Graceful Garden Villa – Ooty

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Ooty

Ooty, also known as Udhagamandalam, is nestled amongst the Nilgiri hills in Tamil Nadu. Owing to nature’s abundant blessings in terms of climate, scenic splendor, local sights and sounds, its wealth of flora and fauna and homegrown tea and coffee, Ooty was once the summer capital of Madras Presidency under the British. The Stone House, St. Stephen’s Church and  landmark 1822 bungalow,  are remnants of the area’s first British settlement. Dotted with sprawling tea gardens,  winding country lanes, scenic waterfalls, and charming colonial architecture, it is one of the favorite hill destinations among tourists. The Nilgiri Mountain railway is the steepest track in all of Asia and it still retains a working steam railway line. From Doddabetta Peak, the district’s most prominent viewpoint, you can see as far as the Mysore plateau On a clear day. 

The nearest airport is at Coimbatore which is located around 88 km and the nearest railway station is Mettupalayam, 49 kms  from the hill station. Bangalore to Ooty there are 2 routes you can take: via Mysore or via Chamarajanagar. 

The Homestay 

This thoughtfully built homestay is located on top of a hill in a peaceful locale around 14 kms from the town of Ooty. It is surrounded by tea gardens and provides lovely views of Nilgiri hills and tea estates. There are 4 spacious bedrooms with attached bathrooms, a common living room with TV and the dining area. In front of the house is well maintained garden that has open seating spaces for various
Location:  1 km from village Balacola.
Number of Rooms -4 ; Total Capacity-10 – 15 

The Host

Kalib Mustafa, born and brought up in Ooty manages the homestay. He lives in Ooty and visits the homestay as and when any guests are there. He is a wildlife lover and likes to trek. If you get to meet him do sit with him over a cup of coffee to hear some interesting local stories. Soft spoken, friendly and helpful Kalib never hesitates to attend to the needs of the guests at any point of time. 

Food

The host serves tasty and delicious breakfast, the options being idli, dosa, sambar, masala poori, bread omelet, pongal etc. Lunch includes rice, sambar, chicken, curd, papad etc. Mutton can also be prepared on order. Dinner options can be seasonal vegetables and chicken with chapati. You can also try some traditional local dishes. Barbeque along with campfire is provided on demand. 

Facilities

Parking Internet  • Running Hot Water  •  Laundry  • Room heater • Solar Water Heater • Open Seating Areas  • Play Area • Television Pet Friendly ToiletriesSmoking Allowed Library BonfireBarbecue (Paid)Pick and Drop Service (Paid)

Activities

Star Gazing Village Walk Forest Walk Yoga and Meditation Cycling • Fishing • Hiking

Tariff

Entire Villa: 12,000/- (Upto 10 people)
Per Person: 1500/-
Meals: 850/- per person per day

Child Policy
Upto 7 years: Complimentary (No Extra Bed)

Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.

Local Attractions

Murugan Temple Elk Hill (2km) • Thunder World (2 km) • The Tea Factory & The Tea Museum (3 km) • Thread Garden(3km) • Ooty Lake (3.5km) • Cairn Hill Forest (5km) • Karnataka Siri Horticulture Gar (5 km) • Doddabetta Peak (6 km) • Love dale ( 6 km) • Ooty City(10 km) • Rose Garden (11 km) • Dolphin nose (13 km) • Coonoor Toy Train (13 km)  

Excursions

Emerald Lake (21 km) • Avalanche Lake (23km) • Pykara Lake (24 km) • Pykara waterfalls (24 km) • Lady Canning’s View Point(25km)  • Mudumalai National Park (30 km) • Upper Bhavani Lake (37 km)

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