Weekend Getaway to Ooty #notinnorth

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15th Mar 2019
Photo of Weekend Getaway to Ooty #notinnorth by Amiyangshu Nath
Day 1

Writing my first travel photoblog here. So the plan was made all of a sudden to explore the Nilgiris to Espace the scorching heat of Mysuru and also relaxing a bit after a hectic week at Office. Me alongwith 3 of my friends decided to take a half day off and visit Ooty and the neighbouring attractions. We booked a cab from Goibibo.com and left for Ooty from Mysuru at about 1:30 pm.

Off to Ooty.

Photo of Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Amiyangshu Nath

There were two routes to reach Ooty from Mysuru. We chose the route that goes through Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary. We encountered some Elephants, Deer, Monkeys etc on our way.

Deer

Photo of Bandipur National Park, Bandipur, Karnataka, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Bandipur National Park, Bandipur, Karnataka, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Deer

Photo of Bandipur National Park, Bandipur, Karnataka, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Entering Tamil Nadu

Photo of Bandipur National Park, Bandipur, Karnataka, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Elephants

Photo of Bandipur National Park, Bandipur, Karnataka, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Elephants

Photo of Bandipur National Park, Bandipur, Karnataka, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Monkeys

Photo of Bandipur National Park, Bandipur, Karnataka, India by Amiyangshu Nath

We reached our Hotel at around 4:30 pm, rested for a while and decided to explore the nearby markets, attractions.

Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Almost reached.

Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Race Course, Ooty(View from Hotel Room)

Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Ooty

Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

City life

Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Roadside Stalls

Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Selfie at Adam's Fountain

Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Groupfie

Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Adam's Fountain

Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Ooty is famous for Chocolates... Most of the shops sell homemade chocolates.

Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Night View from Hotel

Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Day 2

The next day, we planned to visit various places in and  nearby Ooty. We booked a private shared bus for sightseeing Ooty and Coonoor for 250 bucks per person.

The first place we visited was Thread Garden. Everything showcased in this garden is completely handmade.

Photo of Thread Garden, North Lake Road, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Thread Garden

Photo of Thread Garden, North Lake Road, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Thread Garden, North Lake Road, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Just at the other side of the Thread Garden is the Boat House. The view of the lake is wonderful.

Ooty Lake

Photo of Ooty Boat House, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty Boat House, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty Boat House, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty Boat House, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty Boat House, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty Boat House, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty Boat House, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty Boat House, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty Boat House, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty Boat House, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty Boat House, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty Boat House, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty Boat House, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty Boat House, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Amazing View from the view point. There's a telescope too to take a close look at the view.

Photo of Ketti Valley View Point, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Thalayathimund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ketti Valley View Point, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Thalayathimund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ketti Valley View Point, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Thalayathimund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ketti Valley View Point, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Thalayathimund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ketti Valley View Point, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Thalayathimund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ketti Valley View Point, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Thalayathimund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ketti Valley View Point, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Thalayathimund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ketti Valley View Point, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Thalayathimund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ketti Valley View Point, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Thalayathimund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ketti Valley View Point, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Thalayathimund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Wellington Gymkhana Club, Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Wellington Gymkhana Club, Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Wellington Gymkhana Club, Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Wellington Gymkhana Club, Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Wellington Gymkhana Club, Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Wellington Gymkhana Club, Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Wellington Gymkhana Club, Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Wellington Gymkhana Club, Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Polo Grounds

Photo of Wellington Gymkhana Club, Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Polo Grounds

Photo of Wellington Gymkhana Club, Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Polo Grounds

Photo of Wellington Gymkhana Club, Wellington, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Singara Tea Estate.

Photo of Singara Tea estate, Dolphin's Nose Road, Alwarpet, Burliyar, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Singara Tea estate, Dolphin's Nose Road, Alwarpet, Burliyar, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Singara Tea estate, Dolphin's Nose Road, Alwarpet, Burliyar, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Singara Tea estate, Dolphin's Nose Road, Alwarpet, Burliyar, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Singara Tea estate, Dolphin's Nose Road, Alwarpet, Burliyar, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Singara Tea estate, Dolphin's Nose Road, Alwarpet, Burliyar, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Singara Tea estate, Dolphin's Nose Road, Alwarpet, Burliyar, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Singara Tea estate, Dolphin's Nose Road, Alwarpet, Burliyar, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Singara Tea estate, Dolphin's Nose Road, Alwarpet, Burliyar, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Singara Tea estate, Dolphin's Nose Road, Alwarpet, Burliyar, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Singara Tea estate, Dolphin's Nose Road, Alwarpet, Burliyar, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Got an inside view of how chocolates are made.

