This is located in the Western Ghats zone at an altitude of 2240 mtrs. It is the headquarters of the Nilgiri District, where the two mountain ranges meet. Udhagamandalam , popularly called as OOTY by the tourist, is the Queen of Hill Stations. Centuries ago this was also called as Oththai-Kal [single stone] Mandu [ Mund is a name of Toda Village]. The British started calling it as Ootacamund.
Coffee and Tea Plantations and trees like Conifers, Eucalyptus, Pine and Wattle dot the hill side in Udhagamandalam and its environs. Summer temperature is maximum of 25 C and a minimum of 10 C . During the Winter it is minimum 5 C and a maximum of 21 C when it is slightly warmer. This area was inhibited by the tribals called TODA long before any body could venture into this region. Curiously enough, this slice of paradise remained unknown even during the periods of the great Southern Dynasties. It was the Britons who ventured into the riches of the regions during early 1800’s. Development and modernization took after their arrival to Udhagamandalam. This was the Summer Capital of the Madras Presidency during the British Rule. Coonoor - 19Kms, Kothagiri - 31 Kms are the other smaller nearby hill stations
5 Nights, 6 Days
Day 1: Reach Mysore
On arrival at Mysore railway station/airport transfer to the hotel. Check in the hotel and relax. After Lunch, enjoy sightseeing in Mysore, You can visit Mysore Zoo, Mysore Palace, Channapatna Toys Center and Tipus Summer Palace. In evening you can visit Mysore railway Museum and Art Galleries of Mysore. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 2: Mysore - Ooty
After breakfast proceed to Ooty, a popular hill station and famous for pleasing climate, fruit orchards, beautiful waterfalls and scenic landscapes of Nilgris hills. On arrival, check in the resort and relax. In evening visit Deer Park and enjoy boating in Ooty Lake. Overnight stay in Ooty.
Day 3: Ooty
After breakfast, you can spend full day visiting different attractions in Ooty. You can visit Botanical Gardens where you can find very rare species of flowers, shrubs and trees. Enjoy visiting serene places such as Lotus Pond, Doda Betta and Kodanad View Point. Enjoy cascading waterfalls such as Kalhatti waterfalls, Catherine waterfalls, etc. Later in the evening, visit Lalith Kale Academy and Government Museum. Enjoy the dinner overnight stay at Ooty.
Day 4: Ooty to Kodaikanal (260 km / 6.5 hrs)
After breakfast, proceed to Kodaikanal and do sightseeing-The Lake,Coakers Walk,Bryant Park,Green Valley View,Silver Cascade,Pambar Falls.Overnight stay at Kodaikanal.
Day 5: Kodaikanal
After breakfast, proceed to Sightseeing-Kurinji Andavar Temple, Green Valley View,Social Physical Observatory,Telescope House,Shenbaganur Museum,Palani,Dolphins nose.Overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 6: Back to Home
After Breakfast, check out from Hotel and proceed for Return Journey.