OotyOoty | Tamilnadu | India
Emerald grassy slopes, eucalyptus-studded pathways and the misty clouds enhance the canvas of Ooty with immense beauty. A perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life, this South Indian hill station has enough exciting elements to impress any traveller dramatically. Being impressed with its scenic opulence and salubrious weather, the colonial rulers of […]
Emerald grassy slopes, eucalyptus-studded pathways and the misty clouds enhance the canvas of Ooty with immense beauty. A perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life, this South Indian hill station has enough exciting elements to impress any traveller dramatically. Being impressed with its scenic opulence and salubrious weather, the colonial rulers of India first decided to beautify Ooty. That is why today’s Ooty is found dotted with remarkable remnants of British India. From Stone House to Botanical Garden and Ooty Lake to Nilgiri Mountain Railway, the vintage feel is alive in Ooty till date. In order to plan a day outing or simply a weekend break, these destinations are must see in Ooty.
To know which are the best among them keep reading this guide to sightseeing tour in Ooty Doddabetta Peak If you are fond of nature photography and want to capture the best possible views of the valleys below, Doddabetta Peak should be your first pick without any second thought. Approx 10 km from Ooty, this mountain peak is one of the best tourist attractions in Ooty. If you are climbing the peak on a clear day, you can have distant views of Mysore or even Coimbatore.
Botanical Garden Located at the lower slopes of Doddabetta Peak in Udhagamandalam, Government Botanical Garden is a delight for the nature worshippers. Brought out with a terraced layout, the garden houses a precious collection of flowers along with other exotic species of plants in different layers. The foundation stone of the park was laid down during the British rule in 1848 and was further extended and beautified by the British as well as the Indian government. The garden is divided into 6 separate sections called Lower Garden, New Garden, Italian Garden, Conservatory, Fountain Terrace and Nurseries.
Rose Garden Around 3 to 4 km from Doddabetta Peak, Rose Garden of Ooty is an ideal pick to pamper the nature lover in you. Entirely dedicated to the cultivation of exclusive varieties of roses the garden takes care of around 2000 species of pure-bred as well hybrid species. Blooming with burning colours, this magnificent garden presents an opportunity of spotting all exclusive colours of roses which are hardly seen anywhere else in the country.
Ooty Lake Looking for a lot of amusements to make your Saturday evening cheerful? Simply head to Ooty Lake where you will get the best scenic view ever to make your evening colourful. The lake which covers an area of around 65 acres was constructed by John Sullivan in 1824. The highlight of Ooty Lake is the opportunity of boating in and walking through the lakeside surrounded by Eucalyptus trees. The boat house located next to the lake allows you to enjoy different types of boating like paddle boats, motor boats and row boats. In case you are with your young ones, let them enjoy a ride in the adjacent mini train and amusement park.