Ooty - Fern Hill, A Sterling Holidays Resort
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
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We booked a coach through our hotel in Mysore to get a lift to Ooti on a site seeing bus, a tiny little mini van crammed full of people. After some Classic indian confusion where we thought we were going to have to sit through the full tour we managed to depart the group at the boating lake in Ooti. The journey up through the mountains was spectacular and the 39 odd hairpin bends made for an exciting albeit uncomfortable ...
... Roti are a mainstay. and then we have a rotating cast of curries or dhal (lentil) soups and sauteed veggies. Snacks are pakora/samosa/vermicelli/chaat etc etc. Again. Nothing fresh. I feel like I'm in a alternative world from Hawaii. When in Hawaii, freshness is king. Everything is crisp and natural and lightly cooked, if cooked at all (on second thought, Hawaiians have a lot of fried rice and meats and little veggies. Grr. There seems to be no formula here). What heritage made them ...
We had a really noisy carriage with a complete section of about 12 young lads 18ish making a huge racket. They were cheering every tunnel and clapping along to the mechanical noise of the train and the cogs beneath us.The little train had to stop every 3/4 hour to fill up with water, which gave everyone a leg stretching, chai break ...
... with hot water from a bucket with a jug before crawling into bed in jumpers, leggings, pyjamas and 2 pairs of socks and shiver ourselves to sleep. We were also sent to bed by the security guard (who used to live in Surrey) at 11pm each night.
We decided to take this opportunity to visit the tea estate that my great grandparents had lived on. After googling, we discovered a vague address and set a day aside to go looking. The day dawned rainy ...
... knew somewhere that sold wine and after a couple of stops we found some at the most expensive hotel in town – the Holiday Inn. By the time we returned to the restaurant, it was open and we had a lovely dinner accompanied by our recent purchase. After dinner we were chatting to the manager about the building as it was such a well maintained colonial house and he offered to show us around. It turned out that it was a small hotel with 7 rooms. After seeing the rooms we ...