Anamalai – a back to school story

After the horrors of my previous hotel, upon reaching Coimbatore, a swelteringly hot city in central Tamil Nadu, I checked myself into a 4-star place as curative pampering.  The concierge helped me with my bags and I offered him 50 rupees to thank him for his trouble. At this point, he came out with an…

Ooty-rageous accommodation

Ooty was my destination upon leaving the leafy paradise of Wayanad.  My “no frills” bus journey deposited me in the centre of a bustling hill station with brightly coloured buildings. Higher still than Wayanad, the air away from direct sunlight had a strong goose-pimpling effect which presaged nights on the cold side of chilly. Rant…