Suddenly planned Ooty trip from bangalore with limited budget during dushera october 2019. Ideal or best time to visit ooty is April to June and September to November. There are different ways to reach ooty from bangalore like bus or car, I preferred to travel from bangalore to mysore by train and mysore to ooty by bus. Bangalore to mysore distance by car is nearly 143 KM.
You can visit places at Mysore like Mysore Maharaja Palace, Jaganmohan Palace, Jayalakshmi Vilas, Chamundeshwari Temple, Philomena’s Cathedral, Rail Museum, Oriental Research Institute, Srirangapatna, Somnathpur. Due to shortage of time, i decided to visit ooty first and visit places at mysore while returning as per my availability time.
I booked government bus ticket from mysore to ooty. Bus drivers are really experienced and was driving very cool. They drive carefully and slow in forest route. Enjoyed the slow driving by watching forest and animals in forest. There are few places where bus will stop to take a break. Below image is taken at one place where we took one break during travel.
As per my plan, places to visit in ooty was Ooty Lake, Doddabetta peak, Ooty tea museum, Ooty tea factory, Botanical Garden, Ooty golf course, Pykara boat house, Pykara waterfalls, Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, Pine Forest Shooting Spot.
Mysore to Ooty bus
Hotel in Ooty
My plan was for 3 days. Most of the time will be spent in visiting. My budget was also less. I decided to stay near ooty lake. I stayed at Hotel Lake Residency which is just front of Ooty Lake. Checked in around 4:40 PM. After an hour went out near ooty lake.
Back to hotel around 9 pm. Day 1 spent in travel, walk aorund ooty lake and shopping.
Day 2-Started with morning walk
View from my hotel as seen in figure below.
Decided to visit doddabetta peak first.
Ooty tea museum or tea factory
Ooty tea museum or tea factory is a good place to visit. You will get different kind of tea for shopping.
Botanical Garden ooty
It was around 3 pm, we entered Botanical Garden.
Ooty lake visit at the end since i was staying near that.
Ooty golf course
Ooty golf course is the place which is considered for film shooting mostly.
Pykara boat house ooty
Pykara boat house
Pykara waterfalls ooty
Pykara waterfalls ooty
Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point ooty
Pine Forest Shooting Spot ooty
My plan was suddent with limited leaves from office. Tried to visit as many places as possible. Better to plan for 1 week. Lot of places there to visit. I will plan again for another visit next time. I will share with better details next time. Thanks…