Visitng Ooty - Coming weekend, roads good?

#1 Nov 19th, 2013, 11:55
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Hi all!

I need some help to plan my trip to Ooty this coming weekend. I will just put down my itinerary first. Any help is highly appreciated!

I am a cyclist and I plan to ride to all the places on my cycle. I will be visitng on Nov 23-24, 2013. Here is my plan:
Day 0:
Board the bus to Mettupalayam from Chennai

Day 1: ~80 Kms
Arrive Mettupalayam Morning
Climb to Kothagiri
Ride till Kodanad
Back to Kothagiri
Ride to Conoor/Ooty based on Time available and Night stay

Day 2 ~ 100 Kms
Ride to Ooty if Overnight stay in Conoor
Ooty to Avalanche and Emerald
Manjoor
Conoor
Mettupalayam
Board the Chennai bus back

Here is what I am not sure of:
1. Are the road conditions in the Kothagiri ghat and Conoor ghat good now? I read in some posts that November is a bad time to visit Ooty, but I might not get an opportunity after this and want to visit this weekend.

2. Is there any good 'super cheap' hotel in Ooty/Conoor that will allow me to stay just overnight and keep my cycle with me in the room?

3. It is safe to travel alone in the above mentioned routes?

4. And any idea about the places where I could eat in between big towns? I am mainly worried about kodanad view point and places near Manjoor. Or should I carry some food along?

Once again, thanks for the help in advance!
"Life is best lived, when travelled"
#2 Dec 28th, 2015, 13:24
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Hi buddy,
Did you do this? I am thinking of something similar. Can you let me know how it went?

Thanks man
#3 Mar 10th, 2016, 20:01
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hey,

I am so sorry for the late reply. I did do this route. and the roads were perfect till Manjoor. After that till Karamadai, it was horrible especially on my roadbike as it had no suspensions. My ride report can be found at:

http://www.bikeszone.com/forum/viewt...7779c6#p170867

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