Queen of hill stations – Ooty also known as Udhagamandalam, one of the best magnetism in Nilgiris-the Blue Mountains. It is in the State of Tamil Nadu and is located at a distance of 105 km away from Coimbatore. It is one of the most popular hill resorts in southern India at an elevation of 7216 ft. above sea-level. Ooty the beautiful roads with Nilgiri and pine trees and tea farms, a cool feeling to the eyes. The cool weather makes it an astounding place shining beauty of nature, the only hill station in southern part of India having toy train as one of the mode to reach. The best way to get there is from Coimbatore to Metupalayam to ooty .The toy train ride from metupalayam to ooty is simply breathtaking.
This queen was discovered by British during early 1800s, also changed the name Ooty. They were, however, not the first people of this land as tribes called Toda, Irula, Bagada, Kurumba had been living there long before even the British came. Udhagamandalam and making it accessible goes to the British who constructed the first railway line.
There is a welcome wetness you see on everything you look around. The shade of green your eyes were longing for wraps around everywhere. The distinct aroma of the eucalyptus & pine forests overcomes you. You almost start thinking that you are in heaven. The clouds madly rush along with the wind and at the end of their journey gets stopped by a wall of mountains & Rush upwards and what you see is unbelievable....
Pykara Lake is must to visit for boating... Ooty with the added attraction of unhurried shopping. Exclusive Nilgiri products including Nilgiri tea, fruits, natural oils like Eucalyptus. Ooty’s main industry is oil extraction particularly from the eucalyptus trees introduced during the 19th century, and also from lemon grass, geranium, clove and camphor. It is suitable for people who want a break from their monotonous life
PLACES TO SEE
Ooty Lake is the beloved spot. Experience this romantic boat ride in amidst cool breezes and a beautiful landscape.
. Conoor is about 19 kms from Ooty and this is a place to visit because of its picture ideal scenery. The best way to enjoy the beauty of the beautiful valley is to travel through the toy train from Ooty to Conoor. You will be spell bound by the view that unfolds during this journey
this is a peak that resembles a Dolphins nose, and is another view point in ooty. Thick fog blocked the view for us, so just came back seeing the thick fog covered all over the place.
Another park with lovely landscape. A walk around this park holding your partners hand will make this trip a memorable one.
Visiting High Field tea factory will give you gain of how the green tea leaves turn into the dark brown tea powder. The Step-by-step explanation is worth listening.
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
Kodanad View Point - Kotagiri
HOW TO REACH
The nearest airport from Ooty is Coimbatore (100kms). The domestic airport is connected to major airports in India, like: Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore.
Ooty has a railway station of its own which is connected by meter gauge tracks to Mettupalayam, which is turn connected to Coimbatore and Chennai.
Good road network connects Ooty to many important cities in Chennai, Bangalore, and Coimbatore.
The climate of Ooty is pleasant throughout the year. The best time to visit is between April-June and September-October