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

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... 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

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... 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

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... 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

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... 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

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... 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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