Hyderabad to Ooty, Coonoor & Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu - Pre monsoon drive meet up - June 01 - 04 17'   Start point - Gachibowli (ORR) End point - Ooty (Accommodation) Start time - 04:15 a.m. Total Distance - ~1900 kms Objective - A drive meet to Ooty, Coonoor and Bandipur to rejoice the pre-monsoon showers.   Participants:   1) Maruthi Suzuki Baleno 2) Volks Wagen Polo (Red) 3)  Volks Wagen Polo (Red) 4) Ford Ecosport 5) Hyundai Creta (Red) 6) Hyundai Creta (White)   Route Taken: Hyderabad (Gachibowli) --> Kurnool --> Bangalore --> Mysuru --> Bandipur --> Mudumalai --> Ooty  
  Road Condition:   Hyderabad to Bangalore: 
4-lane and road condition is excellent, Kurnool bridge is finally completed. 
  Bangalore to Mysuru routes:
Route 1:
Bangalore --> Visveshpura --> Herur --> Yadiru --> Nagamangala --> Srirangapatna --> Mysuru Bangalore to Yadiru route  : 4-lane and excellent road.
Yadiru  to Srirangapatna route : single lane road, road condition is good but many speed bumps en-route.    Route 2: Bangalore --> Channapatna --> Mandya --> Mysuru 4-lane road but heavy traffic.   Mysuru to Bandhipur route: Mysuru --> Najanagudu --> Begur --> Gundlupete --> Bandhipur   Bandhipur to Ooty route: Route 1:
Bandhipur --> Theppakapadu --> Masinagundi --> 36 haripins --> Ooty Non-commercial route, only for cars and small vehicles are allowed. Route 2: Bandhipur --> Gudalur -->  Ooty
Commercial route with truck traffic.   Places covered:   1) Bandipur forest safari 2) Coonoor - Highfield Tea factory 3) Avalanche & Emerald 4) Doddabetta peak 5) Kotagiri 6) Ooty - The Tea factory and Tea museum