Photo of Chocolate factory, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Anna Nagar, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Chocolate factory, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Anna Nagar, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Chocolate factory, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Anna Nagar, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Chocolate factory, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Anna Nagar, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Chocolate factory, Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Highway, Anna Nagar, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

This rock on which this view point is situated looks just like a Dolphin's Nose.

Photo of Dolphin Nose View Point, Dolphins nose Road, Alwarpet, Burliyar, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Dolphin Nose View Point, Dolphins nose Road, Alwarpet, Burliyar, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Dolphin Nose View Point, Dolphins nose Road, Alwarpet, Burliyar, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Dolphin Nose View Point, Dolphins nose Road, Alwarpet, Burliyar, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

We had to trek 5 mins upwards to reach the point.

Photo of Dolphin Nose View Point, Dolphins nose Road, Alwarpet, Burliyar, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Dolphin Nose View Point, Dolphins nose Road, Alwarpet, Burliyar, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Dolphin Nose View Point, Dolphins nose Road, Alwarpet, Burliyar, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Dolphin Nose View Point, Dolphins nose Road, Alwarpet, Burliyar, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

2-story lookout at the top of Doddabetta mountain featuring 2 telescopes & sweeping views. There's also a local market near the point.

Photo of Doddabetta View Point Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Doddabetta View Point Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Doddabetta View Point Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Doddabetta View Point Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Doddabetta View Point Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Doddabetta View Point Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Doddabetta View Point Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

We were supposed to visit some more places for the day but chose to visit them the next day.

Dusk

Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Nusta Chai..!!

Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Day 3

We decided to visit some gardens nearby before we go back to Mysuru.

This place has an huge collection of different types of roses.

Photo of Government Rose Garden, Horticulture House, Elk Hill Road, Bombay Castel, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Rose Garden, Horticulture House, Elk Hill Road, Bombay Castel, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Rose Garden, Horticulture House, Elk Hill Road, Bombay Castel, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Rose Garden, Horticulture House, Elk Hill Road, Bombay Castel, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Rose Garden, Horticulture House, Elk Hill Road, Bombay Castel, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Rose Garden, Horticulture House, Elk Hill Road, Bombay Castel, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Rose Garden, Horticulture House, Elk Hill Road, Bombay Castel, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Rose Garden, Horticulture House, Elk Hill Road, Bombay Castel, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Rose Garden, Horticulture House, Elk Hill Road, Bombay Castel, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Rose Garden, Horticulture House, Elk Hill Road, Bombay Castel, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Rose Garden, Horticulture House, Elk Hill Road, Bombay Castel, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Rose Garden, Horticulture House, Elk Hill Road, Bombay Castel, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Rose Garden, Horticulture House, Elk Hill Road, Bombay Castel, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Rose Garden, Horticulture House, Elk Hill Road, Bombay Castel, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Rose Garden, Horticulture House, Elk Hill Road, Bombay Castel, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Rose Garden, Horticulture House, Elk Hill Road, Bombay Castel, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Rose Garden, Horticulture House, Elk Hill Road, Bombay Castel, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Rose Garden, Horticulture House, Elk Hill Road, Bombay Castel, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Nice place to spend time with family and friends.

Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Government Botanical Garden ,Ootacamund, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Unfortunately we could not enter the forest as it was closed at that time..

Photo of Pine Forest Shooting Spot, Ooty Main, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Pine Forest Shooting Spot, Ooty Main, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Pine Forest Shooting Spot, Ooty Main, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Pine Forest Shooting Spot, Ooty Main, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Pine Forest Shooting Spot, Ooty Main, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Pine Forest Shooting Spot, Ooty Main, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Pine Forest Shooting Spot, Ooty Main, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Pine Forest Shooting Spot, Ooty Main, Tamil Nadu, India by Amiyangshu Nath

We booked a cab back to Mysuru and left Ooty at 3:30 pm. While coming back, we had to take another route through Pykara and Mudumalai Tiger Reserve.

Photo of Mudumalai National Park, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Mudumalai National Park, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Mudumalai National Park, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Mudumalai National Park, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Mudumalai National Park, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Mudumalai National Park, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Mudumalai National Park, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Mudumalai National Park, India by Amiyangshu Nath
Photo of Mudumalai National Park, India by Amiyangshu Nath

Back to Mysuru. End of the weekend trip..!!

Photo of Mudumalai National Park, India by Amiyangshu Nath

So, that's how I spent my weekends at Ooty... See you in the next one..!!

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