Ooty is a town in Tamil Nadu, and a popular hill station located in Nilgiri Hills. It is a beautiful place covered in greenery, including pine trees and tea plantations. If you are planning a family trip but you cannot decide a place, I have made your job easier. You can visit the Upper Bhavani Lake, Pykara lake, Emerald lake, Second World War Memorial Pillar, Venkateshwara Perumal Temple, to name a few places in Ooty. If you want to get a souvenir from Ooty to remind you of the good times and you don’t know what to get, one of the things I’ll suggest is the local hill honey. It is naturally crystallized and is creamy and smooth. You can also get the famous Nilgiri Eucalyptus oil produced there due to the availability of eucalyptus in the region, and also get homemade chocolates.
If you want to travel from Delhi to Ooty, you should know that there are no direct flights or trains or buses between New Delhi to Ooty. If you are looking to travel cheap, I would recommend you to take the train. You can take a train from New Delhi to Bangalore, to begin with. From Bangalore, take the Shatabdi Express to Mysore and then from Mysore, take State Transport Bus to reach Ooty.
The distance between New Delhi and Bangalore is 2365 kms. The rail connectivity is very efficient between them. On a weekly basis, 9 trains run between the source and the destination stations. The 12650 Ktk Sampark K Express is the first train to leave from New Delhi station to Bangalore station. It departs at 6.45 AM and reaches Bangalore in about 19.10 PM. The last train to leave from Delhi to Bangalore is the Yesvantpur Junction Duronto Express. It leaves from the source station at 23.00 PM and reaches destination station at 7.30 AM.
If you want to take a train that reaches Bangalore faster than all the other trains to reach Bangalore from Delhi to sort out the time taken to reach Ooty since it involves further travelling from Bangalore, you should take the Yesvantpur Junction Duronto Express. It is the fastest train. It will get you to your destination station in approximately 8-9 hours. The slowest train that runs between New Delhi and Bangalore is the Chandigarh Yesvantpur Junction S F Special 02686. It takes about 45 hours to reach … Read the rest
During our busy schedules and while working round the clock, we tend to forget to spend some quality time with our near and dear ones. With the best breweries in the world and some of the most scenic views one might find, Ireland proves to be a very peaceful yet chic place to visit with your family to bond and rebuild these relationships.
- Plan in advance- Ireland is a wonderland with tourists flooding in all year round, booking in advance really comes in handy. With a distance of 4,979 km, it takes an entire day to travel from India to Ireland. Not only for the air tickets, which means cheaper air fares, but also minor bookings like ferry rides and hotels are also important. Make sure you carefully read all the details given about the hotel as you might not get what you booked.
- Make a List- Ireland is on everybody’s bucket list. With so many places to visit, it is impossible to cover all of them in one trip hence you must prioritize. A difficult but very essential word, only if you prioritize will you truly be able to enjoy and soak in the beauty of every monument. Places like titanic Belfast, Croke park, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, The burren, Trinity college, Guinness Storehouse etc. are top essential picks. Visit each place with a peaceful mind and body with no rush.
- Essentials for the stay- Do not forget your passport and visa. Due to the erratic weather conditions it pours a lot. Hence always carry rain jackets, waterproof phone covers, travel umbrellas, moisture wicking scarves and waterproof camera. Be aware of pickpockets. Always carry some digestive enzymes as it is common to suffer from upset stomach while visiting Ireland. Carry built in filter bottles for optimum safety.
- Back to home- Make sure you book your return tickets on time as well and not leave them till the last minute. As you are not carrying much luggage that’s why it won’t be difficult to pack up. Make sure you keep your jewelry, camera and cards safely.
Come as may, your motive for the trip should be to leave your worries behind, explore a new surrounding and inculcate as much as you can for a better self.
Shimla is a beautiful hill station and is the capital of the state Himachal Pradesh. Its scenic location, the snow clad mountains and hills everywhere attract a large number of tourists from all over the world. Along with that, the beautiful structures made during the colonial period are another captivating thing to look for in Shimla. Grand old buildings, iron lamp posts, everything gives out a different feel to the trip. If you are planning a trip to Shimla with your friends or family, and you are clueless as to what places to visit there, I’d say you should not miss the Ridge, Mall Road, Kufri, try the Toy train ride to Kalka, Theog, Scandal Point in Mall road, Mashobra, Chail, go for skiing in Kufri, Lakkar Bazaar, Naldehra, Green Valley, among others.
If you are travelling from Delhi to Shimla and are planning to take the train, you should know that there is no direct train from Delhi to Shimla. You will have to first travel to Kalka by train and then go to Shimla. And if you want to know where is your train, make use of online services, they are quite helpful. There is a narrow gauge road from Kalka to Shimla therefore you have to take another train to Shimla from Kalka. If you want a comfortable travel, the Shatabdi Express is the best train that runs from New Delhi to Shimla. It departs at around 7.30 in the morning and reaches Kalka at around 11.45 AM. It is also cost efficient since you will reach Kalka in just 550 INR per person. Other trains that run between New Delhi to Kalka are Himalayan Queen 14095, Kalka Shatabdi 12011, Kalka Shatabdi 12005, Hwh Dli Kalka Mail 12311.
From Kalka you can take the Toy train if you want to experience the ride, but it takes quite some time to reach Shimla by Toy Train since it runs very slow. It will take you around six hours to reach Shimla via Toy Train. Kalka to Shimla Toy Trains are KLK SML Pass, Shivalik Dix Exp, Kalka Shimla Exp, Himalayan Queen, Rail Motor. The Indian Railways have made available economical, deluxe and premium services for travellers on the Kalka – Shimla rail section. Economical are the cheapest ones while the premium ones are the costliest. Special holiday trains also run on this route.
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Ooty is one of the popular hill stations in India. It is located in the state of Tamil Nadu. Also known as Udhagamandalam, the scenic town of Ooty draws hundreds of tourists. It is situated at an altitude of around 7,440 feet and used to be the summer capital of the British Raj. If you wish to experience, Ooty in the evening, it is always better to venture after 6 PM. Watching the sun slowly setting in the horizon above the beautiful Nilgiri Hills is an experience in itself.
Because Ooty is a hill station, most of the tourist destinations close in the evening. However there are some places where you can visit after 6 PM. Some of them are:
St Stephens Church: It is one of the iconic points of interests in Ooty. The church was built in the 18th century and is a fine example of Gothic architecture. It is located quite close to the main tow center and you can enjoy a short stroll to the church. Spend some time in silence inside the church to calm your mind.
Holy Trinity Church: It is another well-known church in Ooty. The interior of the church is adorned with paintings from the bible and other Christian scriptures. The main town center is also close by.
Nightlife is not so pronounced in Ooty. However, there are few places where you can enjoy a refreshing drink and dance to the tune of music. You can visit places like The Valley Bar, Club Mahindra Derby Green, Canterbury Bar and Selbournes Bar. Local people as well as tourists come to these places to have a time full of enjoyment and charm.
Shopping can be another good pastime in Ooty after 6 PM. Visit the local markets and shop for handicrafts. Being a hill station, you will get winter garments at affordable rates. Ooty is also famous for tea and chocolates. You can but delicious homemade chocolates and refreshing Nilgiri tea. The tea is available in different flavors and variants.
Ooty has a wide range of hotels where you can get pleasant accommodation at affordable rates. Most hotels are within close distance from the main town center and are easily accessible. Ooty can also be easily reached. The nearest airport is the Coimbatore Airport, which is well connected. There is a well-developed road network that connects the town with different parts of … Read the rest