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Gudalur is a city in Western Tamil Nadu, India. Gudalur is a cheap alternative to Ooty as there is very little traffic and accommodation is not that expensive. Other than the beauty of nature, there is not much to see in Gudalur.


A place with mountains and valleys, Evergreen forests, growing spices, tea, coffee, paddy and vegetables. Gudalur is the meeting point of three cities -- Mysore, Ooty and Calicut.

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Gudalur is three hours by bus from Mysore.

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The ubiquitous yellow Autorikshaws are easily available everywhere. They do not charge much.

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Needle rock view point, Froghill view point, Chandanamalai temple, spices gardens, gene pool gardens and the hanging bridge, soojimala and karukkamala (Pakkana) its 24 Km away from Gudalur.

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Gudalur is an ideal place to stay if you are interested in visiting the tea gardens on the way to Ooty. Pykara lake is only 30 k.m. away

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  • Hotel Runs has a good non-vegetarian restaurant on the Ooty Road.
  • ICH or Indian Coffee House offers quality vegetarian food.

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  • Hyrana Homestay in Calicut offers cottage like rooms inside a tea estate. They charge around 1,000 rupees per night. However, it is about two kilometres from the Gudalur town and food can be a problem there.
  • Hotels Runs offers neat rooms and presentable food on Ooty Road. This is in the very middle of the crowded market area. The rooms are good but the locality is quite unimpressive. They also keep a good restaurant.
  • GGT GRAND HOTEL (10 YEARS), Chevidipet (Near Muniswaran Temple), 04262261348, [1]. checkin: anytime; checkout: anytime. Clean rooms with peaceful environment  edit
  • Kingsleys Plantation Stay, Estate no 4, Behind GTM Orphanage and school, Gudalur, 9845292438, [2]. Clean and comfortable plantation stay. Set amidst lush and green surroundings, Kingsleys cottage is a good getaway and stay option.  edit
  • Rockgardens Holiday Resorts [3], email [email protected] . This resort is on ooty- Mysore highway.Gudalur,Nilgiris ph 094862 55687


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