Popularly referred to as Ooty, this gem among southern hill resorts is covered in eucalyptus and pine trees and coffee and tea plantations. On a clear day, it's possible to see as far as the Mysore plateau from Dodabetta Peak, the district's most prominent viewpoint. The Stone House, a landmark 1822 bungalow, and St. Stephen's Church are remnants of the area's first British settlement. Also noteworthy: formal botanical gardens, a children's mini-garden and a contemporary art collection.
Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
4 based on 473 reviews
We were lucky enough to stay here too. Food was lovely, with very generous portions! Staff were all very attentive if requiring just a little more training .... could not have been any friendlier though.
Our only complaint was the use of plastic straws. We felt they were unnecessary and went against the ethics of Earl's Secret and Ooty.
Other than that we really hope to visit again.
3.5 based on 420 reviews
Nahar is by far the best pure veg option available in the city especially for those who prefer an all veg restaurant. Many travelers comer from Mumbai, etc where food is incomparable with any other place in the world and hence they get fussy over food especially when they travel to South. Nahar to a large extent will be able to satisfy your hunger for taste as they serve a lot of variety like South Indian, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, street food etc.
4 based on 60 reviews
Nice place to relax away from the beeping traffic. Up on the 1st floor it feels nicely tucked away. Cheap drinks and snacks/light meals. Tea was Rs14, Pepsi Rs15, Chapatti Paneer roll Rs60. Pizza wasn't great. Staff are chilled out and friendly.
4 based on 74 reviews
Well furnished large space. Product range is good. Many servers but in loud conversation. The customer is of les importance than their internal conference
4 based on 364 reviews
4 based on 186 reviews
We stayed just one night at the Taj Savoy in India. It was in fact my second time there, the first time was 27 years ago.
The hotel is a welcome relief from the madness that is Ooty now, it has a beautiful lawn where you can take tea and imagine the days when it was occupied by officers of the army.
We had a two room cottage which was big enough for the four of us.
The negatives; The rooms are tired and could do with updating. I don't believe they've been changed since my first visit! Duvets would have been preferable to blankets and the heaters need to be replaced/upgraded as it was very noisy. The bathroom was marble but tired and stained, the hairdryer was useless. The curtains/blinds and fabrics were all tired and again could be updated.
The positives: However the beds were very comfortable and the old world furniture is charming. At night the fire was lit in our room which was fabulous and took the edge of the chill of an Ooty evening.
What really made our stay was the service. The dining room is wood paneled and has the air of elegance about it. The Head waiter took absolute pride in his job, as did his staff and our delicious meal was perfect.
The breakfast was a buffet and there was plenty of choice.
We were provided with water and provisions by the hotel for our long drive down the mountain which was a small touch but one that was memorable.
We hope to return again to the Taj Savoy, it's a comfortable and elegant hotel and I hope that there is some investment into updating the rooms, albeit without losing the old world feel and quaintness of the cottages.
4 based on 353 reviews
A very nice place to eat authentic biryani and to enjoy the food. Very friendly staffs, good service. Food available up to 12 midnight. Nice and clean. A place to be with friends and family.
4.5 based on 40 reviews
Our second visit within a week , and we were not disappointed, delicious, spicy chinese food, served efficiently. We had chilli chicken, crispy fried lamb, water chestnuts in plum sauce, egg fried rice , Schezwan vege noodles and tofu , can only say we over ordered and coudnt do justice to all the yummy food.
3.5 based on 151 reviews
Very nice vegetarian food, we had south indian food which was yummmm. It has other restaurants as well for north indian, continental and has a huge parking space as well.
4.5 based on 88 reviews
We went for dinner after Reading reviews on trip advisor. We were pleasantly surprised with the clean set up and modern decor, the music and overall feel of this place. We had immediate and very attentive service. The menu is very extensive and suited our family of picky eaters. We ordered French fries and the pakwan platter for starters and both dishes were very elegant and delicious. The fries were made fresh, crisp and not very oily. We ordered Hakka noodles, and mix of North Indian dishes. Noodles must have been perfect as my son ate it up without a fuss. Their Dal Pakwan was the best Dal makhni I have ever tasted and if you know me, I have tasted quite a few across the globe. I also order their masala buttermilk which was spiced up with ginger, jeera, green chillies and coriander but wasn't spicy. It was a perfect accompaniment for my meal.
The service was above expectations. They seem to be well staffed with attentive people.
Great place and will surely go back again and would recommend to anyone looking for a tasty and elegant meal in Ooty.
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