Saturday, June 14, 2008

Ooty Honeymoon

For many many years Ooty has been one of the most preferred place for honeymooners from not only in South India but from North India as well. If you visit any travel website or a travel agent he will definitely have one or two Ooty Honeymoon packages. There are various websites these days that are offering good Ooty Honeymoon packages like MakeMyTrip, Cleartrip, Yatra, eezeego1 and many more. What I would suggest is that one should book the resort/hotel away from the hustle and bustle of the Ooty town and can come for lunch/dinner to the town. You will find mainly South Indian cuisine inside the town. I could find few good eateries. I really liked the Thai Green curry at Nahar Restaurant. It is located at the Charring Cross. Another one that serves good Punjabi food is Dhaba Lahori. The food at the Sinclairs Hotel is also good but mind you the kitchen at almost all the places close at 3 so try to reach these places before that.

menu @ dhaba Lahori
If you are travelling during summers a light woolen would do but if you are there during winters don't forget to carry good woolen jacket as it tends to be really cold at night. The main means of transport are Auto-rickshaw. You might have to bargain at every point while hiring the auto. There are various activities that one can get involved when in Ooty. There are a lot of options of sight seeing and photography (visit the Ooty picture gallery ) in and around Ooty. Another activity in one can engage oneself is walking on the main Ooty road in the evening when the sun has gone down. One can buy homemade chocolates in Ooty at almost every shop. Do the chocolates and evening walk with the loved one excite you. Go ahead book an Ooty package or just drive down to Ooty ( I prefer driving :) ). I hate visiting places in tour packages. I would suggest including Coonoor, Kotagiri, Wellington and the ride on Nilgiri toy train in your visit to Ooty. Few things to read before going to Ooty. - About Ooty - Ooty routes - Tourist places in Ooty - Ooty hotels and resort If you are adventurous kind of couple I would definitely suggest visiting Madumalai Forest and Pykara Lake. You will have to contact the resorts much in advance as they run full most of the time. Also if you know someone in defense you can get permission to use their facilities in Pykara Lake. You can enjoy most of the water sports like water scooter and speed boats.