Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation package tour to Mysore, Ooty, Coonoor

In Travel Pics, Travel Writeup on July 4, 2011 at 4:26 am

Although we Wanderers are strictly against packaged tours, sometimes when the time is short and your company is not so young, packaged tours comes handy. Sanjukta shares with us her travel writeup on a weekend package tour with her mother. Originally published in her personal blog ‘This Is My Truth

I took mom for a 3 day conducted tour arranged by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation to Mysore, Ooty and Coonoor. I never thought of very highly for state conducted tours but when it’s just two people traveling, it’s not very economical to hire a cab. Surprisingly, the whole trip went great and I was pretty impressed by KSTDC services and arrangements.

The Delux Non AC bus tickets costs you INR 1930 approx and covers 3 days journey and 2 night stays in pretty decent hotels.Our guide told us, they actually put the tourist in Hotel Mayura which is under renovation these days. We started on 31st Dec at 7 am from Bangalore Corporation Bus stop near Unity building. The itinerary included Secundrabad, Tipu Sultan’s fort, Mysore, Mysore palace, Vrindavan Gardens, Bandipur wildlife sanctuary (we only passed through this while on our way to Ooty) Ooty and Coonoor.

Live Blog Ooty Coonoor trip – By Sanjukta

In Events, Travel Writeup on August 14, 2008 at 10:30 pm

3.40 am

9 of us are on our way to Coonoor. Right now we have stopped over at a Barrista. Behind the wheels we have Vinayak in his Honda City and Vicky in his Honda Civic. Amongst the other let’s goers we have Snigdha, Myself, Danish, Sanjay, Sunil, Sree and Suresh.

Suresh is the most quiet guy, followed by Danish. Sunil and Vicky are like the pranksters, I and Snigdha are the glamour factors. Sanjay is one guy I can communicate in pure Delhi style. We have ordered for coffee. Time for a group photo.

Vicky seems to be the center of attraction here, everybody is trying to guess the place of his origin. (No he is not a wildlife item)

The Let's Go gang on the way to Ooty and Coonoor

The Let's Go gang on the way to Ooty and Coonoor, we have stopped over at Barrista

8.46 am

15th to 16th August 08 – Coonoor, Ooty – Trek, Homestay, Safari

In Events on July 30, 2008 at 10:37 am

We have a great plan for a 3 day trip on the 15th August weekend. We are going to spend the weekend in the calm and serene of The Nilgiris. There is a nice and affordable homestay in Coonoor called The Devasholam. The homestay claim to be providing an ethnic and non-commercial experience different from the commercial tourism that we mostly do.

The place is affordable too, tarrif being Rs 1000/- per head per day which includes the following besides the stay:

  • Morning Tea/ coffee
  • Breakfast (south Indian vegetarian)
  • Lunch (south Indian vegetarian)
  • Evening Tea/ coffee
  • Dinner (south Indian vegetarian)