Kannur to Kotagiri : A Beautiful Drive

On our way to Kochi from Goa, part of the Mumbai – Coonoor road trip, we decided to stay overnight at Kannur, which had fairly warm weather for December. We were attracted towards the hills and cooler weather of Coonoor, so early next morning, we drove towards Kotugiri.

This is the route we took, about 7 hours with constant breaks, and we loved it! We recommend it to anyone looking for a great drive, awesome food, and wonderful roads with almost no traffic. We also spotted a Nilgiri Langur (Trachypithecus johnii) and an Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) on the way.

From Kannur  – Putukaramba – Kannavam – Needumpoyil – Mananthawadi – Panamaram – Sulthan Batheri – Gudalur – Ooty – Dodabetta – Kotagiri.

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The road is smooth and well paved, full of beautiful curves.
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On either side, almost throughout the journey, you have rolling tea gardens.
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We had a delicious breakfast of Puttu and curry.
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Beautiful roads with filtered sunlight. An amazing drive throughout.
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We stopped again to have some local Parothas and Nilgiri Tea.
There is a stretch just before Ooty where the road passes through a plantation of these extremely tall trees. Perhaps Silver Oak, I am not sure.
There is a stretch just before Ooty where the road passes through a plantation of these breath takingly tall trees. Perhaps Silver Oak, I am not sure.

15 thoughts on “Kannur to Kotagiri : A Beautiful Drive”

  1. Beautiful photos… makes me want to get on the road now! I have a distant relative who lives in Kotagiri on a estate. I guess I should invite myself over and make that trip sooner than later.

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  2. Many thanks for sharing this post here. Last year i am going to Kerala with my family in the month of may and enjoy back water. You have provide here great information and surly help all the travelers those make planning to visit Kannur

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