I’m 62yrs & I’ve been to Oland twice. December & during monsoon.
As a naturalist I find the description of the place in many words by various guests more than true
At the onset I like to thank Trip Advisor for publishing the guest reviews which was of tremendous help in discovering Oland
Take your time. This isn’t a work target where you start late & want to reach early then blame it on the road, distance et al only cos you left home late in the first place.
Enjoy the drive while it lasts. Any vehicle will take you there... your BMW, Merc, Porshe.... talking from experience
Travel during day light if you don’t want to encounter animals, after all its their territory
Carry your own soft drinks & snacks, they don’t keep as it adds to the carbon footprint
I stayed at the Hornbill house & the best way to digest food & spend time is walk to the main dining hall for all our meals
Dont litter the place as it harms the wildlife
Activities: Bird watching, trekking, being amongst nature and doing nothing ,
Dont expect any gym, treadmill when you have the whole area to run, walk... only way to breathe in fresh air
December is actually pleasant & not nippy like Ooty
My good wishes to Sajan & the team to keep the great work going. I’ll see you the next time around
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oland Plantation is located on a lush 120 acres of organic tea, coffee, fruit and spice plantation. Coimbatore is 2.5 - 3 hours drive through the Nilgiris. Distance to Ooty is 34kms & Coonoor is 25kms Pickups and transfers from Bangalore City, Bangalore Airport,Coimbatore Airport, Ooty & Coonoor are available. There are 3 houses--Estate house,Pepper house, Hornbill houseEstate house has 2 rooms- The Mosaic & Estate room, Pepper house has 3 rooms- Family, Panorama, Studio, Hornbill house has 2 room- Jackfruit & Waterfall room. Each room is unique and has a different view of the estate. All rooms are eco-friendly. Cable television and DVD are available in most housesOland Plantation has two waterfalls on the estate and a view of the valley below. It offers a combination of eco-friendly accommodation, organic produce, wildlife experience and community activities. The estate is sometimes visited by wildlife like bears, bisons, elephants. Many rare birds can be spotted on the estate itself. ... more less
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