Youth Hostel (TTDC)

Charing Cross, Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, 643001, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ootacamund

The Steam Train to Ooty

A travel blog entry by portways


... late on Tuesday night to meet a smiling but grumpy manger to plead our case for tickets on a tiny train (only 140 people a go!).
"Oh yes, yes, yes. You will get on the train but you must be here early",
"How early?",
“5.30" came the reply - Gulp!
But we were there and we were duly ushered onto the train.

It ...

Tea and toy trains

A travel blog entry by sarah_dixon


... we decided to put it off for a few hours and settled in for coffee and James Bond. The rain eventually turned to drizzle so we went for it...walked down to the bus stand and ran around getting soaked, trying to find the right bus, everyone seemed to give us conflicting information but we finally found it, got ourselves a seat and set off, only to be dripped on from the roof everytime we went uphill. We reached Kotagiri, the town nearest the estate, and ...

The ghats

A travel blog entry by martandlog


... that is not widespread in India due to their strict licensing laws. So we went a had an afternoon drink. After a glass of wine we were starting to feel peckish, we had passed a nice looking restaurant on the way and after consulting the guide book it described the dining room “swimming with atmosphere” so we went and enquired what time the restaurant and bar were open. We were told the restaurant opened in half an hour and there was no bar, but we were welcome ...

Snooty Ooty ... You Beauty!

A travel blog entry by mimaisasleep


... Hills, we got home with sore legs and full tummy after having a yummy Thali at one of the small villages just after 4pm.

And of course on Tuesday and Wednesday there were two more cricket matches which we followed. On Tue Sri lanka beat NZ :o( and on Wed India went through to the final having beaten Pakistan. Fireworks were going off as the Indians, so passionate about cricket, celebrated their ...

Underrated super powers

A travel blog entry by teee


... fear of shocking the quite un-shockable.

After a truly splendid last day in 'Mal'we booked onto a sleeper bus to the hill station of Ooty where some of India’s tea is grown., The bus is surprisingly luxurious a great big double bed for us, cosy! Dave’s the prepared one and has brought the snacks, crisps, chocolate. All’s good in the hood…but there’s no toilet on board…time to use the facilities at the bus ...


This hotel, located on Charing Cross, Ootacamund, is near Botanical Gardens.
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