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

The train to Ooty

A travel blog entry by philippastevens


... were being constructed so maybe some racing is coming up. Ooty is high in the hills - we're back into tea country, in fact our hotel is right next to tea plantings. To get to our hotel - the 'Sherlock' (each room is named after one of the Sherlock Holmes stories) - we drove up a narrow and winding road about 3km from the centre of town. It veery quickly transitioned from a city to a rural environment, and I was beginning to suspect that we had taken a wrong turn - but ...

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 ...

Two towns with funny names.

A travel blog entry by markandkaty


... at the sheer amount of gum trees here. The countryside on the first part of the trek was very reminiscent of the southern Fleurieu peninsula: undulating yellow-brown grassy hillsides, with big gum trees dotted here and there. We briefly passed through a eucalyptus forest in which the guide explained that the local people use for sourcing eucalyptus oil (which you can buy throughout Ooty). Then ...

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