DAY 8 ROUTE AND TOUR END

STAGE 8
18TH DECEMBER 2022
Day 8 – Back to City of Palaces
DoddaBetta, Ooty - Mysuru
105KM | 1063 M+ | 2696 M-

It is time to head back from Nilgiris and as we always say. "It's mostly downhill!" and it is for real.. A real downhill day.


Put on those wind blockers and ride down to Ooty in the morning cold and head towards Pykarra - don't know how many Bollywood movies were shot here in the 80s and 90s. Instead of the steep kalhatti, we will take the longer but gradual Naduvattam - Gudalur route. After a bit of rolling terrain at Pykara, it is a long winding downhill till Gudalur completely lined by Tea estates and Nilgiri plantations.


Once you reach Gudalur, you'll start your journey through Mudumalai wildlife and Bandipur Tiger Reserve. You might spot a tusker, definitely lots of spotted deer and if you are extremely lucky, maybe a leopard on a tree.These are some of most safe guarded reserve forest and we are lucky enough to get permissions to ride through them before and should happen ahead.


Once we exit the Reserve forests, It all the way till Mysuru on a highway, sipping the favorite coconut water ,water melons and all the memories of last 7 days of the tour.