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Planning to Ooty for 3 nights - Bala

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Planning to Ooty for 3 nights - Bala

Hi,,,

Please suggest me we have already booked ticket from 27-Jun-11 to 1-Jul-11... Is this right time to go Ooty or is this rainy season ?? please suggest... And also advice Cab/Room details... Actually we are 4 couples...

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1. Re: Planning to Ooty for 3 nights - Bala

Dear Bala,

Ooty is currently a be bit rainy as the monsoons have started. But the weather is generally pleasant and it is an ideal time to visit as it would be less crowded. Presuming that you are travelling by train from Chennai, it is advisable to take a van from Coimbatore. Are there any children travelling in this group? Further search the net for some 3/4 bedroom bungalows,cottages or guest houses which can accommodate all of you together, as it may be of value. Else check out with Sterling or Club Mahindra wherein you can take two 2BR cottages.

Feel free to revert back for any clarification

Regards

Prasanna

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2. Re: Planning to Ooty for 3 nights - Bala

Dear Prasanna,

Thanks for your reply...

Yes.. we are coming by train only... Yeah there are 4 kids in our group.. And we enquired one cottage named Sana, 2 bedroom cottage cost 2600/- per day (including kitchen) and for Cab Tauvera/Sumo cost 1700/- from coimbatore to Ooty...

Whether we have to book the cottage/cab in advance or it will be available at the time of arrival ??

Please advice dear...

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4. Re: Planning to Ooty for 3 nights - Bala

Dear Bala,

It is advisable to book the cab in advance. Are you coming to Coimbatore or Mettupalayam? It is always better to have the cab waiting for you at the station instead of having to go around negotiating in the wee hours. Further, you will have cery limited options in the railway station. Please go through my earlier post in some thread, where I had listed the numbers of some reputed travel operators here, in Coimbatore.

As far as the cottage is concerned, (presume, you will have a wash and breakfast enroute), you can orally confirm it. Once you enter Ooty, you will have a lot of touts asking for room bookings. In case you are not satisfied with the one you have organised, you can have a look at the ones these guys show you, negotiate really hard and fix one. It will not be very difficult as Ooty presently is free. There are many many cottages to take.

Feel free to revert back for any clarification...

Regards

Prasanna

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5. Re: Planning to Ooty for 3 nights - Bala

Dear Prasanna,

Our plans are totally changed, since Ooty bit rainy now... Now we decided to go by car from Chennai itself… we are going to start tomorrow morning 6 am (Monday, 27-Jun-11) and returning Chennai by 2-Jul-11 totally we have six days now…

Our plan to visit

Monday - Okkanakal, Mettur

Tuesday – Thursday in Ooty

Friday – Black thunder

Saturday – Vellore – Golden temple…

Please advice whether we can visit some more places or shall we re-organize… Kindly advice me a perfect trip for these six days…

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6. Re: Planning to Ooty for 3 nights - Bala

Hi

Here is the route plan.

Chennai - Vellore - Krishnagiri (Turn Left) - Dharmapuri (don't go into town, take the bypass road which will lead to a flyover. Take the road leading under the flyover and then take the road leading to the right) and this leads to Pennagaram and then to Hogenakkal. At the foothills, you will need to pay and entry fee at the checkpost (sometimes there are more fee's like Panchayat fee etc)

Very basic rooms at most places, including Hotel Tamilnadu. Some tourist attractions at Hogenakkal are the Waterfalls, the Aquarium, the Crocodile park, Boat Rides (700 INR) etc

Hogenekkal to Mettur is straight forward as well. Get to Pennagaram, Dharmapuri bypass, Thoppur and you will find a diversion from the national highway forking to the right, which leads to Metur. It is easy to miss this, so keep a close watch on the signboards after Thoppur.

Similarly, from Mettur to Ooty, the following would be the best option. Mettur -Sathyamangalam - Mettupalayam - Coonoor - Ooty. Black thunder is inbetween Mettupalayam and the beginning of the Ghat roads to ooty (a place called Kallar).

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7. Re: Planning to Ooty for 3 nights - Bala

Dear Rajan,

Many thanks !!!

Is this possible to visit hogenakkal, Mettur and we need to get cottage in ooty for the same night..

And also advice is there any places to visit while we returning chennai from ooty...

what about Mysore dear ?

Best regards,

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8. Re: Planning to Ooty for 3 nights - Bala

Hi Bala,

If you plan to visit Mysore, then work on an alternate route. Assuming you start from Chennai at 7 AM, you should reach Hogenakkal by 1 PM, at it would be a 6 hr drive with a couple of stops. 2 - 3 hrs there and pack up for Mettur, this would definitely tahe a min of 2 hrs. If you are reaching Mettur by 6 PM, I dont think you can do much there. Instead, you may straight head to Ooty. Or book yourselves in the Black Thunder or any other resorts nearby for Monday night. Tuesday, you can finish Black Thunder and head to Ooty. Tue/Wed/Thu - Ooty and then you can start to Mysore from there, enroute just peeping into the tourist areas. Friday night would be at Mysore. Saturday and maybe Sunday half day you may do Chamundi Hills, Palace, KRS/Brindavan Gardens etc and leave for Chennai on Sunday afternoon to reach Chennai by night.

P.S - If you avoid Mettur, check on the following link to avoid Salem and reach Sankagiri in a easier way. You would get an idea on the route if you go through it. Then from Avinashi take the Annur,Mettupalayam road to reach Black Thunder.

tripadvisor.in/ShowTopic-g297675-i7547-k4159…

Decide on your plan and let me know, so that I may be of help, if need be.

Regards

Prasanna

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