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by Sweta Ahuja
August 22, 2008
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by Manishankar Sharma
August 14, 2008
August 19, 2004
Doddabetta is the highest peak (2623 meters) in the Nilgiris, which is only about 10 kilometers away from Ooty. I thoroughly enjoyed the short hike up to the top of the peak. From the peak, you can literally see miles and miles away. The view is gorgeous undeveloped India at its most beautiful. Do make sure to bring a camera to this stop!
Additionally, the Mudumalai National Park and the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary are within 36 kilometers from the resort. At the national park, it is common to see elephant, deer, bison and monkeys. This park is a wonderful example of the newly developing eco-tourism market in India. Hopefully, India will take countries like Costa Rica as an example of profits to be made if it protects its natural eco-system.
Best Things About the Resort:Ooty is a beautiful Hill Station in the state of Tamil Nadu, which is the capital of the Nilgiri district. The resort sits at about 7500 feet above sea level. Ooty was made famous because The East India Company established tea plantations here in the late 1700’s to early 1800’s. Currently Ooty is still a tea capital with tea festivals attracting tea lovers from around the world. From your resort unit, you can view India’s "Blue Mountains". The mountains are breathtaking. The weather is much cooler than one would expect in India that make hats, scarves and sweaters a "must pack". It is a small town, so it is a great retreat from the hustle and bustle of the major cities. The area has fascinating scenery and very clear air which was a welcome relief coming from Bangalore. I found the staff the most friendly of any resort at which I have stayed. Resort Experience:The resort was originally the home of a Danish couple that built the Victorian-style home in the mid 1800’s. Club Mahindra kept the architecture of the original home, while building a completely new building, which is a seamless transition of style. I did not know until I was told that both buildings were not original.
I stayed in a studio apartment that was very spacious and well appointed. There is a partial kitchen in the unit with a dining table. The bathroom was outfitted in beautiful tile. The rooms were very well maintained. There was a king-sized bed in the condo.
The resort has a restaurant which has a traditional Indian breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet. The resorts chefs are more than happy to make any type of food including Continental and Chinese. The chefs request a two-hour notice of special food requests. I found service at the restaurant impeccable.
From journal Incredible India!