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Stone House in Ooty

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About Stone House in Ooty

The Stone House is a major tourist attraction in Ooty, because it was the very first bungalow to be built here. It was built by John Sullivan, and is one of the most important historic monuments of this hill station. One of the most famous stone houses in India, this one in Ooty is a sight to behold. It marks the beginning of the modernization of the city, as its façade is reminiscent of a colonial structure. The Stone House construction began in the year 1822. The Stone House in Ooty is located in an extremely picturesque location, and offers beautiful views of the lush greenery all around, including views of the mountains that stand sentinel around it. The Stone House is also home to a very old oak tree, probably the oldest in the city and it is known as Sullivan’s Oak.

When John Sullivan first moved to Ooty, he realized the beauty of the place that surrounded him, and he wanted to make it his home. The Englishman had to get a lot of forestland cleared to build roads, to increase accessibility to the city. After building the Stone House, John Sullivan went n to explore other parts of Ooty as well. What used to be his home has now been turned into the official residence of the Government Arts College. When paying a visit to all the major attractions of the city, a visit to the Stone House in Ooty is a must do.

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      Took a trip to ooty and Mysore through Fox pro.Had a great experience, Gagan from Fox pro was really helpful.. He will be always there when needed. Overall a wonderful trip Took a trip to ooty and Mysore through Fox pro.Had a great experience, Gagan from Fox pro was really helpful.. He will be always there when needed. Overall a wonderful trip
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      HARVINDER Singh

      Bengaluru, 4 days ago

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      Rooms were not clean. Coorg hotel was no where near the market. Cockroaches in the room. We have to wait for more than 3 hours to check in Mysore hotel. Mysore hotel's manager was too arrogant. Service was very slow. We have been told there will no Oyo rooms from the package. But have got Oyo rooms in coorg and mysore. Need to travel for more 4-5 kms to reach to coorg hotel's breakfast restaurant. There was only 1 option given for breakfast in Coorg. I have been told I will get so many options in the breakfast. Nothing I got. Mysore hotel didn't give us breakfast. I ate it outside and Lee vacations paid me for that. Ooty hotel was good but the service was damn slow. We literally have to wait for half an hour to get water bottle. Breakfast was very limited. Only idli and bread. Cab driver was good. He knows each and every thing about the place.
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      Sunilgupta Sg

      Bangalore, 8 days ago

    • Trip to Ooty

      Travel Agent just looked at the budget i have provided, but he didn't cared whether the basic amenities are available or not at the hotels provided. When enquired the same with them, then the response really surprised me. He was stating how can I expect the basic amenities when my budget is just 30K for 4 days :( and intern told me that it was very challenging for him to accomodate. Overall trip went fine, but we faced issues at the hotel at Ooty.
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      Krishna Kishore

      Hyderabad, 8 days ago

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      Overall stay was great. Enjoyed a lot. All three hotels were good. I would like to suggest one thing, as tourist doesn't know much about the place , you should guide then accordingly. As which places to visit, how many days required per city. Because there were so much travelling that almost one whole day of my respective city tour went in travelling. So tourist can cover less but atleast can enjoy current place. Else it was a memorable trip. Thank you. Journey was beautiful than the destination. I really enjoyed bful road trip to Ooty .
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      Richa Pahuja

      New delhi, 9 days ago

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      The overall arrangement by Lee Vacations was exceptional excepting the Hotel at Ooty. Initially Bhagravi effort to convince me to book a trip with Lee was unforgeatable. She left no stone unturned to ensure the booking. Than the driver Jitenderji tried his best to ensure the trip ends smoothly & becomes a memorable one for us. Ramya & Murrugun also tried their best ensure we get the best hospitality as pissible. I thank the whe Lee team for their sincere and honest effort to keep us happy, God bless them. The Rameswaram trip particularly to Dhanuskodi & Kalam Memorial was amazing
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      Himansu Dubey

      Odisha 768201, 10 days ago

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      My yrip for first two days in coorg was amazing, but ejen we reached ooty and saw the hotel it was one of the worst, what seen on photos and what it is actually it is completely different and when we tried contacting lee vacation, they told us they will see what they can do and after that they stopped recieving our phone calls as we have paid the complete amount just before we reached ooty, further we had to see other hotels on our own as well as bear the expense of it on our own
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      Munazza Khan

      Navi mumbai, 10 days ago

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      very good experience with travel triangle and agent (chill memories)coordinate well Mysuru & Ooty
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      Ashutosh Upadhyay

      Prayagraj, 11 days ago

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      I am highly disappointed with your hotel bookings for my ooty trip. My first hotel at mysore "viceroy comfort" was pathetic as it was not even close to a 3 star hotel, as promised to me by your agent. The room was not hygenic, the blanket was torn, AC remote was not working, no clean glasses and jug and even TV screen was not proper. My experience for next hotel "Castle international" was even more pathetic as non-AC rooms were booked for us, which was a fault from your end purely. I had already mentioned to your agent in the starting that I wanted AC rooms only Still he booked me a non AC room and later when I called him, he clearly told me that he cannot do anything now.Due to this I had to adjust in such humid temperature . I trusted you with my trip planning and you have spoiled my whole vacation.You had such a good name in your line but I don’t think you are eligible for any praises. This was my first experience with you and its really horrible. In continuation to trailing mail I would like to point out few more things 1. As stated earlier after about my concern for non AC room in Mysore, I had confirmed about my booking of AC room in ooty,for which your executive clearly told me that Ooty rooms are AC rooms only but once again I got a non AC room. 2. No where in my itinerary, it was mentioned that I had to purchase separate tickets for toy-train to Coonoor from Ooty, At the end, I was forced to drop down whole Coonoor plan. 3. Lastly, everywhere the driver also acts as a guide, but our driver was not only in a hurry to complete his day and leave us back at the hotel but never took any interest in guiding us through the tour. I wanted the tour to be memorable in good ways but it turned out to be otherwise. I am highly disappointed by your services and the false commitments by your executives given to attract business. Now, i am worried for my next trip.
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      Rahul Saxena

      Delhi, 13 days ago

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      Journey was very good. Driver was very gentle even hotels location was mindblowing specially in Ooty. Looking forward for more trips with travel traingle. Thank You.
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      Anandpremi Hardknow

      Bengaluru, 13 days ago

    • Trip to Ooty

      The trip was good but the itenary was not at all followed by the driver there was a huge communication gap and we missed soo many spots from the intenary as we were really interested in the toy train and driver had no idea about it he was taking us to all the small spots and not the ones as planned also there was no hot water in the hotel even after complaining for soo many times no one helped. Best time was spent at the tea factory where we got to know about how tea and chocolate is made and all of us shopped together and enjoyed the boat ride afterwards at ooty lake and 7d cinema it was amazing.
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      Erode, 18 days ago

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    The Stone House was built in the year 1822.

     

    There isn’t much to see at the Stone House, so an hour should be enough to completely explore it.

     

    The Stone House was the first bungalow to be constructed in Ooty, and it was built by John Sullivan. Back then it was known as Kal Bangala.

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