The Willow Hill

58/1, Havelock Road, Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, 643001, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ootacamund

Snooty Ooty

A travel blog entry by glmyles


After 5 hours in a smart government bus up the hairpin-bend roads into the Nilgiri hills of Tamil Nadu, we arrived in the fresh alpine air of Ooty at 2,200 metres above sea level, a welcome escapee from the heat of the plains, and with a distinctly dry feel in the air. It's the Simla of south India - a retreat for the British during the raj. A few …

No one told us it's cold in India!

A travel blog entry by jennystolborg


... passed by lots of carrot plantations and then tea plantations. We actually went vertically up through some of the tea bushes which was really hardwork! Cant imagine doing it with a basket of tea leaves on my head. We also saw some workers picking the tea, Rajiv said they would be women hand picking the leaves but actually it was men using a machine to pick the leaves! Sort of like shears with a square basket underneath!

The following day we went to a ...

Ooty 5

A travel blog entry by bangkokrandy


... study in Germany for awhile. He was picked up at the airport in Frankfurt and driven for three hours to the home of his hosts. Finally he could hold in his thoughts no longer - and he blurted out, "Sir, doesn't your horn work?" For Indians, it is impossible to imagine driving for a minute - much less for three hours - without honking the horn. I think that the horns here are activated by pressing on the brakes.

During my weeks here I have also ...

Coonoor to Bokkapuram

A travel blog entry by susiewoo


... consisiting of numerous hairpin bends, some rather precarious, in the descent from the hills down to the jungle. It was a spectacular and enjoyable ride.

At the small town of Masinagudi we sat in the shaded seating around a tree, a green mosque beside us, waiting for John of the Jungle, our couchsurfing host, who after some while turned up in a plush airconditioned black jeep. Unfortunately for John he was suffering a bout of what he called 'man flu'. For ...

First Day in Ooty

A travel blog entry by susiewoo


... waste. Next good move would be to ban cars from Ooty, make it pedestrian only.
We visited the Modern Store and purchased out of curiosity crystallised amla, an Indian gooseberry like fruit, very good for the health.

I wanted to keep exploring in the dark but Rosina was tired, so back uphill we walked, to the house of Nandanam, to an evening of our music, a little dancing, reading aloud to the children a book about tigers, and eating our pre-prepared curd rice.

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This hotel, located on 58/1, Havelock Road, Ootacamund, is near Botanical Gardens.
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