This is my first post on tripadvisor, so pardon any faux pas . Well, lets get straight to the point. I need to plan a trip for my family from bangalore to ooty including mysore. They'll be leaving from bangalore on Sunday, 13 Jan, 2012 at around 5-6 am. Will reach mysore somewhere in the afternoon, and after a few hours of local sightseeing in mysore ,will leave from mysore to ooty in the evening.
Then on monday and tuesday, the plan is to cover ooty, coonoor and if possible and worth it, then kotagiri. Then will leave from ooty on wednesday morning to coimbatore.
So, basically need an itinerary to cover maximum possible places in ooty, coonoor, kotagiri etc in 2 days without getting too tired. It will be my parents and a younger brother who'll be visiting ooty for the first time. So, will booking cabs for these local sightseeings be a good idea ? How much does it cost ?
And what about the hotels in ooty or coonoor? Do i need an advance booking for that ?