Hello TFIans I am Vikram Kamath from Shimoga. I badly missed out the big mega event at Ooty because of my Internals/Exams. Just went through the whole thread reading every bit of all the posts. Inspired from the all the posts, I got strong inclination to make a trip to Ooty. After lot of discussions, Somehow I could convince my father, mother and sister for a trip to Ooty. So, In total we would be 4 of us going to Ooty on 20th, 21st and 22nd October. Now, the main problem is I don’t know anything about Ooty, not even a single bit. So, I would be really helpful if anyone would help me with the following problems. 1. Which is the best Hotel/Lodge/Resort to stay in Ooty? (Economical range preferred) 2. What are all the Places ( in and around Ooty) I can go with my family? I just googled, But it revealed so many places, I am not sure whether I can cover so many places or not? Any MUST SEE places? 3. I just searched in Google Maps for the better routes to Ooty. So it would be Shimoga-Mysore-Ooty. And for the return trip I am planning Ooty-Mysore-Mangalore-Shimoga. It would be of very much help if someone has any idea on road conditions of the above mentioned places. Please TFians, Help your buddy TFian for a successfull trip to Ooty !!