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Ooty - Kodaikanal

Ootacamund or Ooty the queen of southern hill resorts of India is a hill resort standing at 7,349 feet above sea level. Udhagamanalam (other name for Ooty) spreads over 36 sq. miles and the temperature ranges from 25 degree Celsius in summers to near freezing in winters.

This famous hill station is at the junction of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, three southern states of India. British founded this hill resort which seemed them as their summer headquarters. Before that time, the area was inhabited by Todas. These tribal people still inhabit the area, but only around 3000 remain

Ooty lake : OOTY lake is favourite tourist spots of the visitors. The lake covers an area of one and a half square miles, with a railway running along one bank. The large graveyard of St. Thomas's church, built in 1870, overlooks the lake. It has the tallest memorial of Ooty, a huge pillar surmounted by a cross, over the grave of William Patrick Adam, the Governor of Madras Presidency, who died in Ooty in 1881. Paddle boats or rowing boats are available for boating enthusiasts.

Botanical Gardens : The gardens lie on the lower slopes of Dodabetta peak, the highest point in Ooty. Clipped bushes in the form of elephants, with raised trunks, and other animals greet the visitors, all over the Gardens. More than a thousand different species of plants including thirty odd varieties of eucalyptus. The Roman Catholic Cathedral, recently enlarged, can be seen on the road from Charing Cross to the Botanical Gardens.


The Charms of the City
The beauty of the sights to see in this picturesque town is simply boundless. Here You will see the splendors of mother nature as closely as anyone can. If time permits, unfold the mesmerizing beauty of Kodaikanal with a leisurely walk to places like star shaped lake and Fairy Falls that add something special to the already ravishing beauty of this heavenly destination.

Star Shaped Lake
The star-shaped lake or the Kodaikanal Lake is located in the central point of the Kodaikanal and is one of the major tourist attraction of town. It is the brainchild of former Collector, Sir Vere Levinge, who transformed a marshy land into a breathtaking star shaped water body. The entire lake spread over an area of about 60 acres. The lake is surrounded by a variety of trees like Pine and Eucalyptus. Apart from enjoying the relaxing view of the lake, you have an option for boating courtesy the Boat Club or you can savor a small horse ride along the sidelines.

Solar Observatory
From the Kodaikanal Lake, it is just 3 km away. It is one of the three solar observatories in the world that were built more than 75 years ago. It is situated at an elevation of 2343 meters which is the highest point of the town. You have to book a ticket for the scheduled shows to get an experience of the solar system, which surely will be worth the money and time you spend on it.

View Points
Kodaikanal is famous among travelers for the most scintillating viewpoints from where you get the most panoramic glances of the entire Kodaikanal hill station. The best viewpoints here are Green Valley view point, Pillar Rocks, and the Dolphin's Nose. A visit to these viewpoints and a glimpse of the nature's marvel from them can be the best memory that you take from here.


Day 1:  Evening depart by Coach, overnight journey.

Day 2: Morning arrival, transfer to hotel, visit Lake, Botanical Garden, Doddabetta, Coonoor, Night halt at Ooty.

Day 3:  Morning depart to Kodaikanal by coach, Evening arrival, free for leisure, night halt at Kodaikanal.

Day 4:  Morning check out of the hotel, start for Kodaikanal sight seeing, visit Pillar Rock, Green Valley Lake, Solar Physical Observatory, Bryant Park, evening depart to Bangalore.

Day 5:  Morning arrival Bangalore.

Package Includes :

  • Transportation from Bangalore - Ooty - Kodaikanal - Bangalore by coach
  • Accommodation (twin Sharing)
  • Sight seeing by reserved vehicle

Package Excludes :

  • All meals
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal Expenses