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Ooty (short for Udhagamandalam) is a resort town in the Western Ghats mountains, in southern India’s Tamil Nadu state. Founded as a British Raj summer resort, it retains a working steam railway line. Other reminders of its colonial past include Stone House, a 19th-century residence, and the circa-1829 St. Stephen’s Church. Its 55-acre Government Botanical Garden lies on the slopes of Doddabetta Peak.
Pickup from Bangalore or Coimbatore Airport / Railway Station / Bus Station and proceed to Ooty (Bangalore to Ooty 6 Hrs & 266 Kms | Coimbatore to Ooty 3 Hrs & 87 Kms). On Arrival at Ooty, check-in to Ooty Hotel. After fresh up, If time permits proceed below to Ooty Sightseeing Places:
Ooty Rose Garden - The pride of Ooty lies in the Rose Garden With more than 20 thousand variety of roses. It belongs to an elite club of 35 rose gardens around the world which has won the Garden of Excellence Award for South Asia.
Ooty Lake - An artificial lake, built in 1825 by John Sullivan, Ooty Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Its scenic beauty captivates everyone. Walking around the lake on a well laid footpath and boating are also quite popular here.
After Breakfast, proceed to visit other tourist places of Ooty including:
Coonoor - Located around 20 km from Ooty Coonoor is one of the largest hill stations after Ooty. In the Nilgiri Hills, at an altitude of 1,850 m above sea level, this hill stations presents alluring list of tourist attractions and adventure sports like trekking.
Sim's Park - Located at a height of 1780 meters, Sim’s Park is a botanical garden which was established in 1874. It has more than 1000 species of flora including Queensland Karry Pine, Rudraksha (the bead tree) and Ornamental tree making it a place worth visiting.
Lamb's Rock - Located on the way to Dolphin’s Nose in Ooty, Lamb’s Rock is laos called as Echo Rock. A popular picnic spot, it offers an admirable view of Coimbatore Plains and surrounding lush greenery. Route to this place offers trekking opportunities too.
Dolphin’s Nose - Located 10 km at a distance from Coonoor, Dolphin’s Nose is a peak offering enchanting view of the Nilgiri Hills and the Catherine Falls. The peak of the hills resembles a nose of a dolphin hence the name.
Tea Garden - Coonoor, known as the tea garden town, boasts of many breath taking tea gardens. A tour to these tea plantations, walking through the lush greenery and refreshing aromas of tea is an experience worth trying.
Doddabetta Peak - It is the highest point of Nilgiris hills with a height of about 2,623 meters. It is also the second highest peak in South India. A junction of Western and Eastern Ghats, its breathtaking view of the landscape around is something not to be missed.
Ooty Tribal Research Center - Located about 10 kilometers from Ooty, it conducts research on the tribals inhabiting South India and the Andaman and Nicobar islands. It also houses guest house and a library.
Deer Park - It is located about 1 km away from the Ooty Lake. Along with deer such as Sambhar and the Chithal, this park hosts a variety of flora and fauna, especially avian fauna.
Avalanche Lake - Located at a distance of 28 kilometers from Ooty, surrounded by lush greenery, this lake presents breathtaking scenic beauty. As the name suggest, this lake is the result of an avalanche. It is Trout fishing is also quite popular here.
Kalhatti Waterfalls - Located about 15 kilometers from Ooty, the waterfalls can be reached after a two mile trek from the Kalahatti village. It is fabled that Saint Agastya used to live here. Along with a variety of flora and fauna, it is also ideal for bird watching.
Kamraj Sagar Dam - Also known as the Sandynallah Reservoir, it is a wonderful picnic spot with refreshing nature around. It is also frequented by a lot of bird watchers.
Morning after Breakfast, check-out from the hotel. Depending on your departure time, if time permits, we can recommend the following tourism places:
Parson's Valley Reservoir - A reserved forest it is located on the Ooty Mysore road. Unhibited growth of flora along with wild animals such as tiger, bison, etc., makes it a perfect destination to visit for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.
Pykara Waterfalls - Located 20 kms away from Ooty, originating in the Mukurthi peak, Pykara River and the waterfalls create breathing taking scenic beauty. Declared a heritage site, the Pykara lake is one of the places to must visit in Ooty.
Wax World Ooty - 2 kilometers away from the main city, Wax World display wax statues of many popular Indian personalities and also replicas depicting the typical Indian way of life, especially in the villages.
Wenlock Downs - Wenlock Downs is now home to the Gymkhana Club of Ooty and also the Government Sheep Farm. This 80 acres downs also accommodate the Hindustan Photo Films Company and is also a popular spot to visit for golfers.
Drop at Bangalore or Coimbatore Airport / Railway Station / Bus Stand for your return journey.