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Coorg or Ooty. Which ia better?

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Coorg or Ooty. Which ia better?

We are planning for three day trip from bangalore during 1st week of July. First 2 days at either ooty or coorg and third day at Mysore.

Confused between ooty and coorg.

Please take into considerations the below point and suggest.

1) Whether conditions during 1st week of July.

2) Place where we can enjoy waterfalls and Lakes.

3) can visit Wile life sanctuary if possible.

Please suggest

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1. Re: Coorg or Ooty. Which ia better?

Coorg is nicer than Ooty I think.

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2. Re: Coorg or Ooty. Which ia better?

Hi

Weather conditions at both places at that time may be a bit wet. Otherwise, very little to choose between the two in terms of nature, waterfall, lakes, boating etc. Both have a wild life reserve closeby (Mudumalai near Ooty and Nagarhole / Kabini closer to Coorg).

Agree with Deepa on the choice between the two.

regards

Rajan

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3. Re: Coorg or Ooty. Which ia better?

Hi

Both places have its own attractions:

1) You can expect rain in both places during first week of Jul.

2) Waterfalls are near Coorg and lake in Ooty (

3) You can visit WLS on the way to Ooty (Muthumalai) and WLF from Coorg will again you need to travel.

4) Wayanad has all three attractions, which you can consider (100 Km from Mysore)

Regards

Sam

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4. Re: Coorg or Ooty. Which ia better?

Thanks Deepa, Rajan and Groowynd for your replies.

Can you please suggest me as which WLS is better to visit - Mudumalai/Bandipur near Ooty or Nagarhole / Kabini closer to Coorg?

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5. Re: Coorg or Ooty. Which ia better?

A visit to any of the WLS in July would not be worthwhile. Definitely not the best time for wildlife trips.

Coorg as well as Ooty are equally beautiful although I might lean towards the former. Check out the Shivanasamudra falls near Maddur. This is one of the tallest falls of India and is at it's majestic best during the monsoons !

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6. Re: Coorg or Ooty. Which ia better?

Thanks Rajan for your reply!!!

Does Shivanasamudra comes on the way of bangalore - coorg - mysore - bangalore?

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7. Re: Coorg or Ooty. Which ia better?

Hi Amisha,

Yes, Shivanasamudra is on the Bangalore - Mysore route. From Bangalore, you can drive along the Bangalore Mysore highway till Maddur.

Immediately after Maddur Bus stand, you need to take a left turn towards Malavalli. Keep going further straight from Malavalli and you'll reach Shivanasamudram. The condition of this stretch of road would be a bit poor but this route is far better than the Kanakapura route.

Although this waterfall is known as the "Bluff Falls" form some strange reason, do not get disheartened, this place truly is heaven-on-earth and not to be missed during the monsoons !

Mysore is around 85 Kms from Shivanasamudra. You can reach Madikeri (Coorg) by driving down the Mysore-Madikeri Road (120 kms).

You might perhaps take a look at this link for more details on Shivanasamudra :

…goudar.com/2010/09/shivanasamudra-gagana-ch…

Have a great trip !

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8. Re: Coorg or Ooty. Which ia better?

Thanks again!!!

How much extra travel will it beto visit Shivanasamudra if I want to cover ooty instead of coorg like this bangalore - ooty and coonoor - mysore - bangalore?

Actually I am finding more places to visit in ooty as compared to coorg. That's why more inclined towards ooty but would like to visit Shivanasamudra too conditionally we don't have to travel much extra to visit it.

Please suggest.

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9. Re: Coorg or Ooty. Which ia better?

My suggested itinerary would be :

1) Bangalore to Ooty with a stopover at either Bandipur or Masinagudi.

2) Sightseeing at Ooty & Coonoor.

3) Ooty to Mysore.

4) Mysore to Shivanasamudra falls.

5) Shivanasamudra to Bangalore (2. 1/2 Hrs drive).

Visiting the waterfalls on your way back would be good enough to relieve the stresses of driving.

Have a nice trip & do not forget to carry your Umbrellas since it'd be raining cats & dogs everywhere during that period !

Have a nice trip !

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10. Re: Coorg or Ooty. Which ia better?

I have decided to visit now ooty and coonor (excluding Mysore from my trip).

Need recommendation if it is possible to visit HOGENNAKAL or Shivanasamudra or Chikmagalur on the way to ooty.

If yes which is the best place I can go for on the way?

Thanks in advance!!!