Hotel Preethi Palace

34,Ettines Road, Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, 643001, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ootacamund

The train to Ooty

A travel blog entry by philippastevens


... deep in slumber. The train to Ooty is over 100 years old. I think it is a Swiss train, and the inside of the carriages have flowers carved in the wood. It was a bit chaotic finding our places on the train but we eventually found our allocated seat with a lot of help from our driver. Our compartment was designed for ten people but it had twelve people plus bags on board. One man spent the trip standing in the aisle between the seats which helped. The train is pushed up into ...

Ooty 5

A travel blog entry by bangkokrandy


... br> My friend Craig commented on the fact that the local women cover themselves in their very conservative dresses called "saris" - and while they are not willing to show their shoulders - or even their ankles - somehow it is acceptable to show their bellies hanging out - and the bigger the better. I figure this must be a way to show their "prosperity" - and showing off prosperity apparently trumps modesty.

Often I will see a pretty girl walking ...

Ooty 4

A travel blog entry by bangkokrandy


... But I do also need a bit of variety of media - a mix of books and videos. For example I would rather watch videos rather than read while I eat.

Tuesday, 05 April, 2011

I spent the day investigating the possibility of shipping a load of Indian spices and food to an Indian friend living in Taiwan. He was requesting about a hundred pounds of stuff - but the shipping would have cost about US$1,200, which made it more ...

Ooty 1

A travel blog entry by bangkokrandy


... to move has extended their stay for another night. So I’ll just stay in my room in the main house down the hill. Actually this room is nicer than the ones up the hill, but it doesn’t have the same panoramic view that is available from the lawn (but not the rooms) uphill.

After a few phone calls with Vasan, I managed to confirm that my internet connection will be able to be arranged today. In an example of personalized service that is ...

Swimming Pool Day

A travel blog entry by susiewoo


... from the elephants, ripping up their trees and eating all their papayas. And another wildlife story was of how a friend, who lived somewhere near John could not get in the house they owned because it had been taken over by bears. The bears were raising their young there and it was far too dangerous to approach them.

We had our fun swim and glasses of wine by the pool, the while of which John, Emily and ...

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This hotel, located on 34,Ettines Road, Ootacamund, is near Botanical Gardens.
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