A place with mountains, valleys, evergreen forests, spices, tea, coffee, paddy and vegetables. Gudalur is the meeting point of three cities Mysore, Ooty and Calicut.
Gudalur is three hours by bus from Mysore. You can also reach here from Kozhikode and Ooty by bus. There is no rail link. When you come to Gudalur from Mysore, the road is two track with a toll both in the middle. The major tourist attraction is the S.G.S.Ashram with an aviary, library and museum inside. There are good restaurants like Rhythm.n.Hues, The Evergreen, the Grand View and Vishnu Cafe before reaching the airport. This is a very silent airport as no flights are operational now. Before airport there is a scenic place with a lake and bend in the road. After Kadakola town, there are two punjabi dhabha restaurants offering private outdoor huts. There is a riverside temple at Sujathapuram and also India's oldest railway bridge is located here. Cafe Coffee Day has an outlet here. Royal Hotel provides Kerala style food. Nanjangud town has many lodges and restaurants. Many Kerala restaurants dot either side of the road. There is a drive-in-cafe 15 km from Nanjangud. There is an outlet of Cafe Coffee Day another ten kilometer forward.The stretch of road from Gundlupet to Gudalur is a single line track passing through two national parks. You can find humps every 300 meters and the driving is very unpleasant. The road from Gudalur to Ooty is a very scenic uphill route but traffic blocks are very common near the Frog Hill viewpoint. They last for one or two hours.
Government-operated government bus services are also available from all nearby locations and main areas.
Devon EstateA beautiful tea estate close to town.
Frog HillFrog shaped mountain
Mudumalai National Park
Needle Rockaddress: 5 kmFantastic view point
Undulating Tea Estates
Tropical Gene Pool Garden2424 acres area. 47,000 plants. second best of its kind in the world. Museum of butterflies. Accommodation, food and trekking facility.
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 km away
Mango Orange villageaddress: Pandallur, DevalaExcellent place for trekking.
Ganesh Bakeryaddress: Ooty Road
Archies Curry Loungephone: +91 4262 263 907address: Ooty Road
Hotel Runsaddress: Ooty RoadHotel has a good non-vegetarian restaurant.
Indian Coffee House (ICH)address: Mysore RoadICH offers quality vegetarian food.
Suya Messaddress: Mysore Road
Anasuya Regency Hotelphone: +91 4262262463address: Police Station Road
Cafe Innphone: +91 94871 31734address: Chevidipet, Mysore Roadggtgrand.com
phone: +91 4262261290address: Mysore Road
Hyrana Homestayaddress: Calicut Road, Near the OrphanageCottages inside a tea estate.
Misty Grove Resortaddress: NaduganiUpmarket property.
phone: +91 94862 55687address: Mysore road
Runs Hotel and Restaurantaddress: Ooty RoadGood Rooms
S. S. Lodgephone: +91 94435 23811address: Ooty Road
Star Lodgephone: +91 4262262260address: Near new court
Venus Hoteladdress: Near Bus Stand
Swamy Dormitoryaddress: Mela GudalurThis place has good views but restaurants are available only down the hill.