RDO Trust: Ooty Discovery Tour: Live Like a Local in the Blue Mountains

Ooty Discovery Tour: Live Like a Local in the Blue Mountains

Ooty, India

RDO Trust

Non-profit organization

2 days
From$75 USDPer person

100% of host revenue is invested back into the local community

Rural Development Organization (RDO Trust) aims to create positive social change through innovative solutions, education, empowerment and the improvement of health and sanitation in vulnerable communities.

Tour Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in high-mountain village life while supporting the improved sanitation and clean water supply of the region.
  • Trek through high-altitude countryside with an experienced local guide.
  • Learn traditional Indian recipes and cultural dances with your host community.

Tour proceeds will support development programs, the construction of sanitation facilities, and improved supply of safe drinking water.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    Flexible

  • Duration

    2 days

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals, People with disabilities

  • Languages

    English, Tamil

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable shoes for walking, Rain gear, Warm clothes

  • Tour Participants

    2 to 10

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

  • This org is new to the travel industry

    Your visit will make an extra impact! Expect off the beaten path conditions.

Tour Description

Immerse yourself in the daily life of the villages nestled high up above sea level in the Blue Mountains. These flexible guided tours will introduce you to the culture and the community of the village. Choose how many nights you want to stay and what you want to do!

Trek through unexplored countryside with your experienced local guide. Dance and listen to local music. Get a taste of Indian culture with the culinary delights prepared by the community. Learn to cook a traditional meal with your host family. Optional activities include visiting the org’s development efforts, guided treks to nearby tribal hamlets, and visiting tea farms to witness the transformation from tea leaf to the chai you will be drinking throughout your trip!

2 Visitor Reviews

  • August 5, 2015

    There is no words of how to express my admiration for what you and your organization are doing for the rural people. Indeed, I am thankful to you for all the good deeds you are doing.

  • July 12, 2013

    I wish to express my deepest appreciation for what is being done by RDO. I wish to come for a longer period and stay for a long time to learn from everyone.

How To Get There

The nearest city is Coimbatore, which is well connected with air and train. Ooty is 2.5 hrs travel from Coimbatore's airport and railway station.

There is an overnight train at 8 pm daily from Chennai to Mettupalayam, from where you can take the UNESCO heritage certified Blue Mountain Express to Ooty: an adventure in itself!

More About RDO Trust

Mission

To serve the vulnerable rural community and create positive social change through innovative solutions, partnerships, education, economic empowerment, and the improvement of health and sanitation.

Main Programs

  • Government School Development Program

  • Waste Management

  • Youth Development

  • Job Oriented Skill Training

  • Capacity Building

  • Child Welfare

  • Construction of Sanitation Facilities

  • Free Primary Education