Journey started from pune,India as I was staying there, came to Mysore via direct bus . You have to come to Mysore from anywhere to start the journey and please plan for ooty-coonor-pykara all 3 places if you have time for minimum 2 days, you can also enjoy to see lots of deers , elephants and 🐅 if lucky enough on the way to Ooty from Mysuru or Mysore 😄 in Bandipur area .
Once reached in Ooty I booked the travel package via local tourism which had cost minimal that includes whole day Ooty and pykara sightseeing. You can enjoy boat riding in Ooty lake, visit the Rose garden , than go to dodhabetta peak or botanical garden, pykara lake ,waterfall ,several shooting place, oil factory, tea garden etc. If you book private cab by your own it will be costlier and time taking. You can easily get the package by max 350-400 rupees per head from local tourism shops which will cover everything within time.
Hotel I choose tulip elkhill resort, which is one of the best hotel in Ooty you can say, you can see whole hill view from your balcony. Even every room is like luxury cottage with kitchen setup and 5* amenities. I booked the hotel after going there once I see the nameplate upon hill and asked locals for the best hotel. You won't believe i got that hotel room for per day aprox 1100 rupees from Goibibo in some offer luckily though the price if you check it shows minimum 3800 per day everytime , time was January while I visited.