Howard Johnson Hotel & Suites The Monarch

Off Havelock Road, Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, 643001, India | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ootacamund

No one told us it's cold in India!

A travel blog entry by jennystolborg


... day since we left the beach. There were 7 of us in the group (2 men from Argentina, Roger from Holland and 2 english girls-one was really annoying and everytime we stopped to catch our breath/marvel at the view, she would quickly say "shall we carry on then?") The day began at 10am when we got a local bus up further into the hills to start our walk and finished with getting the bus back at 5.30pm absolutely shatterred.The walk was as hard as I had feared in ...

Monsoon Madness!

A travel blog entry by yvonne-richard


... far too smart to be caught loitering at the sideof the road!! We came down to Coonoor on the Ooty 'toy train' which is now a world heritage site. It went through beautiful countryside and tea plantations. Tthe houses in the hillside villages are all painted in different colours - much like Tobermory!

The hotel sits beside a very old Catholic Church - All Saints Church, and the hotel property was built ...

Ooty 5

A travel blog entry by bangkokrandy


... of pedestrians too. He didn't need to tell me this. I learned it on my own with a near miss.

I was walking down Ooty's main road, Commercial Road, when I saw a scrawny old man pushing his fully laden cart up the hilly part of the road. After hesitating for a moment, I decided to help him push his cart over the hump. While I was helping him, I got a few strange looks and laughs from some locals, but that was to be expected. When we reached ...

Ooty 1

A travel blog entry by bangkokrandy


... needed a copy of my passport, which I didn’t happen to have. So we went into town together and made a copy of my passport at a local copy shop – for 1 rupee – which he magnanimously paid for me. He promised me that the device would be here in Ooty at 17:00 this evening. (It had to be ordered from the nearest big city, Coimbatore, from where it would be shipped by bus.)

I then proceeded to walk around town a bit. As a note, the town of Ooty ...

Why I am in India

A travel blog entry by wilf_day


... child there on July 27, 1900. Hyderabad in July is, of course, hotter and wetter than any Englishwoman would choose to have her first child. As soon as they could travel, baby Dorothy and her mother and an aiyah got on the train to Ooty to stay with Sydney again.

Neither Dorothy nor my mother (born in 1902) ever got to visit Ooty on their own, after my grandparents both died in 1918 -- my grandfather from injuries suffered in WWI, and my ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Off Havelock Road, Ootacamund, is near Botanical Gardens.
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