Ditch Your Ooty Plans & Instead Go On A Vacay At This Quaint Little Village In Nilgiri Hills
What Makes It Awesome
Nilgiri Hills' Lovedale is everything that you wished Ooty were. Scenic, quaint and tranquil. Did I mention friendly locals? It feels quite far from the hustling and bustling city yet the public transport makes it hyperconnected. Every once in a while a heritage train passes through the station nearby, somehow making it a joyful sight to behold. If you like to wander around in peace or simply just sit and watch the toy trains passing through, there can't be a better place than this.
What's My Pro Tip?
Stay at the Zostel which is just a few steps away from the Lovedale Nilgiri Heritage Railway station. On one of the afternoons, simply take a stroll alongside the railway tracks to get a bird's-eye view of this little hamlet.
Lovedale has got an excellent connectivity to Ooty. There's even a bus every 15 minutes and the bus stand is right across the Zostel. You won't believe the fares until you try a ride for yourself.