OVERVIEW- One of the most beautiful states of the country, Tamil Nadu is known for its captivating attractions, rich culture and history. Scenic hill stations, beautiful waterfalls, historical monuments and endless beaches forested mountains and grasslands make this city all the more beautiful. Located in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Ooty is is called the Queen of hill stations. The picturesque scenic beauty and the beauty of the Nilgiris make it a favored tourist resorts in India. During the colonial period, Ooty was considered as the summer getaway for the Britishers. While Coonoor is a popular hill station famous for its tea production and adventure sports. The city holds a great attraction among the trekkers and hikers hailing from all around the world.
COIMBATORE- Situated on Nilgiri’s foothills, Coimbatore is one of the fastest growing cities of India. It is a significant hub for the textile, education, commercial and IT sectors. Nestled in the state of Tamil Nadu, the city is located on the banks of the Noyyal River and surrounded by the Western Ghats, Coimbatore has beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, wildlife and numerous lakes making it a tourists’ paradise.
OOTY- Ooty, the capital of Nilgiris district and the Queen of hill stations nestled in the beautiful Nilgiris Mountains is the land of picturesque picnic spots. It was a popular summer gateway of Britishers during the colonial days due to its high altitude (2240 meters above sea level). The travelers are greeted by the dense forest, sprawling grasslands, lofty mountains and numerous tea gardens on most of the routes. And shop for souvenirs at the popular local markets.
COONOOR- Coonoor situated at an altitude of 4927 meters id the second largest hill station in Nilgiri region after Ooty. It is located about 19 km to the south of Ooty. It is famous for lush green views of Nilgiri hills with an extensive variety of wildflowers and birds it is home to. It also abounds in sprawling vegetation, tea bushes, coffee plantation and a profusion of sunflowers, marigolds and rhododendrons, mountains and lovely waterfalls.
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Tour Destination: Coimbatore/Bengaluru/Kochi – Ooty – Coimbatore/Bengaluru/Kochi
Travel Duration: 03 Nights/04 Days
DAY 1: COIMBATORE - OOTY- Today drive to the beautiful hill station Ooty. Transfer to hotel. Enjoy the remaining day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 2: OOTY- After breakfast at hotel, visit the ‘Queen of the Blue Mountains’- Ooty.
BOTANICAL GARDEN- The garden is very popular with nature lovers and those who long to walk among greenery and see rare ferns and shrubs up close. It is located at the slopes of the Doddabetta peak. The terraced garden is maintained by the Tamil Nadu horticultural society and covers an area of 22 hectares. OOTY LAKE- Covering an area of around 65 acres, the Ooty Lake is a manmade lake formed in 1824 under the British. It features a boathouse which offers boating facilities to the visitors and is famous for for boating on the lake or enjoy their favorite outdoor activity of fishing.
DODDABETTA PARK- It is the highest point in the district, making it possibly the best vantage point around Ooty. The picturesque Nilgiris and the amazing views this place has to offer. This place offers amazing trek spots and plenty of quiet and picturesque locations to solitary wanderers like me.
LAMB’S ROCK- another vantage point that is ideal for taking pictures and is a wonderful picnic spot.
PYKARA RIVER- Known as a sacred place for the Toda people, Pykara River flows through the plateau and form several cascades and waterfalls. The Pykara falls are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ooty and are famous for the shola trees, Toda settlements and wildlife.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 3: OOTY – COONOOR - OOTY- Today drive to the beautiful hill station Coonoor. Later visit Coonoor.
SIM’S PARK- Bounded by the breathtaking contours of land over a hundred years, this amazing park was developed. The park, spread over 12 hectares, was developed by Mr. J.D. Sims and Major Murray in the year 1874. The park contains naturally occurring trees, creepers, shrubs besides many unusual plant species.
DOLPHIN NOSE VIEWPOINT- A huge rock, the Dolphin's Nose resembles a dolphin's nose and is located at 1000 feet above sea level. The road to this popular viewpoint goes through hairpin turns and breath stopping narrow roads. Once you reach the rock, you can see jaw-dropping gorges on both the sides of it that will surely give you an adrenalin thrill.
HIDDEN VALLEY- The Hidden Valley, nestled in the beautiful hills of Coonoor, is splashed with a lush, green landscape and with the enchanting mountain-views at the backdrop, every footstep seems a marvel. Since the valley is not totally accessible, hence a trek is necessary to savour its beauty.
CATHERINE’S FALLS- St. Catherine Falls is situated around the sphere surrounding of Coonoor. It is located at a height of 250 feet and has a special place in the heart of the visitors. The name of the Catherine Falls is perceived to be baptized after the wife of M.D. Cockburn. The pretty lady was believed to have spread the coffee plantation to Kotagiri region.
DROOG FORT- Droog Fort served Tipu Sultan as his outpost in the 18th century. at a distance of about 15 kilometres from Coonoor town the fort is based at an elevation of 600 feet from sea level, tourists need to trek their way through the tea gardens to make it to the famous tourist attraction.
ST. GEORGE CHURCH- The church is a work-of-art in the history of Coonoor. The church is the unique example of an archetypal Cantonment Church. It was established by Colonel J.T.Boileau in 1826. A number of travelers from across the world come here to see the beauty of this magnificent church.
In the evening return back to Ooty.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 4: OOTY – COIMBATORE- Day free for leisure and later, drive back to Coimbatore to catch your flights/train towards onward destination.
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Coimbatore at a Glance
Ooty at a Glance
Coonoor at a Glance
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