Pickup from Bangalore or Coimbatore Airport / Railway Station / Bus Station and proceed to Ooty (Bangalore to Ooty 6 Hrs 266 Kms | Coimbatore to Ooty 3 Hrs 87 Kms). On Arrival at Ooty, check-in to Ooty Hotel. After fresh up, If time permits proceed below to Ooty Sightseeing Places: Ooty Rose Garden - The pride of Ooty lies in the Rose Garden With more than 20 thousand variety of roses. It belongs to an elite club of 35 rose gardens around the world which has won the Garden of Excellence Award for South Asia. Ooty Lake - An artificial lake, built in 1825 by John Sullivan, Ooty Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Its scenic beauty captivates everyone. Walking around the lake on a well laid footpath and boating are also quite popular here. Doddabetta Peak - It is the highest point of Nilgiris hills with a height of about 2,623 meters. It is also the second highest peak in South India. A junction of Western and Eastern Ghats, its breathtaking view of the landscape around is something not to be missed. Ooty Tribal Research Center - Located about 10 kilometers from Ooty, it conducts research on the tribals inhabiting South India and the Andaman and Nicobar islands. It also houses guest house and a library.
After Morning breakfast, proceed for full day Ooty sightseeing: Wax World Ooty - 2 kilometers away from the main city, Wax World display wax statues of many popular Indian personalities and also replicas depicting the typical Indian way of life, especially in the villages. Deer Park - It is located about 1 km away from the Ooty Lake. Along with deer such as Sambhar and the Chithal, this park hosts a variety of flora and fauna, especially avian fauna. Avalanche Lake - Located at a distance of 28 kilometers from Ooty, surrounded by lush greenery, this lake presents breathtaking scenic beauty. As the name suggest, this lake is the result of an avalanche. It is Trout fishing is also quite popular here. Kalhatti Waterfalls - Located about 15 kilometers from Ooty, the waterfalls can be reached after a two mile trek from the Kalahatti village. It is fabled that Saint Agastya used to live here. Along with a variety of flora and fauna, it is also ideal for bird watching. Kamraj Sagar Dam - Also known as the Sandynallah Reservoir, it is a wonderful picnic spot with refreshing nature around. It is also frequented by a lot of bird watchers.
After Breakfast, check-out from Ooty Hotel & proceed to Kodaikanal. On Arrival check-in to Kodaikanal Hotel. After fresh up, If time permits proceed below to Ooty Sightseeing Places Kodaikanal Lake - Built in 1863, it is an artificial lake in the shape of a star. Also known as Kodai Lake attracts visitors with its incomparable scenic beauty. Walking by the side of lake, boating, horse riding, bicycling are a few of the popular activities here. Shopping - No tour to Kodaikanal is complete without shopping of homemade chocolates, cheese and marshmallows. Aromatherapy products and herbs are also bought by almost every tourist. Places such as Kashmir Handicrafts centre, Khadi Emporium, Government Sales Emporium and Handloom Co-operative Stores are a must visit if you are looking for something unique to take back home.
After breakfast, proceed to full day Kodaikanal local sightseeing: Pillar Rocks - At a height of 122 meters, Pillar rocks is a set of three massive rock pillars, offering captivating view of lush green surroundings. Surrounded with thick threads of clouds and dense woods, it also offers magnificent view of the Vaigai Dam; a must for every Kodaikanal tour. Dolphin's Nose - Located at a height of 6,600 ft, 8 km away from Kodaikanal, it is a captivating view point. It is naturally formed flat rock with a shape that resembles a dolphin's nose. View of Catherine Falls from this massive rock is worth capturing. Pine Forest - Set up by Mr. Bryant in 1906 to grow timber, Pine forest has become a preserved natural heritage of Kodaikanal. A paradise of photographers, this is a must visit for nature lovers too. Horse riding and walking is quite popular here. Guna Caves / Devil's Kitchen - Arranged between Green Valley and Pillar Rocks, Guna Caves is a narrow hidden valley that appears as dark furrow. Also known as Devilâ€™s Kitchen, these rock formations are said formed as a result of soil erosion from cliffs. It is said that many bats live in the dark chambers between the rocks. Solar Physical Observatory - Built in 1898, this observatory presents an amazing opportunity to study the planetary movements and stars. It is situated at a height of 7700 feet which is the highest point of Kodai Hill. Silver Cascade Waterfalls - At an altitude of 5,900 feet, Silver Cascade Waterfalls are located 8 km away from Kodaikanal. Mesmerizing view of the waterfall and the scenic beauty of the surrounding areas is not to be missed.
Morning after Breakfast, check-out from the Kodaikanal hotel. Depending on your departure time, if time permits, we can recommend the following tourism places: Coakers Walk - Built in 1872, it is a well-maintained 1 km long pathway along the edge of steep slopes. Walking here is an experience of lifetime. View of clouds slowly crossing the hills, Dolphin's Nose in the south, Pambar River and even of Madurai city is something one cannot miss. Telescope House - Located at northern tip of Coaker's Walk, Telescope House is the best place to enjoy the enthralling view of the surrounding areas. The sight of Vaigai Dam, Sothupparai Dam, Periyakulam and Varaha River from here is absolutely spectacular. Bear Shola Falls - A perfect picnic spot, Bear Shola Falls is located in the Reserve forest. It is believed that bears come here to drink water which led to this name of the waterfalls. Located only 2 km away from Kodaikanal Lake, it presents mesmerizing scenic beauty. Drop at Bangalore or Coimbatore Airport / Railway Station / Bus Stand for your return journey.