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Places to visit in Ooty & Coonoor

Bengaluru, India
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Places to visit in Ooty & Coonoor

I will be driving to Ooty & Coonoor this weekend from Bangalore. Booked for accommodation in Coonoor. Can someone help me with an the best list of attractions in ooty/coonoor region for a 3 day trip?

Bengaluru, India
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1. Re: Places to visit in Ooty & Coonoor

Dont miss boating in Ooty Lake , the Doddabetta Peak , the Ooty Botanical Gardens , Pykara Lake and Pykara Falls .

Other than this the coffee and tea plantations in connoor .

there are quite a lot of sight seeing to be done other than what is mentioned e.g.Catherine Falls, Droog Fort, Dolphin's Nose, Marlimun Lake ,Sim's Park, etc

Manali, India
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2. Re: Places to visit in Ooty & Coonoor

Here are some things you can do:

At Coonoor:

1.Tea-tasting sessions at tranquilitea (http://www.tranquilitea.in/page5/page5.html)

2. Horse riding session at High Field horse riding school (Between 7 am – 8 am & 5 pm - 6 pm ; Ph: 9095567811).

3.Mansoor Khan, a Bollywood celebrity gives tours of the farm at Rs.100 per person. (Ph: +91 94432-32621)

4. Swedish massages, aroma therapy, reflexology at K – Holistic, Owned and run by Kayoko Rozario, a Japanese lady ( +91 98402-08735)

5. Lunch and Safari at Masinagudi

6. In one of the three days you will be at Coonoor, go for lunch at Red Hills in Avalanchi. The place is spectacular

Regular sightseeing which has been mentioned above

Ellicott City...
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3. Re: Places to visit in Ooty & Coonoor

Hi,

At Ooty you should not miss Doddabetta peak (10km drive from Ooty), Botanical Gardens, Pykara (with boating) and Pine forest. A visit to tea factory and boating in the lake are also good.

In Coonoor, you should not miss Sim's Park, Lamb's Rock and Dolphin's Nose view points.

Also it will be a nice experience to travel by Nilgiri Mountain Railway. You may atleast take a ride between Ooty and Coonoor (approx 1 hour).

Since you are having 3 complete days, if time permits you may include Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary in your trip. The distance is around 50km and the route has 36 hair pin bends.

Happy Planning,

TT_Chennai

Bengaluru, India
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4. Re: Places to visit in Ooty & Coonoor

Thanks everyone for the advise..

Here is my travelogue - …travelpod.com/travel-blog/…tpod.html

Bengaluru, India
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5. Re: Places to visit in Ooty & Coonoor

Places to watch in Coonoor :

Sims Park : Old trees, flowers, boat ride. A place to enjoy an evening

Dolphin nose : Could taste different flavours of tea that is being sold in the nearby shops. Nothing much to see here, though the Catherine waterfalls is visible at a far distance.

Raliah dam : There are two routes to the dam. One is motorable and the other is only walkable that starts in the nearby village. Try the walkable route to reach the top, go only in groups as there is a chance of encountering bisons and monkeys. Carry your lunch as it might take around 4 to 5hrs in total and you will be tired and hungry by the time you reach the dam, but i felt it was worth the effort. The fresh smell of pine and eucalyptus takes away all the tiredness that you carry from the city life

For more read @http://leisurenama.blogspot.in/2012/09/voyage-to-ooty-coonoor.html

Negombo, Sri Lanka
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6. Re: Places to visit in Ooty & Coonoor

Approximately how many days do you need to cover these.

Thank you

Christine

Bengaluru, India
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7. Re: Places to visit in Ooty & Coonoor

3 days in Ooty will be a comfortable one. 2 days will keep u busy.

Negombo, Sri Lanka
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8. Re: Places to visit in Ooty & Coonoor

Thank you

Bangalore...
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9. Re: Places to visit in Ooty & Coonoor

Hi, can u please tell me if there are buses from conoor to madumalai/masingudi and from madumalai/masingudi back to ooty?

Coimbatore, India
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10. Re: Places to visit in Ooty & Coonoor

you have buses from Ooty to Masinagudi. No direct bus from Coonoor to Masinagudi.

Coonoor to Ooty you have buses for every 5 mins.

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