- Weekend gateways
Arrive in Coimbatore. Transfer to Ooty (90 kms / 2 hrs), the Queen of Hill stations. The rest of the day is at leisure. Stay overnight.
Start your exploration of Ooty by visiting the Botanical Gardens, known for its exotic plants and colourfully laid out ornamental gardens. Visit the Doddabetta peak, the highest point in the Nilgiri mountains and move on to the beautiful Ooty Lake where you can enjoy an optional boat ride. Stay overnight.
Sprawled over an area of 22 hectares, the garden is divided into several sections that are trimmed beautifully to present an endearing sight. Another highlight of the Botanical Garden is the Toda hill, known as the Toda mund, which gives the visitors an insight into the lives and culture of Todas (a tribe of the Nilgiris). The slopes of the hill lie at an ascent of 2500 metres above mean sea level, as a result of which the garden enjoys a temperate climate ideal for a number of plants and shrubs to grow.
Towering at a staggering height of 8650 feet or 2,623 meters above the sea level, Dodabetta, which literally translates into 'big hill' is the highest peak in the Nilgiri Hills. Dodabetta is strategically located between the Western and Eastern Ghats, thus it is an ideal vantage point for the entire Nilgiris. Another unique feature of this hill is that it can be accessed by foot as well as by vehicle, thus appealing to the younger as well the older audience.
The beautiful lake is spread over an area of 65 acres. The Lake is surrounded by Eucalyptus trees and greenery all around. There is a mini train too for kids to hop on and take a quick tour of the lake. Boat races, as well as other events, are also organized here for two days in May.
Today is at leisure OR take an optional excursion to Coonoor to visit the sprawling Tea gardens and tea factory, enjoy a joy ride on the Toy Train. Stay overnight.
The tea garden on the way to conoor in Ooty is famous because of the wide variety of tea leaves found here. It is also a very photogenic area and thus attracts many tollywood directors to shoot many of the scenes here.
This morning, you proceed to Kodaikanal (264 kms / 7 hrs) a charming hill station that sits amidst sylvan beauty on the Southern crest of the upper Palani Hills. Stay overnight.
Today, you will visit the Shenbaganur Museum, this houses one of the best orchid collections in India, also visit the Coakers Walk on the steep southern face of the Kodai Ridge with its Telescope House, continue to the picturesque Kodai Lake where boating is a favorite past time. Stay overnight.
Coakers Walk is a beautiful man-made one-kilometre-long walking plaza built on the mountains. The lovely path of Coakers Walk that curves by the edge of the gorgeous mountain have been constructed mainly for visitors to get a glimpse of Paradise on Earth.
Kodaikanal Lake is a manmade lake in the Kodaikanal city which is also known as Kodai Lake. The star-shaped lake is centrally located in Kodaikanal and is surrounded by the rich green Palani Hills Range the main watershed for the lake. The lake is situated at an elevation of 2285m above sea level and has an average depth of 3.0m.
The museum is also one of the best orchidoriums in the country. Anthropology, handicrafts, and flora & fauna are the categories in which all the major holdings of the museum can be divided. There is a herbarium in the museum as well with almost 2500 varieties of plants along with a vast garden. There are nearly 300 species of trees and flower plants in the Orchidorium with a compilation of a variety of butterflies, snakes, mammals, and moths.
The Telescope is located at the northern tip of the Coaker's Walk. It was constructed so as to make it easier for tourists to have amazing view of the valley. It is a 1-kilometre paved pedestrian path that runs along slopes on the southern side of Kodai. Telescope house offers tourist with the opportunity to have a breath taking view of the valley and other nearby towns.
Full day at leisure to relax in your cozy retreat or participate in the various recreational activities provided by your resort. Stay overnight.
Today, you will be transferred to Madurai (90 kms / 2 hrs) airport / railway station. Tour ends with sweet memories...
Located in Udagamandalam, Vinayaga Inn is minutes from Botanical Gardens and close to St. Stephen's Church. This hotel is within close proximity of Ooty Rose Garden and Government Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 33 air-conditioned guestrooms. Cable television is provided for your entertainment.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Vinayaga Inn. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include laundry facilities and an elevator (lift). Free valet parking is available onsite.
In the heart of Kodaikanal, Apple Valley is close to Bryant Park and American University of India. This hotel is within close proximity of Kurinji Temple and Kurinji Temple Kodaikanal.
Make yourself at home in one of the 23 air-conditioned guestrooms.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Apple Valley.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include laundry facilities and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
Cancellation Policy Domestic
a) Before 30 days 10 percent of tour cost.
b) Before 15 days 25 percent of tour cost.
c) Before 07 days 50 percentof tour cost.
d) Before 72 hours 75 percentof Tour cost.
e) No Show 100 percent of tour cost.
f) During High peak season period Hotel Specific Cancellation Policies will be applicable in these cases the hotels may not refund any amount if the booking is cancelled after issuance of Voucher