Udhagamandalam or Ooty, the capital of the Nilgiri district, is popularly known as the Queen of Hill Stations among the tourist circuits. This picturesque destination has spectacular attractions in its sleeves. Majestic mountains, beautiful lakes, dense forests, prairies and magnificent tea gardens are the beautiful attractions of Ooty. Tourists from all over come here to spend a pleasant moment in the lap of nature.The height of the Nilgiri hills in the range varies between 2,280 and 2,290 meters, the highest peak being Doddabetta at the height of 2623 meters. The establishment of numerous tea plantations made famous Ooty. High mountains, dense forests, extensive meadows and miles and miles of tea plantations greet passengers on most routes. Apart from coffee and tea plantations, trees such as conifers, eucalyptus, Pine and acacia the point of the slope in Ooty and its surroundings.
Attractions in Ooty!
Botanical Garden: It is a garden of great beauty established in the year 1847. Extending on an area of 22 hectares, the garden is located at the height of about 2,400 m. The garden houses a variety of trees, including rare species such as cork oak, bark paper tree and Pehuen and a variety of flowering shrubs, ferns and orchids. There is also a 20 million-year-old fossilized tree in the garden. A ‘Flower Show’ is held in the month of May each year.
Government Museum: This museum is a great place to visit, as it houses a variety of tribal artifacts, ecological and representative details of the sculptural arts and crafts district of Tamil Nadu.
Kalhatty Falls: The Kalhatty Falls do lie on the slopes of Kalhatty a UNOS 13km from Udhagamandalam in the Udhagamandalam – Mysore Kalhatty road. Also known as the “Niagara Kalahasti” here the water cascades a height of 122m.
Kandal Shrine of the Cross: Kandal cross, without Catholic Shrine in Account, of how East Jerusalem does find in Udhagamandalam in Tamil Nadu. The Nilgiri Catholics consider it as the “Calvary of Tamil Nadu.”
Mini Garden and Rose Garden: The Rose Garden itself, is located about 3 to 4 km from Charing Cross. The mini garden is also situated on the way to the boathouse where the children amusement park is housed.
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park: The Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary itself lies in the Nilgiri Hills, The branch of the Western Ghats meet the Eastern Ghats. The Mysore – road passes Ooty by the sanctuary, following the course of the Mayyar River, which Mudumalai separation from Bandipur.
Ooty Lake:Beautiful Ooty Lake is the favorite place for tourists. It is a famous attraction of Ooty. It is an artificial lake built by Mr. John Sullivan in 1824. It is a picturesque lake, which attracts many visitors every day. Tourists can also enjoy a boat ride on the lake. It is a perfect picnic spot.
Other Tourist Attractions in Ooty: Ooty Golf Course, Stone House, Wax World, St. Stephen’s Church and Tribal Museum.
Fun Festivals in Ooty: There are several beautiful hill stations in Tamil Nadu. With the Summer Festivals and the Tea and Tourism Festival, the hills are even hospitable to welcome visitors.Adventure Activities at Ooty Hill Station!
Take a Ride in Ooty Mountain Railway: To move in the Nilgiri toy train is one of the adventurous moments of Ooty travel. When the train gently meanders through the rolling tea gardens and lush green hilly terrains, it seems to be exactly the next heaven on earth. #MacroTraveller strongly recommends it!Trek to Traverse the Beauty of Ooty: The hilly region of Nilgiris at an elevated altitude of 2600 meters draws the trekkers from all over the world. The broad, steep valleys and throughout green surroundings fill the trekkers with excitement and freshness. Besides, roam around the extensive lush green tea gardens serves you with the dose of super relaxation with peace of mind.
Ooty Hang Gliding: Encounter the incomparable natural beauty of Ooty from while flying in the sky with Ooty hang gliding.
Angling in Ooty: Make your Ooty journey unique and recall your childhood days with Angling in Ooty. Hangout along the riverside with a fishing rod and net to catch the fish.
Hotels and Resorts in Ooty!
Make Ooty voyage pretty comfortable like a home stay with the hotels and resort in Ooty. Some good hotels are ranging from luxury hotels to budget hill resorts. Some of the good hotels in Ooty are Hotel Sinclair, Hotel the Monarch, Sullivan Court and Sterling Holiday Resort.