There is nothing more joyful than going on a family vacation. India is a country that is filled with so many places to see, two of the most popular ones being Kerala and Ooty. If you are confused as to which of the two to choose for your next family vacation, then how about both? Read on to find out how you can visit Kerala with Ooty as well.
Part 1: Kerala
Kerala is more popularly and fondly known as God’s own country. It is one of India’s southern-most states as well as one of the most beautiful ones to visit with family. Some interesting places to visit in Kerala are:
• Munnar tea gardens
• Banasura Sagar Dam, Wayanad
• Munroe Island
• Periyar Tiger Reserve
• Krishnapuram Palace and Museum
Best time to visit Kerala
The best time to visit Kerala is during the months of September and May.
How to reach Kerala
Kerala is well connected by road, rail, and airways to its neighboring states. The major airports here are the Cochin International Airport, the Trivandrum International Airport, and the Calicut International Airport.
Known as the Queen of hill stations, Ooty is a place that figures on a number of tourists’ bucket lists. It is located at an altitude of almost 2,240 meters and is the headquarters of the Nilgiri district. Some popular places to see in Ooty are:
• Government Botanical Garden
• Rose Garden
• Ooty Lake
• Government Museum
• Doddabetta Peak
Best time to visit
Ooty The best time to visit Ooty is between the months of April and June as well as September and November.
How to reach Ooty from Kerala
Some places in Kerala (like Wayanad) are near Ooty and can be easily reached by road. If you plan to travel by road, then the month of September is the best time to visit Kerala and Ooty. The surrounding areas are lush, green, and picturesque due to the magic of the monsoons that have just gone by. Alternately, you may even fly to the Coimbatore International Airport that is 104km away from Ooty. Coimbatore also has the nearest railway station. From here you may either drive directly to Ooty or go to Mettupalayam and from there take the Nilgiri Mountain Train to Ooty.
Where to stay in Ooty & in Kerala
You may choose from ample Club Mahindra Ooty and Kerala resorts. A list of them is as follows:
• Club Mahindra Alleppey, Kerala
• Club Mahindra Ashtamudi, Kerala
• Club Mahindra Cherai, Kerala
• Club Mahindra Kumarakom, Kerala
• Club Mahindra Munar, Kerala
• Mount Serene Munar, Kerala
• Olive Downtown, Cochin, Kerala
• Club Mahindra Poovar, Kerala
• Club Mahindra Thekkady, Kerala
• Club Mahindra Wayanad, Kerala
• Club Mahindra Danish Villa, Ooty
• Club Mahindra Derby Green, Ooty
All these resorts have modern amenities and exciting activities for the entire family, also making them great kids’ friendly resorts. World-class restaurants and excellent service complete the package. Also, make sure to read these Club Mahindra resort reviews, before you plan your family vacation at any of these Club Mahindra resorts!
Now stop wondering whether this is the best time to visit Kerala or Ooty and start packing for both! Also, read through these Club Mahindra reviews and get a sneak peak of how our happy members are spending their family vacations at popular holiday destinations of India with Club Mahindra resorts!