Ooty and Kodaikanal: Two hillside gems of South India

by Rakesh Garabadu Gosiddhi Tours and Travels India

South India may have lagged behind the popularity charts when compared to the northern part of the country, but the trend is shifting in recent years. More and more people are heading to the quieter and cost-effective hill stations in South India for family vacations, honeymoons or solo trips.

Ooty is one of the most mesmerizing hill stations in the country. It is quite a small place with an unassuming character. Being hidden from limelight, it has managed to retain its pristine beauty. So, don’t get astonished if you stumble on to large patches of green land and vast stretch of blue skies. There is nothing more fulfilling than being in Ooty, one of the most serene destinations in the country. You can now book Ooty hotels online with full convenience and safety. Advance bookings are always recommended since they help you to save money.

Ooty, being a hill station, has a good number of viewpoints and vantage views to offer. The Dodabetta Peak is one of the top tourist spots in the town. A view from this peak can literally take your breath away and put you on cloud nine. Ooty Lake is another must-visit spot. The place is tourist-friendly, green, calming and with facilities for paddle boating. It is more like a picnic corner and can be visited by the entire family. Botanical Gardens are perhaps the most endearing thing about Ooty since this place has some of the most interesting species of the floral world. Toy train rides, churches and plantations are other exciting things about this destination. So, what are you waiting for? Book Ooty hotels online and start planning your itinerary!

Another treasured hill station in south India is Kodaikanal, the all-famous spot in the state of Tamil Nadu. Kodaikanal wasn’t much reputed till a few decades back, when people were still fixed on Kashmir and Shimla. But now with the average backpacker getting more adventurous and vying for alternate destinations, Kodaikanal has emerged as one of the hottest tourist places. With lakes, waterfalls, wildlife parks, gardens, rocks, viewpoints and budget hotels in Kodaikanal, this destination is making people sit up and take note of it.

Some of the top sightseeing attractions at Kodaikanal are the Bear Shola Falls (a glistening cascading waterfall), Devil’s Kitchen, Suicide Point (an excellent and legendary viewpoint), Kodai Lake, Bryant Park, Pillar Rocks and Coaker’s Walk. A few temples and green wood’s add to the charm of the place which has a quaint aura to it. If you wish to revisit the old times and spend some unforgettable hours in the arms of nature, Kodaikanal can concoct the perfect recipe. But do hurry up, or else you may find that all the rooms at the top budget hotels in Kodaikanal have been taken up.


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About the Author:

This article is written by Rakesh Garabadu who is a Tours and Travel operator in Odisha. His knowledge in hotel booking industry has seen him contribute to and write several articles on topics like Book Ooty Hotels Online, Budget Hotels Booking Online, Budget Hotels in Kodaikanal, Budget Hotels in Goa and many more on online hotels booking.

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