Ooty & Coonoor With Isha Foundation
Ooty & Coonoor With Isha Foundation

Ooty & Coonoor With Isha Foundation

Ooty and Coonor are one the most picturesque hill stations of Southern India. These two hill stations are surrounded by Nilgiris. These are the most popular places to visit in Ooty & Coonor. Ooty is also known as the “Queen of Western Ghats". 

Settled in the midst of Nilgiri hills, Ooty, otherwise called Udagamandalam, is a hill station in Tamil Nadu that fills in as a first-class traveler objective. Once viewed as the mid-year base camp of the East India Company, the Queen of the Hills is a beautiful escape.
Dabbed with tea gardens, peaceful cascades, winding ghat sections, and enchanting architecture, Ooty is the place for everybody. Famous among couples and honeymooners, Ooty appeals its guests with all-encompassing perspectives on the Nilgiri mountains. The weather conditions are very wonderful at a mean of 15-20°C around the year, dropping to lows of 0°C during winter. Many parts of the hills are safeguarded as regular-hold timberlands, and unique grants will be expected to camp in non-camp locales.
The Nilgiri mountain railroad is the steepest track in all of Asia. Recollect the hit melody 'Chaiyya' where Shahrukh Khan and Malaika Arora match strides on top of a train. Recollect the stunning districts as the train chugged its direction across lavish vegetation. Indeed, that was the Nilgiri Mountain Railways and the Nilgiri Mountains from the start.
The hilly region additionally houses more modest towns like Coonoor and Kotagiri. These more modest towns are a superior decision to visit and invest energy in, since they are outside of what might be expected, yet under one hour from Ooty. They partake in similar normal climes and costs are significantly less expensive.

Coonoor is one of the three Nilgiri hill stations - Ooty, Kotagiri, and Coonoor. More modest and calmer than Ooty, it has a few awesome legacy lodgings and guesthouses, from which you can do the very same things (climb, visit tea manors, wonder about mountain sees) you would do from greater, more occupied Ooty. From upper Coonoor, you can peer down over an ocean of red-tile housetops to the inclines past and absorb the cool environment, calm climate and lovely landscape. Yet, you get nothing unless there are other options in clamoring lower Coonoor.

The Isha Yoga Center situated at the foothills of Velliangiri, on the outskirts of Coimbatore, is the headquarters for Isha Foundation. Isha is a sacred space for self-transformation, where you can come dedicate time towards your inner growth. The center offers all four major paths of yoga – kriya (energy), gnana (knowledge), karma (action), and bhakti (devotion), drawing people from all over the world.

The Center is dedicated to fostering inner transformation and creating an established state of well-being in individuals. The large residential facility houses an active international community of brahmacharis, full-time volunteers and visitors. Isha Yoga Center provides a supportive environment for you to shift to healthier lifestyles, seek a higher level of self-fulfillment and realize your full potential.

Places to visit:

Dolphin nose view point 
Pykara water falls 
Needle rock
Eucalyptus Hills
Longwood Shola.
Catherine Falls
Tea Gardens
Isha Foundation
Siruvani waterfalls

DAY 1 : Ooty 

Morning: Arrival in Mysore
Arrived in Mysore, Karnataka. Depending on your arrival time, Check in to Local Hotels for freshening up before heading to Ooty.

Depart for Ooty: Begin your scenic drive to Ooty, a picturesque hill station located in Tamil Nadu. The drive takes around 3 to 4 hours, and you'll be rewarded with beautiful views of the Nilgiri Mountains and lush landscapes along the way.

Needles View Point: After reaching Ooty, head straight to the Needle's View Point. From here, you can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding valleys, tea gardens, and the distant mountains. It's a great spot to capture some stunning photographs.

Pykara Waterfalls: Next, visit the Pykara Waterfalls, one of the most popular waterfalls in the region. The cascading waters surrounded by dense forests make for a serene and refreshing sight. You can also take a boat ride in the Pykara Lake nearby.

Wenlock Downs: Finally, head to Wenlock Downs, also known as the "Shooting Point." This vast expanse of grassy meadows offers breathtaking views of the rolling hills and tea estates for sunset. It's a perfect spot to relax and take in the natural beauty of the Nilgiris.

Check-in to Accommodation: After a full day of exploration, check into your accommodation in Ooty. You'll find various options, including hotels, resorts, and guesthouses, catering to different budgets. Evening at Leisure: Spend the evening at your leisure, exploring the local markets, sampling some local cuisine, or simply relaxing at your accommodation.
Overnight Stay: Ooty Hotel ( Sharing Basis ) 

DAY 2: Coonoor
Start your day early and experience a ride on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The toy train journey from Ooty to Coonoor offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes, including lush green valleys, tea plantations, and picturesque villages. Enjoy the slow and scenic ride as the train chugs through the Nilgiri Hills.

Explore Coonoor:
After arriving in Coonoor, take some time to explore this charming hill town.

Sim's Park: Visit Sim's Park, a well-maintained botanical garden that showcases a diverse range of plants and flowers. Stroll through the park's pathways, admire the vibrant flower beds, and learn about various plant species.

Dolphin's Nose Viewpoint: Head to Dolphin's Nose, a popular viewpoint in Coonoor. From here, you can enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding hills and the Catherine Falls in the distance. The viewpoint gets its name from the rock formation that resembles a dolphin's nose.

Lunch: Take a break for lunch at a local restaurant in Coonoor, where you can try some delicious regional cuisine.

Tea Plantations: After lunch, on our way back to Ooty, consider stopping at a tea plantation for a guided tour. Learn about the tea-making process, see the sprawling tea estates, and enjoy a cup of freshly brewed tea.

