Arrive at Ooty (7000+ ft asl). Time permitting Boating in lake in the evening is touristy but popular.
Sightseeing options closer to ooty to consider comprise Dodabetta Peak, Raj Bhawan, St Stephens Church, Rose garden, Botanical garden, Shooting point, Wax Museum.
Masinagudi Arrive at Masinagudi (Mudumalai) (42 kms - 1hrs.30Min). Enroute visit Pykara falls (25 kms from Ooty). In the afternoon opt for Bird watching / short walks in and around the lodge / resort. OR visit to Theppakadu Elephant Camp.
Early Morning trekking (Mountain Treks, Riverside Treks, Grassland Treks). Thereafter depart for onward journey.
Mudumalai is home to 200+ bird species. Some prominent endemics species include Malabar trogon and Malabar grey hornbill. Other predatory include crested hawk-eagle, crested serpent eagle, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Black Eagle, Oriental Honey-buzzard etc. Mudumalai is a recommended Bird watching destination.
Theppakadu Elephant camp is where one can enjoy being around elephants, feed them and enjoy a kind of elephant experience. This is popular with inbound travellers and families with kids. Museum near the Elephant feeding camp is where some animals who once lived in the Mudumalai Jungle are preserved.
Walking in jungle is possible around Masinagudi with forest permission. Forest department from time to time restricts this. One can take upto 10 km walk / trek around doing a bit of bird watching and spotting wild animals. Taking a guide along is a must.
The Pykara Lake formed after a dam was constructed on Pykara river. There are two waterfalls over 50 meters height that are popularly known as Pykara falls and are a major tourist attraction. En route one also stops over at Shooting point, a point where many movies were shot in past.
The Botanical Garden is spread over 22-acres and is in existence since mid 1800s. A flower show is held every May. The Gardens have around a thousand species of plants, shrubs, ferns, trees, and herbal and bonsai plants.
The Government rose garden is the largest rose garden in India with more than 20,000 varieties of roses
A wax museum on ooty Coonoor road, that houses life-size wax statues of Indian personalities.
Raj Bhavan Ooty is the Summer residence of the Governor of Tamil Nadu. Gardens here consists of ornamental gardens in an area of about 9 acres, a rich lawn on 3 acres, four rosaries, two lily ponds, a sunken garden, two green houses, a vegetable garden and a nursery.
Ooty lake is spread over 60 acres offers boating to tourists and is a major tourist.
St. Stephens Church on Mysore road is one of the oldest churches in the Nilgiris area dated back to the 19th century
A view point surrounded by dense shola forests from where one can have a panoramic view of the area.
The Pykara Lake formed after a dam was constructed on Pykara river. There are two waterfalls over 50 meters height that are popularly known as Pykara falls and are a major tourist attraction. Enroute one also stops over at Shooting point, a point where many movies were shot in past.
Coimbatore is the second largest city in state of Tamil Nadu and a major textile and engineering hub. The plantation areas Coonnor and Valparai and hill station of ooty and kodaikanal are accessible from here.Ooty
Ooty (7500 ft asl) is one of the premier hill stations of India. It is known for its colonial heritage feel, heritage train, tea plantations around it, a wonderful weather all through the year (especially in summer) and is home to quite a few renowned boarding schools.Masinagudi
Mudumalai is a popular ex-Bangalore weekend getaway and is visited as a part of Karnataka / Tamilnadu itineraries. Mudumalai is excellent for a more nature centric stay.