended.