Chennai - ooty - coonoor- mysore -bangalore itinerary .. Help needed

#1 Jan 10th, 2013, 23:10
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Hi guys,

My Ooty tour(2 of us .. me and my wife) is going to commence next week and I am very excited about it. I have chalked out my itinerary and booked all the trains tickets, hotels, bus tickets. Please do let me know whether I need to modify my plan any way for the better.

18.01.2103 (Friday) - Board Hwh Chennai mail from Howarh at 23:45 hours.

19.01.2013 (Saturday) - In train.

20.01.2013 (Sunday) - Reach Chennai at 03:50 am. Check in at a hotel near Chennai Central. If possible, explore Chennai to some extent(Marina Beach is at the top of my list). Catch Mettupalaiyam bound Nilgiri Exp in the night.

21.01.2013 (Monday) - Reach Mettupalaiyam early morning and board the toy train for Ooty. Reach Ooty at around 12 pm. I have already booked the holiday home of my office named 'Kirthi Guest House' for 5 days. Half of the day for leisure. ( I am free to any kind of suggestions which you guys can provide to spend half of this day)

22.01.2013 (Tuesday) - Board Ooty Conoor Toy Train at reach Coonoor at 10:30 AM. Pick up from Coonoor Railway Station in an indica (non ac). Coonoor Sight-seeing (5 hours approx) ... Rich Tour & Travels has quoted Rs. 900 /- for it (Please let me know whether I will be able to get cheaper quotes January being off-season).... Drop at Hotel Bella Vista (Coonoor) which I have pre-booked from for 1 night @ Rs. 1700 /-

23.01.2013 (Wednesday) - Board Coonoor Ooty toy train and reach Ooty at 12:00 pm. Pick up from my guest house in the same indica (non ac) of Rich Tours and Travels ... Ooty & Kotagiri sightseeing (Quotation Rs. 1600 approx) .. Drop at my Guest House

24.01.2013 (Thursday) - Pick up from my Guest House in the same indica (non ac) ... Pykara ..Gudalur & Mudumalai sight seeing ... (Quotation is Rs. 1600 approx) ... I don't know much about Mudumalai NP .. Please let me know the timings and rate for the jeep and elephant safari over there .. Should I try to arrange it on my own or ask the travel agency to do the same ?????? Drop at my Guest House ....

25.01.2013 (Friday) - Board Mysore bound KSRTC volvo at 10:00am (tickets pre-booked) .... Reach Mysore at 13:00 pm .. Check in at Hotel Aishwarya Residency which I have pre-booked ..... @ Rs. 1078 /- for one night ....... Half Day Mysore sightseeing ..........

26.01.2013 (Saturday) - Board Chamundi Exp from Mysore at 06:45 am and reach Bangalore at 09:40 am .... Check in at my company guest house at Dollars Colony ..... Roam around in Bangalore, visit old friends .....

27.01.2013 (Sunday) - Board Bangalore Howrah Duronto Exp ...

28.01.2013 (Monday) - Reach Howrah

Help needed in the following points:

1. Please let me know as to whether the quotation of Rich Tour and travels is a favourable one (Jan being off season) ?? If possible give me the contact details of some other travel agencies or direct contact details of good and reliable drivers.

2. I am missing out on Avalanche, Upper Bhawani & Emerald Dam in Ooty .. Please let me know whether I should swap any of my day itineraries to accomodate these ........

3. Suggest some good restaurants, shopping places in Ooty & Mysore ....

4. Please let me know the rates & timings for both the jeep & elephant safari in Mudumalai NP .. Can I pre-book the same online ? If not, should I try to arrange the same myself or get it done through the travel agency or cab driver ?

5. Will it possible to accomodate Bandipur in my itinerary ? If yes, rate, timings and ways of booking the jungle safari .....

6. Please suggest what are the places that would be included in my ooty and Coonoor local-sightseeing ....

7. What are the places to see in Mysore in half a day ? Suggest some good restaurants in Mysore as well.

8. In Chennai, how shall we spent our day ?

9. How far is Dollars Colony from Bangalore Central and Yeswantpur railway Station ?? Is it possible to to get into the heart of Bangalore City from Dollar's Colony ?

Any other suggestions are most welcome ......

Waiting for your early response !!!!

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