Club Mahindra Masinagudi, Tamil Nadu
This is a small jungle resort with just 20 rooms in a nice location on the fringe of the forest area. Staff are courteous and helpful particularly Kiran, Mubarak and Jainudeen. Surprisingly I found the food to be of good quality and taste. Rooms are basic with iron furniture. The mattresses are uncomfortable. The bath linen was of very poor quality - rough and faded. The resort is just 4 kms from the Masinagudi town. There is a very nice restaurant Anna Datha here which serves excellent Dosas and Coffee. Do try this place without fail. Also there is a nice store here by name Dreamland which sells excellent fruits and vegetables. The place is very ideal for a 2 night stay. No TV in the rooms, no Idea mobile network and Wifi only in reception. Elephants visit this resort in summer time in search of water. Kiran from front office is very knowledgeable about animal and bird life. There is a small brook which flows on the periphery of this resort but was dry in April. Small activity room has a TT table carrom and chess. The staff permit the use of resort phone to make calls for free. Do combine a 2 day stay at this resort when you plan a holiday at Ooty. I and my wife loved this place very much.