Sinclairs Retreat Ooty

Gorishola Road, Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, 643001, India | 1 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ootacamund

The train to Ooty

A travel blog entry by philippastevens


... hot English folk escape to the cool of the hills. Ooty was known as 'snooty Ooty' as it apparently was set up to cater to all the needs of homesick Brits, including a racecourse, Anglican Church, botanical gardens. These days it is known by its original name - Udhagamandalam, but many of the old bungalows built by the raj still exist (in fact our accommodation was one). The racecourse still exists, but looks like it has seen better days. When we arrived, massive ...

Ooty 5

A travel blog entry by bangkokrandy


... street - then she will lean over and spit out a big gob - causing her attractiveness to plummet. Like the Chinese, the Indians are spitters. So when you walk down the crowded streets, not only do you have to try to avoid the cow, horse, goat and even human dung, you also have to dodge the spit and the spitters. I was warned by Mr. Chandra to be especially careful when walking along the side of roads - because people spit out of bus windows without ...

Ooty 4

A travel blog entry by bangkokrandy


... a bit of fruit shopping at the market; then back home for a nap and more reading and watching the stock market. (You might notice that I haven't been moaning about the stock market on this trip. That's because, knock on wood, I've been having one of my best ever performances while traveling.) Usually I am able to make the stock markets of the world collapse merely by taking a trip. I'm glad to say that I seem to be losing that knack. Well, at least for this trip. So far.

Ooty 1

A travel blog entry by bangkokrandy


... India, the internet guy came to my guest house – that’s right, he made a house call! – and had me sign the necessary forms to please the Indian bureaucracy. I also handed over the cash necessary to consummate the transaction. (1,800 rupees for the device – a Tata Photon USB modem – plus another 555 rupees for a month’s unlimited internet usage.) He needed a passport photo of me, which I carry when I travel just for such purposes. ...

Two towns with funny names.

A travel blog entry by markandkaty


... Mark and I had to dig out our cold weather clothes– I wore my fleece jacket and scarf in the evenings and slept in my thermal top and pants – quite an odd sensation since everywhere else it has been hot weather. However, it was quite pleasant to experience this change in temperature and to feel cosy at night.

We trekked for one day in the countryside around Ooty. We were ...

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This 1 star hotel, located on Gorishola Road, Ootacamund, is near Botanical Gardens.
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