Ooty Coonoor Special Trip

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  • 2 Days 1 Night
  • Group Size: 8 - 12
  • Difficulty : Easy
  • Distance : 270 KM

Overview

Hello Hyderabadis!

Do you wanna explore super awesome Nilgiris mountain range that are older than Himalayas?

Take Bollywood style selfies amidst beautiful Tea estates? Get chilled and have garam chai in the mountains?

A little bit of wildlife maybe?

The pretty hill stations of Ooty and Coonoor offer everything mentioned above and a lot of peace of mind too!

Let’s know a bit more about this pretty hill station:
Nilgiris, translated as “Blue mountains” is a fairyland in the tri junction of 3 southern Indian states – Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. There are cloud kissing mountains, dense forests, rushing streams, undulating planes, breathtaking views of deep valleys, charming meadows. The Nilgiris biosphere is unique for its altitude as well as unique ecosystem. It boasts of the most popular tourist destination in South of India called Ooty as its capital. 

The best thing about Ooty & Coonoor is their cold climate throughout the year. They attract lots of tourists in the summertime.

At a distance of roughly 150 Km from Mysore, The Ooty and Coonoor make a great weekend getaway from Hyderabad.

Highlights of the trip:

  • Doddabetta – The Highest Peak of Ooty
  • Most beautiful Pykara Lake
  • Pine Forest
  • Sims Park Coonoor
  • Dolphin’s Nose View Point
  • Coonoor Tea Estate nature walk
  • Ooty Chocolate/Tea Factory visit
  • Coonoor Eucalyptus Oil Factory visit
  • Drive through Bandipur Reserve Forest
  • Shopping Tea/Spices
  • Social gatherings & Bonfire
  • Guest House at beautiful location near Coonoor
  • Comfortable Bus journeys between Hyderabad and Bangalore
 

Inclusions

  • Travel (HYD & Bangalore) AC Semi-Sleeper or Non AC Sleeper
  • Local travel (Bangalore & Ooty) by private vehicle
  • Tolls, Parking, Inter state permits
  • Freshen up hotel in Bangalore before starting journey
  • Accommodation for 2 Nights at a guest house with attached bathrooms, hot water
  • Experience all places in “Highlights” section
  • Entry tickets at diff. places like Pykara, Tea Museum, Dolphin's nose, Eucalyptus Factory, Doddabetta
  • Trip Leader
  • 1 Bonfire (weather permits)

Exclusions

  • Food
  • Any special activities like Boating, Zipline and misc. expenses not mentioned in the inclusions above

Itinerary

Day 0 - Night journey

  • Start from Hyderabad in the evening, an overnight journey to Bangalore by Bus.

Day 1 - Bandipur, Ooty

  • Switch to private vehicle early in the morning, freshen up at a hotel.
  • Move towards Mysore on the Bangalore-Mysore express way.
  • Stop by for Breakfast at a restaurant.
  • Drive through Bandipur and Madhumalai Wildlife sanctuaries whilst spotting Deer, Peacock, different species of birds, mammals and if lucky, even the Elephants.
  • Visit picturesque Pykara Lake. Interested folks can do boating here.
  • Pit stop at beautiful Pine Forest to take selfies and groupfies.
  • Stop over for a Lunch at the Ooty town.
  • Enjoy scenic views of tea estates by a nature walk, check into our Guest House close to Coonoor town by late evening.
  • Freshen up with hot shower.
  • Social gathering in the night with long conversations, sharing travel stories.
  • Have a hot Dinner on a really cold night.
  • Rest in the rooms, tucked up with thick blankets.

Day 2 - Coonoor

  • Wake up early, freshen up, and get set for Coonoor trip.
  • Have Breakfast in the town.
  • Visit the most famous tourist attraction of Coonoor – Sim’s park, take loads of pictures at this colorful location.
  • Give a visit to Dolphin’s Nose, enjoy the thrilling view with huge mountain gorges overlooking Kotagiri valley and the Catherine waterfalls plunge into oblivion.
  • Have Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Visit a Eucalyptus Oil Factory, taste and shop for your favorite Tea, explore Eucalyptus plantations.
  • Head back towards main Coonoor town market road, shop for goodies and souvenirs
  • Head back to the guest house by late evening.
  • Social gathering, Dinner and rest for the night.

Day 3 - Ooty

  • Wake up early, freshen up.
  • Pack your bags, check out of the guest house around 7AM in the morning.
  • Have Breakfast in the Ooty town.
  • Visit the highest point of Ooty – Doddabetta.
  • Head towards Ooty Tea cum Chocolate Factory, taste different kinds of Chai, shop for your favorite Nilgiris Tea.
  • Start back towards Bangalore. Finish Lunch enroute.
  • Return journey through Bandipur reserve forest and via Mysore town.
  • Reach Bangalore just before Dinner time, board return bus to Hyderabad around 10 PM.

Day 4 - Back home

  • Reach home around 8 AM next day with sweet memories of Ooty & Coonoor hill stations from Hyderabad.

What to Expect

About Trip
  • This trip involves basic facilities in terms of food, travel, and stay without any luxury, whatsoever.
  • This is a group trip with shared model. It may not suit everyone – especially for those expecting privacy and comfort. It best suits for people who wish to socialize.
  • Please do not book this trip if you are not okay with above points.

Basics
  • Total slots for the trip: 6 or more
  • Stay at a Guest house (rooms on sharing basis)
  • Food: Self-sponsored.
  • Trek difficulty: No trekking involved. This is a roadtrip.

