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Nilgiri Getaway : 04 Days road trip to Ooty & Conoor

  • Ooty 2 nights
  • Conoor 1 night
  • Tour Itinerary
  • South India
  • Indus Holidays Best Seller
Suitable for

Family / Couple

Duration

3 Nights 4 Days

Category

Hills / Nature

Package type

Customisable

Nilgiri Getaway is a dream long weekend trip for those with a heart for the hills. With rolling hills wrapped in clouds coupled with a dash of colonialism hanging thick in the air, Nilgiris has always been one of the loveliest retreats.

Starting from

15000

/person

Experience Highlights

  • Hills
  • Toy train
  • Tea gardens
  • Partake in one of the eco-tourism programmes organised by the tiger reserve to get the best of wild life experiences in Thekkady
  • Watch a demo of ancient martial art form Kalaripayattu by individuals devoted to the tradition. (Optional)
  • Get a glance of the top peak in South India, Anamudi, which is part of the National park where you can see the endangered Niligiri tahr
  • Spot wild life at the edge of the lake as you course through river enveloped in fog and mist
  • Visit a beautiful waterfall in the middle of a rainforest which plunges 80 ft into dark granite below

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Tour Summary

  • 4 Days
  • 2 Destinations
  • Short daily travel
  • Day 1 - Coimbatore - Ooty
  • Day 2 - Explore Ooty
  • Day 3 - Ooty - Conoor
  • Day 4 - Departure from Coimbatore

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

  • Coimbatore to Ooty
  • 3 hrs
  • 90 kms

Start your journey from Coimbatore by surface on a short escape into the quieter and greener patches of the famed Nilgiris. Ooty, the 'Queen of Hill Stations' beautifully mixes Indian bustle with charming British Raj-era gardens and bungalows.

  • On this uphill drive to the Blue Mountains, breathtaking vistas pop up all around.
  • You know you have reached your destination as you notice tall pines rise above beautiful country lanes. Check-in to your atmospheric colonial bungalow hotel and relax for a while.
  • Spend the evening by the scenic Ooty Lake.
  • The iconic St Thomas church overlooks Ooty's man-made lake which offers a nice boating experience. Awe at tall mountains and thick forests around as you wade through the waters on your paddle boat.
  • You could also try horse-back riding around the lake.
  • For those looking for a cozy spot to dine check out Nahar Restaurant which is one of oldest in Ooty town.
  • Relax for the night at your hotel.

Stay at Ooty

Hotel Lakeview

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Luxury Cottage

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Nilgiri Express travels through one of the steepest rail stretches in Asia between Ooty and Conoor.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Ooty

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Activity Add-ons

Day 2

  • Explore Ooty
  • Full Day
  • In Town

Sights of grassy paths leading to ferry brooks and mighty mountains in the backdrop of blue dreamy skies await you today. Take it slow as you step out after breakfast to explore Ooty.

  • Start your day at Doddabetta peak with views of the highest peaks in the region.
  • Enjoy the chill air munching on fresh carrots and corn cob while you wait for your chance for a stunning view from the telescope house.
  • As the day pans out, head to the Botanical Garden build in 1847 filled with exotic ornamental plants, bonsai, cork trees and even a fossilized tree truck estimated to be a few million years old.
  • Don't miss out on visiting the Ooty's Rose Garden which is the largest of its kind in India.
  • Those with a creative bent of mind will truly appreciate the Thread Garden. They have perfected the art of Four-Dimensional hand wound Embroidery to create natural looking plants and flowers.
  • For the activity oriented pick a nature trail or off-road jeep adventure.
  • In the evening, visit the local markets to pick some honey and organic produce harvested by locals. Cottage cheese, spices, home-made chocolates and organic tea are other items to consider.