Doddabetta Peak: Drive to Doddabetta Peak, the highest peak in the Nilgiri Hills. Enjoy the scenic drive and once at the peak, take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding area, including Ooty town and the surrounding valleys.

Evening at Leisure: In the evening, you can spend some leisure time exploring Ooty further, visiting local markets, or simply relaxing at your accommodation.
Stay: Ooty Hotel ( Sharing Basis )

DAY 3: Adiyogi
Early Morning Departure: Start your day early, and begin your scenic drive from Ooty to Coimbatore. The drive takes approximately 3 to 4 hours, and you'll have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Nilgiri region along the way.

Arrive in Coimbatore and after breakfast, make your way to the Siruvani Waterfalls, located in the nearby forest near Coimbatore. This picturesque waterfall is known for its scenic beauty and is a great place to relax and unwind amidst nature. Enjoy the soothing sound of cascading water and take a refreshing dip in the natural pool if allowed and safe.

Lunch: Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Coimbatore, where you can savor some traditional South Indian cuisine.

AdiYogi Shiva Statue: After Lunch head to the AdiYogi Shiva Statue, located on the outskirts of the city. This majestic statue of Lord Shiva stands tall at the Isha Yoga Center and is a symbol of yoga and spiritual practices. Take some time to explore the surroundings and learn about yogic practices and the statue's significance.

Gass Forest Museum: Next, visit the Gass Forest Museum, which is part of the Tamil Nadu Forest Research Institute. The museum showcases a wide variety of exhibits related to the natural history of the region, including flora, fauna, and geological specimens. It's an excellent opportunity to learn more about the diverse ecosystem of the area.

Drive back to Ooty: After exploring Coimbatore's attractions, start your drive back to Ooty. You can take a different route for the return journey to enjoy more of the scenic landscapes.
Stay: Ooty Hotel ( Sharing Basis )

DAY 4: Ooty 

Ooty Lake & Botanical Garden: Start your day by visiting Ooty Lake and the Government Botanical Garden. 
Ooty Lake is a picturesque man-made lake where you can enjoy a leisurely boat ride and take in the scenic surroundings. Afterward, head to the Botanical Garden, which houses a diverse collection of plants, flowers, and trees. Take a leisurely stroll through the garden and appreciate its natural beauty.

Drive back to Mysore: After spending the morning in Ooty, start your drive back to Mysore. The drive takes approximately 3 to 4 hours, giving you a chance to enjoy the scenic landscapes along the way.

Explore Missed Sights in Mysore: Once you reach Mysore, take the opportunity to explore any attractions you might have missed on your first day. This could include places like St. Philomena's Church, Chamundi Hill, or the Mysore Zoo, among others.

Mysore Palace: In the afternoon, visit the magnificent Mysore Palace, one of the most famous landmarks in India. The palace is a stunning example of Indo-Saracenic architecture and is known for its opulent interiors, intricate carvings, and beautiful artwork. If you time your visit right, you might even catch the palace illuminated in the evening.

Departure: Depending on your travel plans, you can either depart from Mysore on this day or continue your journey to other destinations. Mysore is well-connected with various transportation options, including trains, buses, and flights, so you can easily continue your travels to your next destination.


Note 1: Things to be carried in your  trip change a bit as per the season during which you plan your trip. In the following list, we have mentioned seasonal things separately. Do check with your trek leader about the weather forecast before packing.
Note 2: You need not carry anything extra apart from the things mentioned in the list. It is curated in such a way that it perfectly suits the requirements of this  trip & ensures your safety concerning rains & cold.
Head and Skin Protection & Accessories:
  • Cap / Sun hat/ Balaclava
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30 and above)
  • Lip balm, Moisturizer & other skincare products if req.
  • Head Torch/ Hand-held Torch
  • Seasonal:
  • Woolen Cap (In winters - from November to February)
Clothing & Accessories:
  • Comfortable clothes (Full sleeves shirts & full pants, 2 to 3 pairs.)
  • Dry-fit cloths (Min 2 pair)
  • Innerwear (4 to 6 pair)
  • Sandals or Flip-flops
  • Socks (2 to 3 pairs)
  • Rucksack (40 - 50 Ltr should suffice. Avoid trolley bags.)
  • Water bottle
  • Raincoat/ Poncho (In Rainy season - from May to September)
  • Fleece/ Sweater (In winters - from November to February)
Documents & Electronics + Accessories
  • Original ID proof
  • Camera & Kit (Optional)
  • Mobile chargers
  • Power bank
  • Waterproof pouches for Mobile & liquid cash (Mandatory in Rainy season)
  • Liquid cash
  • Toiletry kit
  • Personal medicines (If any)
  • Dry snacks, ORS, dry fruits, chocolates, Nutri bars, etc.

Tip: While packing, you can use plastic bags to compartmentalize things and carry a few extra plastic bags for wet clothes. Maintain separate bag for used tissues & napkins & then dispose of it properly.

Note: Littering any kind of rappers, tissues, napkins, bottles or anything else will strictly not be entertained. So doers shall be on their own thereafter.


✅ Hyderabad to Hyderabad 
(Bus/Train  Non AC Sleeper )
✅ 4 Wheeler for Local Sightseeing(Local sightseeing)
✅ Hotel/Homestay  (4 sharing basis)
✅ First aid
✅ Toy Train Tickets ( If Available)
✅ Certified Trek Leaders
✅ All Entry Permits for Sightseeing

❌Any kind of personal expenses 

❌Any Kind of activities

❌Any Meals Not Mentioned in inclusions


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