Help! - A short trip to Ooty

#1 Oct 29th, 2011, 20:13
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Hello.

My parents and I plan to have a short weekend holiday to Ooty. We intend to go next week. Here's the plan -

Saturday Morning - Drive from Bangalore. Reach Ooty.
Monday Afternoon - Leave Ooty. Reach Bangalore same night.

Firstly, could you please suggest a good hotel (3 star) or a nice cozy cottage. Obviously, I'd prefer a place with good food, service and views.

Also, we'll be having a driver. Could you suggest a cheap place where he could stay for the night. I read about the Youth Hostel. Is that the only option?

My mother is keen to take the train ride. If that's the case. Where does it start from? And how do I tweak my plan then?

Looking forward to your suggestions!


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Rahul
#2 Oct 29th, 2011, 21:11
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I was in Ooty for the last three days and it was raining most of the time

I've been to Kodanadu view point though it was foggy and absolutely no view at all even after spending 2 hrs on top of the mountain in chilly weather! That's nature by the way

Looking at your plan it appears that you will reach Ooty by noon on Saturday (7-8hrs drive). I think in most of the hotels check in is by 12 noon and there are plenty of hotels to choose from. What about your budget?

There's regular train service from Ooty to Mettupalayam (Departure at 14:00IST from Ooty). It's better to book this in advance - first class would offer best views!
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#3 Oct 30th, 2011, 13:28
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Originally Posted by solo-n View Post I was in Ooty for the last three days and it was raining most of the time

I've been to Kodanadu view point though it was foggy and absolutely no view at all even after spending 2 hrs on top of the mountain in chilly weather! That's nature by the way

Looking at your plan it appears that you will reach Ooty by noon on Saturday (7-8hrs drive). I think in most of the hotels check in is by 12 noon and there are plenty of hotels to choose from. What about your budget?

There's regular train service from Ooty to Mettupalayam (Departure at 14:00IST from Ooty). It's better to book this in advance - first class would offer best views!
Yeah, I'm a bit worried about the rain factor too. But I guess that's something beyond my control.

As far as the hotel is concerned, my budget is around Rs. 2000 per night (double room). So could you suggest a good hotel in that bracket?

Also, what about my driver? Can you suggest a place where he can spend the night?

Okay. So if I have to take the train, do you advise that I drive to Ooty first, then take the train to Mettupalayam and then return to Ooty? Is that a viable option?
#4 Oct 31st, 2011, 15:17
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I would recommend to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the town - There are plenty of hotels within 2K in the town, but believe me it's crowded and polluted. I had been to Ooty lake and was shocked to see the colour of water I came to know that there's a cottage deep inside a tea plantation near Coonoor though I don't know the name of the property

Coming to the mountain train it would take 5hrs to reach Mettupalayam from Ooty. May be you can opt for it once if the weather permits. I never travelled on it and heard it offers more than one can imagine. So go for it

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