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Pet Vacations - Nilgiris
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An ideal extended weekend holiday out of Bangalore where you can take you pet along…If you have a minimum of three nights to spare, try the Ooty > Avalanche circuit.

 

 

Avalanche is part of the Nilgiri mountain range and about 20 kms from Ooty.  This will be a relaxing 7 hour drive from Bangalore. The altitude at Avalanche would be about 7500 ft above sea level and the resort on this hill top is designed to impart a ‘Farmstay’ experience. 

 

 

Lots of open spaces for your pet to run around & explore, many leisure and family oriented activities for your loved ones. Clean mountain air and lots of sunshine!  

There are lots of family oriented activities to keep everyone pleasantly occupied for two full days. Short treks, camping, horse riding, fishing (for Carp and Trout), campfire and dairy farm visits are just a few of the activities that one can indulge in. 

Trout fishing is possible at Avalanche and Sandinalla lakes with prior permission from the Fisheries Department (Assistant Director of Fisheries office located near Ooty bus stand). 

Accommodation at this resort is very comfortable with outdoor cabin styled rooms with wooden flooring and a functional fire place for each room. An ideal location to spend some quality time with your family & a surprise gift for your pet.

Ooty is about an hours drive down from Avalanche.  The little known ‘Ooty radio telescope’ which is actually the largest radio telescope in Asia, is situated at Muthorai (on the Ooty  – Avalanche road). 

It would be a good idea to stay a night at Ooty before returning home.  About 3 kms from Charring cross, which is the city centre, there is a small boutique heritage hotel that welcomes guests travelling with their pets! A heritage bungalow completely refurbished and converted to a comfortable hotel, it has a beautiful garden and lawns. Almost all rooms have their own sit-outs with great views. 

 The Nilgiri Mountain train which now has the UNESCO world heritage site tag is a must do. The train has scheduled runs between Ooty and Mettupalayam. 

Another activity not to be missed while at Ooty / coonoor is the highly acclaimed tea tasting tour at Tranquilitea -  that takes you on a journey of tea from plant to cup followed by a tasting of some of the world’s finest tea.

The return drive from Ooty can be interesting, if you opt for the Kalhatty – Masinagudi route which joins up at Teppakad and then on to Bandipur.  There is good chance to spot wildlife if you are lucky….a good opportunity to end your holiday with pleasant memories!



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