Ooty is well known as the Queen of Hills and the Jewel of the Blue Mountains. Situated in the Nilgiris it is a popular holiday destination. Lush green tea valleys, tall hills and dense forests areas create a delusion of paradise to nature lovers in form of Ooty.
Places to visit in Ooty
Ooty is surrounded by four high hills – Doddabetta, Snowdon, Elk Hill and Club Hill. Ooty, also known as Udhagamandalam is the capital and famous hill station of Nilgiri district. Beauty of dense vegetation, tea valleys and beautiful peaks of small hills attracts the number of tourists from different regions.
Major attraction is train journey from Kallar to Ooty. Ooty Lake appeals to thousands of tourists, as it the best place to be in evening for enjoying boat rides in lake.
The Botanical Gardens in Ooty is spreaded over 55 acres and the rarest species of trees can be found here. The garden was designed in Italian style and has a pool in it.
The Rose Garden, it has over 2000 varieties of roses and also among the main rose gardens in the India.
The Kamraj Sagar Dam is a popular picnic spot; the experience when you go down in beautiful valleys is breathtaking. Superb views of Coimbatore plains and Mysore plateau can be enjoyed from the Doddabetta Peak, which is the highest point in Ooty.
The Avalanche Valley has a lovely lake; it was formed by an avalanche. A waterfall of 120-feet also captures the sights of tourists. Trekking, hiking and bird-watching can be done around the falls.
The Pykara River is the biggest river in Ooty and also turns into the Pykara Falls. It`s a good boating spot in Ooty. The Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary has a number of uncommon animal’s species as well as deer, tigers, leopards and the rare flying squirrels.
You can find a number of hotels in Ooty. Hotels also provide views of the large hills and tea gardens. Ooty is favorable among tourists. When you book your hotel in Ooty make sure that it provides the view of the mounts.
How to reach there?
By Airways: Coimbatore Airport is close airport to Ooty.
By Railways: Mettupalayam Railway Station is the nearest to Ooty i.e. nearly 36 Kms from the main city.
By Roadways: National Highway 67 is leveled as the nearest road way towards Ooty.