Travelogue : Ooty Through My Eyes 👁👁

Welcome to my travel diary. Hope you have fun turning over the pages.

Recently I went to Ooty and trust me when I say, it is indeed the queen of hills.  To be honest, I have been to many hill stations before but Ooty made me want to stay there for a few more days. Unfortunately I  had to wrap up the trip in just 2 days (not enough) but still enough for it to leave a mark on my mind. I have a little treat for you guys. This time it’s 2 in 1 blog. It’s not just a Picture Story Blog but has a detailed Vlog too. In short,

  • I made a video which I think does more justice to the roads than the pictures do. I would urge you all to watch the video as well as check out the still photography in here. The video is not on YouTube so no I am not going to ask you guys to like, share and subscribe (yet) 😉  Just let me know if you liked it or not and that would be enough for me.  
  • However, if you would rather enjoy watching the pictures than video then you’re more than welcome to hop on and enjoy Ooty through my eyes. 

Lights, Camera, Action !!!

Udagamandalam (also known as Ootacamund (About this soundlisten )), and abbreviated as Udhagai and popularly known as Ooty  (About this soundlisten is a town and a municipality in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. It is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills. 
It’s almost 300 kms from Bangalore and the best route to reach Ooty from there is via Mysore and Bandipur National park which again is a tourist attraction. Follow the below route if you ever plan your trip from Bangalore. 


As promised, here’s the video  :

If you skipped on it then without taking much of your time, I present you my journey in the form of Picture Story and let you guys decide whether Ooty deserves to be called Queen Of Hills or not.

PS: Do read the captions for each picture.

It was a sunny sunny day. Although breezy enough not to feel hot.
Not without my sunglasses. Big time savior. Trust me.
Spotted !!!  If your luck is by your side, you will be able to spot various wildlife creatures in Bandipur National Park. This park spans an area of 2,183 km2 (843 sq mi) making it the largest protected area in southern India and the largest habitat of wild elephants in south Asia.
We weren’t lucky enough to spot Tigers and Elephants but something’s better than nothing. Right?
Greenery all around!!! This place felt like heaven.
And some more…
Camping is the best option if you’re going with your friends. It feels great.
This view though…
Aventura : This is where we decided to camp in and it was the best decision.
Because Tea is life ( for some) 😛
Night View !!!
Loved the lighting.
The days are hot and the nights are super cold. Even in Summers. Make sure to carry your own jacket or you will freeze(Just like me).
The one with Jon Snow.
The place where we stayed had this awesome view. Loved it.
Tea Plantations are a treat to the eyes and you will see quite a lot of them there.
Another tourist attraction is the Pykara Lake. You can do boating or just enjoy its beauty.
Found these fresh carrots on our way and I must say they were sweet and delicious. 
The whole trip was completed in 2 days. It was dam exhausting but the beauty of this place made the trip worth it.

There is something mysterious and magical in how a trip can be tiring yet refreshing. It was freezing cold at night and if it was not for the bonfire, I don’t know how I would have managed. I did not bring any jacket with me since I thought it’s summer and well I should have done my research well. But I enjoyed this experience and cannot wait for my next trip (hopefully better planned). 

PS: Have you ever planned a trip without proper research, maybe which was hectic but you enjoyed it thoroughly? Let me know. I am all ears. Errr eyes.  Also, let me know if you have ever been to Ooty or plan to? I might be of little help. 

For all the happy traveling souls out there,

I Heart You All ❤

© Photography and Video was taken and conceptualized by Missbindas 

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69 Comments Add yours

  1. Quite a decent description of a two – day trip. Photography is quite amazing.

    1. It was a short trip but definitely worth it. Thank you for the appreciation. 🙂

      1. You’re welcome.

    2. A paradisiacal escape, well captured and enticing travel prospects.

      1. So glad you liked it. Means a lot. Thank you for stopping by. 😍

  2. librepaley says:

    Great shors, like to be a magnificent place – thanks for the vicarious travelling.

    1. So glad you enjoyed this post. Thank you💞

  3. Beauty Vambe says:

    This really reminded me of Nigeria, the view of nature is so magnificent

    1. Really? Wow! I would love to visit Nigeria some day.😍

      1. Beauty Vambe says:

        That will be great

        1. Always hopeful😍

  4. lampmagician says:

    Wonderful 🤗❤🙏

    1. Thank you so much💞

      1. lampmagician says:

        Likewise dear friend ❤🙏

        1. 🤗😍

  5. Lovely photographs.

    1. So glad you liked them. Thank you🙂

  6. DutchIl says:

    A wonderful video and photos.. thank you for sharing your journey and allowing us to see your world through your eyes!!.. 🙂

    “Life gives us brief moments with another, but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime, So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.”