Travel:
  • Hyderabad and Bangalore:
    > AC Semi Sleeper or NON-AC Sleeper Bus
    > Pickup 6PM on Day-0
  • Private vehicle between Bangalore and Ooty/Coonoor
    > Non-AC Tempo/Innova/Sumo or similar
  • Pickup/Drop: MGBS (Mahatma Gandhi Bus stand)
  • Bangalore to Hyderabad :
    > AC Semi Sleeper or NON-AC Sleeper Bus
    > Drop 8AM on Day-4

How to book this trip?
  • Contact Booking Team on Whatsapp and mention your dates, number of people.
  • Pay minimum booking amount of 50% amount via Gpay/PhonePe to: Muddie Trails 9827032009 and send screenshot on Whatsapp.
  • Remaining amount shall be paid on 5 days before the trip.

Seasonal variations:
  • Feb to May (summer): Pleasant climate during days, clear skies, cold nights. Time to escape the heat of Hyderabad and hit the mountains. Exquisite sunrise and sunsets. Beautiful views of Tea Estates and Shola forests.
  • Jun to Sep (South West Monsoons): Thick clouds, weather is unpredictable with intermittent rains, so we need to carry rain coats. The mountains really come alive during the monsoons like all hill stations.
  • Oct, Nov (North East Monsoons): The returning North East monsoons bring plenty of showers in these two months. These are the main source of water for Ooty. Travelling would be a little difficult this time of the year because of persistent rains.
  • Oct to Jan (winter): Dry and cold climate throughout the day. Very cold at night. Plenty of water in streams and waterfalls. Need to carry sweaters.

FAQ

Pickup/ Drop Points

Pick up points:
  • Miyapur, Chandanagar, Gachibowli, Kukatpalli, Secunderabad, Mehadipatnam and more!
  • Timings will be shared on whatsapp group with all group members. Different pick up timings are from 3PM to 6PM in Hyderabad city.
  • Remember, to enjoy a beautiful weekend in Ooty Coonoor one has to logout early from office work 😉😃
Drop points:
  • MGBS (Mahatma Gandhi Bus Stand)
  • If any extra drop point is there, we will mention in Whatsapp group.

Things to carry

  • Toiletries, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste etc.
  • A lightweight Backpack for the trip (avoid suitcase/trolley).
  • Photo identity proof with address (Aadhar/Passport/Voter ID).
  • Poncho or rain proof jacket with a hood (based on weather forecast).
  • Cap/Hat (good to have).
  • Sunglasses (to keep your eyes fresh).
  • Power bank, charger, camera, binoculars (if you wish to).
  • Water bottle for your trip.
  • Disposable garbage covers (to separate used/unused clothes).
  • Your personal medications, if any.
  • Carrying a handwash/sanitizer/tissues will help.
  • Carry your jerkin/sweater – it can get cold at night.
  • Don’t carry expensive items. You are responsible for your own belongings.

What's next after booking your trip?

  • A Whatsapp group will be created for all the registered folks night before the trip.
  • You may say hi to other travelers and get prepared for the trip.

Terms & Conditions

  • The itinerary is fixed. No special requests to change itinerary/schedule shall be entertained. Do not give advice(s) to the Trip Leader(s) to change the itinerary.
  • Cooperate with the organizer(s) in following the schedule set for the day (especially getting up and getting ready in the morning). This will ensure travelers won’t miss out on the real fun part that is traveling.
  • Every traveler is responsible for his/her for your own safety. Don’t indulge in any illegal or silly activity that causes harm to you or fellow travelers.
  • Unexpected situations: It may happen we do not cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary because of unpredictable reasons like bad weather, landslides, wild animal presence, abrupt blocking of sites by the police/forest department, delay in travel because of an issue with our group itself, traffic conditions, etc. In most cases, if the time permits, the organizer(s) will take travelers to an alternative place. But in some cases, we may have to skip a place altogether.
  • Absolutely no littering. We swear to protect our environment.
  • No alcohol & smoking during travel, treks, and other outdoor activities. There would be a separate window and space (usually at night) to have these at the campsite/homestay for interested people.
  • Travelers are expected to respect each other and help each other. Avoid discussing sensitive matters like sex, politics, and religion/caste/race.
  • Using foul or abusive language, eve-teasing, arguing with fellow travelers/organizer(s), and/or involving in the physical assault will not be accepted and will stand a chance of being deserted by the group then and there.
  • The event will stand canceled if less than 6 travelers signed up for the trip/trek which will be informed 24 hours before the trip start time.
  • Every traveler is expected to digitally sign a liability/waiver form given by the Operations Team in the Whatsapp group. This liability form will discharge Muddie Trails of any unexpected incident like injury/death/theft etc.

Cancellation & Refund

Cancellation by Traveler
  • 50% refund shall be done if you inform us about your cancellation before 5 days of the event start time. An email has to be sent to muddietrails@gmail.com to raise a cancellation request.
  • No refund/postponing is allowed within 5 days of the event start time whatever is the reason (Health, Accident, Covid, Family crisis, Office issue, or anything else).
  • No refund during/after the event for any reason.

Cancellation by Muddie Trails

Muddie Trails may decide to cancel the event if there are less than 6 travelers signed up for the trip/trek.

What if we don’t get the minimum number of people for the trip?
We have 2 options in this case:
Option 1: Complete refund.
Option 2: Switch to any other trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost.


Cancellation due to external factors

Muddie Trails may have to cancel the event in case of external factors that are beyond our control like Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather Conditions, Red Alerts, Political Disturbances, Bandh/Curfews, Local Issues, Road Blocks, Train cancellations, Covid-19 or any other disease outbreaks etc.

In these scenarios:

  • No Refund is allowed.
  • 100% trip amount can be used for any other new trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost.
  • Once you confirm your participation on the new trip, all the above Cancellation policies will apply for the same
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