Ooty is the most popular hill station in the South. Ooty is lLocated in the Western ghats at a height of 2240m, Udhagamandalam is the headquarters of the Nilgiris district where the two ghats ranges meet. Nature has been generous with this region, which is by far the most beautiful in the state.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Bangalore - Transfer From Bangalore To Ooty
On arrival at Bangalore airport/ Railway station, meet our representative and transfer to Ooty (300Kms/6Hrs). Drive pass the beautiful forests of Bandipur National Park & the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. Get a mini wildlife safari experience with sighting of deers, monkeys, langurs, peacocks and elephants. This drive through lush dense forests, tall pines trees and a string of tea estates will leave you mesmerised. Reach Ooty and check-in to your hotel. Spend your evening at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Full Day Ooty Local Sightseeing
Post breakfast get assistance and proceed for full day local sightseeing tour at Ooty covering Doddabetta Peak, Tea Museum, Botanical Garden, Rose Garden & Ooty Lake.
Doddabetta Peak - one of the highest mountains in the Nilgiris surrounded by a reserved forest and lush greenery. Get a bird’s eye view of Ooty from the peak. Visit the telescope house to get a good view of the surrounding valleys and hills including the “Chamundi Hills”.
Visit Tea Museum and learn about the origin of different kinds of tea leaves. Appreciate the method of tea processing by CTC (Cut, Twist and Curl) machines and buy specially crafted tea souvenirs. Proceed to Tea Estate View Point snap photographs and make it as a memorable moment in your lifetime.
Post lunch proceed to Botanical Garden - a vast expanse of lawn like a golf course, going steeply uphill with variety of trees and shrubs as well as some conservatories with exotic ferns and flowering plants. Highlight of this park is the fossilized tree belonging to the pre-historic era, kept as natural exhibit. According to carbon dating findings, it is about 20 million-year-old.
Rose Garden- the largest rose garden in India which dispalys more than 20,000 varieties of roses collected from different parts of the world. Unusual colors of black and green roses are also found. Get a spectacular view of the entire Ooty from Rose Garden.
Visit the Shooting Point - featuring picturesque scenery often used by filmmakers and photographers. Climb a steep hill to reach the main viewpoint offering vistas of rolling green hills and tall trees. You can explore the surrounding are by foot or on horseback.
In the evening proceed to Ooty Lake - an artificial Lake & one of the famous tourist spots in Ooty. Enjoy boating, cycling, photography, mini toy train ride etc (on direct payment basis). Indulge in shopping around Ooty lake for chocolates, shawls, eucalyptus oil etc. Later proceed to hotel and relax. Overnight stay at Ooty hotel.
Day Excursion To Coonoor
Post breakfast head straight to Coonor for full day sightseeing. Located around 25 km from Ooty, Coonoor is one of the largest hill stations after Ooty.
Visit Sim's Park - Located at a height of 1780 meters, Sim’s Park is a botanical garden which was established in 1874. It has more than 1000 species of flora including Queensland Karry Pine, Rudraksha (the bead tree) and Ornamental tree making it a place worth visiting. Take long peaceful walks through the lush greenery and colourful, vibrant flowers. Enjoy boating & photography.
Lamb's Rock - Located on the way to Dolphin’s Nose in Ooty, Lamb’s Rock is laos called as Echo Rock. A popular picnic spot, it offers an admirable view of Coimbatore Plains and surrounding lush greenery. Route to this place offers trekking opportunities too.
Dolphin’s Nose - Located 10 km at a distance from Coonoor, Dolphin’s Nose is a peak offering enchanting view of the Nilgiri Hills and the Catherine Falls. The peak of the hills resembles a nose of a dolphin hence the name.
Tea Garden - A tour to these tea plantations, walking through the lush greenery and refreshing aromas of tea is an experience worth trying.
Ketti Valley View - a popular vantage point situated on Ooty - Coonoor Road in Nilgiris. The view of Ketti from the viewpoint is majestic and often compared to views of Switzerland. There is also a telescope room to get a closer view of the valley and surroundings. his valley also houses a popular brand of the needle making industry, known as Pony Needles.
Return back to hotel. Evening free for own activity. Overnight stay at Ooty.
Day 4: Transfer From Ooty To Bangalore & Departure From Bangalore
Morning, after breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Bangalore Airport / Railway station for your onward journey) (7hr/ 320km). Tour ends with lifetime memories.