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The beautiful vicinity of Ooty (Southern India)

The next morning we are all a bit hung over when we arrive for breakfast. There’s no reason to complain though, it was completely worth it. A bit later a guide turns up at the hotel, he’s going to lead us on a walk through the vicinity of Ooty.

The air is fresh and vests are essential, it’s a nice difference from all the heat we’ve had during the first part of our journey. When we start walking it’s almost as if we’re in Scotland or Ireland. I’ve never been there myself, but the cool air, the green mountains and countless herds of sheep somehow fit the standard description of those two countries.

The beautiful vicinity of Ooty (Southern India)
It’s not an image that comes to mind when thinking of India.

We pass several fields with tea bushes and all the women who pick tea leaves come towards us to pose for pictures. I turns out not everything here is different to the rest of India. We also walk through a small village with beautiful children and smiling people. 

The houses and the clothing would indicate that the people living here are poor, but nobody looks unhappy. Not a single person looks at us with envy or jealousy. They all smile at us, come to say hello and watch the pictures we’ve taken on the screens of our camera’s.

Situations like these always surprise me. I don’t know how I would react if someone who was obviously a lot wealthier and luckier in life when it comes to education and chances to make money than myself would come walking through my town. What would I do when a person like this would take pictures of me and look at my house with some sense of pity.

It’s as if these people are a lot smarter than us, it’s as if they understand that wealth is mainly a curse that transforms you in a person that’s always discontented with what you have. Look as us here at Travbuddy, aren’t we all just wishing to travel more, finding ways to get more money so we can stop working and do nothing else than roam the world? Maybe we should stop and think for a moment and be grateful for the trips we already made, be thankful for the fact that we are able to leave our own country and get to know other cultures…

shainthk says:
Nice itenary almost covers everything, i have been to Ooty thrice and the charm attracts me always, so many tourist attractions in the same destination, one can spend hours sitting and enjoying the scenic beauty of blue mountains and Tea gardens one must go on Ooty Tour once in a lifetime and reaching there is easy once you take Ooty Packages from a reputed Ooty Travel agent
Regards Shaina Thakur
Posted on: Sep 10, 2011
travelman727 says:
Insightful comments and great advice :-)
Posted on: Jun 04, 2010
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Ooty Sights & Attractions review
A walk through the vicinity of Ooty
Walking through the beautiful vicinity of Ooty is a wonderful change from everything India has to offer. You can hire a guide in the centre of town to… read entire review
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