Tea By The Lake Homestay – Ooty

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Nestled amongst the Nilgiri hills in Tamil Nadu, Ooty has nature’s abundant blessings. Ooty was once the summer capital of Madras Presidency under the British. The Stone House, St. Stephen’s Church and  landmark 1822 bungalow  are the 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 from Bangalore and Coimbatore. 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 Ooty. 

The Homestay

It is a beautiful lake view homestay built on an independent 100 acres tea estate. Located on top of Ooty hills, it provides a breathtaking views of tea gardens and the lake. There are 6 rooms for the guests spread across 3 different structures. One is a greenhouse made of cement sheets, 3 are concrete rooms and the other 2 are dome structures.  The rooms are simple, spacious and neatly maintained with all modern facilities and have an attached bathroom. Take a walk in the tea gardens, go fishing or just relax with your favorite book in the beautiful sit outs in the garden overlooking the lake. It provides a perfect setting for a relaxing vacation away from all the city madness.
Location: It is located 21 Km from the Ooty City Center.
Number of Rooms -6; Total Capacity- 22

The Host

Murugan Max along with his wife Bernie will welcome you to this beautiful place. Owner of the Kingstar Chocolates, Murugan built this lovely property some 8 years back for his love for fishing. Murugan loves to meet and interact with new people and therefore he developed it as a homestay. Now the family is hosting guests from all across the world and they thoroughly enjoy it. You can benefit from his knowledge about the place. He is a very calm and composed person and is very particular about hygiene. He treats his guests like his own family and makes sure they enjoy staying in the stay. 


Not just the perfect ambiance, this homestay offers perfect homely meals as well. Breakfast options include idli, dosa, vada, upma, sambar etc. Or you can have bread omlet with special tea. Seasonal vegetables, dal, chicken curry, rice, chapati, papad etc are served in lunch and dinner. Chinese can also be prepared occasionally on demand. 


Internet • Parking • Running Hot Water • Lake View Seating Areas • Television • Toiletries • Smoking Allowed • Bonfire • Barbecue • Pick and Drop service (Paid) 


Bird Watching • Star Gazing • Reading • Hiking • Estate Walk • Forest Walk • Yoga and Meditation • Fishing 


Single Occupancy: 3000/-
Double Occupancy: 5000/-
Extra person: 2000/-
Complimentary: Welcome Drink, Breakfast & Bonfire

Child Policy
Upto 8 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

Avalanche Lake (300mtr) • Thodas Tribal Village (800mtr) • Nilgiris Shola Forest ( 4km) • Emerald Lake (5km) • Ooty Lake (5km) • Tea Garden (8km) • Folding Mountain Drive (15km) • Karnataka Siri Horticulture Gar (18km) • Cairn Hill Forest (19km) • Thread Garden (20km) • Love dale (21km) • Ooty City (22km)


Thunder World (22 km) • Rose Garden (23 km) • Upper Bhavani Lake (23 km) • Murugan Temple Elk Hill (23km) • Wax Museum & Chocolate Market (24 km) • The Tea Factory & The Tea Museum (25 km) • Doddabetta Peak (29 km) • Pykara waterfalls (39 km) • Pykara Lake (40 km)  • Coonoor Toy Train (43 km) • Dolphin nose (45 km) • Lady Canning’s View Point(45km)  • Mudumalai National Park (60 km)

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