A misty valley in a tree-filled Nilgiris mountain range of Tamil Nadu, on the way to Ooty/Ootacamund from Coimbatore.

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This big business and junction city – Tamil Nadu's second largest, often known as the Manchester of India for its textile industry – is increasingly cosmopolitan and most travellers use it as a stepping stone towards Ooty or Kerala. There are plenty of accommodation and eating options if you're staying overnight.

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