/* Style Definitions */
mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;
Ooty is often described as a tourist laden hill town which presents picturesque beauty of the lofty mountains, snow-capped peaks, widespread coffee and tea plantations, blooming flowers, swollen waterfalls and mesmerizing natural beauty. There are many attractive places and endless things-to-do for tourists visiting Ooty on a holiday. While spending 3 days in Ooty, one can cover many different places of interest.
3 Days in Ooty
On the first day of your arrival to Ooty, it would be advisable to rest for a couple of hours after a tiring train or car journey. Post lunch, you can kick start your journey through the unwinding lanes and beautiful destinations which Ooty has to offer to every ardent traveler. You can opt to visit the Botanical Garden on that day, view the umpteen varieties of flora and fauna there, enjoy the Rose Garden which has more than 2,000 varieties and species of roses to display and even indulge in bird watching there. After a tiring day, you can retreat to your hotel premises, have a sumptuous dinner and relax and unwind till dawn hits you.
On the second day, try leaving your hotel room early so that you can catch the beautiful glimpse of the rising sun from the famous Dodabatta peak. On the same day, you can cover other local tourist hot spots as well like the Tiger Hill, the Sim’s Park, Dolphin’s Nose, Catherine Falls and Lamb’s Rock. By evening, you can enjoy a boat ride in the famous Ooty Lake and then retrieve back to relax in the confines of your hotel room.
On this day, you should start early to visit the Pykara Lake for a boat ride and also to see the beautiful Pykara falls. You can stop over at the picturesque view points, covered with pine forests for some photo session. It is better to carry a picnic lunch so that you can reach Mudumalai for the elephant camp without wasting time. If you reach on time, you can even experience the 4 PM Safari there. While coming back you can enjoy the picturesque drive through the Kalhatty range. Alternatively, you can also opt to visit Coonoor where you get to see the widespread spice and tea/coffee plantations.
Madhav Guest House is among budget hotels in Ooty which caters to the needs of people from every walk of life. It is situated at a distance of 3 km from the railway station and bus stand. It offers fascinating rooms with all modern facilities at a rate of Rs. 600 per night, along with free complimentary breakfast.
Hotel Lake View is one of the nice 2 star Ooty hotels. It is spread over 8 acres of open land with independent cottages which offer a breath-taking view of the surrounding landscapes. Every cottage has a private attached garden and open deck area, overlooking the lake and valley which is just out of the world. The hotel offers easy access to all modern facilities at room tariffs of Rs. 1400 per night.
For travelers looking for 5 star luxury hotels in Ooty, Hotel Taj Savoy makes for the best option. It sprawls over 6 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens over a high hill. It consists of colonial style cottages surrounded by colorful flowerbeds which add to its English charm and refinement. It provides a quite retreat with all major luxuries making it a ‘little pocket of paradise’.