Monday, 26 May 2014

Colonial Life in Ooty

Voyage to India Part 2: The South
When: Jan/Feb 2014
Where: London, Mumbai, Ooty, Kochi, Aleppey, Mamalapuram, Madurai

The next stop on our foodie tour was Ooty, an old British Hill Resort where one would go to escape the searing heat elsewhere in the country.  We stayed at Kingscliff, a converted set of Bungalows from the time of the empire, furnished in colonial style with a quaint themed restaurant.

Before that it was time to travel low cost on IndiGo who really go all out with the packaging on their in-flight catering.

In the evening we had dinner at Earl's Secret the hotel's restaurant.  The atmosphere was interesting with slightly off kilter service, a singer and a lovely log fire place for warmth and atmosphere as the temperature really drops at night.  We went with food from the Indian menu which was good, but perhaps a little over priced for what it was.

Kingscliff also offers breakfast in a beautiful glass house each morning.  Unfortunately the buffet didn't live up to the building.

We had a great lunch at the Garden Restaurant in town.  Great, simple, Indian food at its best.

In the afternoon we went to the Indian version of Starbucks, Cafe, Coffee, Day.  Great fun and very surreal.

For dinner we are in town at Kabab Corner, it was quite busy and came recommended in our Lonely Planet guide.  Food was not the best, it didn't look overly clean and one of our party got sick the next day.

1 comment:

Pawan Patil said...

Great Captured! Thanks for sharing this with us! Ooty is the ideal hill station for tourists to visit on any Tour to Tamil Nadu. One of the most popular tourist places in entire India, Ooty is a treasure trove of breathtaking natural beauty. The numerous tourist attractions in Ooty include the verdant hills, cascading waterfalls and sparkling brooks, dense forests, hill view resorts in Ooty, sprawling grasslands and extensive tea gardens.