Ooty, Tamil Nadu, South India
Hotel Kodai International, Kodaikanal,
Cottages and apartments that are surrounded by the blue hills. Sloping roofs and terracotta tiles that give the place a quaint look. A panoramic view of the nature around. Welcome to Sterling Fernhill – four blocks of convenience, comfort and tranquility. Get set to unwind!
Choose the kind of accommodation that would suit you and your family – studio apartments that have a garden with a sit-out and a great view of the place, one bedroom apartments with a balcony that looks on to the hills, two bedroom apartments with a balcony overlooking the hills and a sit-out and guest rooms in the hotel block, each of which have a balcony with a splendid view of the blue hills.
Besides a gamut of entertainment, there are lots of activities for the whole family. While kids have a play area with swings, see-saw and a slide, adults can test their skills in tennis and table tennis. Families have a cosy bonfire area for the evenings and carromboard, chess and a library for their unwind sessions. Weekends are always special with barbecue nights and discotheques. Bonfire, party games and music complete the exhaustive list.
A Travel Desk is at your service to organize cabs for your sight-seeing purposes, pick-up and drops or for emergency purposes. Tickets for buses, trains and flights to other cities can also be organized here. Other special amenities include an internet café that is open from 9 am to 7 pm offering BSNL broadband, a business center with a mini interview office, mini boardroom, photocopying and fax facilities, in-house shopping facility that features a grocery/gift shop and a tuck shop, a discotheque open every Saturday and on special occasions and an in-house library with loads of interesting books. For those looking for more shopping choices, a bazaar 4 kms from the resort and a shopping complex 6 kms away cater to varied needs.
Fernhill also lends itself to marriages as the main conference hall can seat about 600-700 guests.
Sterling Fernhill Resort also makes the ideal venue for conferences, seminars and workshops. A Main Conference Hall can accommodate a maximum of 400 people seated in theatre style and the Wellington Hall, 200. An LCD Projector is available on rent, while lapel mikes (collar mikes), sound system, projection screen, high speed internet connectivity (Direct Internet Access Service – DIAS), and Webex facilities are available.
A Club offers hours of unwinding pleasures, with board games, badminton, tennis, cricket and cycling facilities – take your pick.
Indian, Chinese, Continental, South Indian – take your pick from a variety of cuisines available at Fernhill. Room service is available from 7 am right to 11 pm. A round-the-clock coffee shop is always open for a quick bite or a lunch or dinner buffet – that can be enjoyed to the accompaniment of light music. Of course, the view is equally appetizing as you survey the green lawns and the blue hills yonder. For those who with specific needs, vegan food is also available. And do not fail to check out the local delicacies - Avarai Udhaka, Ootaikudi Udhika, Thuppathittu, Earigittu, Ennatttu – that are special dishes from the Nilgiri tribes. Other popular fare include Mutton Roganjosh, Vegetable Mixed curry, Chilly Chicken, Cabbage/Carrot, Vegetable/ Beans and Urulai Varuvel(potato).
For those who love trekking, treks to Lovedale and Carinhill are conducted in the evenings. Boating is also available at the Pykara Lake. Plenty of sightseeing tours are organized, the details of which are as follows:
|Sightseeing in Ooty
||Botanical Garden, Lake, Dodabetta Peak and shopping (4hrs)
|Sightseeing in Coonoor
||Valley view, Tea Gardens, Sim's park, Dolphin Nose (4hrs)
|Sightseeing in Pykara
||Pine Forest, Shooting spot, Pykara Lake boating, Pykara water falls (4hrs)
|Mudumalai Wild life Sanctuary
Party games can also be organized for special occasions based on a village theme. Video games and gaming station facilities are available at the holiday activities department.
The nearest religious places and their distance from the Sterling Fernhill resort are mentioned below:
|Sri Iayappan Temple
|St. Stephen Church
|St. Antony Church
Season : The best season to travel is between April and June and later, between September and December.
How to Reach Ooty ?
The nearest airport is at Coimbatore, 100 kms from Ooty. The Bangalore airport is 375 kms away and is the ideal transit point for both domestic and international flights.
The nearest railway stations and their distance from the Sterling Elkhill resort are mentioned below
Ooty 4 kms / Coonoor 19 kms / Coimbatore 85 kms
Bus Stations :
The nearest bus stations and their distance from the Sterling Elkhill resort are mentioned below:
Ooty 4 kms / Coonoor 19 kms / Coimbatore 85 kms