Hubs woke me up early morning 7 o clock and that too on Saturday morning L such an evil thing to do right? On top of it, when I am trying to pull my blanket back he smiles and says “isn’t it too hot in Bangalore?” I started wondering wasn’t I feeling well or has he gone out of his mind this day. I thought either ways I have to visit doctor as this was the case but just before I dialed my family doctor for appointment, my Mr.Hubs grins saying “How about beating the heat? Surprise Surprise! Game for a drive to Ooooooty???” Aahhhhh Sometimes this man makes me fall in love again and again!!!
Hurraaaaaaaaaaay zoom I was out of the bed with in a second, packed for 2 days and much before hubs could get ready I was out there taking our car from the garage!!! I just don’t want to take chance with my very busy hubs and don’t want his work to call him back and so zooooooom we were on the way to ooty.
On the way to Queen of hills…Misty weather, neat beautiful road, favorite song playing and my smart hubs beside me, what more can I ask for but life had much more to offer in next 48hrs.
As we cruised through thick forest, 36 hairpin curves and reached the top, all my excitement was gone, apart from drizzling rain nothing much I was impressed about being there as it was just another overly crowd hill station which smelled mostly of diesel and petrol instead of Eucalyptus. I was really sad but hubs whispered in my ear to wait for another 27km drive to a place called Emerald
“I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it.”
Rosalia de Castro … is right!!!
Ahhh with some hopes left I buckled my seat belt and started driving away from the buzzing ooty, gosh there I was totally awestruck by the beauty of the place I was in, beautiful tea plantations, streams by the roadside, cloud clad mountains and yes much awaited fragrance of Eucalyptus from the thick shola forest! And I was in Heaven that’s Emerald valley a small scenic place far away from usual tourist places of ooty. A little cute very English place Emerald, and across that was Red hill where we were supposed to go!
I could just not stop praising the beauty and getting lost in the mist. So many types of greens, Playful green of tea plantation, Majestic green of thick forest and lush full naughty green of carrot farm, it was just so magical. And to add to this was the Beautiful majestic British Bungalow turned to resort in the lap of Red hills where we are going to spend next 48hrs of our life! So there I was with all adrenaline pumped in jumping around in the lap of Nilgiris.
“Though we travel the world over to find the beauty, we must carry it back with us or we find it not.”
So here I am loaded with beautiful experiences of that 48hrs in heaven and have carried it all the way back for you!
Coming up J… When death roared… Part 2 of 48hrs in heaven
P.S: Since many want the details of this place ... here you go... http://redhill-resort.com/