Stay at Ooty

Hotel Lakeview

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Luxury Cottage

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Nilgiri Express travels through one of the steepest rail stretches in Asia between Ooty and Conoor.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Ooty

View more tips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity Add-ons

Day 3

  • Ooty to Conoor
  • 50 min
  • 20 kms

Smaller and quieter by than Ooty at Coonoor (20km northwest), there are some fantastic heritage bungalows from where you could look down over a sea of red tile rooftops to the slopes beyond. Enjoy activities like hiking, tea plantation visits and marvel at mountain views from this lesser crowded town.

  • Get high on sights as you ride the 7228 ft high Nilgiri Mountain Railway which is in operation since 1899 (Optional).
  • Once at Coonoor, start with a walk down the peaceful bellflower lined lanes of Sim's Park.
  • Further uphill, the Highfield tea estate has a 50-year-old factory which allows short tours for visitors to see the tea-making process and learn about and taste different varieties of tea in the Nilgiris (also take home a few free samples).
  • Later today, drive down forest-fringed roads up to Lamb's Rock view point and also enjoy a commanding view of Lady Canning Seat.
  • Further down Dolphin's Nose offers a splendid panorama of Catherine Falls.
  • Relax for the night at your resort in Coonoor.

Stay at Conoor

Gateway Coonoor

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Superior Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Nilgiri Express travels through one of the steepest rail stretches in Asia between Ooty and Conoor.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Ooty

View more tips

 

 

 

 

Activity Add-ons

Day 4

  • Departure from Coimbatore
  • 2.5 hrs
  • 70 kms

Today is the last day of your tour. Have an enjoyable breakfast and head to Coimbatore.

  • Indulge in some shopping if you wish to.
  • We drop you at the airport / railway station, from where you can take your flight/train for onward journey with memories to last for a lifetime.

     

Departure from Coimbatore

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Coimbatore is known for Isha Yoga centre, a sacred place consecrated by Sadhguru

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Coimbatore

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Activity Add-ons

Offers & Packages

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  • Ooty 2 nights
  • Conoor 1 night

3 Nights Deluxe Package

Starting From

9000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

3 Nights Luxury Package

Starting From

12000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

3 Nights Premium Package

Starting From

15000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

3 Nights Deluxe Package for groups

Starting From

8000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

We handle each booking individually to get best possible prices and inclusions. This means our negotiating power can often lower prices or get more inclusions than indicated here. Give us a try!

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Q & A for Nilgiri Getaway (3 Nights) by Indus Holidays

Can I customise my itinerary with a few stays of my choice?

Answered by Prasanth Madhavan

Definitely! As we specialise in customised holiday planning to Kerala & South India for the last 20 years, we can offer almost any stay option. We have long-standing direct relationships with resorts, homestays & hotels in this region which allow us to deliver privilege services at unbeatable rates.

If you want to change the stay options in our offers, your trip designer will work with you till you are happy with the package. More importantly, our experts give you unbiased insights and highlights of each stay option from direct experience to help you make better choices.

What is the holiday booking procedure?

Answered by Nisha Vinod

You can submit an enquiry here anytime or contact our destination experts directly. One of Indus’ Trip Designers will call you back to understand your requirement and will make an offer within 2 hours. Our experts will also make suitable recommendations on stay options, day activities, itinerary options and transportation to assist you further in customising the holiday to your requirements. Once it is perfect, send a confirmation and we will take care of the rest.

What are the payment options you offer?

Answered by Goldin Syriac

We offer all major payment options including credit cards , debit cards , wire transfer, net banking and UPI. Service charges from the bank may be applicable on select payment methods.

Can my driver speak hindi? Do you offer taxi services only?

Answered by Divya Hrishikesh

Yes, our transportation team carefully chooses and trains our driver partners to deliver the high touch experiences we offer. They are highly co-operative, friendly and can speak in hindi and English. You will also find our cabs to be well maintained, safe and reliable.

When you book hotels, activities and taxi together with Indus, we will be able to offer you a better overall deal than what you get directly. Also you get the added benefit of Indus’ responsive customer relations team for on-tour support. So, currently our trained drivers are available only for our package customers.