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Weekend Road Trip To Ooty Via Bandipur

Weekend Road Trip to Ooty via Bandipur

First step in planning the Ooty trip is to book the train for Ooty to Cunoor as the tickets are tough to get , even though there was a direct sale of some tickets at the station generally there will be long line and we may need to wait in the line for 3-4 hours . This train is one of the main attractions in the trip which we missed to cover, as we went there in the peak season.

On Day 1, we started the journey to Ooty at 3 a.m and reached Bandipur National Park around 8:30 a.m .We enjoyed the ride through the Park and had good view of peacocks, Deers, Elephants and Bisons which were roaming freely there.

Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Park

 

We reached Ooty around 10:30 in the morning . First we went to see the Tea and Chocolate Factory there. We strolled through the factory and saw the process of making tea and chocolates. We bought some freshly packed Tea and Chocolates there.

Tea and Chocolate Factory

Tea and Chocolate Factory

Then, we went to Check-in to the hotel room booked. After lunch, went to see the Ooty botanical gardens and spent some quality time there .

Botanical Gardens, Ooty

Botanical Gardens, Ooty

Botanical Gardens, Ooty

Botanical Gardens, Ooty

 

From there we went to Rose Garden which is about 4 hectares of land and having more than 20,000 variety of rose plants.Its a sight to admire, to have so many rose flowers at one place.

 

Rose Garden, Ooty

Rose Garden, Ooty

Rose Garden, Ooty

Rose Garden, Ooty

After that, we had dinner and called it a day .

We started Day 2  with boating at Ooty boat house .

Boat House, Ooty

After that, we went to Doddabetta peak, the highest mountain in the Nilgiri Mountains at 2,637 metres.

View from Doddabetta, Ooty

View from Doddabetta, Ooty

View from Doddabetta, Ooty

After the lunch we started the journey back to bangalore and had some short breaks at the shooting spots on the way. We took the short route (with 36 hairpin bends) on the way up and took the route through the shooting spots on the way down . Later, we came to know that only Tamilnadu registered vehicles are allowed on the way down through the short route. Also it needs to keep in plan that the Madhumalai and Bandipur Parks are closed for Vehicles post 6 p.m .

Ooty

We had dinner at Mysore, on the way back to Bangalore and reached home late night..

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