Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Another Bad Experience - Ooty at Wrong Time

My another travel experience went wrong, here is how...

This time I decided to enjoy this summer in Ooty. I made the plan to go by car with my friend and my brother. Booked the room via Oyo Rooms for 3 days at Ooty town. The hotel is nearby the lake, railway station, botanical garden and the race course. I thought this location will help to see the city around the near by main attractions the lake and the botanical garden.

So we start the car from my place (Pudukkottai) on midnight April 15, 2016. Everything is fine until we reach the city. The city is full of crowd and bad smell around the city. Another nightmare is reach the hotel (Kurinji Residency). This hotel has very small parking space (we lent the nearby talkies parking space) and the road to the hotel is very small and both sides of road is occupied by the shops and their vehicles. But the hotel is neat and nice. I recommend this hotel for peoples go by bus or taxies. If you have your own vehicle please another place out of the main town.

On the whole trip, we could see only 3 places, Avalanche Lake (nice drive along), Lake and the toy railway station. We couldn't go to the other places because of heavy traffic and no parking on other places especially botanical garden.

On last day, We tried to take train ticket and see the hills beauty by train, but because of minimum number of tickets we couldn't buy the tickets even though we wait on queue around 45 minutes. So we went back to hotel, ate and slept.

Next day we decided to wake up earlier and leave the Ooty. So left the city at 6AM.

Mostly I don't prefer to go the tourism places on peak season. This time for my brother only, because he is studying in school.

My advice is. if you want really enjoy this hill stations, don't go on peak summer season. Because everybody is there at this peak season and there is no green at all.

I planned go again to Ooty on June 1st week. There may be less crowd and book resort out of the city..

I can't say anything more about this trip, will post another one for Ooty later my on my next trip with more details.

Few photos from my Ooty tour:






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