Monday, 24 November 2014

Mudumalai National Park: A Safe Abode for Wildlife

Mudumalai National Park is a peaceful abode for wide range of fauna such as elephants, bison, deer, wild boar, porcupine, deer, barking deer etc. You can also find reptiles such as cobra, python and flying lizards. Some commonly found bird species in this sanctuary are bulbuls, fowls, whistling thrush, mynahs etc. On your trip to this sanctuary, you should not miss out visiting Mayar waterfalls & Thepakkad Elephant. You should get the necessary permission from the forest department before going on a jeep or elephant safari. If you are lucky, then you might get a sneak-peak of elephant or various other wild animals. It is advisable to visit in the sanctuary with a guide.


Ooty is connected to different cities and states through train and bus services. It is interesting to note that this city has its own train service. The toy train in the Nilgiri region draws a lot of attention. In addition to visiting this wildlife sanctuary, you can also go on a trekking trip. Ooty is widely popular for its trekking routes, so you should definitely consider this activity apart from other Ooty attractions. Apart from this, there are various other adventure activities that you can perform in order to seek thrill.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Ooty: Visit the Queen of Hill Stations

Situated deep within Nilagiri hills (which literally means Blue Mountains) Ooty is the most popular hill station in the South India. Ooty is popularly referred as Queen of Hill Stations. If you intend to reach this destination, then following are modes for reaching this hill station.

Ooty, Queen of Hill Stations


How to reach Ooty?

By Train
Tourists planning to travel Ooty by train can get off at the Udhagamandalam Railway Station located in the city. This station connects Ooty with the nearby town of Mettupalayam which is further connected to a number of other cities in and around the state namely Chennai, Mysore, Conoor, Kozhikode and Coimbatore. There are toy trains that run from the cities of and Mettupalayam, which help tourists reach Ooty.

By Air
Tourists planning to fly into Ooty will have to get off at the nearest airport which happens to be Coimbatore International Airport. This airport is located at a distance of approximately 105 km from the city.

By Bus
Tourists have an option to reach the city of Ooty by bus from almost all the prominent cities in Southern India. Tourists can also avail bus services both to and fro this city, which are regularly run by the State Government & private organizations as well. Tourists can travel to this tourist destination via bus thanks to numerous regular bus services running between Ooty and numerous other cities including Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, and Mysore.