You will see plenty of deer as you drive on the road through Bandipur Tiger reserve. Here is a big herd of deer. We didnt stop as it is advisable not to stop on these roads and also the 2 other cars had stopped close to the herd and we didnt want to scare them away.
Its difficult to capture the true awesomeness of watching a big tusker
elephant fairly closeby – a biker signs to me stating somethingis just
down the road and we find it easy to spot this elephant
The final stretch of the road to the parking lot at Wild Planet Jungle
Resort is unpaved dirt road, but its patiently drivable in any car. Be
prepared to reverse when someone comes in the opposite direction. This
is a narrow hilly road, but the stay at the resort is worth it. From the
parking lot, they take you in a 4 wheel drive vehicle to the actual
resort which is a bumpy ride!
On the return journey, I almost drove off the hill as I took the wrong ‘exit’ before I went out through the gate. The bumpy dirt road is narrow. I also had to reverse to let a car past. Quite a nice little adventure
The Kallada bus first overtook me from the left where the lane was ending, but I managed to squeeze in to the right most lane. I saw the brake lights flicker in the bus after a few moments and realised he just managed to avoid a car who was reversing on the highway!
You’d think that slow speed on rough roads would make it easy to stop if
the truck in front of you slowed. This car was tailgating the truck at
speeds of about 30-40 KMPH and almost failed to brake on time when the
truck abruptly slowed at a bump. You can see the puff of smoke as his
wheels lock and the tire skids. I kept a very safe distance and barely
needed to slow down for this.
This is the coimbatore to Pollachi road. I love the lush green
surroundings with coconut trees and changing scenery as it traverses
through small villages and towns. The roads are not the best, but the
ride is very relaxing
Pollachi – Avinashi stretch: This stretch is narrow but quite scenic and a lot of bits are very green. This is the stretch where we got see see many windmills – lovely to watch them as you drive
At beyond the 40 second mark, you will notice the green government bus
nearly sandwich the Maruti car against the median. The traffic is
haphazard and the reason is the highway maintenance vehicle watering the
plants amidst traffic! Everything can happen on Indian Highways!