    1. This means a lot to me. Thank you so much for appreciating.
      Each journey definitely adds on to the memories that are indeed going to last a lifetime. 💞

  7. floatinggold says:

    I watched the video first. Waited for some tigers to jump out, but no luck.
    I usually over-prep for the trip, but then end up forgetting SOMETHING. But the cool thing is that you can mostly adjust.

    1. Yepp.. No tigers or elephant for us. I guess we can only find them deep inside the forest if we take proper jeep safari. We just happened to be riding along the road to reach Ooty, so must have missed it.

  8. Fabulous writing. Loved the blog. You look beautiful and the vlog was ❤️Stay charming

    1. That is such a relief. Thank you so much for appreciating. Stay charming you too. 🙂

      1. My absolute pleasure

  9. Really wonderful Images

    1. Thank you Abhishek. 🙂

      1. You’re most welcome

  10. beautiful photos of your trip, thanks for sharing

    1. Thank you for this lovely comment. 💞

  11. iScriblr says:

    Love, love, love your photos!❤️❤️

    1. Yayyy!!!! Thank youuu Richa. 😍💞

  12. It’s a great travelogue for somebody willig to make a visit. Keep up the good work.

    1. Thank you for appreciating. I hope it does help somebody. 💞

      1. Ohh yes it surely will.

        1. Yayy!!! 🙂🙈

  13. Lovely post, equally lovely photographs.
    One mention of the white skirt (with the frills) you are wearing in a couple of pics – very dressy and you suits you well. What’s it called? [we guys don’t have the best knowledge of stuff like that]

    1. So glad you liked the blog. Thank you🙂
      Well the skirt you’re referring to, is actually called a skort (skirt+short) combination.😂

      1. I thought so it was, didn’t know the term, so went with Skirt. Looks good on you. Perfect for the summer!

        1. Thank you and yes it’s perfect for summers plus it’s white. My favorite. 🙂

          1. Whites are the best in the season..

            1. They sure are.

  14. I’ve heard that it’s a very beautiful place

    1. It indeed is. I fell in love with the place.If you ever plan a south trip, make sure to visit Ooty , Kerala. These are amazing places.

      1. I live in Kerala

        1. Is it? That’s great. I loved Kerala.

  15. Wow, lovely!!!

    1. Thank you dear 💞

  16. This is amazing! Such lovely pictures. You definitely got me curious about the places you visited! Thank you for sharing 😀

    1. So glad you liked them. Thank you for appreciating ^_^

  17. That’s a great collection of photos and well captioned!! And you were right, 2 days is much too less and you surprisingly able to cover quite a lot of land in those days!! A great collection nonetheless!!

    1. I know. Because there was so much to cover, we increased our pace and so glad we did it 😀 Thank you for appreciating. Glad you liked them.

  18. kelleysdiy says:

    What a beautiful trip! Love all your photos…so beautiful, thank you for sharing! 🤗❤️️

    1. Thank you so much Kelly for appreciating. It was indeed a beautiful trip. Travelled a new place again. That post will be up soon too. 💕

      1. kelleysdiy says:

        Oh, such beauty, such wonderful memories! Thank yo so much for sharing….how lucky you are to travel to so many exciting places! Cheers!

        1. I do try to travel as much as possible because that’s the only way I feel relaxed but again that’s not possible everytime. 😀 Do plan a trip to India some time and I am sure you will love it. 💕

          1. kelleysdiy says:

            It sounds fabulous…would you be my tour guide?☺️

            1. I would love to. Just let me know when and I will be there 😀

              1. kelleysdiy says:

                It’s on my bucket list!!

                1. Yay!!! 😀

                  1. kelleysdiy says:


  19. msw blog says:

    what a beautiful adventure. Thank you for sharing.

    1. So glad you liked it 🙂

  20. Vera Stuart says:

    You’re a really pretty girl!
    I hope you had fun in Ooty.. <3

    1. That’s so nice of you to say. Thank you so much. I did really have fun in Ooty. Amazing place it is. <3

  21. antonia_ says:

    Such beautiful photos! Great post

    1. So glad you liked them. Thank you🤩

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