My perfect solo travel photo itinerary in Ooty- "The queen of hill stations" #notinnorth

Tripoto
5th Mar 2019

Ooty is the queen of hill stations. If you love mountains, rivers, hill stations, tea gardens, toy train journey, then "Ooty" is one of the perfect spot in South India covered with plastic free region of Nilgiri forest and mountains, located in Tamil Nadu State, India.

I traveled to Ooty from Coimbatore by Taxi and returned back by "toy train" -The most exciting part on Day 3, the toy train journey from "Udagamandalam(Ooty) to Mettupalayam" with most beautiful breathtaking beauty of nature captured.

So, let's see my journey.

The best serene beauty captured

Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal
Day 1

Day 1 starts with "Doddabetta" which is the highest mountain in the Nilgiri Mountains with an altitude of 2,634 mts. It is 9 km from Ooty, on the Ooty-Kotagiri Road in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu, India.

Doddabetta view point 1

Photo of Doddabetta View Point Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Doddabetta view point 2

Photo of Doddabetta View Point Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Doddabetta Peak- The highest Peak

Photo of Doddabetta View Point Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Platstic Free Nilgiris

Photo of Doddabetta View Point Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Carrot Farming

Photo of Doddabetta View Point Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Highway

Photo of Doddabetta View Point Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

The Tea Factory and Tea Museum is located at Doddabetta Road, 5kms from Doddabetta view point.

Rotorvane- The first tea manufcaturing machine

Photo of The Tea Factory and The Tea Museum, Thalayathimund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Rain or Shine, any time is tea time!!

Photo of The Tea Factory and The Tea Museum, Thalayathimund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Tea Processing

Photo of The Tea Factory and The Tea Museum, Thalayathimund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Beautiful view from Tea factory and Tea Museum

Photo of The Tea Factory and The Tea Museum, Thalayathimund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Government Botanical Garden is located on Ooty-Kotagiri highway, just 3kms from Tea Factory and Tea museum.

Botanical Garden View

Photo of Government Botanical Garden, Vannarapettai, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Tea Cup in Botanical Garden

Photo of Government Botanical Garden, Vannarapettai, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Ooty Boat House is located at lake road, 4kms from Government Botanical Garden.

Ooty lake boat house

Photo of Ooty Boat House, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Ooty lake boat house

Photo of Ooty Boat House, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Ooty lake boat house

Photo of Ooty Boat House, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal
Day 2

Day 2 starts with "Pine Forest Shooting Spot" which is located on highway, 10kms from Ooty.

Pine Forest Shooting Spot

Photo of Pine Forest Shooting Spot, Ooty Main, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Pine Forest entrance

Photo of Pine Forest Shooting Spot, Ooty Main, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Pine Forest

Photo of Pine Forest Shooting Spot, Ooty Main, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Kamaraj Sagar Dam is just 2kms from Pine Forest Shooting Spot. It is fresh and beautiful.

Kamaraj Sagar best view

Photo of Kamaraj Sagar Dam, Sholur, Tamil Nadu by Sonesh Bansal

Kamaraj Sagar dam gate

Photo of Kamaraj Sagar Dam, Sholur, Tamil Nadu by Sonesh Bansal

Kamaraj Sagar Tower

Photo of Kamaraj Sagar Dam, Sholur, Tamil Nadu by Sonesh Bansal

Kamaraj Sagar

Photo of Kamaraj Sagar Dam, Sholur, Tamil Nadu by Sonesh Bansal

Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point is located 6kms away from Kamaraj Sadar Dam. It is very famous shooting point.

Bollywood movie "Raja Hindustani" is being shot here.

9Th Mile shooting point Curve Top view

Photo of Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, Coimbatore-Ooty-Gundlupet Highway, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

9Th Mile shooting point Curve starting view

Photo of Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, Coimbatore-Ooty-Gundlupet Highway, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Shooting Point

Photo of Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, Coimbatore-Ooty-Gundlupet Highway, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Shooting Point

Photo of Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, Coimbatore-Ooty-Gundlupet Highway, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Famous Shooting spot on the top of the hill

Photo of Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, Coimbatore-Ooty-Gundlupet Highway, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Famous Shooting spot on the top of the hill

Photo of Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, Coimbatore-Ooty-Gundlupet Highway, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Top view towards the highway

Photo of Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, Coimbatore-Ooty-Gundlupet Highway, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Pykara Waterfalls is located 7kms from 9th mile shooting point. It is inside the forest, so you need to walk a little to reach the waterfall.

Pykara Waterfalls Entry Point

Photo of Pykara WaterFalls, Pykara, Sholur, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Pykara Waterfalls View 1

Photo of Pykara WaterFalls, Pykara, Sholur, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Pykara Waterfalls View 2

Photo of Pykara WaterFalls, Pykara, Sholur, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Pykara Waterfalls View 3

Photo of Pykara WaterFalls, Pykara, Sholur, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Pykara Waterfalls View 4

Photo of Pykara WaterFalls, Pykara, Sholur, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal
Day 3

The most exciting Day 3 starts with "Udagamandalam(Ooty)-Mettupalayam Train Journey" which takes almost 5 hours to reach Mettupalayam from Ooty. Journey covers most beautiful and breathtaking natural attractions through various stations like Coonoor, wellington etc. You can return back to Coimbatore from Mettupalayam in 1-2 hours by bus or taxi which is around 35kms.

The best view captured in whole Journey

Photo of Udagamandalam Railway Station, Mysuru - Ooty Road, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Udagamandalam Railway Station

Photo of Udagamandalam Railway Station, Mysuru - Ooty Road, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Udagamandalam(ooty) to Mettupalalaym

Photo of Udagamandalam Railway Station, Mysuru - Ooty Road, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Udagamandalam Station view

Photo of Udagamandalam Railway Station, Mysuru - Ooty Road, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Carrot Farm from train journey

Photo of Udagamandalam Railway Station, Mysuru - Ooty Road, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Playground covered with the beauty of nature says it all

Photo of Udagamandalam Railway Station, Mysuru - Ooty Road, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Road view from the train

Photo of Udagamandalam Railway Station, Mysuru - Ooty Road, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Wellington Railway Station

Photo of Wellington, Balaclava, Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

14 Mile Stop

Photo of Wellington, Balaclava, Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Tree Says it all

Photo of Wellington, Balaclava, Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Coonoor Railway Station

Photo of Coonoor Railway Junction, Coimbatore-Ooty-Gundlupet Highway, Kurumbadi, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Deep and Dense

Photo of Coonoor Railway Junction, Coimbatore-Ooty-Gundlupet Highway, Kurumbadi, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Runneymede forest

Photo of Coonoor Railway Junction, Coimbatore-Ooty-Gundlupet Highway, Kurumbadi, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Dense Forest

Photo of Coonoor Railway Junction, Coimbatore-Ooty-Gundlupet Highway, Kurumbadi, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Nilgiri Mountain Railway Museum

Photo of Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Mysore Rd, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

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Photo of Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Mysore Rd, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Sonesh Bansal

Note : (The Photographs used are all original, cannot be used without my permission. Trip cost is for single person)

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